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Emaar Properties based in the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

, is a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) listed on the Dubai Financial Market
Dubai Financial Market
The Dubai Financial Market is a stock exchange located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded on March 26, 2000.There are about 57 companies listed on DFM, most of them are UAE-based companies and a few dual listings for companies based in other MENA region countries. Many companies allow...

. Established in 1997 with an initial paid-up capital of AED 1 bn, Emaar Properties is currently the Persian Gulf region's largest land and real estate developer. With over 60 companies, Emaar's activities include property investment and development, property management services, education, healthcare, retail and hospitality sectors, as well as investing in financial service providers. In 2007 the government of Dubai through the Investment Corporation of Dubai
Investment Corporation of Dubai
The Investment Corporation of Dubai is a sovereign wealth fund owned by the government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in May 2006 with the transfer of the government's portfolio of investments from The Department of Finance's Investment Division, its role is to supervise the...

 took a 32% equity stake in Emaar by exchanging land for 28 billion AED worth of stock.

In the UAE


With more than 14,000 homes, Emaar has several major real estate projects under various stages of development in Dubai. The company also owns and manages the Gold and Diamond Park.

Emaar started construction on its most ambitious project to date on 1998, the AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) Burj Khalifa Downtown development, which comprises the Burj Khalifa - the tallest tower in the world when completed in 2009, the Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops...

, Burj Khalifa Business Hub, The Lofts, The Old Town, The Old Town Island, Burj Khalifa Boulevard, The Residences
The Residences
The Residences is a complex of 18 residential towers in the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ten have been completed and eight more were under construction but have been canceled.-Completed:-Cancelled:...

, Burj Views, man-made lakes, landscaped parks and gardens.

Located in the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel and Residences Dubai includes 160 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and a spa covering more than 40,000 m². Above the hotel are 144 luxury residential apartments.

Emaar also owns several blocks of apartments in the Greens as well as villas in the Lakes which are rented to tenants. However, the Dubai Government's rent cap laws have fixed rents at up to 50% below the prevailing market level. In early 2007, Emaar contacted Greens rental tenants informing them that they had two weeks to agree to purchase their apartment at the market rate, or it would be sold on the open market . Despite initial denials by Emaar, a similar ultimatum was given to Lakes tenants shortly afterwards .

Labor issues


The UAE has a large population of expatriate construction workers, mainly from India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Pakistan, and the Philippines. With trade unions outlawed, the poor conditions and low wages have brought the UAE some unwelcome headlines. In Dubai, the Government has done much to guarantee limited rights to such workers, particularly with regard to ensuring that they are paid on time. However, from time to time labor disputes, strikes and protests do still occur. With laborers often on a daily wage of around US$8, and the land that Emaar builds its developments on being essentially free, the price of Dubai property seems to be somewhat disconnected from the fundamentals.
In July 2010 American businessman Lionel Lombard filed a $61 million dollar lawsuit against Emaar and its Chairman Mohamed Alabbar in a California federal court alleging he had been falsely imprisoned for 2 years and tortured in UAE prisons because he had spoken up on behalf of Emaar foreign workers and alleged Apartheid was being practiced by Emaar.

Joint ventures


The company has joint ventures and projects across the region covering Algeria
Algeria
Algeria , officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab...

, Bahrain
Bahrain
' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

, Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

, Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

, Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

, Syria
Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

, Tunisia
Tunisia
Tunisia , officially the Tunisian RepublicThe long name of Tunisia in other languages used in the country is: , is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area...

 and Turkey
Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

.

International projects include: Cairo Heights in Egypt; Boulder Hills, a leisure and residential community in Hyderabad, India; multiple resort projects in Morocco, including Amelkis II & III and Bahia Bay, residential golfing communities; Eighth Gate project in Damascus, the city’s first master planned community; and Lakeside in Istanbul.

In Saudi Arabia, Emaar is embarking on the creation of the AED 98 billion (US$26.6 billion) King Abdullah Economic City
King Abdullah Economic City
King Abdullah Economic City is a megaproject announced in 2005 by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia.-Overview:...

, a mixed use development covering 55 million square metres of greenfield land with a 35 km shoreline close to the port city of Jeddah.

Expansion plans


Emaar Properties announced plans to expand the retail sector with investments of over AED 15 billion (US$4 billion) to develop approximately 150 malls in the larger emerging markets of the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the Indian subcontinent.

