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2017

MarchEMAAR HOSPITALITY GROUP UNVEILS ‘ADDRESS BOULEVARD,’ A BRAND-NEW CITY LIFESTYLE RESORT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN DUBAI

03/03/2017

EMAAR HOSPITALITY GROUP UNVEILS ‘ADDRESS BOULEVARD,’ A BRAND-NEW CITY LIFESTYLE RESORT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN DUBAI

Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium luxury hotel brand of Emaar Hospitality Group, unveiled its new city lifestyle resort, Address Boulevard. It adds to Emaar Hospitality Group’s impressive and growing portfolio of luxury hospitality venues that have redefined the hotel industry and set new benchmarks in service standards. Address Boulevard has 196 spacious rooms including 116 spacious Deluxe Rooms, 44 Deluxe Club Rooms, 28 One-Bedroom Suites, seven Two-Bedroom Suites and a luxurious Presidential Suite offering spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. In addition, there are 532 serviced apartments including duplexes and two penthouses, with short-term guests at the residences also guaranteed access to the hotel’s facilities.

JanuaryDUBAI BRIGHTENS UP THE WORLD WITH DAZZLING NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SHOW BY EMAAR

01/01/2017

DUBAI BRIGHTENS UP THE WORLD WITH DAZZLING NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SHOW BY EMAAR

Dubai has once again mesmerised the world with a magnificent New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle by Emaar Properties, bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming in 2017 in resplendent style. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world joined the celebrations in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s mega-development in the heart of the city, centred around the iconic Burj Khalifa. The dazzling event reached billions more through live television feeds and a real-time experience via Twitter Live Stream.

2016

AprilEmaar Designs A Glittering New Skyline For Dubai With Compelling Tower At Dubai Creek Harbour

05/04/2016

Emaar Designs A Glittering New Skyline For Dubai With Compelling Tower At Dubai Creek Harbour

A glittering new icon will define Dubai’s skyline with Emaar Properties today unveiling the design elements and architectural features of a magnificent tower in the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour.
The Tower serves as the vibrant core of Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 sq km world-class masterplannned development that is two times the size of Downtown Dubai and located 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport. The waterfront development is centred off the Dubai Creek, the cradle of Dubai’s history and culture, and in close proximity to the Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary, protected under the UNESCO Ramsar Convention and home to over 67 species of water birds.

"This new iconic landmark further highlights the country’s ambition and futuristic vision and enhances our nation’s pride."

Mohamad Alabbar, Chairman

2015

MayBurj Khalifa Lifts Traverse A Moon-distance

05/05/2015

Burj Khalifa Lifts Traverse A Moon-distance

At The Top, Burj Khalifa has achieved a new milestone in its short history through its observation deck lifts which take guests to Level 124’s open-air platform. The advanced Otis lifts have covered 384,400 kilometres since the opening in 2010 which is the same distance from the earth to the moon! The towering Burj Khalifa holds seven Guinness World Records titles, including the title for the highest observatory deck in the world for At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, located on Level 148, an impressive 555 metres high.

MarchEmaar Foundation Launch

17/03/2015

Emaar Foundation Launch

Emaar Properties announced launching the group’s new apex entity Emaar Foundation to drive corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives both regionally and internationally. Emaar Foundation is fully aligned to the company’s brand values and its commitment to making a tangible contribution to support the underprivileged. Emaar’s CSR activities include supporting Dubai Cares, Dream for Future Africa Foundation & the United Nations.

“This is another historic milestone for Dubai, with a record 80 million visitors to The Dubai Mall in 2014. No other global tourist destination or even airports, which traditionally have the highest footfall, have achieved the significant visitor arrivals The Dubai Mall recorded."

Mohamad Alabbar, Chairman

JanuaryEmaar Launches Rove Hotels

14/01/2015

Emaar Launches Rove Hotels

Rove Hotels chain is a new joint venture for Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding developing an unmatched expression in a contemporary new mid-market lifestyle hotel brand. Rove Hotels is set to roll out in 10 properties across central locations in Dubai and the region by 2020.

JanuaryNew Year’s Eve Gala

01/01/2015

New Year’s Eve Gala

Dubai ushered in 2015 with the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacle by Emaar in Downtown Dubai. New Year’s Eve Gala brought a never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays. The 2015 Gala clinched for Emaar another Guinness World Record title for the ‘World’s Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

2014

DecemberEmaar launches Dubai Trolley in Downtown Dubai

11/12/2014

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley in Downtown Dubai

Emaar launches ‘Dubai Trolley,’ the region’s first hop-on hop-off transit system in Downtown Dubai. The world-class trolley tram system is set to be convenient and fun-oriented for Dubai residents and visitors . The all-new Dubai Trolley will add tremendous value to Downtown  by offering an attractive and eco-friendly commuting service within the world’s most prestigious square kilometre.

NovemberUnprecedented pageantry for UAE National Day

26/11/2014

Unprecedented pageantry for UAE National Day

Emaar Properties, the global property developer, marked the 43rd UAE National Day with unprecedented colourful pageantry ‘The Parade – Downtown Dubai.' The pageantry celebrated ‘The Spirit of the Union,’ the celebrated parade is one of the most-awaited and attended UAE National Day events held on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai; most prestigious square kilometre.

OctoberEmaar Properties and Dubai Holding launch Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons

27/10/2014

Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding launch Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons

Emaar and Dubai Holding unveiled ‘Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons;’an ambitious city of the future, located as part of the Mohammed bin Rashid City (MBR City). The master-planned city will feature state-of-the-art technology, integrated transportation systems, environmentally sustainable ecosystems and green open parks, Dubai Creek Harbour is spread over a land area of 6 million sq metres (over 1,482 acres).

OctoberLaunching ‘The Address Residence Istanbul’

24/10/2014

Launching ‘The Address Residence Istanbul’

Emaar Turkey announced the global launch of luxurious 5-star serviced apartments, ‘The Address Residence Istanbul;’ the first full-fledged hotel and serviced residence project of The Address Hotels + Resorts in an international market. The 197 serviced residences are overlooking the Marmara Sea, Princess Islands and Bosphorus Strait.

OctoberNew Guinness World Record for Burj Khalifa

14/10/2014

New Guinness World Record for Burj Khalifa

At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high, Dubai clinched its newest Guinness World Records title for The Hoghest Outdoor Observation Deck. Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Khalifa unveiled 'At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’a one-of-its-kind, must-experience journey for every individual to the highest man-made vantage point on earth.

OctoberEmaar Malls listed its shares on The Dubai Financial Market

02/10/2014

Emaar Malls listed its shares on The Dubai Financial Market

Emaar Malls listed and commenced trading on The Dubai Financial Market under the symbol “EMAARMALLS1".The shares of EM were priced at AED 2.90 per share, at the top end of the range, giving a market capitalisation for EM on listing of approximately AED 37.7 billion (US$10.3 billion).

