Community marketplace owned by Dubai-based Quick Manage offers free service with value-added services including extended customer engagement tools
Provides support to users through social media platforms
Dubai, May 12, 2018: Anew online startup classifieds portal – alawooz.com– launched with an initial investment of AED 50 million today said: “it will endeavour to grow its footprints in the UAE by offering value-added services, including extended customer engagement and support tools”.
Spokespeople of Alawooz, owned by the Dubai-based Quick Manage said “the portal offers its services free of charge across a wide range of buy and sell categories from used cars to Property and household items. It also has dedicated sections for local events, announcements, services and activities”.
“Our initial focus is to grow our presence in the UAE and later expand to cover the wider Gulf and the Middle East in the second phase,” said Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, General Manager, alawooz.com
He said the idea behind alawooz.com is to bridge the trust deficit in the online marketplace by engaging its users through a variety of quick-response and interactive tools.
“In the short span of time since the soft launch of Alawooz, we have been able to attract thousands of users who have ben accessing the portal regularly to buy and sell as well as to scout around for best deals,” he said.
Beyond commerce, Alawooz is also developing itself into an online community destination where users have an opportunity to connect with each other to share information on in-country activities across a range of topics. These include information on dance classes, tuition centers for children, modeling opportunities, or even to promote events by seeking to find an audience from among the Alawooz community.
“We believe that what is needed to make an online community more vibrant is through developing alawooz.com into a user-friendly platform for small businesses and individuals. Creating a portal which allows socializing to the extent of providing an opportunity to foster new friends is also on the Alawooz agenda,” said Ms.Renu Dhankhar, Marketing Manager.
Currently, Alawooz offers its users free ad placements & registration, live chat support etc… through its friendly interface. Apart from this, the portal also allows users to promote their ads on its social media pages across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ms.Renu said the Alawooz brand has big plans to serve millions of users in the UAE and the aim is to be No.1 choice for online classifieds with the help of cutting-edge and innovative technology and value added services such as free shipping of products, SMS alerts, missed call service, 24/7 online chat support and customer care through instant and secure payment gateways.
Dubai, May 10, 2018
Buildeey Tech – FZE, a Dubai-based company, has successfully launched the first and only integrated online platform for construction-related services in the UAE. This unique platform will provide a full range of building services both on their website (Buildeey.com) and through a free mobile app named “Buildeey” (available on iOS and Android devices).
Buildeey is an online interactive platform that will connect customers and professionals from all building fields, including, but not limited to, engineering, construction, electrical, plumbing, cladding, maintenance, furnishing, landscaping, wooden-, metal-, and glass-work services, etc. It will bring together service providers, producers, and consumers from anywhere around the globe and provide an avenue for them to communicate directly with a click of a button! Here, they will be able to negotiate, conclude sale and purchases, draft and finalize contracting agreements, and discuss other inquiries related to providing services and project implementation.
Buildeey as an innovative platform will enable suppliers such as construction and consultancy companies, merchants, handymen, and maintenance companies to promote their businesses, highlight their services and products, and grow their networks. By registering on Buildeey, they will be able to showcase services through a custom landing page that uses clear and attractive designs and follows a defined set of criteria. Through Buildeey, one will get local and global exposure as potential clients are able to access and assess their best available services and products. Thus, it guarantees an increase in market shares and a steady stream of projects.
Hussam Alrefaai, the founder of Buildeey Tech, said: “Buildeey is more than a platform. It’s a digital dynamic society that provides a win-win situation and fosters positive competition where suppliers can expand their network and promote their businesses through the powerful search bar and interface offered by the platform. This, in turn, brings a positive impact on the growth of their businesses. On the side of consumers, Buildeey provides a smart window that enables them to explore construction-related services as well as select and directly contact professional suppliers to eventually conclude mutually beneficial agreements.”
Al Refaai further added: “Our platform represents a pilot project designed in line with the UAE’s strategic objectives related to smart transformation, innovation, technology, and digital economy. The continuous development in the construction and real estate sectors in the UAE propelled us in launching this platform to create the best favourable environment for builders and consumers. We, in Buildeey Tech, have a strong vision for the future — to expand our activities both at the regional and international levels.”
The move aims to enhance services for investors
UAE, May 10, 2018- – The Department of Economic Development (DED Ajman) announced that it has transferred several its core services to the Taajeel Center, which has opened its doors to customers recently at Sheikh Zayed Road in Ajman. This step comes in line with DED’s continuous efforts to achieve its strategic objectives and enhance the level of services provided to investors through a partnership with various governmental and private entities.
