Monthly Archives: May 2012

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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’ … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Kingfisher sees UK retail profit fall 9.8% in Q1

Home & DIY retail group Kingfisher has today blamed “record adverse weather” for poor results over Q1, as total sales fell 6.9 per cent. Over the 13 weeks to April 28th 2012, the group saw total sales decline to £1.1 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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