SeptemberMr. Mohamed Alabbar wins "Life Achievement" Award

18/09/2014

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar wins "Life Achievement" Award

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, won ‘Lifetime Achievement’ honour at Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014. Mr. Alabbar received the award from Ms Arlene Foster, Britain’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, at a glittering ceremony that also recognised UAE’s industry leaders across diverse business sectors.

JuneDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo unveil King Croc

17/06/2014

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo unveil King Croc

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall unveiled its exciting addition, King Croc and his female companion which have come all the way from Australia. At 5m long and weighing over 750kg, King Croc became one of the world’s largest reptiles that took residence in the man-made natural habiat at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

JuneEmaar Malls Debuts "Sukuk"

11/06/2014

Emaar Malls Debuts "Sukuk"

Emaar Malls announced issuing inaugural of US$750 million “Sukuk.” Emaar Malls successfully priced a US$ 750mn 10-year RegS debut Sukuk with a profit rate of 4.564%, representing 182.5bps over US$ 10-year mid-swaps.

MayEmaar brings ‘lifestyle brand’ concept to boutique hotel segment

31/05/2014

Emaar brings ‘lifestyle brand’ concept to boutique hotel segment

A modern boutique hotel brand that celebrates authentic Arabesque design aesthetics and culinary flavours is the newest addition to the hotel portfolio of Emaar Hospitality Group. ‘Manzil’ is the fourth hotel brand under Emaar Hospitality Group, following the success of The Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Dubai Inn.
Defining a new niche in the market, the first property under the new brand will be Manzil Downtown Dubai (formerly Al Manzil), located directly opposite Souk Al Bahar.

MayLaunching Mixed-Use Project in Al Mamzar

13/05/2014

Launching Mixed-Use Project in Al Mamzar

Dubai Municipality and Emaar Properties signed MoU to develop a mixed-use beachfront development in Al Mamzar. The project's plan will expand to cover around  53-hectare (131-acre.) Among the components being considered for the project are Emaar's signature waterfront residences, serviced residences, retail amenities, fountains and water features, and water-themed leisure attractions.

We thank our shareholders for the opportunity to partner in our city’s amazing transformation into a global hub.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

AprilArmani Hotel Dubai Celebrates 4 Years

21/04/2014

Armani Hotel Dubai Celebrates 4 Years

Armani Hotel Dubai celebrated their 4th anniversary with a unique and delicious four-day global culinary campaign. Diners had the choice of award-winning Italian cuisine at Armani’s prestigious restaurants; Armani/Ristorante, Japanese flavours at Armani/Hashi, the best of regional Indian food at Armani/Amal, and European delights courtesy of Armani/Deli.

The proposed listing and distribution of funds as dividend underline our gratitude to shareholders.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

Amazeme complements Smart City initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid.

Maitha Al Dossari,Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Retail LLC

MarchEmaar Retail to manage ten-screen Reel Cinemas, The Beach

24/03/2014

Emaar Retail to manage ten-screen Reel Cinemas, The Beach

The newest entertainment destination in the city, the ten-screen Reel Cinemas, The Beach, opens. Managed by Emaar Retail LLC, the opulent new venue offers a distinctive cinema experience with a spectacular waterfront location along the shoreline of Dubai Marina.

Reel Cinemas, The Beach is an integral part of the aesthetically designed ‘The Beach’ lifestyle destination by Meraas Holding. The venue can host nearly 900 people and will have five 3D screens, featuring state-of-the-art projection and audio visual systems.

MarchEmaar hosts Dubai Festival of Lights in Downtown Dubai

22/03/2014

Emaar hosts Dubai Festival of Lights in Downtown Dubai

The first Dubai Festival of Lights, organised by Emaar Properties, in partnership with the City of Lyon's Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières de Lyon), in Downtown Dubai, offers a spellbinding experience for visitors with more than 30 spectacular lighting and artistic installations.

Using environment-friendly LED lighting, the artistic installations cover the alleyways and public spaces of the world’s most prestigious square kilometre on earth. The crowning glory of the ‘Dubai Festival of Lights’ is a specially commissioned piece by artist and fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, whose piece ‘Metropolis Mirage’ lights up the bridge at Souk Al Bahar.

MarchThe Dubai Mall is now home to 155-million year-old dinosaur fossil

18/03/2014

The Dubai Mall is now home to 155-million year-old dinosaur fossil

Emaar unveils its latest attraction, a colossal exhibit of the Late Jurassic Period dinosaur, Diplodocus longus, at The Dubai Mall. The prehistoric dinosaur stands at an impressive 24.4 metres long and 7.6 metres high. Nearly 90 per cent of the fossil’s bones are original, a unique feat in the history of paleontology, given that the only other Diplodocus longus skeleton finding featured only 30 per cent original bones.

MarchLaunching The Opera District and Dubai Opera

18/03/2014

Launching The Opera District and Dubai Opera

Emaar launched its most anticipated development, The Opera District and Dubai Opera as the centerpiece! The exciting plan includes signature luxury hotels, elegantly designed residential and serviced apartments, a retail plaza, waterfront promenades, recreational spaces and parks. 


Dubai Opera will be a technological masterpiece, featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and support systems to ensure an unmatched events experience; complete with a sky garden and rooftop restaurant. The Opera District is set opposite Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Burj Park, and The Dubai Fountain and will be accessible from Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.

MarchEmaar showcases iconic projects at MIPIM 2014

12/03/2014

Emaar showcases iconic projects at MIPIM 2014

Emaar Properties puts the spotlight on its advanced project development competencies and new projects in key international markets at MIPIM 2014, the world’s premium property event, held in Cannes, France.

The highlight of Emaar’s participation at MIPIM is a spectacular showcase of Downtown Dubai, the 500-acre mega development billed as ‘The Centre of Now’ and its different lifestyle components including Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain. Emaar also presents The Opera District, which is set to captivate visitors with its Dubai Opera, a 2000-seat multipurpose performing arts centre.

Emaar’s strong financial performance in 2013 is defined by the positive contribution of our projects to the economy.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

The upgraded rating reflects the strong financial fundamentals of the company.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

FebruaryDowntown Dubai hosts 6th Classic Car Festival

24/02/2014

Downtown Dubai hosts 6th Classic Car Festival

The sixth edition of the annual Emirates Classic Car Festival in Downtown Dubai features a wide range of classic cars and motorbikes that enthralled classic car lovers, automobile enthusiasts, motorcycle aficionados and the general public. This year, the event lines up 250 classic cars and motorbikes that date back as early as the 1920s to 1984. They are presented along the spectacular 3.5km Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the thoroughfare that encircles Downtown Dubai.

Emaar will bring its proven competencies in developing integrated communities.

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel

FebruaryAt the Top, Burj Khalifa welcomes 1.87 million visitors in 2013

18/02/2014

At the Top, Burj Khalifa welcomes 1.87 million visitors in 2013

At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace, defines its reputation as one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming over 1.87 million visitors in 2013.

Visitors to the observatory deck, located on Level 124 of Emaar Properties’ global icon Burj Khalifa, increase 13 per cent in 2013, up from 1.66 million visitors the previous year. International tourists accounted for over 50 per cent of all visitors to the leisure attraction.

