“Souks to Malls” – Retail Entertainment in the Gulf @ Venue – Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day
"Souks to Malls" – Retail Entertainment in the Gulf @ Venue – Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

The 2nd edition of “Souks to Malls” a coffee table book to launch at RECon 2018 by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres to celebrate 25 years of excellence in the MENA region

As the Middle East Council of Shopping Centre’s celebrates 25 years in the region, to mark this special milestone, MECSC will be launching the “Souks to Malls” a limited edition coffee table book highlighting the retail entertainment in the Gulf. This coffee table book will be launched on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the RECon MENA 2018 Cocktail Reception which kicks starts the largest retail conference in the region.

David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says,  “Souks to Malls” is a pictorial chronicle of retail entertainment adopted by retailers and malls in the face of a changing economy of the millennia. This coffee table book is to be launched alongside RECon 2018 – as MECSC celebrates 25years in the region, we use this book as a platform to showcase the regions most notable achievements.”

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres will be celebrating 25 silver years of presence in the MENA region this year at RECon 2018, with members from 45 countries worldwide. The book will highlight retailers who are revolutionizing the shopping experience with entertainment, Theme Parks, Water Parks and F&B industry. The countries covered in the book are UAE, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.

RECon MENA 2018:

Date – 28th – 30th October 2018

Venue – Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

To register for RECON 2018:

Sponsors of RECon MENA 2018:

Platinum Sponsors: Arabian Oud, CELS Events LLC and Afkar Lighting Equipment Trading Co. LLC

Gold Sponsors:  Dalma Mall, Unified Asset & Property Management, Al Rajhi Investment, Line Investments and Property LLC, Gulf Related, Red Sea Mall, BackLite Media LLC and Jeddah Park

Silver Sponsors: Oud Elite, V-Count Technology, Kinan International Real Estate Development, Retail Emotions, Al Hokair Group, Hamat Property Co., Al Othaim Real Estate Investment & Development Co., Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism, Tamdeen Group, BUZ Management Marketing Consulting, Granada Center and Optifashion LLC

Bronze Sponsors: Yardi, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Blachere Illumination, Xpandretail Powered by Savant, JLL, LifeOnScreen Marketing Management and ShopperTrak

Support Partners: CBRE, Dhamani, Reem Mall, Axis Communications, Crystal House Sharjah, In Logic IT Solution, Nearbuy Group, Oleander Flower and The AZDEF Group/Azab Production Group FZE  

Media Partners: Selfie TV & Forbes

About MECSC:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres affiliated to the New York based International Council of Shopping Centres has over 70,000 members globally (, the MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts. Facilitating members to grow their business through retail industry education, business development, conferencing and networking opportunities. The MECSC covers memberships throughout the MENA region and globally through the ICSC.

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International Apparel & Textile Fair
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

The Global Art Awards 2018 Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai @ FIVE HOTEL DUBAI
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 2:00 am

FIVE PALM JUMEIRAH are delighted to announce the 2nd edition of Dubai’s most emblematic contemporary art exhibition which will take place at the Penthouse FIVE Hotel Palm Jumeirah.

The Global Art Awards Exhibition is an exhibition platform offering emerging and established artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional art space located in a vibrant and iconic area of Dubai.

Open to all Nationalities.

The show is part of The Global Art Awards 2018 Ceremony, and will be exhibiting the artworks of 20 curated artists.

Galleries and Solo Artists are now invited to submit the application for spaces at the Exhibition.

Please note that the selection is limited to 20 artists and must meet the standards of the MEACA exhibition program. Limited Availability: Curated by The Middle East Art Collectors Association.

Exhibitors are automatically nominated in one category of The Global Art Awards 2018. And are welcomed to attend the Global Art Awards 2018 Ceremony (x1 seat).


Wednesday 21 November 2018

FIVE Hotel Palm Jumeirah – Dubai

20.00pm to 02.00am

Attended by VIPs, Royalty, Press and Ceremony Invitees

The Big 5 Dubai @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day
The Big 5 Dubai @ Dubai World Trade Centre

The event brings the entire portfolio of building materials, construction products, and solutions together under one roof. Manufacturers, suppliers, traders and service providers from Middle East Asia, Europe and Americas would be showcasing 1000’s of advanced technologies and solutions. Attended by architects, engineers, builders, contractors, interior designers, consultants and all construction industry professionals, The Big 5 is a must-attend event that brings global network and credibility of The Big 5 series of events.

The Big 5 Dubai is organized by dmg events.

Industry Focus (The industry included):  

MEP Services/ Building Interiors & Finishes/ Building Envelope & Special Construction/ Construction Tools & building Materials/ Construct technology & innovation

Nazia Fatma, Kate Davies, dmg events

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