Emaar to develop tourism complex at new Beijing airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is set to be the largest airport in the world.
Updated 03 June 2019

Emaar to develop tourism complex at new Beijing airport

At a ceremony held at the China National International Convention Center, Dubai-based global developer Emaar signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing New Aeropolis Holdings (BNA) to jointly develop a business and tourism complex within the aero-economic area of Beijing Daxing International Airport, set to be the largest airport in the world. The complex will be a one-stop solution for retail, entertainment, office, hospitality, convention, sports, art and lifestyle.

Emaar and BNA will work closely to drive diversified collaboration and actively accelerate the share of resources to boost the establishment of the aero-economic area.

Emaar is a property developer and provider of premium lifestyles based in Dubai, and is present in 13 countries. Emaar develops master-planned communities and lifestyle destinations in several high-growth markets globally. The group has a land bank of 1.6 billion square feet in the UAE and key international markets. 

Some of its trophy developments include Downtown Dubai — home to Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall; Dubai Marina, one of the Middle East region’s largest waterfront developments; and Emaar’s new development Dubai Creek Harbor. Emaar has strong income-generating assets, with over 915,000 square meters of rental income assets and 19 hotels and resorts under its different businesses — Emaar Development, Emaar Malls, Emaar Hospitality Group and Emaar Entertainment.

Emaar has built many landmark projects in the Middle East, North Africa, the US, Europe and South Asia. The group also plays an important role in driving the China-UAE strategic partnership, and is actively exploring the Chinese market as part of the Belt Road Initiative.


Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Updated 26 May 2020

Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to distribute 3,000 food baskets among underprivileged families, which are registered with the ministry’s Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency. The initiative comes in line with the spirit of Ramadan, a month of giving, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year, orphans who are covered under Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program will help in preparing and distributing the baskets to inculcate a sense of giving among them.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Wahaibi, undersecretary at the Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency, hailed Bupa Arabia’s move to involve orphans in preparing and distributing baskets under the supervision of the agency, saying: “This is a caring gesture from Bupa Arabia, and it promotes a sense of belonging among orphans while cultivating the principles of giving, communication and closeness between them and society.”

He added that the initiative supports what the company has been offering orphans for years. More than 2,600 orphans, living in more than 47 homes across the Kingdom, benefit from Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program. The program includes divorced orphans and widows who live with their children in social care homes.

Loay Hisham Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, said: “The orphans will be joining hands to assemble and distribute baskets to the families in an attempt to get a sense of the pride of giving during the holy month. We’ve also extended this to our employees, who collectively prepared 411 food baskets. We hope that we make a real and positive impact through this initiative.”

Bupa Arabia was the first company to offer free health insurance for residents of “Dar Al-Rafeef” in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, the program expanded to cover all orphans residing in shelters supervised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

“We believe that in order to play a proactive role in society, we need to provide more than just health insurance; we should aim to become the health care partner for every orphan in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we would like them to know that we are always by their side,” Nazer said, adding that the orphans receive special treatment and the same services that are given to some VIP clients.

The free health insurance program offers a range of quality services, including a designated hotline to receive calls and provide immediate assistance. Bupa Arabia also developed an integrated program that enables doctors to visit beneficiaries periodically for checkups, and regularly organizes health education workshops to raise awareness. The program is approved by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council and covers all treatments, including plastic surgery, dermatology, and even cases that are not covered by regular health insurance.