Wednesday 20 August 2014

Tablet sales overtake PCs in UAE

Tablet market has overtaken the PC market in the UAE for the first time by more than 6,700 units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) findings. In the second quarter, IDC observed end users maintaining their shift toward mobile devices. During the quarter, the UAE PC mark


Lenovo enters Bahrain smartphone market with Vibe Z2

Lenovo has announced the launch of its smartphone portfolio for the first time in Bahrain. The Vibe Z2 Pro is designed with the performance-hungry user in mind. Exhibiting a large 6-inch screen with 2K resolution, the VIBE Z2 Pro offers consumers an immersive multimedia experience. An


New Carrefour to open in BurJuman

Carrefour, a leading retailer, is set to open a new 5,780 sq m facility at BurJuman tomorrow (August 21). It will be the first store to open for business in the mall’s remodelled North Wing as the ongoing renovation and expansion project at the shopping destination progress


Dubai Duty Free reprices $1.75bn loan for second time

Airport retailer Dubai Duty Free (DDF) is repricing a $1.75 billion syndicated loan for the second time in just over a year to obtain more favourable terms, a fresh sign of banks' willingness to lend cheaply to the emirate. The six-year loan, originally signed in July 2012, w


IKEA launches new catalogue in UAE

Home furnishing retailer IKEA, part of Al-Futtaim group of companies, has launched its 64th annual catalogue in the UAE, which will be delivered door to door across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The catalogue, themed ‘Where the everyday begins and ends’, will be launc


Apple to open region’s 1st store in Dubai

Apple plans to open a new store – its first in the region – in Dubai, a report said, adding that the company recently posted a job listing for a retail manager for UAE on its website. While Apple has retail stores in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America and Tur


UAE consumer electronics market to hit $4bn

The increased sale of tablets, smartphones and digital SLR cameras is expected to push UAE’s consumer electronics market to Dh16 billion ($4.3 billion) next year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Following this considerable and fast-growing appetite for co


Dabur launches ‘anti-ageing’ toothpaste in Mena

Dabur International, a leading personal and healthcare company in the world, has announced the launch of the ‘Dabur Herb’l Anti-Ageing Toothpaste’ in the Mena region. The new toothpaste, with anti-ageing property, provides everyday protection against eight vital signs


Bebe re-opens revamped Dubai outlet

Bebe, a leader in contemporary women's apparel and accessories, has re-opened its revamped store Dubai’s Deira City Centre with a brand new look. The renovated store features an area of 3060 sq ft. The store, using the customary black and white Bebe colours is centrally


Sony unveils compact wireless speakers in Bahrain

Sony Middle East and Africa has expanded its compact portable wireless speaker line-up with four new light weight speaker additions in Bahrain. The latest range of speakers series - SRS-X7, SRS-X5, SRS-X3, and the ultra-compact SRS-X2 - packs an outstanding sound performance in a

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