While continuing to expand its core business of real estate development, Emaar has diversified into related business. Emaar owns and manages EMRILL, a joint venture with the UK-based Carillion which provides property and facilities management services. Emaar also holds 30% equity in Dubai Bank, focused on retail and commercial banking and is the majority shareholder in Amlak Finance, UAE’s leading Islamic home financing company.

However, the financial crisis and the unfavorable economic conditions make it unlikely that Emaar would go on in its previously announced expansion plans. Difficulties in access to financial resources, both in capital market and bank loans.

Chairman


Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development and Chairman, Emaar Properties, is a member of the Dubai Executive Council, the supreme government body with the mandate to synergise all growth initiatives in Dubai.

Alabbar is a founder member of the Arab Business Council, established by the World Economic Forum. Euromoney Magazine named him one of five prominent Arabs in only 50 global economy leaders, while Advertising Age selected him as one of the International Marketing Superstars of the Year (1996). Arabian Business magazine, in 2006, ranked Alabbar sixth among top 50 most influential Arabs.

A graduate in finance and business administration from Seattle University, USA (1981), Alabbar initially worked with the UAE Central Bank, before establishing his presence internationally with a five-year stint as Director and General Manager of the Dubai Government-owned Al Khaleej Investments in Singapore.

In 1982 Alabbar set up the Department of Economic Development
Department of Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development is one of nine departments of the Isle of Man Government. It was created on 1 April 2010, largely replacing the former Department of Trade and Industry as well as taking on the tourism function from the former Department of Tourism and Leisure and several...

 to create public policies to strengthen the trade and business segments of Dubai and encourage a culture of transparency. He also formulated the Dubai Quality Award and the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises
Dubai Summer Surprises
The Dubai Summer Surprises is an annual festival event that was launched in the summer of 1998 by the Dubai government in order to promote Dubai as a family holiday destination...

. Alabbar has served as Vice Chairman of Dubai Aluminium Company Ltd (DUBAL) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Alabbar spearheads Emaar’s international expansion into the emerging markets of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, India and Pakistan. A recent high-profile venture was the launch of the AED 97.7 billion (US$26.6 billion) King Abdullah Economic City, the single largest private sector investment in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

 . Emaar is fast-tracking a plan to diversify into sectors such as education, healthcare, finance, hospitality and retail . Alabbar also joined with Giorgio Armani to set up a chain of around 30 luxury hotels and resorts under the Armani brand name in key international cities – starting with Milan
Milan
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...

 and Dubai
Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

.

Alabbar is the Chairman of RSH Ltd., a Pan-Asian marketer, distributor and retailer for branded sports, golf
Golf
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

, active lifestyle and fashion
Fashion
Fashion, a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear, or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person...

 products with a turnover of AED 1.281 billion (US$348.86 million). He is also a joint venture partner with Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary in the Gulf International Investment Group (GIIG) for a range of projects in Asia and the Middle East.

Alabbar is the Chairman of the UAE Golf Association, and has been instrumental in putting Dubai on the global sports map through his involvement with the annual PGA-level Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament. He was named among the top ten golfing personalities in the world by Golf World. He is also Chairman of the Rashid Paediatric Centre, a charity organisation for children with special needs, and works closely with Arab NGOs to creating employment and develop small businesses.

The Dubai based newspaper 7days has recently been banned from Emaar properties after criticizing the Emaar board of directors .

Downtown Dubai


Downtown Dubai is Emaar's signature development project. It took a plot of 500 acre (2 km²) that was a former military camp (the nearest roundabout is still called "Defense Roundabout") and planned a complex of mostly residential and retail space, focused on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world. Immediately adjacent to the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops...

, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, and nearby are the Burj Residences (nine high-rise apartment towers), Old Tow Island and Old Town (two low-rise residential communities inspired by Dubai's original buildings). Other nearby residential complexes include Southridge, the Lofts, and the Burj Views.

Hotels in the area include the Address Dowtown and The Address Dubai Mall, both of which are managed by Emaar Hospitality, and the Al Manzil Hotel, the Qamardeen Hotel, and the Ramada Dubai. The Emaar Square is the only office commercial district, and is at the northern corner of Downtown.