FebruaryEmaar Retail wins ISO9001:2008 quality certification

06/02/2014

Emaar Retail wins ISO9001:2008 quality certification

Emaar Retail LLC, the provider of premium leisure and entertainment experiences, sets an industry milestone by achieving the prestigious ISO9001: 2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The certification covers all leisure assets of Emaar Retail at The Dubai Mall including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, SEGA Republic, Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas and KidZania®, and at Dubai Marina Mall – SEGA Republic Game Zone and Reel Cinemas.

JanuaryThe Dubai Mall welcomes 75 million visitors in 2013

12/01/2014

The Dubai Mall welcomes 75 million visitors in 2013

The Dubai Mall underlines its credentials as the world’s most-visited destination for the third consecutive year, welcoming over 75 million visitors in 2013. Following the impressive footfall of 54 million in 2011 and 65 million in 2012, The Dubai Mall records a 15 per cent growth in visitor numbers during 2013, with an average monthly footfall of 6.25 million.

The mall’s 1,200 plus retail outlets record a 26 per cent rise in sales during 2013 compared to the previous year. More than 50 percent of all luxury goods sold in Dubai were purchased at the mall, with its dedicated Fashion Avenue hosting the world’s largest collection of fashion brands under one roof.

2013

DecemberReel Cinemas celebrate nine million visitor milestone

29/12/2013

Reel Cinemas celebrate nine million visitor milestone

Reel Cinemas, managed by Emaar Retail in The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall, records an impressive nine million visitors as of end-2013. Marking four years since the opening of its flagship megaplex in The Dubai Mall, Reel Cinemas has redefined the cinema experience in Dubai and set new standards.

The 22-screen megaplex at The Dubai Mall, the largest of its kind in the region, welcomes over 2.6 million cine-goers in 2013, marking a solid 25 per cent growth in audience turnout year-on-year. Dubai’s first premier boutique cinema, the six-screen Reel Cinemas cineplex at Dubai Marina Mall, welcomes over one million visitors since its opening, including some 325,000 visitors in 2013.

DecemberEmaar, Dubai World Central announce joint venture to develop urban centre and golf destination

20/12/2013

Emaar, Dubai World Central announce joint venture to develop urban centre and golf destination

Emaar Properties signs a memorandum of understanding with Dubai World Central (DWC) to develop an integrated urban centre and golf destination in a prime location at Dubai World Central. It is one of the first key infrastructure development projects to be announced following the UAE’s winning of the World Expo 2020 hosting bid.

The development is spread over 13.63 million sq metres with the first phase to include a golf-course villa community, several hotels, a high-end shopping mall, leisure attractions, and a business hub that promotes youth entrepreneurship.

NovemberHH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed raises the UAE flag at the top of the Burj Khalifa

28/11/2013

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed raises the UAE flag at the top of the Burj Khalifa

Celebrating the success of the UAE in winning the global bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, raises the UAE national flag at the top of the spire of Burj Khalifa.

In an inspiring video that becomes an online sensation, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan is seen waving the national flag from the highest point of Burj Khalifa, a celebratory moment that also coincides with the UAE’s 42nd National Day celebrations.

NovemberEmaar celebrates Dubai Expo win with spectacular fireworks at Burj Khalifa

22/11/2013

Emaar celebrates Dubai Expo win with spectacular fireworks at Burj Khalifa

Emaar Properties marks the UAE’s triumphant World Expo 2020 bid with a spectacular fireworks display in Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa. The fireworks display is resplendent in blue and white - the colours used throughout Dubai’s bid campaign.

NovemberFree wi-fi for all visitors to Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

19/11/2013

Free wi-fi for all visitors to Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Visitors to Downtown Dubai can now enjoy free wireless connectivity across the entire 3.5 km long Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the bustling heart of the community. Emaar joins hands with du to offer visitors the free wi-fi connectivity. The initiative follows the ‘Smart City’ project announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

OctoberThe Dubai Mall hosts first Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

28/10/2013

The Dubai Mall hosts first Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

Welcoming over 400,000 visitors from around the world, Dubai hosts the inaugural Vogue Dubai Fashion Experience, a celebration of high fashion, held for the first time in the Middle East, at The Dubai Mall. Attended by the crème-de-la-crème of the world’s fashion industry, Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, is organised by Emaar Properties and Vogue Italia, and raises AED 5 million for Dubai Cares.

Over 250 global brands participate in the event, highlighting their latest collections. The highlight is a fashion show in The Dubai Mall, displaying the works of eight emerging designers.

OctoberLotus F1® driver Romain Grosjean scales new heights at Burj Khalifa

23/10/2013

Lotus F1® driver Romain Grosjean scales new heights at Burj Khalifa

Lotus F1® driver Romain Grosjean scales new heights in Dubai with a visit to the top of the spire of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Grosjean spends three hours climbing the spire of the iconic building, making him one of a handful of celebrities to achieve this phenomenal feat.

OctoberEmaar Erbil unveils Downtown Erbil mega-development

16/10/2013

Emaar Erbil unveils Downtown Erbil mega-development

Emaar Erbil unveils Downtown Erbil, the first-of-its-kind integrated lifestyle development in the city of Erbil in Kurdistan, Iraq. Creating a dynamic and inspiring new city centre, Downtown Erbil is spread over an area of 541,000 sq m (over 133 acres).
 
Celebrating the sterling reputation of being one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited townships, Erbil is today defined by a vibrant economy. Downtown Erbil will serve as a strong link between the city’s inspiring past and promising future.

OctoberDubai Holding and Emaar to develop waterfront community by Dubai Creek

12/10/2013

Dubai Holding and Emaar to develop waterfront community by Dubai Creek

Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties PJSC sign a joint venture agreement to develop a magnificent waterfront city that will define the ambitious new face of Dubai’s future, within Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR City).

A master-planned city for tomorrow’s youth, the project is spread over an area of 6 million sq metres (over 1,482 acres). Inspired and built by the banks of the Dubai Creek, the prestigious project will bridge modernity with tradition. At the heart of the project is The Dubai Twin Towers, a mixed-use iconic development that defines a new skyline for the city.

SeptemberEmaar becomes the ‘Official Partner of Lotus F1® Team’

27/09/2013

Emaar becomes the ‘Official Partner of Lotus F1® Team’

Emaar Properties joins forces with Lotus F1® Team as its ‘Official Partner.’ Emaar’s association with the world’s most widely followed motorsport, the Formula 1 Championship, is a strong demonstration of the company’s fast-expanding global brand imprint. The partnership with Lotus F1® Team marks Emaar’s first high-profile endorsement of the motor racing sport.  

AugustBaby penguins are born at The Dubai Mall’s Underwater Zoo

26/08/2013

Baby penguins are born at The Dubai Mall’s Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, one of the largest and most diverse aquariums in the world, announces the birth of a new baby Humboldt penguin to parents Rami and Circo. The arrival of the baby brings the total number of Humboldt Penguins at the aquarium to 17.

