Emaar launches pioneering holiday homes concept

‘South Beach’ is a residential beachfront development in Emaar Beachfront offering a blend of cosmopolitan living and serene seaside lifestyles.
Updated 08 September 2019

Emaar launches pioneering holiday homes concept

Emaar, a Dubai-based global property developer, has announced the launch of Ease by Emaar — a streamlined short-term rental concept that provides global travelers stays in elegant homes handpicked by Emaar in their integrated communities. It is a pioneering concept that provides property management services, handling holiday homes on behalf of investors and providing high return on investment.
The holiday homes market has grown by 161 percent, according to a study by Knight Frank
During the launch event, the developer also unveiled “South Beach,” a residential beachfront development in Emaar Beachfront offering a blend of cosmopolitan living and serene seaside lifestyles. Comprising one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with exquisite furnishings, this will be the first waterfront development to be listed on Ease by Emaar.
“For guests, Ease by Emaar opens a new avenue for visitors to experience a premium lifestyle located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the city. Guests are provided with unrivaled hospitality such as hotel-grade housekeeping and amenities, and a digital mobile concierge, ensuring guests get all the information needed to experience the city, anytime, anywhere,” a press release said.
Other amenities offered to guests include unlimited Wi-Fi, a welcome pack, and on-demand Google Smart Home devices such as Chromecasts for streaming entertainment channels and others. Guests can also get an “Ease Pass,” which provides offers and deals to the city’s major attractions. This includes U by Emaar special upgrades, discounts on Emaar hospitality restaurants, and deals to Emaar entertainment attractions such as At The Top, Burj Khalifa, Reel Cinemas and others.
Residents of South Beach can also engage in watersports activities and various lifestyle amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center and an extensive choice of play areas for children.
Investors in this development will have the option to let Ease by Emaar manage their property at no additional cost for the first three years post-completion.
Emaar Beachfront, which is easily accessible via Sheikh Zayed Road, features captivating views of the waterfront and access to private beaches.
“For investors, the innovative technological infrastructure offers the opportunity to fill the market gap for short-term rentals and helps them capitalize on an emerging business model, helping them earn substantial returns. Emaar-owned Ease provides an end-to-end property management service, including property setup, reservations management, guest hosting, housekeeping, maintenance, government licensing, and distribution of the listing across Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, and over 50 other channels,” the developer said.


Community Jameel fund to support RCM students

Updated 30 September 2020

Community Jameel fund to support RCM students

The Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, one of the world’s greatest conservatoires, has announced the establishment of the Community Jameel Hardship Fund to support RCM students who are experiencing unexpected difficulty or financial hardship, for an initial period of three years. All students are eligible to apply.

The new fund represents a continuation of the RCM’s relationship with the global philanthropy Community Jameel, which in November 2019 saw the launch of a scholarship supported by Community Jameel and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.

The first Jameel Scholar to be supported by the Community Jameel Hardship Fund for the 2020/21 academic year is Tunisian violinist Bacem Anas Romdhani. Having graduated from the RCM with a masters in 2020, Romdhani will study for an artist diploma.

Professor Colin Lawson, director of the RCM, said: “I am enormously grateful on behalf of everyone at the RCM for Community Jameel’s continued support of our students. In what has been an immensely challenging year, Community Jameel’s generous gift will have a significant impact for those who have unexpectedly found themselves facing financial hardship. The RCM has a long history of philanthropic support which provides greater access to our world-leading education.”

Mohammed Jameel KBE, founder of Community Jameel, said: “At Community Jameel, we are committed to supporting access to quality musical education, particularly for students from the Arab world, a region with a longstanding tradition of producing world-class composers, conductors and performers, and home to opera houses, concert halls and orchestras.

“Through the Community Jameel Hardship Fund, we are proud to be partnering again with the RCM to support students facing financial difficulties, and assisting international students from the Arab world to attend one of the world’s best conservatoires.”

This Hardship Fund continues the support of Community Jameel for the institutions of South Kensington, including the Jameel Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Jameel Institute at Imperial College, and the Bocelli-Jameel Scholarship at the RCM.

Any surplus in the fund will provide scholarship support for international students, with a preference for students from the Arab world.

More than 50 percent of current RCM students have received financial support during their studies through scholarships and awards, thanks to the generosity of a variety of charitable trusts, companies, businesses, individual members of the public and legacies.

Founded in 1883, the Royal College of Music is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. For the fifth consecutive year in 2020, the RCM was ranked as the top institution in the UK for the performing arts in the QS World University Rankings.