Saud Sultan Alshimmari, Director of Commercial Registration Department reiterated DED Ajman’s commitment to achieving customers’ happiness and enhancing their investment experience, which are key players in the emirate’s and the UAE’s finance and investment sector and economic growth. He said: “This step comes as part of our constant efforts to find and develop the best solutions to achieve the happiness of our customers, in accordance with the Government’s vision to ensure their satisfaction, in line with the directives of H.E. Alnoaimi Chairman of the Department and the Executive Council’s aspirations to develop and facilitate services provided by government entities.”
Taajeel Center is committed to complete the Department’s transactions by opening new channels to meet the needs of customers, based on an institutional partnership in accordance with the distinguished government service standards and under the supervision of professional DED employees. These services include trade names registration, license renewal and printing, the issuance of preliminary approvals, the amendment of economic licenses, the issuance of trade permits and the establishment of electronic accounts for investors. The waiver and cancellation of the license are kept at Al-Hamidiya Center until they are transferred later.
The two parties previously signed an MOU which stated that Taajeel Center will be authorized to provide a range of DED’s services which falls in line with the Department’s efforts to facilitate its services and reduce time spent for transactions for investors. The services are in line with Taajeel’s vision to be the best centre in ensuring customer’s happiness by 2019 by opening new windows that would facilitate transactions and provide many options for customers to get DED’s services to facilitate and complete their procedures.
Dubai, UAE; May 2018: Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family and friends and share truly memorable moments at Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach.
Centrally located in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence and overlooking the exquisite beach promenade “The Walk”, Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach is a four-star deluxe hotel with magnificent views of the neighboring Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a mere walking distance from the vibrant culture and upscale shopping destination, “The Walk”.
The hotel features a variety of dining options that are sure to satisfy the cravings of fasting guests as well as those looking for a private dining spot. Share a blessed and bountiful Iftar at Shores restaurant to enjoy a variety of International palates, chill out after Iftar until Sohour late hours in an Oriental ambience at Sama Lounge, delve into an All-You-Can-Eat meat experience at Fogueira Restaurant & Bar.
With so much on offer, your Iftar and Sohour will surely be an astonishing gastronomical experience!
Shores Restaurant Ramadan Buffet
Starting from Iftar until to 9:00 pm
Celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month with family and friends this Ramadan at Shores Restaurant and partake into sumptuous traditional palates, traditional Arabic Mezzas, an array of International salads, complemented by live cooking stations, whole Ozzy, Shawarma station and so much more. Break your fast with your favourite Arabic juices and drinks and end your meal with your choice of traditional Arabic desserts, exotic fruit selection, Kids’ candy station, crepes and plenty of chocolate fountain fun for all!
AED 145 per person inclusive of Ramadan Juices
Kids between 6-12 years old dine at 50% discount; Kids aged 5 years & below dine for free.
For reservations & more information, please call +971 (0) 4 439 8888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Groups Rates, please email: email@example.com
Enjoy Ramadan with a Brazilian Twist
Starting from Iftar until to 12:00 midnight
Located on the 35th floor, the Brazilian churrascaria, Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge offers an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Barbecue experience offering 20+ meat cuts. With stunning views of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, guests can dine in or enjoy al fresco dining with a view on the terrace.
AED 249 per person with soft drinks.
AED 349 per person with Brazilian cocktails.
For reservations & more information, please call +971 (0) 4 439 8888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Oriental Ambiance at Sama Lounge
Starting from Iftar until 2:00 am
Relax with your friends and loved ones under the stars and enjoy a variety of authentic Arabic Mezzas, refreshing traditional Ramadan juices, an exceptional variety of your favourite Hookah flavors complemented by the picturesque views of Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeirah.
AED 52 per person for your choice of Shisha flavor and Moroccan tea
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Exhibition is part of a collaboration project with Oulu University of Applied Sciences
UAE, May 05, 2018- The American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently hosted the ‘Robotics and 3D Printing in the Construction Industry Showtime,’ which concluded the series of workshops focused on the promotion of the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program.’ The Program is a cooperation project of the AUS, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, aimed at developing a world-class innovation system in Sharjah. The exhibition highlighted the technological innovations that accelerate the development of the construction sector in line with the requirements of the 21st century and the national directive to increase economic diversification in Sharjah and the UAE.
Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of AUS Enterprises (AUSE) and CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP), highlighted the significance of the exhibition in determining the success of the sessions in introducing the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program’. The program is important as it focused on exploring the best ways to apply 3D printing techniques within the construction sector locally and regionally. He emphasized that the success of this initiative is an important addition to the efforts aimed at enhancing Sharjah’s leadership on the global innovation, development and knowledge landscape, in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, in making scientific research and innovation an everlasting culture in the emirate.
Al Mahmoudi added: “The collaboration between the AUS, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences has produced remarkable results in enriching knowledge and sharing of expertise in the 3D printing industry, which is expected to contribute USD 300 billion to the global economy by 2025. We look forward to our international partnerships and initiatives to enhance the role of Sharjah as a leading hub for robotics and 3D printing in the construction sector. We will continue to consolidate channels of effective communication with Oulu University to transform our aspirations into developing a world-class ecosystem that supports innovation in the construction field and 3D printing in UAE”
The research workshops witnessed participation from main departments of the American University of Sharjah, including civil engineering, mechatronics engineering, industrial engineering, architecture and design. Visiting students from Finland carried out joint projects with a focus on Architecture and Design, Mechatronics, Information and Communications Technology, and Construction Management.
“I am really excited about the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program.’ The Program provides a good platform for public-private partnership and promotes cooperation between the UAE and Finland. We will deepen our interdisciplinary cooperation with different fields, including ICT, Mechatronics, Design Thinking and other most sought-after skill sets of the 21st century,” said Kimmo Paajanen, International Project Manager, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
Discussions between the American University of Sharjah Enterprise and POHTO Ltd identified safety as an important area for development.
“The Finnish Innovation Hub will be an excellent platform for Finnish companies to enter local businesses and to get involved in remarkable scientific projects in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah,” said Matti Ponkala, Managing Director of Ponkala Architects Ltd, a company specializing in 3D-printed buildings.
Development Manager, POHTO Ltd, Pertti Kortejärvi observed that the collaborations between the companies from Finland and UAE will help to create a practical and safe environment.
“The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been at the forefront to educate citizens across the country to practice and support sustainable initiatives, and the Earth Day activities this year were a testament of the country’s commitment to its efforts.
It was inspiring to witness the contributions made by the public and private sector on this important occasion, and some of the contributions can also be termed as best practices, which will serve as a benchmark for countries around the world.
The launch of sustainable initiatives, contributions and several other activities indicate the UAE’s determination to live life in better harmony with nature. This is not only commendable but also evidence of the future-focused vision of the UAE’s leadership to improve the community’s awareness that will safeguard the environment and educate the public.
Once again, the UAE has shown the power of collaboration, with the private and public sector working together to adopt sustainable and lasting solutions to address the challenges of tomorrow. It is indeed inspiring to see the collective efforts of the UAE come together to help reduce the impact of climate change.
As we all know, Earth Day is a global celebration of solidarity for the planet, and given the fragile state of our planet I’d say, we make every day Earth Day. From here on out, we need to shake off the apathy and embrace sustainable habits that help reduce waste and make the Earth greener. Let us all strive to create awareness and implement actions which will not only reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also underline the important role community members can play to reduce carbon footprint and conserve energy.
Just like small drops make an ocean, small individual efforts when taken together can create a huge impact for the planet. So, let’s all pledge to continue our sustainable efforts and make the Earth a cleaner and greener place.
As a member of the initiative, Zulekha Hospital will provide quality medical treatments at discounted rates to the Authority’s beneficiaries. This includes Sharjah Government employees, their dependents and retirees covered under insurance, elderly residents in the Emirate of Sharjah not holding insurance coverage and additionally UAE nationals based in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The event will be attended by senior officials from Sharjah Police Headquarters, Sharjah Health Authority, Sharjah Municipality, Bee’ah, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Date: Monday, 23rd April ‘18
Timing: 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Venue: The Chamber of Commerce, Sharjah
Ready apartment building Al Fouad, located in Dubai’s Al Furjan community, offers unique urban living experience with family-friendly amenities
Sooma Real Estate Developer LLC, a Dubai-based real estate company, announced the completion of Al Fouad, one of the first ready residential buildings located in Al Furjan, a 560-hectare master development from Nakheel. The developer’s focus was to ensure timely delivery of Al Fouad along with the display of high-quality fixtures and finishes of their flagship project. The official public launch took place earlier this month and so far, 51 percent of the apartments are sold out. Attractively priced and strategically located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, adjacent to the Discovery Gardens community, the property houses studios, one, two and three bedroom units.
