Dubai Creek Harbor to hand over first homes in Q1 2019

Creek Island Dubai is a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination that will bring lavish island living to over 33,500 residents.
Updated 27 August 2018
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Dubai Creek Harbor to hand over first homes in Q1 2019

Dubai Creek Harbor, the 6-square-kilometer mega-development nearly twice the size of Downtown Dubai, will welcome its first residents early next year. A vibrant new community will take shape in a Riviera-style neighborhood as the first residences in Creek Island Dubai, the premier district in Dubai Creek Harbor, are being readied for hand-over. 

Creek Island Dubai is a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination that will bring lavish island living to over 33,500 residents. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s skyline and the natural beauty of the historic creek, Creek Island Dubai is only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa, as well as overlooking the Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, home to rich mangroves and migratory birds including the pink flamingos. 

The Creek Marina will be home to diverse retail, dining and leisure venues. In addition to yachting facilities, complete with a modern yacht club, three hotels, a promenade, landscaped pedestrian walkways, and art installations will greet residents and visitors. It will be home to many of the city’s parks, gourmet restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues.

The first homes to be delivered in Creek Island Dubai are in Dubai Creek Residences, a six-tower residential development with 872 homes. 

All six towers feature panoramas over Dubai Creek Harbor and Downtown Dubai on the opposite side of the Dubai Creek. Nearly 90 percent of the construction has been completed for hand-over in the first quarter of 2019.

More than 4,000 residents will be the first ones to move in to their new address. Work on all supporting infrastructure is progressing as per schedule with easy access from the Ras Al-Khor thoroughfare already in place. 

Creek Island Dubai will also be connected to the mainland by three bridges. Creek Marina will also be home to the Vida Harbor Point, a 286-room upscale lifestyle hotel similar to harbor hotels in cities such as Singapore and Shanghai, which will also open in 2019.

Meanwhile, work on the other residential developments launched in Creek Island Dubai is progressing as per schedule. These include Creekside 18, with 500 apartments, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2020, with over 40 percent of the construction completed. 

Harbor Views with 762 apartments, also to be handed over in the first half of 2020, is over 36 percent completed, while nearly 20 percent construction has been completed on Creek Horizon, featuring 556 apartments due for handover in mid-2020, and The Cove, a low-rise waterfront sanctuary, with 276 apartments, will be delivered in the first half of 2020. 


Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Updated 14 November 2018
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Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Abdulaziz Alaquil Jeddah: Provacuno, the inter-professional organization of the Spanish beef industry, is currently on a promotional tour across the Kingdom showcasing the benefits of their high-quality and environmentally-friendly beef production. A non-profit organization officially recognized by the Spanish government, Provacuno represents 85 percent of the Spanish beef industry.
Established in 1997, Provacuno comprises national associations representing and protecting the interests of companies involved in the production, industrial, and commercial sectors of the Spanish beef industry. Their annual meat production exceeds 650,000 tons, and they have over 110,000 farms, with industry exports amounting to 175,000 tons annually.
For the past 20 years, they have officially been recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, as an agro-food inter-professional organization.
Along with defending the interests of the Spanish beef industry, from production, through processing, and trading, Provacuno aims to support the internationalization process of beef companies into export markets such as Saudi Arabia. Their promotion of responsible beef consumption through research and development programs is done with the goal of enhancing the beef industry’s image through their sustainable and environmentally-friendly production processes that are in strict compliance with the European Production Model, which adheres to the most stringent of standards regarding animal welfare, hygiene control, and environmental protection. While at the same time, they are able to cater to international market demands, such as being 100 percent halal-certified for Saudi markets.
Representatives of Provacuno are currently in the Kingdom promoting their marketing campaign “What a Wonderful European Beef,” which will conclude at the Foodex Saudi 2018 in Jeddah on Thursday. During this campaign trail, they organized a presentation on Spanish beef at the residence of Ambassador of Spain to Saudi Arabia Don Alvaro Iranzo in Riyadh.
The event was attended by over 50 Saudi import and distribution agents, who sampled Provacuno’s beef prepared by Spanish Chef Fernando Del Cerro.
Provacuno considers Saudi Arabia a key target market as it is one of the largest meat-consuming nations in the world reliant on quality meat imports. In 2017, the Kingdom produced 60,000 tons of meat while consuming over 220,000 tons. Recently, Brazil (39 percent) overtook India (26 percent) as the main exporter of beef to the Kingdom.
Along with meeting with industry executives in Riyadh, Provacuno also hosted a cooking workshop at the King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah.