Emaar partners with Elie Saab for beachfront property

The gated island destination in Dubai was unveiled by Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, and Elie Saab, founder and chairman of Elie Saab Group.
Updated 14 April 2019

Emaar partners with Elie Saab for beachfront property

Luxury has a new destination: The Elie Saab at Emaar Beachfront project. The gated island destination in Dubai was unveiled Sunday at Dubai Opera by Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, and Elie Saab, founder and chairman of Elie Saab Group.
Global developer Emaar is partnering for the first time with the renowned fashion designer for the new residential development.
“Elie Saab is the pride of the Arab world and a fascinating international success story,” said Alabbar. “Through our first association with Elie Saab, admired by the world’s leading celebrities, we are offering discerning customers a new lifestyle address. Every aspect of these glamorous residences is personally designed by Elie Saab, who brings his rare genius and aesthetics to create a new architectural and lifestyle expression. It is our honor to be associated with him.”
Saab said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Emaar and Mohamed Alabbar on this new project. Over the years, Elie Saab has evolved into a lifestyle brand, through the development of diversified product categories that deliver a unique experience of the brand’s universe. Through this new collaboration, brought by Emaar, leaders and experts in real estate, Elie Saab is confident that its aim at extending the brand experience into home and interiors will be a granted success.”
In addition to one to three-bedroom apartments, the tower will have an exquisite collection of Elie Saab four-bedroom penthouses — overlooking the Arabian Sea, The Palm and Dubai Marina.
Designed to celebrate the 1930s Art Deco era, the tower sets itself apart in height, profile and its inherent link to fashion and style. Ground-level boutique fashion stores, galleries and cafes, as well as lobbies designed by Saab, promote the feeling of luxury.
Inspired by chic Miami lifestyle, an amenity pool deck located at the eighth level ensures superb views and privacy from the promenade.
Owners of these select units will also have the chance to get a private consultation from the Elie Saab design team on purchasing furniture for their premium units.


Investment forum draws global startups to KAEC

Updated 24 February 2020

Investment forum draws global startups to KAEC

More than 60 startups from all over the world including Egypt, the UAE, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Poland along with 27 Saudi teams qualified for the final round of MITEF Saudi Startup Competition are set to participate in the Startups Investment Forum (SIF), which will be held in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) from March 5 to 7.

SIF is organized by the MIT Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, part of the MIT Enterprise Forum global network, in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, an initiative of Community Jameel, and in partnership this year with KAEC and the Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA) under the theme “Invest in Saudi Arabia,” as strategic partners. The nine winners of the 4th MITEF Saudi Startup Competition will be named at the StartSmart Conference on March 7, which will include 13 local and international speakers from prestigious universities and organizations.

The StartSmart Conference is a one-day conference that aims to inspire, connect, coach and inform entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. It is a place where all entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalist firms, students, business organizations and high leadership and executives from private and government sectors will meet and engage.

The Startup Investment Forum is a three-day exhibition aimed at providing startups and small businesses around the globe the opportunity to expand their businesses to the Saudi market and meet investors. The event will host workshops delivered by executives from Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship and provide opportunities for networking.

Founded in 2015 as part of a global network dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide, MITEF Saudi Startup aims at promoting and enriching the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, and to celebrate and support all potential startups and entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia.

MIT Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. MITEF informs, connects, and coaches Saudi entrepreneurs — enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into companies. 

Founded in 2015 with the goal of promoting and enriching the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, MITEF aims to celebrate and support all potential startups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom through the startup competition.

The MITEF Saudi Startup Competition has three tracks: Startups Track, Social Track and Ideas Track. The competition offers a cash prize of SR325,000 ($86,630), in addition to workshops and training sessions supervised by specialists and experts in all economic and social sectors. The finalists will have the opportunity to participate in StartSmart, one of the MIT Global Forum’s programs organized before the announcement of the winners and attended by specialists from MIT University, US.