Nature inspired Forsan Central Mall highlighted at Retail Congress MENA

Line Investments Team

Line Investments & Property L.L.C, the shopping mall development and management division of Lulu Group International went home with five awards last night from the Retail Congress MENA Awards 2019.

Held at the Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton, DIFC, the Awards ceremony honored the most outstanding achievers in the shopping mall industry in the MENA region. Line Investments & Property L.L.C took part in the event together with entries from Mall of Um Al Quwain, Al Wahda Mall, Mushrif Mall and Khalidiyah Mall winning one gold and 4 silver awards.

Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLCsaid,“Our vision is to enhance the retail experience for our customers and partners and receiving awards for all the malls that took part is a testimony that the Line Investments & Property team is committed to excellence in the new age initiatives and community events they bring to the mall.”

Contributing to the success of the five awards were the malls detailed submissions accompanied with images, videos and editorial coverage for the participating malls.

Line Investments & Property L.L.C won in the following categories:

Design & Development

-Line Investments and Property LLC – Mall of UAQ (Gold)

Net Operating Income (NOI) Enhancement

– Al Wahda for Celebrity Visit (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Cause Related Marketing

– Al Wahda Mall for Operation Smile (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Digital/Social Media

– Khalidiyah Mall for enhanced website (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Sales Promotion

– Mushrif Mall for Talentology 2019 (Silver)

The winners of the Retail Congress MENA Awards 2019 were selected by a jury of regional and international industry experts in retail.

Abu Dhabi shoppers meet UFC Athlete Andrei Arlovski at Mushrif Mall

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Mushrif Mall hosted UFC athlete Andrei Arlovski aspart of their Abu Dhabi Showdown Week activations, and will continue to host UFC and fun fitness activities and activations daily until 7th September between 11 am and 10 pm.

The Meet & Greet with Belarusian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Arlovski, fitness challenges, photo opportunities with a replica UFC Championship Beltand spot prizes, drew shoppers and fans to the central area of the mall.

Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager at Mushrif Mall said,“It was a pleasure to host Andrei Arlovski at the mall and we are delighted that UFC fans are already enjoying the various activations we have planned for them that will continue over the weekend.”

Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and services spread over three levels. It has over 200 luxury fashion retailers across all categories including fashion, jewellery, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics, gift items, clothes, perfumes, toiletries and much more.

For more on all things Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, please visit adshowdownweek.ae

Back To school deals now at Al Raha Mall

Back to school promotions launched for students and teachers

 

Al Raha Mall in Abu Dhabi launches back to school promotions in various outlets in the mall, preparation for the back to schools, colleges and universities opening over the next few days.

Mr. SadiqAfridi, Mall Manager at Al Raha Mall said, “Al Raha Mall shoppers will find variousretailers focusing on the education sector during this period to attract parents and students offering bundle offers and discounts on school items.”

Retailers focusing on products aimed at the education sector include LULU Hypermarket, U Mart, ZAKS, Dubai Library, Borders bookshop and Tag world.

Other Al Raha Mall outlets include,Lulu Express Supermarket, Al Raha Cinema, Party Center, Zaks, Dubai Library, Brands4U, Sparky’s, Etisalat, Al Ansari Exchange, Damas Jewellery, Aster Optical, Orlando Sports, ELC, Nayomi, H collection, Jumassan Salon, Young Musician, Photo studio, ATM’s and Green Land Flowers. Food lovers can enjoy Subway, Papa Murphy’s, Charley’s, Burger Hut, Soulful Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Sapori Veri Restaurant, Fresh Bakes Café, Bonjour Bonsoir Café, Caesar’s Restaurant & Confectionery and Tche Tche Boulevard Restaurant.

 

Stride into the classroom equipped with Anker gadgets

Anker Innovations is geared up to make the back to school shopping more rewarding for students and teachers with a selection of gadgets that gives everyone in the education sector a head start into the new school year with confidence.

Stride into the classroom equipped with gadgets below that would satisfy the most tech-savvy students and teachers looking for productivity during studies and entertainment during recess and free time. 

