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.”


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.