Corporate World

Tao Spa at the Mall of Jumeirah opened this month, bringing an unparalleled oriental experience. Located centrally in The Mall of Jumeirah on Jumeirah Road (opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel), Tao’s urban retreats offer a variety of specialized treatments and unique services.

AVIAREPS, the global leader in tourism, aviation and hospitality representation, has expanded its Central Asian market presence with the opening of an office in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. The new office joins the Almaty office to become the second office within the country, and extends the global AVIAREPS network of on-the-ground sales, marketing and public relations expertise to 62 offices in 46 countries.

Madinat Al Irfan urban development, fought off global competition to win the award in the Big Urban Projects category at the prestigious MIPIM AR Future Project Awards 2017. Announced at a gala dinner in Cannes, France, last week, the development was recognised by the judges for its creative design which fuses Omani building traditions with contemporary design, as well as its holistic infrastructure strategy.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance in Europe of the companies’ proposed merger of equals.

Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, announced a strategic partnership with the leading Japanese beauty brand, Shiseido. The partnership saw the opening of the region’s first Shiseido Beauty Boutique at Dubai’s premier outdoor retail space, City WALK Boulevard in March 2017.