Approximately 80% of the core buildings that make up the Downtown project were complete as of January 2010 when the Burj Khalifa opened. No other new buildings opened during 2010. As of the beginning of 2011, construction has begun on two new residential towers between the Dubai Mall and the Burj Views. The current Downtown has differentiated in many ways from the announced master plan, and a revised master plan has not been published.

Arabian Ranches
Arabian Ranches
Arabian Ranches is a residential project located on Emirates Road in Dubai. The project consists of different kinds of villas and townhouses...

 


This multi-billion dirham desert development is spread over thousands of acres and includes an 18-hole championship course designed by Ian Baker-Finch and Nicklaus Design, a polo ground and an equestrian centre. The development contains a variety of homes and landscaped areas (though the homes themselves must be landscaped by the owner).

Emirates Hills


Emirates Hills is a master planned community and allows nationals and foreigners to purchase land to build their own properties.

The Lakes


The Lakes is a residential suburb built around a lake and located near to the Emirates Golf club and Greens development. Initially the properties in The Lakes were only for rent, but in 2007 Emaar offered freehold titles to the properties, with first refusal granted to current tenants.

The Greens


The Greens has mid-rise apartment blocks. Recreational facilities include swimming pools, gymnasiums, children’s play areas and outdoor dining areas and a nearby retail centre.

The Meadows


This is a premium villa project offering double-storied villas of three to seven rooms, each surrounded by a garden and garage.

The Springs


The Springs is a waterfront villa development that is built around man-made lakes. First occupied in 2004, typically several villas share a communal pool area. Properties range from two to five bedroom townhouses. The majority of residents are western in outlook. The Springs is located close to The Greens, Lakes and Meadows.


Dubai Marina


A large man-made marina surrounded by tower blocks up to 60 stories high, and located midway between Dubai city and Jebel Ali port, close to Dubai Internet City, Media City and Knowledge Village.

Umm Al Quwain Marina


A master-planned waterfront community offering more than 9,000 homes to be spread over 1488 acres (6 km²). The 2,600 residential villas and 6,500 apartments will be either waterfront or beachfront. Some of the waterfront villas will be built on a large island with gated access. Smaller islands will offer luxury villas. The project will also have 1,200 resort and hotel rooms as well as parks, recreational areas, retail facilities, schools and community centers.

International projects


Emaar has joint ventures and projects across the region covering Algeria
Algeria
Algeria , officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab...

, Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

, Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

, Syria
Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

, Turkey
Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

 and Tunisia
Tunisia
Tunisia , officially the Tunisian RepublicThe long name of Tunisia in other languages used in the country is: , is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area...

.

Recently Emaar announced plans to expand the retail sector with investments of over US$4 billion to develop approximately 150 malls in the mega emerging markets of the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the Indian subcontinent.

Emaar has also made moves internationally with the acquisition of America’s “best builder” John Laing Homes for US$1 billion . The partnership with John Laing Homes is a reiteration of Emaar’s strategy of expanding its business on a global basis beyond Dubai.

In addition, Emaar has teamed up with Giorgio Armani to build and manage 10 Armani hotels and resorts across the world; an Armani hotel will feature in Emaar’s flagship Burj Khalifa tower and other locations will include Milan, London, Shanghai, New York and Tokyo.

In January 2006, the company announced plans to expand its investments into the education business within the MENA region and India. The initiative will involve the establishment of international schools in the MENA region and India offering education and an integrated curriculum for students ranging from kindergarten to tertiary levels. Emaar has already set up partnerships with internationally renowned education specialists and finalized the acquisition of existing institutions.

Emaar’s healthcare initiative, launched in March 2006, will initially be focused on the MENA and South Asia markets. Emaar’s plan involves the construction of hospitals, clinics and medical centres and investing in the provision of world-class healthcare services. With a total investment outlay of around US$5 billion over the next decade, Emaar aims to develop and manage around 100 hospitals each with 200-bed capacities and medical specialities in key centres. Emaar will provide the infrastructure as well as manage the administration and operations of the hospitals, clinics and medical centres .

King Abdullah Economic City
King Abdullah Economic City
King Abdullah Economic City is a megaproject announced in 2005 by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia.-Overview:...

 


Emaar is the master developer of this project and SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority), the apex body responsible for inward investments into the Kingdom, is the prime facilitator for the development and will act as the one-stop Government servicing centre for the City. The location of the City, north of the commercial hub of Jeddah, provides access from the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina.

