Emaar Properties records strong half-year sales

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Updated 06 August 2019

Emaar Properties records strong half-year sales

Emaar Properties PJSC reported one of the highest half-year sales in Dubai at 9.443 billion dirhams ($ 2.571 billion) during the first six months of 2019. This is 52 percent higher than the half-year 2018 sales of 6.229 billion dirhams.

Led by the resilient performance of Emaar’s UAE build-to-sell property development business as well as malls and hospitality businesses, Emaar recorded H1 2019 revenue of 11.569 billion dirhams and net profit of 3.110 billion dirhams.

As of June 30, Emaar has a total sales backlog of 49.188 billion dirhams, including international operations. This will be recognized as revenue in the next three to four years, highlighting the strong financial fundamentals of the company and the successful value-creation model for its stakeholders. 

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “The driving force of Emaar’s strong, consistent performance this year is the enhanced reputation of Dubai as the first choice among the leading global destinations for property investment. Our successful expansion to malls and hospitality, which complements the tourism sector of Dubai, too generates significant revenue. As a catalyst of the economy, and with our commitment to creating value, we will continue to strengthen our three core businesses, especially by leveraging the power of digital connectivity and engagement.”


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.