Jacobs Coffee rolls back the years with Parkhurst pop-up store

The Jacobs Board Game Café, just off Parkhurst's trendy 4th Avenue, is helping people make connections the old-fashioned way this winter. There's no WI-Fi, no apps and not so much as an iAnything as far as the eye can see - just a wide selection of your best loved board games, some nostalgic favourites and... Continue Reading →

Dubai’s Nakheel Has First-Quarter Profit As Market Recovers

Nakheel PJSC, the state-controlled builder of artificial islands off Dubai’s coast, reported a first-quarter profit after a year-earlier loss as it delivered more completed properties to buyers. Net income totalled 362 million dirhams ($98.6 million) in the three months through March, compared with a 36 million- dirham loss a year earlier. Revenue more than doubled... Continue Reading →

Pound stretcher store opens in dubai

British bargain-basement store Poundstretcher has flung open its doors to savvy shoppers in Dubai who love a discount deal. The iconic British high-street shop, which opened at Madina Mall in Al Qusais, Dubai, yesterday, has kept its ‘every penny counts’ motto on the signs and the £-stretcher logo above the door - even though every... Continue Reading →

Ramadan month seen starting on July 21

A UAE astronomer has forecast the Muslim's fasting month of Ramadan could start on Saturday July 21, with Eid Al Fitr falling on August 19. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, astronomy researcher and supervisor of Sharjah Planetarium, said that the birth of the crescent moon will be on Thursday, July 19, at 8.24am (UAE time), and the... Continue Reading →

Gitanjali mulls jewelery vending machines for Dubai

India’s Gitanjali Group, one of the world’s largest jewelery retailers, is considering expanding its network of jewelery vending machines into Dubai as part of its investment in the region, the founder and chairman of the company told Arabian Business. The firm launched jewelery vending machines in India last year, displaying a range of 36 gold,... Continue Reading →

Fashion brands charge shoppers more in UAE

Shoppers across the UAE are paying as much as 25 per cent more for major fashion brands than elsewhere in the world. Related ■ Emirati shoppers to save with Ramadan Ration Topic Shopping Despite lower rents, no added taxes and negligible customs duties in the UAE, the country is more expensive for brands such as... Continue Reading →

Clinton Cards deal to be struck within days

Clinton Cards looks likely to be bought out of administration by the end of next week if not earlier as would-be suitors jostle to take control. Administrator Zolfo Cooper aims to sell the business by June 8, it is understood. At the time of publication, sources indicated that a sale could come even earlier. Clinton... Continue Reading →

Saudi closes in on minimum wage deal

Saudi Arabia aims to complete a study on setting a minimum wage for private sector workers within four months, local media quoted the labour minister as saying, part of a government drive to make jobs more appealing to nationals and cut unemployment. The jobless rate in the world's top oil exporter is now running at... Continue Reading →

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