PowerCore II 10000 

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It can get frustrating when one runs out of charge in school but the sleek and ultra-compact 10000mAh portable charger from Anker provides high-speed charging with PowerIQ 2.0.

Providing three phone charges with Anker’s new generation advanced smart-charging technology, the Powercore IIadapts to your device’s unique charging protocol to deliver a tailored, blazing-fast charge. Mum’s can get fully charged up in between school runs in as little as 4 hours using a Quick Charge charger and stay in contact with the family all day long.

PowerLine II 3ft Lightning 

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Having frayed wires wrapped up in the school or computer bag can be a drag but with PowerLine II 3ft Lightning, the world’s most durable cable, worry about wires becomes alien as it is not only safe to use and walk around with but comes in a red colour that is easy to spot in the handbag and not easily mixed with other cables.
PowerLine’s cable tolerates being bent over 12000 times along with any knocks, drops, twists or yanks thrown at it. The MFi certification means total peace of mind because it is designed to work flawlessly with devices having a Lightning port. Lasting for an entire lifetime, it really will be a cable that helps keep you and your mum in touch at all times.

Liberty Air

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Liberty Air wireless earbuds deliver enhanced audio experience, long lasting battery life and unbreakable connections for the most active students and teachers listening to classes.

The wireless, comfortable and fuss free earphones are relatively small size, provides pure freedom,are automatically connected to a user’s phone via Bluetooth and features a tap based voice assistant that works with Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby and Alexa.

The charging case takes the total playtime up to 20 hours and has the added feature of LED lights, which will show battery life. The swappable silicone tips allow for more flexibility in terms of fit and available in black or white.

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Nebula Capsule II

Perfect for class presentations is the Nebula Capsule II, a next generation compact pocket cinema that hosts new capabilities including Android TV, Google Assistant, HD picture quality and improved audio.

Nebula Capsule is perfect for students which brings great content to you via Google Play, YouTube, Hulu Plus or apps that appear automatically in your home screen.

Nebula Capsule’s sleek, black cylindrical body measures in at 5.9 inches high and can be easily transported in the included carrying sleeve. Capsule II is now able to project a 720p image at 200 ANSI lumens and provides 3-hours of video playtime or 30 hours of Bluetooth speaker on a single charge.

Leveraging Anker’s Power Delivery technology, Capsule II can charge to full power in 2.5 hours via USB-C. Capsule II offers owners an advanced audio-visual experience, anytime, anywhere.

9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone to be held in September

Time is getting closer to the much awaited OIC International Business Centre’s 9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone annual trade exhibition and conference with preparations to welcome local and international participants from 4-6 September 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Organised in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) in Morroco, a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia, together with the Association of Muslim World Business Malaysia, the 9th Muslim World Biz will be introducing new activities and involving more participants.

Exhibitors, trade visitors, speakers and delegates from over 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event. The profile of participants includes business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government officials, economists, academicians and community leaders. This year, the 9th Muslim World Biz will consist of three components the exhibition zone, the conference zone and the prestigious award ceremonies categorized as follows:

  1. International, multi-sectoral trade exhibition – 4thto 6th September
  2. The Round Table Talk – 4th & 5th September
  3. The Muslim World Women’s Summit- 5th & 6th September
  4. The OIC Arab-Asia Trade and Economic Forum – 4th September
  5. Jewels of the Muslim World Award – 5th September
  6. The Muslim World Rania Award – 6th September

“We have been working with our internationalpartners to identify the needs within the global Islamic economy, and then formulate workable strategies to fulfil those needs adequately,” said Mr. Muhammad Raja Talib Bin Dato’ Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah, Chairman of the 9th Muslim World Biz.

At the Exhibition Zone, the organisers expect 15,000 trade and public visitors to explore the various products and services offered at 500 booths by more 300 companies representing various industries worldwide. Long-term partnership agreements are expected to take place during the pre-arranged business matching sessions. At the Conference Zone, 1000 renowned speakers and enthusiastic delegates deliberate various compelling issues.

