Arbitration center to settle housing sector disputes

Minister of Justice Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani and Minister of Housing Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail attended the inauguration ceremony of the center.
Updated 22 October 2019

Arbitration center to settle housing sector disputes

The minister of justice, Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, and the minister of housing and chairman of the Real Estate General Authority, Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, officially opened the Saudi Real Estate Arbitration Center on Thursday.

The center is electronically linked to the reconciliation center in the Ministry of Justice, thus establishing the Saudi Real Estate Arbitration Center as an authorized reconciliation center. The center will also be linked to Ejar, the rental services e-network, and Etihad Mullak, the landlords’ union. The link will provide access to the beneficiaries of both Ejar and Etihad Mullak in order to ensure the validity of their data as well as including the arbitration clause in the contracts in accordance with the center’s approved regulations.

The governor of the Real Estate General Authority, Essam bin Hamad Al-Mubarak, said that the Saudi Real Estate Arbitration Center would help in reducing disputes between various real estate sector parties. He said the center aimed to reduce the time for settling disputes by following a professional approach and also through its simple and flexible electronic procedures.

Reconciliation and arbitration records will be issued electronically by specialized arbitrators, who have been certified by the Saudi Real Estate Institute.

The center also aims to make beneficiaries aware of their rights and duties and to increase the appeal of the real estate sector.

Established in 2017, the Real Estate General Authority is a Saudi government agency, which regulates rules, stimulates investment and provides consumer protection in the real estate industry in Saudi Arabia. The authority is also in charge of enhancing market transparency through publishing real estate market indicators.


Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Updated 04 June 2020

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Al-Dabbagh Holding Group, founded in 1962, has been ranked sixth in the Saudi Arabian private sector's best working environments for the year 2020. The ranking is compiled by Great Place to Work, a leading global organization that evaluates work environments across more than 60 countries.
This achievement comes in recognition of Al-Dabbagh Group's efforts toward creating and fostering a positive working environment for all. Employees participated in a questionnaire on work-place satisfaction, and the company policies were also subject to an external review, both of which contributed to the resulting ranking.
Al-Dabbagh Group’s Head of Human Resources, Hayfa Abu-Zabibah has said that "this achievement is the result of the Group's unique culture, derived from the philosophy of Omnipreneurship, which embraces comprehensive leadership and is made up of three principles (Giving, Earning and Sustaining) five values (integrity, passion, respect, forward-thinking, teamwork) and ten golden rules. The principles, values and golden rules provide the framework that govern the Group’s ecosystem and culture.”
Hayfa added that receiving this award will only increase the Group’s motivation to further promote this ecosystem and continue efforts toward becoming a better place to work.