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.


Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Updated 14 December 2019

Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Zain KSA celebrated the finalization of the first phase of the Middle East’s largest 5G network in a special event on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Riyadh. The ceremony, held under the patronage of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, was attended by Zain KSA Chairman Prince Nayef bin Sultan bin Muhammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Muhammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Haitham bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, and Zain KSA CEO Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Deghaither, along with other dignitaries in the ICT sector.

Prince Nayef said: “Zain KSA’s achievement accompanies the speedy development and innovative services of the digital revolution that the world around us is witnessing. This achievement is significant in its timing, as it coincides with the rapid rise of the Kingdom’s ranking in several prestigious international reports, specifically in the ICT sector. Another aspect that makes this achievement noteworthy is its size, as it offers the broadest coverage of the 5G network, which has positioned the Kingdom as the first in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.”

Prince Nayef pointed out the concurrence of Zain KSA’s accomplishment with the Kingdom’s growing pivotal role at the global economic level, and in becoming the first Arab country to preside over the G20 summit. He affirmed Zain’s commitment to keeping pace with the Kingdom’s economic ambitions in line with its position in employing young national talent. He said the Saudization rate in the company has reached 86 percent, with young Saudis assuming 92 percent of leadership positions.

CEO Al-Deghaither said through its completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA confirms its commitment to becoming a key player in the ICT sector. “Zain KSA has made several significant achievements since its inception. Today, we proudly announce that the company has the widest 5G network coverage in the Kingdom and the region.” 

He added that the 5G technology will lead the Kingdom toward a new world with its substantial technologies and capabilities, which will be evident in various sectors through the Internet of Things and the business sector, in addition to other daily functions that will make customer experience easier and more effective.”

Al-Deghaither said that this step comes at a time when Zain KSA is witnessing its best operational performance by reaching the highest profit over the past two years, with SR380 million ($101.3 million) during the first nine months of 2019, and a total of SR332 million for 2018.

With the completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA is now offering a range of packages of 5G services for individuals and businesses through a network of 2,600 towers distributed across 27 cities.