Fueled by the growth in the economy, combined with the emergence of more affordable housing options, the UAE’s property market is starting to gain momentum once again, with a focus on community-based living spaces. According to the Dubai Land Department (DLD) 69,000 real estate transactions in Dubai accounted for approximately AED 285 billion transaction value.
The completed and ready to move in Al Fouad development houses 105 apartments all with DEWA connection in place. The building boasts two retail units on the ground floor, a rooftop swimming pool and gym, and underground/over ground shaded parking. Buyers are given a choice of closed or open kitchens, and all apartments come with balconies offering villa community and Dubai Marina views. Prices start from AED 850 per sqft and the Dubai Islamic Bank is providing mortgages to buyers.
Omar Hafez, CEO of Sooma Real Estate Developer LLC, said: “The completion of our first residential project in one of ‘New Dubai’ popular locations address the emirate’s rising demand for family-friendly and affordable communities. With forecasts hinting at a rise in the number of first-time home owners in Al Furjan, thanks to enticing returns, attractive prices, post-completion payment plans, and proximity to the upcoming Dubai Metro station, we aim to set a new standard of living with our unique development. As a ready property, Al Fouad apartments bring investors immediate returns.”
Engel & Völkers, exclusive sales partner of Sooma, have announced an attractive payment plan for the prospective buyers, which gives them a chance to pay 30 per cent of the purchase price after moving into the property. The company also provides around the clock assistance including renting the property to the right tenant. Show apartments are now ready for daily viewings.
Al Furjan, one of Nakheel’s most popular and fastest-growing communities, is currently home to more than 5,000 people–with a projected population of over 65,000 when completed. The mixed-use community blends unique urban living experiences with a wide range of amenities, including parks, landscaped walkways and kids’ play areas, schools, medical facilities, mosques and retail and community facilities. Al Furjan is home to its very own retail unit, Pavilion, with a second under construction, as well as the recently-opened Al Furjan Club, which is a new dining and leisure complex with restaurants, pool, gym and sports courts.
Al Fouad is just a 15-minute car drive away from Ibn Battuta Mall, 15 minutes away from Dubai Marina, 18 minutes from Al Maktoum International Airport and 30 minutes from Downtown Dubai. The extension of the Dubai Metro network to connect the Expo 2020 site will make Al Furjan accessible by metro, further enhancing the connectivity. Besides Al Fouad, Sooma Real Estate Development has many new projects in the pipeline in the same area.
[Dubai, UAE – March 29 2018] – The Board of Directors of Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announced the appointment of Dr Fadi Feghali as the Group Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1st of April 2018. Dr Fadi currently manages DSI’s international business units since joining the company in October 2017, and he will be overseeing all aspects of strategy and business implementation for the global DSI Group of companies in his new role.
Dr Fadi is widely renowned as an EPC industry veteran in the region and currently manages DSI’s global subsidiaries and operations. Dr Fadi previously served as the Managing Director of Al Husam Group. He holds a Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from the Free University of Brussels, as well as a PhD in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK. Dr Fadi has over 30 years of experience in the management and development of multinational companies and mega projects, with expertise in environmental engineering across a broad spectrum of different sectors ranging from energy, utility, infrastructure to oil & gas.
Commenting on the appointment, Engr. Abdulla Atatreh, Chairman of DSI PJSC stated: “We are pleased to have Dr Fadi Feghali as the Group Chief Executive Officer for DSI. He is an esteemed expert in the EPC sector and has a stellar track record of leading the operations for complex and large-scale engineering projects in the region.
We believe that our comprehensive organizational overhaul and structural reforms have reached a significant milestone with the appointment of Dr Fadi Feghali, who worked closely with the Board of Directors and the new management team that was appointed in October 2017 and played an important role in our rigorous assessment of DSI’s global businesses and their challenges.
His performance driven vision, global experience, and business acumen will prove vital for DSI and we are confident that under his leadership, the company will tap into its vast potential of historic legacy and regional presence and leverage them to create a sustainable pipeline of growth-oriented outcomes.”
Dr. Fadi said: “I thank DSI’s Board of Directors and the global management team for entrusting me with the honor of leading the DSI Group as the Group CEO. DSI PJSC is a dynamic organization with a rich history that spans more than 135 years across Europe, MENA, and Asia, with an unmatched legacy of values, excellence, innovation, and a work ethic that remains second to none. In our five decades in the region, we have constantly evolved to meet the demands of an ever-changing business environment. I am enthusiastic about the opportunities to build upon our base of engineering skills, global experience, and the region’s most talented and motivated workforce, as we aim to deliver improved results and generate value for our investors and partners.”