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MAF Properties aims to double its business to $12 billion by 2018 (Image: Gulf Business)
August 27, 2014 - 07:29 GMT
Majid Al Futtaim Properties' success is continuing to grow with 17 operational malls across the MENA region. CEO George Kostas talks about how he runs the company so successfully.

June 9, 2014

The real estate registration fee in Dubai remains among the lowest worldwide.
20:55 GMT

A complaint has been lodged against a real estate firm for allegedly taking a slice out of transaction fees being collected for the government by doubling the charge to clients.

Abdulla Al Mehshadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties
11:49 GMT
(press release)

Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, Qatar’s leading real estate developer, has won the award for Best Retail Project for its flagship development Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD).

June 5, 2014

Housing Minister Uri Ariel said after the tenders were published, "This step is the appropriate Zionist response to the Palestinian terror government. I believe this round of marketing is just the beginning."
12:06 GMT

After months of a construction freeze over the green line, the Ministry of Construction and Housing has published tenders for 1,500 new homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Dubai Properties
09:44 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Properties (DP), announced that sales of the latest premium villa offering at its Mudon development in DUBAILAND received a strong response from investors.

June 4, 2014

During the event
12:19 GMT
(press release)

TASWEEK has announced the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for the upcoming ‘Smart Living City (SLC) Dubai 2014’ exhibition.

Bayut board on Bridge
06:04 GMT

Bayut.com, the UAE’s premier property portal, consistently strives to broaden its reach through strategic initiatives and innovative marketing efforts.

June 3, 2014

In the 12 months to end March, the city recorded increases of 27.7 per cent, with the second-half of 2013 seeing the sharpest gains
10:58 GMT

Dubai’s home prices were up only 3.4 per cent in the first quarter, but enough to continue to top the global rankings with the highest growth in residential property values for a fourth straight quarter.

AKOYA by DAMAC Villa
10:11 GMT
(press release)

Dubai’s luxury real estate developer DAMAC Properties has launched a ‘Summer is Dubai’ promotion for 2014 – offering investors outstanding prices when purchasing multiple units throughout the emirate.

June 1, 2014

The outlook for finance and insurance firms was stronger than for real estate and business services firms on volumes, new orders and profits
12:27 GMT

Qatar construction industry's business optimism in the second quarter of 2014 is at its highest for three years, according to a survey by a private index.

Emaar launches BLVD Crescent II
11:07 GMT
(press release)

Global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC marked the launch of the second phase of Downtown Dubai’s newest architectural icon, BLVD Crescent.

May 29, 2014

A study released on Wednesday by global real estate consultancy CBRE put the emirate ahead of 187 other global cities based on the number of international retailing brands operating in the market.
13:13 GMT

Dubai has retained its number two spot worldwide as a retail destination, just behind London and well ahead of New York, Moscow and Shanghai.

May 27, 2014

Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, CEO, RAK Properties
10:42 GMT
(press release)

RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's (RAK) biggest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, is set to host the Julphar Avenue Food Festival, the emirate’s first ever food festival.

May 26, 2014

Emaar Properties
07:20 GMT
(press release)

Emaar Properties PJSC (Emaar) today announced its intention for a primary listing of Emaar Malls Group on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

May 25, 2014

“I always wanted to get back and we never forgot Dubai,” Trump said at the project site. “Dubai has become very conservative. This is a much different and smarter time.”
21:39 GMT

Donald Trump, the New York real-estate mogul, is back in Dubai with plans for a golf course and 104 mansions three years after a plan to build a hotel tower bearing his name was scrapped in the emirate.

May 21, 2014

 One of the biggest project approvals was for Aldar Properties’ Al Raha Beach East Master Plan.
21:33 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council gave its approval to 13 development projects covering over four million square metres in the first quarter of the year.