#Retail

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Dubai Mall

UAE denies reports that malls will be shut for two weeks, warns of fines for fake rumours

Social media posts had claimed that malls and commercial centres would be closed for a renewable period of two weeks

Festival Souk

UAE’s Al-Futtaim announces discounts at new Festival Souk

The Festival Souk will be operating at both Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Festival Plaza

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Kuwait enters second phase of easing Covid-19 restrictions, with malls, cafes and parks reopened

Public and private sectors can resume work with a maximum of 30 per cent capacity

Arada reveals movie line-up for Sharjah’s first drive-in cinema, set to open on July 1

All films at the 150-capacity cinema will be free to enter, on a first-come, first-served basis

microsoft

Microsoft permanently closes all but four retail stores worldwide

Microsoft’s digital storefronts reportedly reach more than 1.2 billion people every month

Dubai Summer Surprises festival

Dubai Summer Surprises dates announced

The full calendar of events will be announced ahead of the festival, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment confirmed on Monday

Covid-19 impact: How should retail respond to the fourth industrial revolution?

As a new wave of technology signals further changes to our lives and the regional ecosystem, how should sectors such as retail adapt?

Amazon Saudi Arabia

Amazon Saudi Arabia officially launched to replace Souq.com

The Amazon Prime service is not yet available in the kingdom

careem now

Careem launches ‘super app’ to offer ride-hailing, delivery and payments on one platform

The roll-out of the super app started in March 2020 and is expected to complete by the end of June 2020

UAE online fashion platform Nisnass closing down, confirms Al Tayer Group

The estimated final trading date will be July 16

Etihad

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, Aldar Properties sign retail agreement

To earn and spend miles, shoppers must connect their Visa card to their Etihad Guest mobile app

Dubai’s City Centre Deira to open renovated East Court amid Dhs377m redevelopment project

The redevelopment project is in response to a shift in consumer preferences for personalisation and engaging experiences

Emirates Online Store

Skyward miles can now be used to purchase Emirates-branded merchandise from Dubai

Members can also earn Skywards Miles while shopping, with 1 Mile earned for every $1 spent

Dubai Duty Free partially reopens airport retail area as airlines resume services

The airport retailers plans to reopen operations in Terminal 2 later this week

Revealed: All the stimulus measures taken by Dubai’s DIFC to support businesses

From waiving certain fees to offering rental relief, DIFC is implementing several steps to help firms during the current Covid-19 crisis

Consumer experiences remain pivotal for post-pandemic retail

With the future of retail touted as an omnichannel experience, Gulf retailers in the post-pandemic world must strive to engage customers on all levels

Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

“Time to be bold” – Emaar’s Mohamed Alabbar tells UAE retailers

The chairman told retailers to fast track digital plans, customer experience, loyalty, efficiency and business diversification initiatives

Dubai’s MAF to open cinemas, entertainment destinations from May 27

This move is in line with the recent ruling permitting businesses in Dubai to gradually reopen

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to waive Q2 rent for retail tenants at its Galleria mall

The Galleria mall reopened and welcomed guests earlier this month

Covid-19: UAE reports 832 new cases, changes disinfection drive hours and revises fines

The country has also announced new timings for malls starting from Wednesday

Abu Dhabi City United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi issues new guidelines for businesses reopening

Officials said low risk individuals are eligible to be in the workplace, but urged remote working wherever possible

Dubai reveals ‘reopening’ plan post Ramadan for malls, offices

Malls will be allowed to stay open longer but restrictions on children, elderly to continue

UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to launch City Centre Al Zahia in March 2021

The upcoming mall spans 136,200 sqm of gross leasable space and will become the largest mall in the Northern Emirates once inaugurated

The importance of sending out the right message this Ramadan

Brands that traditionally see increased business during Ramadan should maintain increased communication with their consumers during the current crisis

Dubai’s Damas Jewellery appoints new chairman and CEO

Perramond replaces Damas’ first female CEO, Asil Attar, who was appointed to the role in February last year

Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres to reopen 20 shopping centres this week

The kingdom has allowed malls in most regions to reopen during Ramadan

Majid Al Futtaim launches Dubai’s ‘first’ in-store hydroponic farm

The farm spans 24 square metres and can accommodate up to 16 varieties of leafy greens and herbs

Abu Dhabi mall employees to be tested for Covid-19; new guidelines for customers visiting shopping centres

The testing of the employees would be carried out in coordination with the Department of Health (DoH)

Bahrain launches virtual mall with 100 stores amid Covid-19 concerns

The government-run website showcases products from over 100 local businesses