We are thankful to our customers and all stakeholders for their support to our strategy to create long-term value.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

JuneThe Dubai Mall announces expansion of Fashion Avenue by one million sq ft

30/06/2013

The Dubai Mall announces expansion of Fashion Avenue by one million sq ft

The massive expansion of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, begins as it moves to attract over 100 million annual visitors. With the first phase expansion by one million sq ft, the fashion portfolio of the mall will be further strengthened, enhancing the city’s high-end retail offerings.

The Fashion Avenue in The Dubai Mall will add new and personalised flagship stores of the world’s most renowned brands. Shoppers can experience the unparalleled ambience of strolling along foliage-rich walkways with water features, set on a strip lined by premium stores.

With Vida, we are creating a brand new concept in inspired living, and a new urban hub for the discerning traveler.

Mohamed Alabbar

JuneEmaar and Meraas Holding launch Dubai Inn value hotel chain

23/06/2013

Emaar and Meraas Holding launch Dubai Inn value hotel chain

Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding launch a new hotel brand, ‘Dubai Inn’ focused on the value segment. The hotels will be located in several locations around the city, further supporting the Dubai Tourism Vision 2020 announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

JuneEmaar Community Management wins US accreditation

19/06/2013

Emaar Community Management wins US accreditation

Emaar Community Management (ECM) receives the most prestigious accreditation from the US-based Community Associations Institute (CAI) by becoming an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®). ECM is now the first and only company outside the US to receive this accreditation.

The AAMC accreditation is the world’s only recognition awarded to companies that meet specific criteria in community management. ECM, one of the first licensed association management companies, is the largest provider of professional association and community management services in the UAE.

JuneEmaar and Meraas announce joint venture to develop Dubai Hills Estate in MBR City

13/06/2013

Emaar and Meraas announce joint venture to develop Dubai Hills Estate in MBR City

Meraas Holding, a leading Dubai-based development company, and Emaar Properties, announce a new joint venture to develop the master-planned community Dubai Hills Estate, the first phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR City).

Envisaged as the premium lifestyle community, Dubai Hills Estate will be set on prime land, spanning over 11 million sq metres, just a 10 minute drive from Downtown Dubai. The project will be a mixed use development with a series of unique neighbourhoods set around an 18-hole championship golf course.

MayEmaar launches new Vida Hotels and Resorts brand

17/05/2013

Emaar launches new Vida Hotels and Resorts brand

Emaar Hospitality Group launches Vida Hotels and Resorts for a new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers. As its name suggests, Vida, meaning ‘life’ in Spanish, embraces warmth, simplicity and youthful vitality, creating a stimulating environment for the younger business and leisure tourist who demands all the frills of modern luxury travel but none of the fuss. 

Billed as ‘an urban hub where inspiring minds stay, play and connect’, the first branded outlet in the novel hotel chain is in Downtown Dubai, offering 156 rooms and the last word in understated cool.

Performance backed by purpose and social responsibility will be our watchwords in our journey forward.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

FebruaryThe Dubai Mall welcomes over 65 million visitors in 2012

16/02/2013

The Dubai Mall welcomes over 65 million visitors in 2012

The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, sets a new global milestone by welcoming 65 million visitors in 2012, a rise of more than 20 percent compared to the previous year. Retail sales across the various outlets in the mall report a robust growth of 24 percent.

Underlining its credentials as the world’s most visited shopping and leisure destination, The Dubai Mall surpasses the annual visitor numbers to all leading shopping malls and leisure attractions in the world, highlighting Dubai’s eminent position as a global retail, tourism and business hub.

JanuaryEmaar Retail’s leisure attractions welcome over five million visitors

13/01/2013

Emaar Retail’s leisure attractions welcome over five million visitors

Emaar Retail LLC, the premium provider of leisure and entertainment, records 25 percent annual growth during 2012. The subsidiary’s outlets attract an impressive 5.2 million visitors during 2012, representing an increase of almost half a million visitors compared to 2011.

Our focus is on adding value for our stakeholders and creating self-sustaining business entities.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

JanuaryRecord 1.7 million visitors attend Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala

06/01/2013

Record 1.7 million visitors attend Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala

The iconic New Year’s Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai reaches an impressive milestone as one of the world’s most attended single events, attracting more than one million people with a 35-minute countdown celebration.

The event features an unparalleled display of colourful fireworks from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, set to a live performance by the Prague Philharmonic orchestra. The grand fireworks are followed by a dazzling water, fire and light show on Burj Lake.

2012

DecemberEmaar Community Management certified to ISO 50001:2011 and ISO 14001:2004

22/12/2012

Emaar Community Management certified to ISO 50001:2011 and ISO 14001:2004

Emaar Community Management earns two key certifications; the ISO 50001:2011 certification for its energy management system and the ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental management system. This adds to the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management systems the company had previously earned.

DecemberAir-conditioned travellator links Dubai Metro with Downtown Dubai

20/12/2012

Air-conditioned travellator links Dubai Metro with Downtown Dubai

Emaar opens an 820-metre long air-conditioned metro link that connects the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro Station with the iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai. The metro link has ten travellators with a central walkway for pedestrian use.

The travellators move at an average speed of 0.5 metres/second, starting at the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro station entrance and travelling through the Downtown Dubai development before connecting directly with The Dubai Mall. At its peak capacity, it can carry over 13,500 people per hour.

The new financing facility reiterates the strong market confidence in our development competencies.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

DecemberEmaar Middle East hands over homes in Abraj Al Hilal 1 in Jeddah Gate

12/12/2012

Emaar Middle East hands over homes in Abraj Al Hilal 1 in Jeddah Gate

Emaar Middle East hands over the first homes in Jeddah Gate at a special ceremony, which also marks the ground-breaking for Abraj Al Hilal 2, the next phase of residences.

OctoberEmaar Misr launches Emaar Square, a ‘city within the city,’ in Uptown Cairo

30/10/2012

Emaar Misr launches Emaar Square, a ‘city within the city,’ in Uptown Cairo

Emaar strengthens its international project portfolio with the launch of Emaar Square, a ‘city within a city’ development, within its flagship Uptown Cairo project in Egypt. Emaar Square will feature Egypt’s largest open mall, and an Address Hotel and serviced residences. It will also feature a spectacular boulevard, reminiscent of global landmarks such as Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Beverley Hills’ Rodeo Drive and Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The results underline our ability to provide long-term value to our stakeholders through strategic investments.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

OctoberEmaar signs MoU with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

17/10/2012

Emaar signs MoU with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Emaar signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) to launch a strategic collaboration for promoting greenhouse gas reductions in the various lifestyle communities of Emaar in Dubai. Emaar mandates DCCE to identify and explore projects that can result in energy savings and waste reduction across its residential and commercial projects in the city.