The City will create six distinctive components: Seaport, Industrial District, Financial Island, Educational and Healthcare Zone, Resort, and Residential. Facilities within the City include a Grand Mosque, community centres, parks and recreational areas, shopping and commercial centres and schools. The project and its several components will create up to 500,000 employment opportunities in the various industries and service-oriented companies that will open in the City .

Emaar Middle East 


Emaar Middle East (“EME”), is a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Al Oula Real Estate Development Company. EME has embarked on the development of various high value projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Emaar Middle East Projects
- Jeddah Gate
- Khobar Lakes
- Emaar Residences at Fairmont Makkah in Abraj Al-Bait (via Manarat Al-Manzil)
- Um Al Quwain Marina

Jeddah Gate,Saudi Arabia 


Jeddah Gate is a master-planned mixed-use project spread over half a million sq m in Jeddah's new downtown. The SR 6 billion project will serve as a centre point for the city's new downtown.

Jeddah Gate has two key sites: The first is located along King Abdullah Road and has an area of 413,0000 m², and the second is located along Abdullah Al Suleiman Street and spread over 140,000 m². It is close to the main railroad linking the two Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina to Jeddah. In all, the project will have residential and serviced apartments; office space and gross leasable areas for retailers. The project is envisaged as a ‘Smart City’ with advanced telecom infrastructure that uses modern fibre optics technology.

The following phases were launched in Jeddah Gate:

Abraj Al Hilal, Design Architects: SB Architects

- 3 high rise residential towers ranging from 19 to 22 storeys

Burj Al Aamal

- The first business tower in “Jeddah Gate”

- 27 floor smart tower that offers luxury open office spaces for sale or rent

- Situated within the commercial center alongside King Abdullah Road, close to JCC, governmental organisations, major banks and Jeddah Islamic Port

Al Khobar Lakes,Saudi Arabia 


Al Khobar Lakes is an integrated master plan community with a development value of 4.6 SR billion that spreads over (2.643.84 m²). It has a prominent location as it is situated about 12 km to the east from the center of Al Khobar and 43 km (around 25 minutes) from King Fahd International Airport, at the interchange of two marked freeways, the southern freeway connecting Khobar with Dammam (Abqiq Dhahran Freeway) and the western Freeway connecting Khobar with Riyadh (Abu Hadriyah Freeway). The site is also about 25 km away from Bahrain Causeway.


Al Khobar Lakes is the first gated community available for sale as private villas; it comprises more than 2000 villas in a series of 9 villages with retail and leisure amenities. It also features 6 lakes with (80,000 m²) of serene water bodies that spread over the villages, with (104,208 m2) wide areas of greenery and parks.

Amelkis II


US$327 million joint venture with Emaar Properties and Onapar (part of the local ONA Group) for the creation of a luxury residential golfing complex in Marrakech
Marrakech
Marrakech or Marrakesh , known as the "Ochre city", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history...

. The development allows individual buyers to purchase plots of land and design and build their home.

Amelkis III


Further development of the complex in Marrakech luxury residential golfing.

Bahia Bay


US$1.2 billion joint venture residential golfing community project from Emaar Properties and ONA Group. Close to Casablanca
Casablanca
Casablanca is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Grand Casablanca region.Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It is also the biggest city in the Maghreb. The 2004 census recorded a population of 2,949,805 in the prefecture...

, the 5.3 km² development will combine an Emaar golfing community with a coastal location. Residential units will range from luxury villas and spacious semi-detached houses to townhouses and apartments with views overlooking the golf course and Atlantic Ocean. The development will also feature a beach hotel, golf hotel, beach clubs, equestrian facilities, retail and entertainment and a community and recreation centre. Located close to the Casablanca/Rabat coastal freeway, Bahia Bay is within easy reach of both major cities.

Oukaimeden


Part of a US$5.34 billion Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed VI, King of Morocco. Located in the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains is a mountain range across a northern stretch of Africa extending about through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The highest peak is Toubkal, with an elevation of in southwestern Morocco. The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert...

, Oukaimeden
Oukaimeden
Oukaïmeden is one of the premier skiing resorts on the African continent. It is located in Morocco, about 80 kilometres from Marrakech, in the Atlas mountains near Jebel Toubkal....