The distinct glamour of the entire event is the award ceremonies. The Jewels of the Muslim World Award will be presented during the official launch, with 1200 VIPs and invited guests witnessing the honouring of a group of the movers and shakers of the Islamic economy. The Muslim World Rania Award will be presented in a special ceremony to some of the most outstanding women in the Muslim world.

The outcomes of the Muslim World Biz have been overwhelming and progressive in a way that is reflected in the expansion of the event itself, and also in the increasing participation of individuals and organisations from across the globe, beyond the 57 OIC member countries.

Mazyad Mall attracts shoppers with mega savings and entertainment events

Shoppers to enjoy arts and crafts, roaming acts and mega savings

Over summer, shoppers at Mazyad Mall Abu Dhabi can enjoy amazing deals, enjoy entertainment activities and win big with the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign that offers shoppers a chance to win AED 50,000/- weekly until 3 August 2019 with a mega prize of 1 million at the end of the summer sales.

Sineesh Vaikkattil, Mazyad Mall Manager said, “We look forward to welcoming patrons during our events in August especially as we have outlets catering to shoppers for Eid clothes and gifts. An added value is the opportunity to win big with the ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotion where shoppers who spend AED200/- can present their receipts to the customer service and enter the competition.”

In addition, the mall will have various entertainment and roaming acts over the summer as well as art and craft activities from the 5th to the 6th of August 2019.

The Mazyad Mall retailers will also have special sales for Eid and back to school promotions offering shoppers great deals and savings and a reason to splurge across a wide range of fashion items along with sporting goods, toys, cosmetics, jewellery, books, home furnishing, hypermarket and electronics.

 

Al Foah Mall enhances mall experience with new outlets and ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotions

Ongoing summer sales and ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotions attract mall patrons

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Al Foah Mall is enhancing the shopping mall experience by introducing three new tenants, Gelato Divino, Moodgood Restaurant and Ruby Salon and Spa.

Irfan Idaris Kundawala, General Manager, Al Foah Mall said, “We are delighted to welcome our new tenants, Gelato Divino, Ruby Salon and Moodgood Restaurant to Al Foah Mall as they enhance the mall experience of our patrons and bring new energy to the retail mix we offer.”

Gelato Divino offers premium quality ice cream made the Italian way, complete with fresh and natural ingredients.It was originally a small family-owned ice-cream shop in the beautiful town of Alba in the North-Western Piemonte region of Italy, internationally famous since the first expansion outside of Italy started in 2009 in the United Arab Emirates.

Ruby Salon is an organic full-service salon and spa for men offering a variety of services from facials to massages that are designed to put your body, mind and soul at ease. The multilingual staff are handpicked from the best in the industry.

Moodgood Restaurant which will open this month serves wholesome Yemeni and Emirati cuisine and its specialty includesmadghut – a flavourful rice and meat dish, salads,grilled chicken, fish and shrimps as well as kunafa with cream or cheese at reasonable prices.

Al Foah Mall has rewarding summer sales and engages residents and visitors regularly with fun filled entertainment events for all age groups. This summer, the mall offers a spectacular shopping experience as part of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign that offers shoppers AED 1.5 million worth of prizes with weekly draws of AED 50,000/- and a mega prize of 1 million at the end of the summer sales.

 

Mushrif Mall Mega Sale a success

Flash sale offered discounts up to 75% in selected stores

Mushrif Mall saw enthusiastic shoppers exploring attractive deals and discounts across selected brands during the ‘Mushrif Mall Mega Sale’ for 24 hours while enjoying live entertainment recently.

According to Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, the24-hour mega sale was a memorable shopping experience and patrons enjoyed live entertainment, F&B offers and activities for all age groups through the night while shopping from over 200 luxury fashion retailers in the mall.

Visitors also had an opportunity to win exciting prizes during the sale. Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and service outlets spread over three levels of mall.

 

Ramadan and Eid events take centre stage in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Malls

Malls under the Line Investments & Property LLC to host a diverse range of activities to make the holy month special this year

Ramadan is a special time for residents and as part of the celebrations, malls under the portfolio of Line Investments & Property are welcoming visitors with Ramadan decorations as well as a variety of entertainment options during the holy month and for Eid ul Fitr celebrations.

Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said, “Our malls are marking Ramadan with a diverse range of activities to make this month a memorable one for families. Numerous festive treats, sales, discounts and activities await mall visitors during the Eid holidays catering to the local communities.”

With over 350 brands to choose from, shoppers at Al Wahda Mall can delight in shopping while capturing Ramadan deco in different parts of the mall. The mall will celebrate Eid across three days with fun traditional and modern roaming entertainers.

Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi is also decked up in Ramadan colours and deco and currently has a popular dates festival in the mall’s market area. The mall will be hosting Eid activities that include traditional and modern Arabic stage shows over the 3 days.

 Khalidiyah Mall during Ramadan days have created a host of traditional, cultural and interactive activities organized for customers. The entire exterior and interior of the mall is decked up themed around Ramadan with families enjoying the kids’ corner. During the Eid holidays, guests can also visit the mall to see the different performances and roaming activities.

On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Mall will also have surprises during this season for mall visitors. The mall has organized an exciting kids area for art and crafts, activities like card making for Eid, coloring, face painting, balloon bending, magic shows to entertain the kids as well as dance performance for the mall visitors during shopping as entertainment which includes the Dabka, Shandelier, Shamadan and butterfly dance etc.

Madinat Zayed will be the perfect venue for visitors during the Eid festival for those looking for a traditional souk experience. For traditional Eid gifts, guests can head to the Gold souk area for a wide variety of jewellery in traditional and contemporary designs as well as local wares from home grown brands.

Mazyad Mall over Eid will be having a variety of Russian, Brazilian, Mexican, masquerade, carnival and fusion dance shows as well as family games and competitions. Families can take part in competitions and win vouchers. They can also enjoy games such as darts, bowling, golf and shootout as well as a face painting and henna corner.

In Al Ain, Al Foah Mall will be hosting kids activities throughout the month of Ramadan and during Eid, the mall will have games, magic shows, Tanura dance, mascots, hip-hop dancers and jugglers.

Bargain hunters will be delighted to know that the Barari Outlet Mall in Al Ain will be having 24-hour sales over the Eid period starting 5th of June and ending on the 6th of June. The Barari Outlet Mall has a lineup of exciting activities for the three days of Eid that includes kids workshops (sand art, coloring & free kids drawing), clown Show, clown balloon bender, mascots of different characters, magic show, a butterfly show, Tanura show and a Latino dance show.

With a host of new events and activities planned throughout the year in the different malls, Line Investments & Property LLC reiterates its commitment to invest in both community outreach activities as well as to enhance the retail experience for mall patrons.

Soundcore by Anker introduces ambient light-enhanced Bluetooth speakers

Revolutionary audio experience enhanced with intensified bass and ambient beat driven lights

Soundcore by Anker introduces the Flare Series of audio products to the region in the form of ambient light-enhanced Bluetooth speakers that bring life to the rhythm accompanied with a synchronized brilliant light show.

Thoughtfully engineered, Flare’s custom, dual full-range speakers deliver room-filling 360-degree sound, perfect for party lovers. It features Soundcore’s proprietary BassUp™ technology, allowing music to blast with solid lows at any volume.

To provide true left-right stereo sound to any room, two Flares can be paired for enhanced music plus the Boost Mode doubles the volume sound without distortion and amp-up any get-together.

For user convenience, the ambient LED ring can be controlled through the Soundcore app, which includes multiple preset options. And to ensure the music stays with you all day long, Anker’s world-class charging technology in Flare features 12-hours of wireless playback.

To enjoy music on the go and true portability, the compact and resilient Flare’s unique cloth-covered, spherical design provides visual accent while the LED light ring at the bottom highlights its minimalist design.

For party and adventure enthusiasts who like music on all occasions whether they are by the beach, camping by the wadi or at a party by the pool, Flare Series is rated at IPX7 waterproof, which makes pool parties, beach games and boating trips much more entertaining.

In keeping with Flare’s design and versatility, the speakers come in four color options: red, black, blue and gray to suit all tastes and available in major retail stores in the Middle East.