Emaar’s newest expansion to Kenya will further strengthen business exchange as well as boost the tourism sector.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

Emaar’s financial results reflect the growing strength of Dubai’s economy.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

JulyEmaar executes second US$500 million Sukuk; lists on NASDAQ Dubai

23/07/2012

Emaar executes second US$500 million Sukuk; lists on NASDAQ Dubai

Emaar raises US$500 million via the issuance of trust certificates with a maturity of seven years at a yield of 6.4%. The same month Emaar lists its US$500 million Sukuk on the NASDAQ Dubai, the region’s international exchange. The listing is the first by Emaar on NASDAQ Dubai and constitutes the second drawdown under the company’s recently updated US$ 2 billion Trust Certificate Issuance Programme.

JulyEmaar to manage Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels

23/07/2012

Emaar to manage Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties, acquires the management of Al Manzil (now Manzil Downtown Dubai) and Qamardeen (now Vida Downtown Dubai), two key hospitality assets located in Downtown Dubai. The two hotels were earlier managed by a third-party operator.

MarchHH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid launches The Opera District in Downtown Dubai

19/03/2012

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid launches The Opera District in Downtown Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announces the launch of The Opera District, a stylish cultural destination located in Downtown Dubai, and billed to be the UAE’s newest arts and cultural nerve-centre.

The Opera District aims to further strengthen the UAE’s emerging role as the cultural hub of the region, and builds on Dubai’s current repertoire of art galleries and globally acclaimed art showcases.

Our strategy is to increase the share of revenues from global operations and business subsidiaries.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

JanuaryThe Dubai Mall welcomes 54 million visitors in 2011

18/01/2012

The Dubai Mall welcomes 54 million visitors in 2011

The Dubai Mall marks a record-breaking year to become the world’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination, welcoming more than 54 million visitors in 2011. The number of visitors in 2011 is about 15% higher than the 47 million visitors in 2010. Retail sales across the various outlets in the mall also report robust growth at about 35% on average compared with 2010.

2011

DecemberDubai ushers in 2012 with a spectacular firework display at Burj Khalifa

31/12/2011

Dubai ushers in 2012 with a spectacular firework display at Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is awash with the colours of the UAE National flag as Dubai ushers in the New Year with a breathtaking display of fireworks. The Burj Khalifa is fully illuminated in shimmering white, red and green hues, to celebrate the UAE’s 40th National Day. The celebrations are broadcast live to over two billion homes globally, putting the spotlight on Dubai and Downtown Dubai.

It reflects the superior value Emaar has created for its stakeholders through its iconic developments.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

NovemberArmani Hotel Milano opens at palazzo at Via Manzoni 31 in Milan

27/11/2011

Armani Hotel Milano opens at palazzo at Via Manzoni 31 in Milan

Following the success of Armani Hotel Dubai, located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Milano opens. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, within the extraordinary palazzo at Via Manzoni 31, originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini. Inside the building’s austere and powerful exterior, Giorgio Armani has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to detail.

OctoberDawahi Development, a next-generation developer of ‘value housing’, is launched

28/10/2011

Dawahi Development, a next-generation developer of ‘value housing’, is launched

Emaar launches its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dawahi Development, a next-generation developer of ‘value housing’ projects within full-service community developments. Led by its vision to become the region’s leading developer of integrated communities, Dawahi Development will develop ‘value homes’ at attractive price points in key emerging markets across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, while also creating robust employment and business opportunities for the local population.

OctoberEmaar showcases its impressive gallery of Guinness World Records

22/10/2011

Emaar showcases its impressive gallery of Guinness World Records

Emaar Properties showcases its impressive gallery of Guinness World Records for the first time at a celebratory event at At.mosphere in Burj Khalifa. The records include the Tallest Building and Tallest Man-made Structure Ever for Burj Khalifa; Largest Shopping Centre for The Dubai Mall and Highest Restaurant from Ground Level for At.mosphere.

OctoberEmaar International Jordan hands over homes in Samarah Dead Sea Resort

13/10/2011

Emaar International Jordan hands over homes in Samarah Dead Sea Resort

Emaar International Jordan hosts a grand celebration to launch Building E in the Rift Apartments, the second phase of Samarah Dead Sea Resort. At the same ceremony, Emaar International Jordan hands over three residential complexes.

JuneEmaar Community Management wins ISO 9001: 2008 quality certification

04/06/2011

Emaar Community Management wins ISO 9001: 2008 quality certification

Emaar Community Management is certified to ISO 9001: 2008 certification for its quality management system, underscoring its adherence to best practices in community management.  With the recognition, Emaar Community Management becomes the first community and association management company in the region to be certified to the quality certification. The certification covers all departments of the company dealing with community and association management services including administrative, technical, and customer service operations.

King Abdullah Economic City complements Saudi Vision 2020 to promote economic diversification and create new jobs for Saudi nationals.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

MayAlabbar is nominated as a member of the International Awards Committee of CTBUH

26/05/2011

Alabbar is nominated as a member of the International Awards Committee of CTBUH

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, is selected as one of only six members in the International Awards Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognised source of information on tall buildings. Mr. Alabbar is the first Arab personality to serve on the prestigious committee since the inception of the Awards in 2002.

JanuaryAt.mosphere, towering at 442 metres on Level 122, welcomes guests

14/01/2011

At.mosphere, towering at 442 metres on Level 122, welcomes guests

The world’s highest restaurant opens in the world’s tallest building in Dubai. At.mosphere, envisaged as one of the finest luxury dining and lounge experiences in the world, towers over the city at 442 metres (1,350 ft) high on Level 122 of the Burj Khalifa.

Just two levels below ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa,’ the tower’s observatory deck, At.mosphere presents a unique dining concept that appeals to all epicureans – from  fine dining connoisseurs to lounge lovers.

This is a testament to investors’ demand for our value proposition and credit standing in the financial markets.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

2010

DecemberBurj Khalifa rings in 2011 with a spectacular fireworks display

31/12/2010

Burj Khalifa rings in 2011 with a spectacular fireworks display

Dubai welcomes the New Year with an unprecedented spectacle – the world’s highest fireworks at Burj Khalifa. The 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high Burj Khalifa is the centre of attention for a global audience as it marks New Year’s Eve with a spectacular laser-lights-fireworks show, broadcast live to over two billion people. Close to half a million Dubai residents and visitors witness the New Year’s Eve Gala from Burj Park, an island set on The Burj Lake opposite Burj Khalifa, and from several other vantage points across Downtown Dubai.

SeptemberEmaar’s convertible bond issue receives overwhelming investor demand

17/09/2010

Emaar’s convertible bond issue receives overwhelming investor demand

Emaar’s USD 500 million convertible bond issue receives an overwhelming response from global investors.  The base size of the offering is fully subscribed within an hour and the order book is closed within three hours. The issue was upsized from its initial US$375 million base size due to strong investor demand. The success of this offering is a clear endorsement by investors worldwide of Emaar’s strategy and financial discipline.

The certification highlights our expertise in offering quality managerial services to the Owners Associations.