, the valley of four winds, will be the Middle East and Africa’s only golf and ski resort. In keeping with Berber
Berber people
Berbers are the indigenous peoples of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis, in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. Historically they spoke the Berber language or varieties of it, which together form a branch...

 design and architecture of the great Atlas Mountains, Oukaimeden village will combine commercial, office, retail, entertainment and dining amenities with a full range of residential options to choose from. 2,000 hotel rooms, more than 300 retail units and 25,000 square metres of business and conference facilities are planned.

Saphira


Part of a US$5.34 billion Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed VI. Situated on the City’s western side, the US$3.4 billion Saphira (Rabat
Rabat
Rabat , is the capital and third largest city of the Kingdom of Morocco with a population of approximately 650,000...

 Corniche) will become the leisure and tourism hub of Rabat City, one of the country’s most famous historic and cultural centres. Stretching along 11 km of coastline, covering 3.3 km² and comprising nine distinctive districts, Saphira will include a road network of tree-lined boulevards, an electric tram system, cycle-paths, parks and green spaces. At Saphira’s core will be the pedestrian, "Le Grand Souk", which will connect the old medina
Medina (disambiguation)
Medina in Saudi Arabia is the 2nd holiest city in Islam.Medina or Madinah may also refer to:- Place names :* Medina quarter, the old Arab or non-European quarter of a North African townAustralia* Medina, Western Australia, a suburb of Perth...

 with the new Medina Maris district.

Tinja


Part of a US$5.34 billion Memorandum of Understanding. Offering a mix of residential and commercial zones arranged around a marina, Tinja is located on the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about , it covers approximately 20% of the Earth's surface and about 26% of its water surface area...

 coastline. It has more than 670 residential units and over 600 hotel rooms as well as leisure clubs and facilities.

The Eighth Gate 


Eighth Gate is a joint venture between Emaar Properties and IGO, the offshore investment and property development company. The project is expected to be completed in 6 years. The US$500 million development in the Syrian capital Damascus will introduce the city’s first master planned community and will include mixed use residential, commercial and retail units. The project builds upon the ancient history of Damascus in its architectural style of ornately decorated buildings influenced by traditional Islamic design and pays homage to the city’s ancient roots. A signature tall gate marks the access to the main plaza.
Divided into three zones - the Commercial Centre, Waterfront and Residential - the development contains apartments as well as a classical style piazza, commercial tower, plaza and a retail mall inspired by the souks of Damascus as well as high street shopping experiences and al fresco dining out options.
Construction on Sales Centre to start at the end of June 2006 and is due to open early 2007. The Eighth Gate retail mall will be the biggest ever in Levant.
Eighth Gate office buildings will cover 1000000 sq ft (92,903 m²).
As part of the first phase, Eighth Gate will introduce more than 200 serviced apartments.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Syrian General Organization for Housing


On June 11, 2006, Emaar signed a MoU with the Syrian General Organization for Housing to float a new company that will initiate several socio-economic developmental projects in Syria. The incorporation rules for the new company and equity participation of Emaar and the Syrian General Organization for Housing will be decided soon; representation to the board of directors will be commensurate with the equity held.
Initially, the new company will roll out, in phases, affordable housing units at different locations across the country, targeting the middle-income segment. Several other socio-economic development projects are planned. The location of the new housing units will be finalized after the master plan and reclamation proposals are approved by the Syrian government. Other development projects will be initiated after social surveys and infrastructure assessment.

Marina Al Qussor


With a total investment of US$1.88 billion, Marina Al Qussor will develop Tunisia’s eastern coastline offering a series of environments ranging from natural lakes to golf landscapes and olive groves to the existing El Medfoun forest and sandy beaches. The 4.42 square kilometre Marina development is located within the county of Sousse towards the southern end of the Golfe de Hammamet and will offer a mix of living options and tourist attractions with a large Marina Village at its centre.
The architectural character of the development is based on numerous distinctive traditional Tunisian elements from building techniques to styles and materials. The development will include villas, townhouses and apartments located on the lakeside, beach, marina and quayside; six hotels ranging from luxury boutique to four star located on the beach and marina; leisure facilities with the marina, yacht club, beach clubs, spa resort, sports club, 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, driving range; and retail space located on the marina and quayside.

