Dubai Investments real estate projects generate investor interest

Mirdif Hills project rendering
Updated 15 September 2017
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Dubai Investments real estate projects generate investor interest

Dubai Investments PJSC, a leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that its real estate projects worth over 4.5 billion dirhams ($1.2 billion) across the UAE are generating investor interest, amidst optimistic trends in the real estate sector in the country.
Dubai Investments is currently developing the Mirdif Hills project in Mirdif through Dubai Investments Real Estate Company; Green Community DIP — West Phase 3 in Dubai Investments Park through its subsidiary Properties Investment; and Fujairah Business Center in Fujairah through Al-Taif Investment, besides a number of other residential projects.
Dubai Investments currently has one of the largest land banks in the UAE, and plans to develop projects with over 20 million square feet gross floor area (GFA) in the next two years. The land banks, owned by DI subsidiaries — DIP, DIRC and Properties Investment, includes nearly 15 million square feet GFA within DIP and at strategic locations across the UAE.
Projects, which are either in planning or finalization stage, include a tower on Sheikh Zayed Road, residential buildings in Al-Nahda, Al-Barsha, Jumeirah Village Circle, Meydan and Abu Dhabi and a hotel in Bur Dubai, among others. Other projects include expansion of The Market shopping arcade in Green Community — DIP and two residential buildings in DIP.
The current projects will boost Dubai Investments’ market presence in the real estate sector, the company said. Its assets in the sector constitute over 65 percent of its total asset mix and is worth 10.82 billion dirhams, as of June 30.
Khalid bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said: “The UAE real estate market is characterised by strong fundamentals and the government’s strategy further accentuates its reputation as the preferred investment destination in the Middle East with ample opportunities to drive added value. The real estate projects by Dubai Investments are aimed at not only rejuvenating the sector but also boosting the strong growth potential on offer.”
He added: “As a company, Dubai Investments continues its strong thrust in developing its real estate portfolio in the UAE over the next two to three years to take advantage of renewed market interest and investor confidence, particularly in the wake of the infrastructure projects to be announced for Expo 2020.”


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”