Ahmad Matrooshi, MD

AprilEmaar International Jordan launches Mediterranean-style homes in Samarah

24/04/2010

Emaar International Jordan launches Mediterranean-style homes in Samarah

Emaar International Jordan launches a new collection of stylish Mediterranean styled apartments in Samarah Dead Sea Resort. The luxuriously finished one, two and three-bedroom homes overlook the Dead Sea.

AprilThe world’s first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences open in Burj Khalifa

23/04/2010

The world’s first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences open in Burj Khalifa

The world’s first Armani Hotel opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by fashion maestro Giorgio Armani and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.  With its landmark location inside the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the elegant Armani Hotel Dubai sets a new benchmark for the hospitality industry globally.

Occupying floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites, innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a serene spa.

KidZania® is the dream come true for children; they can choose from several real-life professions.

Arif Amiri, Chief Commercial Officer

JanuaryHH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid inaugurates Burj Khalifa

04/01/2010

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid inaugurates Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, is unveiled on January 4, 2010, to a crescendo of fireworks, lasers and fountain displays. A closely guarded secret, the official height of Burj Khalifa - 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) - is flashed onto a giant screen before an estimated crowd of more than 400,000.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world according to the three main criteria of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The CTBUH ranks the world’s tallest buildings based on ‘Height to Architectural Top,’ ‘Height to Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Tip.’

2009

NovemberEmaar Misr signs agreement for drinking and irrigation water in Uptown Cairo

09/11/2009

Emaar Misr signs agreement for drinking and irrigation water in Uptown Cairo

Emaar Misr signs an agreement with the Water Authority Company of Great Cairo to supply drinking and irrigation water in Uptown Cairo. A key component of the project is the distribution of irrigation water through an environment-friendly initiative that does not depend on the drinking water source. It is the first time this type of irrigation facility is used in a private development.

The Address Dubai Mall complements the emergence of The Dubai Mall as one of the most popular shopping destinations

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

August22-screen Reel Cinemas and SEGA Republic opens in The Dubai Mall

26/08/2009

22-screen Reel Cinemas and SEGA Republic opens in The Dubai Mall

Emaar Retail, the leisure and retail business of Emaar, opens SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park, and Reel Cinemas, a spectacular megaplex with 22 screens and seating for 2,800, in The Dubai Mall.

AugustEmaar underlines commitment to quality with ISO 9001: 2008 certification

16/08/2009

Emaar underlines commitment to quality with ISO 9001: 2008 certification

Strengthening the company’s journey towards excellence, Emaar Middle East, the subsidiary of Emaar Properties, receives the International Organization of Standardization’s ISO 9001:2008. Emaar Middle East’s operations were assessed for adherence to international quality standards; the alliances with contractors, consultants and service providers; productivity; team work; customer satisfaction and commitment to continuous improvement.

The MoU with Sanofi-Aventis is a reiteration of the multi-pronged investment options offered by King Abdullah Economic City.

Governor of SAGIA

MayHH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates The Dubai Mall

23/05/2009

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates The Dubai Mall

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, formally opens The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination.

The highlight of the opening ceremony is the unveiling of The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, which performs to the melody of an Emirati song, Sama Dubai. Replicating the graceful movements of Emirati dance forms, the performance of Sama Dubai is a tribute to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

FebruaryFirst Emirates Classic Car Festival is held in Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

04/02/2009

First Emirates Classic Car Festival is held in Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Its celebration time for classic car enthusiasts at Downtown Dubai as Emaar hosts the Emirates Classic Car Festival on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. The event presents a veritable showcase of the finest vehicles from the past that continue to enthrall motor-vehicle enthusiasts.

2008

DecemberWith 390,000 sq ft of leasable area, Dubai Marina Mall opens doors

25/12/2008

With 390,000 sq ft of leasable area, Dubai Marina Mall opens doors

Dubai Marina Mall, developed by Emaar Malls Group, offers a comprehensive retail mix of high street fashion brands, boutiques, al fresco waterfront dining, and entertainment options. The mall is home to over 140 stores, spread over 390,000 sq ft of gross leasable space. The mall also features SEGA Republic Game Zone and the six-screen premium boutique Reel Cinemas.

NovemberEmaar launches Dubai Marina Yacht Club

29/11/2008

Emaar launches Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Built as a centre point of Emaar’s Dubai Marina development, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC) is set in the heart of new Dubai and has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most popular private yacht clubs in the region.

The purpose-built clubhouse forms the centrepiece of four distinctive marinas. Set along the length of a remarkable 3.5km canal, the marinas provide sheltered berthing for over 500 yachts in an unrivalled setting.

The Dubai Mall will address retail needs of over two billion people in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

OctoberThe Address Downtown Dubai opens its doors to a new hospitality experience

19/10/2008

The Address Downtown Dubai opens its doors to a new hospitality experience

The 63-storey Address Downtown Dubai offers sweeping city views across Emaar’s flagship Downtown Dubai. The post-modern architectural splendour of The Address Downtown Dubai is reminiscent of the art deco era while the award-winning interior design takes its inspiration from the regional landscapes.

JuneEmaar unveils plans to build water, light and music spectacle in Burj Lake

28/06/2008

Emaar unveils plans to build water, light and music spectacle in Burj Lake

Named The Dubai Fountain, following a competition for the public, the water, light and music spectacle is a must-visit attraction in Downtown Dubai. At over 900-ft in length – equivalent to over two football pitches – The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies.

MayEmaar Hospitality Group launches The Address Hotels + Resorts

12/05/2008

Emaar Hospitality Group launches The Address Hotels + Resorts

Defined by its attention to location, service, and tangible guest benefits, The Address Hotels + Resorts provides a hotel experience like no other. Properties include its flagship The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Dubai Marina, The Palace Downtown Dubai, and The Address Montgomerie Dubai.

AprilEmaar.E.C signs MoU with GEMS to establish schools in KAEC

23/04/2008

Emaar.E.C signs MoU with GEMS to establish schools in KAEC

The World Academy - King Abdullah Economic City, a GEMS Global Network School, engages students in education for life built upon the highest standards of the American/international curriculum. The World Academy is at the centre of the KAEC community, providing families with a friendly, healthy environment and welcoming parents and students alike.

AprilBurj Khalifa is the world’s tallest man-made structure at 629 metres high

16/04/2008

Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest man-made structure at 629 metres high

Burj Khalifa surpasses the height of the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, to become the world’s tallest man-made structure. Emaar’s iconic development is now 629 metres (2,063.6 ft) high while KVLY-TV, which had held the record for the world’s tallest supported structure since 1963, has a height of 628.8 metres (2,063 ft).

JanuaryEMAL International to establish aluminium smelter complex in KAEC

02/01/2008

EMAL International to establish aluminium smelter complex in KAEC

Emaar, The Economic City and EMAL International sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a greenfield aluminium smelter complex in King Abdullah Economic City. The aluminium smelter complex will be among the largest such facilities in the region, and will also drive downstream industrial investment to KAEC, creating a dynamic industrial investment hub.