Lakeside


Lakeside project is a joint venture between Emaar Properties, and Atasay, Turkey’s largest gold jewellery exporter. It will be a landmark development valued at US$700 million in Istanbul, the cultural and commercial hub of Turkey . The project is located in the western part of Istanbul, just 20 kilometres from Atatürk International Airport and 50 minutes from the city centre, covering 1.7 million square metres. The development will introduce the master planned community concept to the ancient city and will include 600 luxury villas, recreational and social spaces for residents as well as a wide range of community amenities. The initial investment figure of US$700 million will be followed by a further US$5–10 billion over the next few years.
In addition to Lakeside, Emaar and Atasay are also currently focusing in identifying potential sites for shopping centres, commercial space and hotels developments.Emmar also planning to invest on new project around about US$15 billion dollars on the new big mall in turkey.

Uptown Cairo


US$4 billion development located at the highest point of downtown Cairo. A residential, commercial and recreation community being developed by Emaar Misr.
Stretching over the Mukattam suburb, the development will be a magnet for the capital’s trendsetters. Each of the Cairo Heights district’s seven communities will offer a variety of residential buildings ranging from low-rise on the hillside to medium rise – three to 22 storeys further down the slope. The borders of each village will be defined by interior loop roads, though they will be integrated into residential neighbourhoods with internal roads and pedestrian walkways linking the village centres.
The new district will include a central town centre, an owner’s private clubhouse, hotels, restaurants, cafes, schools, swimming pools, healthcare facilities, retail centres and mosques.

Marassi


Marassi is located on the Sidi Abdel Rahman bay on the Egyptian Mediterranean Coast, with a surface area of 1,544 acres or approximately 6.5 million meter square, and with an investment of EGP 10 billion. It is considered the largest tourist residential project in Egypt and the Arab region as a whole, with a 3 km coastline and a 600,000 meter square private beach.
The project features Armani designed villas, the first of its kind, in addition to seven different International hotels including the Sidi Abdel Rahman hotel, which is currently managed by Emaar Hospitality. Marassi also includes residential units of different sizes and designs as well as commercial units, and the project also features the biggest Yacht Marina in the region with an investment of EGP 1.5 Billion.

Mivida


Mivida is one of Emaar’s projects in Egypt, located in New Cairo 1.8 km away from the AUC new campus, and a 20 minute drive away from the Cairo Airport. Mivida was fully launched in 2009, with an investment of EGP 5.75 billion and a surface area of 3.8 million square meters. Mivida features 5,000 residential units designed by the finest international engineers and designers, and the project to be similar to the model of Santa Barbara in USA. The project also features a central park with a surface area of over 30 acres, in addition to 222 acres of small parks and landscape. Mivida also offers fully integrated facilities including sports clubs, commercial and shopping malls, international schools, medical health centers and luxurious hotels.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina or Maktabat al-Iskandarīyah is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria...

 


Waterfront redevelopment project for the Alexandrina Bibliotheca (Alexandria Library). Memorandum of Understanding signed between Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E., a subsidiary of the UAE-based Emaar Properties and Artoc Group for Investment and Development. Project components are to include conference and exhibition facilities, four- and five-star hotels, serviced apartments, exhibition space, office parks, museums and cultural buildings, aquarium and retail space. Emaar Misr given long-term lease for a period of 60 years to operate the project.

Memorandum of Understanding with Port Qasim Authority


In May 2006, Emaar signed a MoU with Pakistan’s Port Qasim Authority for mixed use land development in Karachi. The agreement was signed by Emaar Chairman Mohamed Ali Alabbar and Senator Babar Khan Ghauri, Minister for Ports & Shipping in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. The landmark development will consist of residential and commercial components, retail and leisure facilities besides hotels and lifestyle amenities including parks and water features. The development will also feature an 18-hole golf course that will house residences on its perimeter.

In September 2006, the government of Pakistan gave Emaar the go-ahead for a $43bn (£22.8bn) project to develop two island resorts in Bundal
Bundal Island
Bundal Island is a small island located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Bundal, pronounced Bhandar by local fishermen, is a twin island of Buddo and lies to its West. On Bundal Island the tomb of Muslim sufi Yusuf Shah is located. The annual urs of 'Yusuf Shah'...

 and Buddo Island
Buddo Island
Buddo Island is a small island located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Buddo Island is also known as Dingi by local fishermen. Buddo and Bundal Islands serve as a temporary port for local fishermen. They clean their nets and dry fish on these islands...

