The first keynote presentation was given by Mr. Ahmad Abderazaq, the Executive Vice President and Head of High-rise and Complex Building Division at Samsung C&T Corporation, who was involved since the early stages of the design of the Burj Khalifa during his tenure at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, a civil engineering consulting firm in Chicago, as well as during the construction of the Burj. Mr. Abderazaq shared his experience with regard to the construction and operation of the skyscraper.
Emaar Properties PJSC, the global property developer of iconic projects, reported a net operating profit of Dhs1.249bn ($340m) in the first nine months (January to September) of 2011. Revenue for the first nine months this year reached Dhs5.873bn ($1.599bn).
With the most prestigious hotel brands establishing their presence in the Emirates, Sarya Group LLC, exclusive retailer and agent to Dammann Freres and Canasuc in the Middle East has partnered with elite brands such as the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Armani Hotel; the Address Hotels; Khalydia Palace Rayhaan Hotel; Royal Mirage Hotel; and even the 7-star Royal Mansour - Marrakech in Morocco to provide them with these royal products.
Souk Al Bahar, the dining, leisure, and shopping destination with Arabesque architectural features located at The Old Town in Downtown Dubai, and a key mall development by Emaar Malls Group, is marking the Holy Month of Ramadan with the 'Art of Calligraphy' exhibition.
The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the UAE, including the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, Emirates Palace Hotel, the Grand Mosque, Qasr El Sarab resort, Atlantis - The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Ferrari World as well as the Dubai International Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Visitors to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall can now learn more about the awe-inspiring world of aquatic animals with behind the scenes tours and daily animal feeding presentations.
If 2010 was a tough 12 months for Arabtec shareholders, then 2011 has begun on a disconcertingly familiar note. On January 11 the Dubai-based construction giant - which worked on the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa - announced that it was planning a rights issue as well as a $150m, five-year convertible bond. The news saw Arabtec stock drop almost 7% in the two days after the announcement, on fears of earnings-per-share and stock dilution.
Over 150 key decision makers from the construction sector gathered to discuss tall building projects at the Tall Building India summit last month with a view to share state-of-the-art structural engineering, the role of constructing vertically, planning for a rapidly expanding population, sustainable solutions and best-practice project management strategies.
The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the region, including the Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa, Qasr El Sarab resort, Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, the Emirates Palace Hotel, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai International Airport's Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
The iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai, described as 'The Centre of Now,' can now be accessed by visitors with a new convenient addition - the luxury Trolley Buses. Emaar Malls Group, the shopping malls and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has introduced air-conditioned Trolley Buses, each with a capacity of 25 passengers to enhance the ease of access for visitors to Downtown Dubai.