2007

OctoberEmaar Middle East unveils first phase of Jeddah Gate

29/10/2007

Emaar Middle East unveils first phase of Jeddah Gate

Developed by Emaar Middle East, Jeddah Gate is located on a 400,000 sq m plot of land in Jeddah's new downtown. Emaar has now handed over homes in the first residential project, Abraj Al Hilal 1. A second residential cluster, Abraj Al Hilal 2 has been launched to strong investor response. Abraj Al Hilal 2 features one to four bedroom apartments, which offer maximum comfort and privacy with double-glazed windows and the finest interiors and fixtures.

This architectural master-piece is an inspirational human achievement that celebrates the ‘can do’ mindset of Dubai.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

JulyAt 512.1 metres, Burj Khalifa becomes the world’s tallest building

30/07/2007

At 512.1 metres, Burj Khalifa becomes the world’s tallest building

At 512.1 metres (1,680 ft), Burj Khalifa has become the tallest building in the world. The tower is taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which had held the tallest-building-in-the-world title since it opened in 2004.

During its construction, Burj Khalifa left behind several skyscrapers that previously defined tall tower architecture around the world, such as Petronas Towers in Malaysia (452 metres, 1,483 ft); Sears Tower, Chicago (442 metres, 1,451 ft); Jin Mao Building, Shanghai (421 metres, 1,381 ft) and Empire State Building, New York (381 metres, 1,250 ft). 

JulyEmaar debuts on FT Global 500 ranking, a sterling achievement

27/07/2007

Emaar debuts on FT Global 500 ranking, a sterling achievement

Emaar highlighted its international growth and stature by debuting on the 11th FT Global 500 ranking issued by the London-based Financial Times. The ranking provides an annual snapshot of the world’s largest companies.
Emaar was one of only two UAE companies to be ranked on FT Global 500, which included only listed companies with a minimum of 15 per cent equity floated on a bourse.

The rebuilding will serve as a model for a disaster-safe, economical, sanitary and efficient construction strategy.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

Egypt is a key market for Emaar, and our projects will energise the local economy and create more jobs for Egyptians.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

MarchBurj Khalifa becomes the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe

13/03/2007

Burj Khalifa becomes the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe

Burj Khalifa, the iconic super-tower of Emaar Properties, becomes the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe. At 110 levels and 380 metres high, Burj Khalifa shares the honour of having the largest number of floors in any building in the world, alongside Sears Tower in Chicago. At its current height, the tower is also the world’s ninth tallest building, and is on schedule to become the world’s tallest. 

2006

The listing enhances our responsibility to the Saudi people; we are grateful to them for the support to Emaar.E.C.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

OctoberKing Abdullah Economic City quadruples area to 168 million sq m

26/10/2006

King Abdullah Economic City quadruples area to 168 million sq m

Today, KAEC is an ideal destination for families who can make full use of the naturally preserved coastline. Al Murooj, an elite community on the shores of the Red Sea, is the most exclusive district in KAEC while Al Talah Gardens is designed for young, family-friendly living.

The ISO 9001:2000 marks the first time a property developer of its size, scale and scope has won the stamp of quality.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi,MD

AugustEmaar wins land to develop Marassi, a 1,544-acre tourist resort project

24/08/2006

Emaar wins land to develop Marassi, a 1,544-acre tourist resort project

Located on two of Egypt’s favourite beaches, Sidi Abdel Rahman and Alamein, Marassi features seven lifestyle districts, each with distinctive identities.

A true Mediterranean destination, Marassi is accessible from the Burj El Arab and El Alamein airports, both of which offer direct connections to major European cities. The resort will feature up to 3,000 hotel rooms, a marina, golf course, and healthcare facilities.

It gives us great pride to invest in Turner's excellent reputation and achievements in this part of the world.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

The Novotel Hyderabad offers a state-of-the-art destination with an adjacent premier convention facility.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

MarchEmaar launches Tuscan Valley Houses in Turkey

20/03/2006

Emaar launches Tuscan Valley Houses in Turkey

Inspired by Tuscan architecture and enriched with magnificent views of Büyükçekmece Lake and Marmara Sea, Tuscan Valley is home to 493 luxury villas, apartments and townhouses. 
Tuscan Valley is located in the western part of Istanbul, just 20 km from Ataturk International Airport and 50 minutes from the city centre. The project, which will be completed in four phases, reflects an authentic Tuscan experience, from its design, texture and flavour to its culture.

MarchEmaar pioneers integrated lifestyle communities in Pakistan

13/03/2006

Emaar pioneers integrated lifestyle communities in Pakistan

Emaar has launched two master-planned communities in Pakistan: Canyon Views in Islamabad and Crescent Bay in Karachi.

Canon Views is an exclusive gated community that combines exceptional architecture with the finest leisure facilities. The development offers luxury single-family Alma townhomes and Mirador villas in a range of architectural styles with easy access to amenities including retail, community clubhouses, parks, school, and mosques.

Crescent Bay, a 108-acre complex in Karachi, is home to an exclusive range of high and mid-rise residential towers and offices, a shopping centre and five-star beach hotel.

2005

DecemberEmaar, The Economic City launches King Abdullah Economic City

27/12/2005

Emaar, The Economic City launches King Abdullah Economic City

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has defined its credentials in the past few years as a major social and economic growth driver in the Kingdom. Developed by Emaar, The Economic City, the 168 million sq m development on the Red Sea coast, energises the economy through diverse components including a port, industrial zone, and residential projects.

On track to be home to two million people and investment projects worth a total of US$100 billion, KAEC complements the goals of SAGIA and the Economic Cities Authority. The opening of the King Abdullah Port (KAP) establishes KAEC as a regional shipping hub.

DecemberEmaar and MGF Developments Ltd of India join hands

22/12/2005

Emaar and MGF Developments Ltd of India join hands

Emaar MGF Land Private Limited, a joint venture of Emaar Properties and MGF Developments Limited of India, announce India’s largest real estate foreign direct investment deal. With a pan-India presence and operations spanning all key segments of the Indian real estate industry, Emaar MGF’s focus is on developing residential projects in Delhi and the NCR, Mohali, Hyderabad, Chennai and other key Indian cities.

OctoberEmaar launches The Eighth Gate in Syria

02/10/2005

Emaar launches The Eighth Gate in Syria

The Eighth Gate, a master-planned community developed by Emaar Syria in association with IGO, features three distinct zones; commercial centre, waterfront and touristic area.

The Eighth Gate is home to residential apartments as well as a classic-style piazza, commercial tower, plaza, a shopping mall inspired by the souks of Damascus, high street shopping experiences, and al fresco dining options.

AugustEmaar unveils Uptown Cairo, its flagship project in Egypt

20/08/2005

Emaar unveils Uptown Cairo, its flagship project in Egypt

Uptown Cairo is Emaar Misr’s flagship project in Egypt located at the highest point of downtown Cairo, some 200 m above sea leave. The integrated development, which features residential, commercial and leisure attractions, is set over 4.5 million sq m, and will include a business park, town centre, malls, resorts, spa, sports and leisure facilities, a world-class golf course, and a variety of residential villages.