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Highlands and Canyon Views, Islamabad


Launched on May 31, 2006 as part of a US$2.4 billion investment in Pakistan by Emaar. With 1,500 acres (6 km²) between them the two Islamabad communities offer 9,000 single-family town homes and villas in a range of architectural styles with amenities including retail centres, community club houses, parks, lakes, schools and mosques. The Highlands development is located within the Defense Housing Authority Islamabad (DHAI) Phase 1 extension and Canyon Views is within the DHAI Phase 2 extension. Offering approximately 50 separate community districts with its own individual identity, a spectrum of architectural styles ranging from Mediterranean, Tuscan, Mughal, Arabic and Spanish, will be available. The master planners for the two projects are WATG, RNL and JZMK. Architects are Mazen N. Issa, Alexandra Hayes, Bassenian Lagoni and Saunders + Wiant Architects of Newport Beach. The projects are expected to be completed in the next four to five years.

Canyon Views Villas project is proposed to be completed by December 2008. The communities will be designed with facilities such as Swimming pools, gymnasium, sports amenities, and running track.

Crescent Bay, Karachi
Crescent Bay, Karachi
Crescent Bay is a development featuring high and mid-rise towers for residential and commercial use, a shopping centre and five-star beachfront hotel in Karachi, Pakistan. Launched on May 31, 2006 as part of a US$2.4 billion investment in Pakistan by Emaar properties...

 



Launched on May 31, 2006 as part of a US$2.4 billion investment in Pakistan by Emaar. Crescent Bay is a 108 acre (0.43706088 km²) development featuring high- and mid-rise towers for residential and commercial use, a shopping centre and five-star beachfront hotel. The towers will contain approximately 4,000 residential apartments. Crescent Bay is located within Karachi’s DHA Phase 8 and close to the DHA golf course.

Sheikh Zayed Center, Lahore


Sheikh Zayed Center Lahore will have 3 residential apartment buildings of 20-25 floors each, professionally managed by Hyatt
Hyatt
Hyatt Hotels Corporation , is an international operator of hotels.Hyatt Center is the headquarters for Hyatt corporation...

 Residency. The main tower will also host a 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel, the largest reception(marriage)/conference halls in the country, plus offices for Multi-National Companies and Large Local Private and Public Corporates. There will also be residential suites in the main tower, managed by Hyatt
Hyatt
Hyatt Hotels Corporation , is an international operator of hotels.Hyatt Center is the headquarters for Hyatt corporation...

 Residency. Also, parking space will be provided for over 4,000 cars and Zayed Centre will be connected to the Gaddafi Stadium Sports Complex by a covered, over-head bridge

Emaar-MGF 



In December 2005 Emaar and MGF Developments Limited of India announced India’s largest FDI in real estate amounting to over half a billion dollars for projects with a capital outlay of US$4 billion.
Projects are planned for Delhi, Punjab (particularly Mohali), Haryana (particularly Gurgaon), Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra and will include residential plots, town houses and villas along with convenient shopping, landscaped gardens, civic facilities and amenities. There is also provision for the opening of international standard offices and IT parks. In addition, Emaar MGF Land Limited has recently acquired prime locations to build seven star luxury hotels in Delhi and Kolkata. The joint venture will soon be announcing its plans for the Indian hospitality industry as it looks at investments in hotels over the next 3–5 years. The company plans an IPO soon; Income Tax Department had recently conducted searches (raids)in various premises of the company with a view to unearth undeclared income/ wealth but nothing much was discovered.

Boulder Hills Controversy


Located in Hyderabad, Emaar’s Boulder Hills Hyderabad development is a leisure and residential community featuring an 18-hole championship golf course, villa
Villa
A villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa, the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably. After the fall of the Roman Republic, villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity,...

s, apartment
Apartment
An apartment or flat is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building...

s, and a five star resort style hotel.
This property is in Land dispute for land acquisition, survey nos in the dispute is 27/3, 28/3 and more. Case is still pending in Supreme court. WP is filed in AP high court and the ownership of the land has been not adjudicated. APIIC
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd also known as APIIC is part of the Andhra Pradesh Government initiatives with the objective of providing industrial infrastructure through development of industrial areas....

 has been embroiled in a controversy over land acquisition for the Boulder Hills project and the eventual dilution of public stake from 26% to 4%, by drastically undervaluing the land in the project (see APIIC
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd also known as APIIC is part of the Andhra Pradesh Government initiatives with the objective of providing industrial infrastructure through development of industrial areas....

