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    Abu Dhabi’s biggest mall eyes Dubai, GCC patronsOctober 25, 2014

    Yas Mall aims to bring many distinctive brands under one roof. All the stores are being encouraged to launch outlets, which are unique in design or offering.

    The biggest mall in Abu Dhabi is set to open next month just before the Formula 1 event.

    Connected to the world’s largest indoor theme park Ferrari World, Yas Mall completes the Yas Island proposition, which already boasts of the world’s best-known attractions such as Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld and Yas Links, along with a large choice of hotels.


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    Mall of the World to boost local retail, tourism sceneOctober 25, 2014

    Arrival of Dubai’s new mega shopping centre ‘perfectly timed’

    The highly-ambitious Mall of the World project, which caused a sensation upon its announcement in July this year, will capitalise on the projected increase in visitors to the UAE, with experts noting that the project is “perfectly timed”.

    David Macadam, chief executive officer and vice-chairman of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, explained that the main factor that should be observed, as part of the drive to expand"...

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    Dubai remains most connected airport to Cochin

    Dubai remains the most connected airport to the Kerala port city Cochin with 45 weekly flights in the schedule which will take effect Sunday with a slight increase in frequency.

    There are seven flights each to Dubai on Wednesdays, Mondays and Sundays including Jet airways which plans daily operations to the city this winter.

    The Saudi Arabian Airlines has increased its frequency to Cochin from five to six flights a week in the winter schedule released by the airport on Thursday.

    In all, there will be 479 weekly aircraft movements in the international sector from India’s first corporate airport in which the state government is the single largest shareholder.

    Malaysia’s Malindo air will be operating additional flight to Kuala Lumpur from November 1 to...

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    Details of first Bollywood theme park in Dubai revealed

    Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, announced details of the region’s debut Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Indian movie experience in an interactive format.

    Located in Jebel Ali, Bollywood Parks Dubai will cover a total of three million sqft. The destination will host 16 rides and attractions within five movie-themed areas featuring content developed in partnership with Mumbai’s major film studios: Bollywood Film Studios, Mumbai Chowk, Hall Of Heroes, Regal Plaza and Rustic Ravine. Each zone will capture the kaleidoscope of colour, emotion, music and visuals"...

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    Dewa holds workshops during World Energy Day

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised a number of workshops for its partners and stakeholders at its headquarters, coinciding with World Energy Day 2014 celebrated each year.

    The workshops are part of Dewa’s Corporate Sustainability programme launched in 2011 aimed at enhancing interaction among stakeholders and strategic partners. The activities also establish a deeper and mutual understating of the international trends in sustainability, current and future challenges, and how to combat them.

    “Dewa’s strategy in this area and the positive results of last year’s activities enabled us to implement a number of important improvements to our Strategic Plan 2014-2018, as well as the outlines of some sections of the first Sustainability Report...

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    Dubai businessman says bribery in Middle East commercial life ‘swept under the carpet’

    Mishal Kanoo, the outspoken Dubai-based businessman, has called for stricter measures against bribery and corruption in commercial life in the region.

    Speaking at a forum of the Alternative Investment Management Association in Dubai, Mr Kanoo spoke out against the problems, which he said had “been swept under the carpet in this part of the world”.

    Mr Kanoo, whose family firm is one of the biggest diversified"...

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