Within Uptown Cairo is Emaar Square, home to Egypt’s largest open mall and an Address Hotel and serviced residences. A residential neighbourhood, nestled on the outskirts, will feature 1,200 luxurious new homes, set among beautiful gardens.

Umm Al Quwain Marina is an integral part of the emirate’s developmental plans.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi,MD

MayEmaar and Giorgio Armani S.p.A ink deal to open luxury hotels in key cities

12/05/2005

Emaar and Giorgio Armani S.p.A ink deal to open luxury hotels in key cities

Armani Hotels & Resorts brings together the impeccable taste of fashion legend Giorgio Armani and the developmental expertise of Emaar Properties.

The Emaar-Giorgio Armani partnership is truly global in nature. Emaar, one of the world’s leading integrated lifestyle developers, and Giorgio Armani, one of the world’s leading fashion icons, together create a brand and a product that is unsurpassed in innovative design, style, form and function.

The first Armani Hotel is located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by Emaar Properties, while a second property, Armani Hotel Milano, is located in Italy.  

FebruaryEstablishes Emaar Industries & Investments to support manufacturing

10/02/2005

Establishes Emaar Industries & Investments to support manufacturing

Emaar Industries & Investments is dedicated to investing in sustainable companies and projects that are economically beneficial and commercially sound. EII focuses on capitalising on the potential of the fastest growing sectors in the region including building materials, chemical and petrochemical products, FMCG, healthcare, metals, engineering industries including equipment and machinery, electronics and electrical equipment.

2004

JanuaryEmaar launches 500-acre Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development

26/01/2004

Emaar launches 500-acre Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development

Billed as the world’s most prestigious square kilometre and ’The Centre of Now,’ Downtown Dubai is a mixed-use 500-acre development featuring world-class commercial, residential, hotel, entertainment, shopping and leisure components set in open green spaces dotted with lakes and other water features.

At its centre is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Downtown Dubai adds to Dubai a vibrant retail and leisure component with The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. Another major attraction is The Dubai Fountain, a captivating musical water spectacle.

JanuaryEmaar unveils its new corporate identity, featuring the rising sun

16/01/2004

Emaar unveils its new corporate identity, featuring the rising sun

Highlighting its vision of ‘Shaping the Future. Today,’ Emaar launches its new corporate identity to reflect the breadth of the company's ambitions and the scale of its achievements.

The logo depicts shafts of sunlight emerging over desert hills, underlining the company's expanding global reach while exuding strength that is Emaar’s hallmark. Three-dimensional rays of light portray a strong focused corporation while the colours communicate a mature orientation.

2003

NovemberEmaar launches The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping destination

26/11/2003

Emaar launches The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping destination

With 1,200 retail outlets, The Dubai Mall, Emaar’s flagship mall, is the world’s most visited shopping and entertainment destination. The Fashion Avenue, a 440,000 sq ft fashion precinct in the mall, positions Dubai as a global fashion capital while other niche components, such as The Souk and The Village, further add to the retail offering.

The Dubai Mall features Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo with thousands of aquatic animals; KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft high adrenaline indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink.

Burj Khalifa embodies Dubai’s determination to be a truly world city and a positive symbol of the whole Arab world.

Mohamed Alabbar,Chairman

2002

DecemberEmaar launches Arabian Ranches, a desert-themed development set over 1,650 acres

23/12/2002

Emaar launches Arabian Ranches, a desert-themed development set over 1,650 acres

One of Dubai’s most sought-after residential communities, Arabian Ranches redefines villa living. This truly integrated community, which is also home to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, features 4,000 villas in distinct neighbourhoods.

Arabian Ranches is currently being expanded with several new villa communities launched to strong investor response. Arabian Ranches is located near Global Village, the vibrant tourism and entertainment destination. 

2001

MayGold & Diamond Park marks a new chapter in Dubai’s jewellery retail scene

23/05/2001

Gold & Diamond Park marks a new chapter in Dubai’s jewellery retail scene

The Gold & Diamond Park is the destination of choice for the jewellery industry. Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the Gold & Diamond Park is a must-see for discerning shoppers and tourists. The specialty mall, created to support Dubai’s reputation as a leading gold and diamond trading hub, is home to over 90 leading retailers, 120 manufacturing blocks, and 350 commercial offices.

2000

JulyEmaar lists on Dubai Financial Market

11/07/2000

Emaar lists on Dubai Financial Market

Emaar becomes one of the first companies to list on the newly established Dubai Financial Market, opening its shares to foreign investors

AprilEmaar launches Dubai Marina, a magnificent waterfront development

18/04/2000

Emaar launches Dubai Marina, a magnificent waterfront development

Offering Riviera-style living in a modern aesthetic setting, Dubai Marina by Emaar is one of the first and largest of its kind waterfront developments in the region. With a total development area of 50 million sq ft, Dubai Marina features a 3.5 km canal offering access to the sea from both ends.

Dubai Marina is home to several high-rises with luxury apartments as well as villas set against the backdrop of the marina. With yachts moored along the marina and some of the city’s best dining, entertainment and leisure facilities, Dubai Marina is the first choice for the stylish and sophisticated.

1999

JuneEmaar launches Emirates Hills, a breathtaking master-planned community

21/06/1999

Emaar launches Emirates Hills, a breathtaking master-planned community

Today, Emirates Hills is an unrivalled master-planned community that underlines Emaar’s credentials in world-class project development.
A truly world-class development overlooking the green fairways of The Montgomerie Dubai, an 18-hole championship golf course, Emirates Hills features a harmonious balance of well-appointed villas. These are set in elegant private neighbourhoods highlighted by lush green landscaping, making it one of the most desirable residential communities in an inimitable setting.

1998

MayEmaar marks 1:1 rights issue

11/05/1998

Emaar marks 1:1 rights issue

Emaar’s shareholders, more than 180,000 UAE nationals as of 1998, decide on a two-step capital increase through a 1:1 rights issue, and an extra preferential issue of 65 million shares allocated to the Government of Dubai. The subscription is successful, with shareholders subscribing more than 2.5 billion dirhams to buy the 100 million shares on offer.

1997

When we founded our company, our mission was to ‘shape the future.’ We were a small team but we had big ambitions.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman

JuneDubai-Based Emaar Properties is Established

16/06/1997

Dubai-Based Emaar Properties is Established

With its vision of ‘Shaping the Future. Today,’ Emaar Properties is established by a group of entrepreneurs led by Mr. Mohamed Alabbar. Focused on developing premium real estate projects, Emaar pioneers the concept of integrated master-planned communities in Dubai.

Bringing a sense of belonging to residents, Emaar’s development approach has transformed the physical landscape of Dubai. The company is now a diversified business entity with strong competencies in shopping malls and hospitality, and has a significant presence in several high-growth international markets, delivering world-class homes, residences, malls and hotels, and providing premium lifestyles to the people.

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