, 'EMAAR-MGF Controversy').

Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)


Opened in December 2005, the HICC is India’s largest convention facility. HICC was built by Cyberabad Convention Centre Private Limited (CCCPL), a joint venture between the Dubai-based Emaar Properties and the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC). Stretching across 15 acres (60,702.9 m²), the HICC is an integrated 291000 sq ft (27,034.8 m²). facility managed by Accor
Accor
Accor is Europe's leading hotel group , part of the CAC 40 index , and operates in over 90 countries. Headquartered in Courcouronnes, Essonne, France, near Évry, France, the group owns, operates and franchises 4,229 hotels ranging from economy to luxury on five continents .Previously, the group...

. Located next to the HICC is the Novotel
Novotel
Novotel is a mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group. Novotel has close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, situated in the business districts and tourist destinations of major international cities.-History:...

 Hyderabad hotel, which opened in May 2006. The 287-room business hotel has also been developed by Emaar, and is managed by Accor. HICC offers 4,000 seating capacity with an in-built flexibility to expand to 6,500 seats. The HICC, built at a cost of US$39 million and the Novotel Hyderabad at a cost of US$27 million together constitute a total project investment of US$66 million.
HICC is located adjacent to Hitec City
HITEC City
HITEC City stands for Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy City, a major technology township which is at the center of the information technology industry in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India....

, home to large national and international technology companies.

2010 Commonwealth Games Village


The controversial 2010 Commonwealth Games Village
2010 Commonwealth Games Village
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Village was the athletes' residence for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The village is spread over an area of 63.5 hectares .- Residential Zone :...

 was built by Emaar-MGF.Post-Commonwealth Games anti-corruption drive by confiscating the Rs.183-crore bank guarantee from Emaar-MGF, builders of the Games Village. Emaar-MGF, however, denied that the bank guarantee was confiscated. Action against Emaar-MGF came a day after the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) came out with findings of irregularities by the builder in the construction of the Village.

Lombok


Emaar’s Lombok project spread in over 1,200 hectares in Central Lombok
Lombok
Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east...

, West Nusa Tenggara
West Nusa Tenggara
West Nusa Tenggara is a province in south-central Indonesia. The province encompasses the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands, except for Bali as the Wallace line running the length of the Lombok Strait forms the western boundary of the province....

, Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

 and estimated cost US$600 million. It will have a 7 km natural waterfront, which will support a marina, apart from luxury residences and five-star resorts by Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton is a brand of luxury hotels and resorts with 75 properties located in major cities and resorts in 24 countries worldwide...

 and Armani. The Lombok resort is planned to have 4 hotels and resorts managed by 4 different label. The Ritz-Carlton will also have a golf course and retail amenities. The homes will employ tropical designs and low-rise architecture in tune with the surroundings. The development will start in April 2008.

Emaar also expressed their hopes to make a new city in Jakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, it is located on the northwest coast of Java, has an area of , and a population of 9,580,000. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre...

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Emaar's Jakarta Tower


Emaar Properties plans to build a tower in Jakarta, which would be the tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia, a presidential envoy says. Emaar is ready to build the tower, but currently they are finding the best place.

Emaar's Jakarta Tower is different with the on-hold GKBI Jakarta Tower
Jakarta Tower
The Jakarta Tower is a partly built tower in Jakarta, Indonesia. If completed, it will stand 558 m tall up to the antenna and would be the tallest freestanding tower in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta,work was initially started in 1997, but was halted by the Asian...

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America


Emaar Properties acquired John Laing Homes, the second largest privately held homebuilder in the U.S., creating one of the world’s largest real estate developers in residential homebuilding. The AED 3.856 billion (US$1.050 billion) cash transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and closed on June 1, 2006.
US homebuilder John Laing Homes - a subsidiary of Emaar Properties - has sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday (February 19, 2009)in the US Court for the District of Delaware, due to a sharp decline in home sales. The company listed assets of more than $1 billion (Dh3.678 billion) and debt of $500 million to $1 billion in Chapter 11 documents filed in the Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. John Laing Homes said in court documents that it is exiting operations in Colorado, Texas and Arizona and plans to focus on its flagship homebuilding and luxury units in Southern California.

On February 22, 2009 Emaar issued the following statement about John Laing Homes filing for bankruptcy:

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