Abdul Latif Jameel Land breaks ground on Dari Q

The residential project is located in the Al-Salama district of North Jeddah.
Updated 17 June 2019

Abdul Latif Jameel Land breaks ground on Dari Q

Abdul Latif Jameel Land, a residential and commercial real estate developer in Saudi Arabia, has begun development on their second residential project Dari Q — a development of 158 premium apartments with integrated community amenities.
The project is located in the Al-Salama district of North Jeddah.
“Customer-centricity and community living, key pillars of the Abdul Latif Jameel Land development philosophy, lie at the heart of the property’s design. The project is launched under the same integrated lifestyle and community-focused approach of the award-winning J-ONE development,” the company said.
The residential development combines a variety of spacious apartments with a diverse range of amenities. Consisting of two buildings and broken into four quarters, the two-bedroom apartments have three floor plans, the three-bedroom properties have seven floor plans, and the four-bedroom homes have three floor plans — a total of 13 different floor plans on offer. The complex will also house retail outlets, rooftop gardens, a rooftop swimming pool, a gymnasium, an outdoor seating area, a multipurpose yard (with soccer, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts), a games room, a ballroom with seating for up to 90 guests, and a guest lounge.
Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, chairman and CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel, said: “Abdul Latif Jameel Land continues its pioneering approach to residential development with the launch of Dari Q. Building on the success of community-focused living in Jeddah’s J-ONE and Gallery N, we are proud to begin development of this third incredible residential property in Saudi Arabia. Dari Q is another proud step as we continue to support residential development and housing ownership goals identified in Saudi Vision 2030, and remain committed to offering community-focused solutions to residential demand in the market.”
The start of construction also marks the launch of individual properties on a pre-sales basis (off-plan sales), with the duration of the project expected to take 18 months.


Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Updated 09 July 2020

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Outstanding students, tutors and colleges from 25 countries, including from the Middle East, saw their achievements recognized at the BTEC Awards 2020 ceremony, held online for the first time due to coronavirus.

Hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC ambassador, Flex, 17 category award winners were celebrated from the UAE and around the Middle East as well as internationally in subjects such as health and social care, performing arts, engineering, IT, business and sport.

Double Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke were among those presenting awards. 

They were joined by journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern who spoke about her passion for vocational education and the BTEC Awards.

Spanning across 21 categories, the awards showcase the exceptional BTEC learners and teachers that have been nominated to win a gold, silver or bronze BTEC award. Accepted in more than 200 universities worldwide, BTEC is a highly regarded, career-focused qualification, studied in over 60 countries.

The Middle East winners are:

• BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year Silver Winner — Finn Page, DESC, UAE

• BTEC Teacher of the Year (schools only) Bronze Winner — James McBlane, British School Al-Khubairat, UAE

• BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Sangeetha Philip, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

• BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Delma Sharyl D’Silva, The Winchester School — Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice president, BTEC and apprenticeships at Pearson Education, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received, and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. 

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”

In the UAE, BTEC qualifications are available in sectors including applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, performing arts, public services, sport, travel and tourism.

Pearson has been delivering BTEC qualifications worldwide since 1984. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduating.

Globally, nearly 1 million students studied toward a BTEC in the past year, via 784 approved BTEC centers in 60 countries.

In response to new careers emerging within industries and ongoing change, Pearson is continually adapting and innovating its BTEC curriculum and learning to ensure it is relevant for young people and adults, supporting progression and career aspirations throughout lives.