Sunday 1 February 2015

Seef opens new waterfront mall in Bahrain

A new BD20 million ($52.6 million) waterfront shopping mall has opened for business in the Muharraq district of Bahrain. Seef Mall Muharraq, a joint venture from Seef Properties, The Malls Company and Hayakala, covers 72,000 sq m and is anchored by a Geant Hypermarket alongside 1


Dubai shopping fest set for grand finale

The 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is gearing up for its grand finale after offering 32 days of unique shopping experiences to the residents and visitors from around the world through ‘Journey of Celebrations’. As the event draws to a close on Sunday (F


DSF boosts Dubai’s 'fashion capital' image

The special 20th anniversary edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival has helped enhance Dubai’s growing reputation as a regional and international centre for the retail fashion business as visitors once again put clothes as their number one shopping priority during the retail event.


Bahrain autumn fair sees record shoppers

A record number of more than 200,000 shoppers is thought to have visited the 26th edition of the Bahrain Autumn Fair 2015. The figure shows an increase of five per cent compared with 2014. The fair, organised by the Arabian Exhibition Management at the Bahrain Inte


Samsung’s UHD TV sales grows 10-fold in Gulf

Samsung Gulf Electronics has reported a 10-fold increase in sales of its ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions last year, compared to 2013. The leap points to the country’s growing appetite for 4K technology, and signals the success of Samsung’s 2014 line of UHD TVs


Zari O’ Breesam unveils 30 designs from 2015 collection

Zari O’ Breesam, an Emirati fashion label, has unveiled 30 designs from its 2015 collection at the ongoing Bride Abu Dhabi show in Abu Dhabi. The four-day show will run till January 31 at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre. Nazek Al Sabbagh, Emirati businesswoma


Samsung posts lowest annual earnings in three years

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a 36 per cent drop in its 2014 profits compared to a year earlier, marking the South Korean firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a 36 per cent drop in its 2014 profits compared t


Givori launches customised iPhone 6

Givori, a leading luxury smartphone accessoriser, has launched its customised model of the iPhone 6. Givori customisations are designed and hand-crafted in Italy, said a company statement. The Dh13,700 ($3,730) Givori Phantom Black Platinum enwraps the iPhone 6 wit


Gulf consumers ‘more trusting with personal data’

Shoppers in the Gulf region are among the most open with their personal information, with 67 per cent willing to share their data, second only to India, revealed a new global survey by leading loyalty provider Aimia. The ‘Aimia Loyalty Lens’ survey of over 24,000 resp


Apple iPhone sales set global profits record

Apple quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 per cent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fis

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