Mohammed tours Cityscape Global 2013



UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the 12th edition of Cityscape Global exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre today.

Accompanied by Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Chief Executive of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Director General of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department (DTCM) Helal Saeed Al Marri, Sheikh Mohammed toured several pavilions at the event which is considered the region’s largest and most influential international real estate event.

Welcoming the exhibitors, Sheikh Mohammed began his tour with a visit to Dubai World Central pavilion where he was briefed on the integrated Al Maktoum Airport City project, one of its kind in the world. He was also briefed on the investment opportunities available at this city.

At the over AED 2 billion Dubai Water Canal project pavilion, the promising commercial and residential project, Sheikh Mohammed familiarised himself with the details of the project, before stopping at “Meraas Holding” pavilion where he was briefed by its chairman Abdullah Ahmad Al Habbai about AED6 billion Bluewaters project which includes a large leisure element, including the world’s largest Ferris wheel ” Dubai Eye”.

Sheikh Mohammed went on to visit pavilions of Dubai Properties Group and Emaar where he was received by Emaar Chairman Mohammed Al Abbar and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Properties Group Ahmed bin Bayat and other senior officials. He reviewed the key developmental projects implemented by Dubai Properties Group in Dubai in cooperation with Emaar, including the World’s Largest Man-Made Lagoon.

Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Chairman of the Board and CEO of Meydan Group Saeed Humaid Al Tayer about “District One” project located within the Mohammed Bin Rashid City, ‘Intisar Tower’ on Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Tayer also briefed Sheikh Mohammed about other projects being implemented by the Meydan Group including the ‘Heights’ and the ‘Diamond Business’.

He also reviewed ‘Dubai Creek Residence’ and ‘The Address Sky view’ projects being implemented by Emaar.

At Nakheel pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed about the first of its kind in the world  Night Souq project , being developed on Palm Deira. The souq includes around 1500 commercial outlets, 11km pathway, restaurants, resorts and other facilities.

Sheikh Mohammed also visited FalconCity pavilion where he was detailed by its chairman Salem Al Mossa  about The Pyramid’s Park real estate mega project being implemented near Sheikh Zayed Road at over AED 1.25 billion. He followed it with a visit to Abu Dhabi Saadiyyat Island pavilion.

At the Dubai Land Department pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by the Director General of the department Sultan bin Mejren on the investment map prepared by the department as an electronic guide for investors seeking investment opportunities in Dubai, before stopping at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) pavilion. He also visited Bloom Properties pavilion where he reviewed its various real estate projects the company implements in Abu Dhabi and other places in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed concluded his tour with a visit to Jumeirah Golf pavilion where he was briefed about the various projects implemented by the company.

Sheikh Mohammed hailed the developmental projects exhibited by local, Arab and international companies describing these projects as qualitative and distinct in terms of design, constituents and purposes as they provide high residential environment along with focus on tourism that has become one of the most important elements of attracting investors to the region.

Sheikh Mohammed also hoped that these projects will, once completed, contribute to boosting the local economy  so as to achieve the objectives of sustainable development  the UAE seels to achieve, provide job opportunities  and new investment opportunities for Arab and foreign investors who look at the UAE in general and Dubai in particular with confidence and satisfaction with feelings of assurance to the future of their investment and the future of the national and international economies through these promising  investment projects. More info