Emaar wins Dubai Quality Award for excellence in quality management
Emaar Properties has strengthened its premier position as a role model for real estate developers by winning the coveted Dubai Quality Award for its commitment to quality and service excellence.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, presented the award to Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties at a ceremony held in Dubai.
The Dubai Quality Award is an initiative by the Dubai Department of Economic Development to further build a business culture based on quality. Independent assessors review the Award entries by following the strict guidelines laid down by the Dubai Quality Award Secretariat. The Award criteria are modeled on the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence. A jury panel decides the winners.
Commenting on winning the award Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties said: “The Dubai Quality Award is one of the most prestigious quality citations and upholds the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in creating a modern business environment for Dubai that is driven by international quality standards. By winning the award, Emaar Properties reiterates its mission of transforming the company as a global provider of quality lifestyles.”
He added: “The Dubai Quality Award is a milestone in our ongoing journey towards excellence through continuous improvement initiatives in all aspects of our business. It will serve as a roadmap of quality to continue pursuing best practices, which will be continuously measured and reviewed.”
The pioneer of master-planned neighbourhoods in the UAE, Emaar has also won the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management system and practices, in a record period of 12 weeks.
“Apart from developing property and creating new lifestyles, we remain committed to the communities we create and the society we serve in,” added Mr Matrooshi. “Our Emiratisation initiative, Afaq, has helped us to identify, nurture and develop UAE national talent, and our community initiatives are in line with Emaar’s vision to become the most valuable developer in Dubai.”
As the premier property developer in Dubai, Emaar has rolled out several key residential and commercial projects including Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches, Emirates Living, Emaar Business Park and Gold and Diamond Park. The company is developing its flagship project, Downtown Burj Dubai, which encompasses Burj Dubai, on course to become the world’s tallest tower, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall.
In line with its Vision 2010 to become one of the most valuable companies in the world, Emaar is now expanding into key emerging and developed markets, and has diversified into six new business segments - retail, education, healthcare, finance, industry and hospitality & leisure.
About Emaar Properties PJSC:
Emaar Properties PJSC is one of the world’s largest real estate companies and is rapidly evolving to become a global provider of premier lifestyles. Powered by its Vision 2010 to become one of the most valuable companies in the world, Emaar is charting a new course of growth with a two-pronged strategy of geographical expansion and business segmentation.
Replicating its successful business model in Dubai, Emaar is extending its expertise in creating master-planned communities to international markets. Emaar is also developing new competencies in retail, hospitality and leisure, education, healthcare, finance and industry, which have evolved from its integrated approach to customer service and property development.
Listed on the Dubai Financial Market, part of the Dow Jones Arabia Titans Index and certified to ISO9001:2000 for quality standards, Emaar is developing Burj Dubai, on its way to become the world’s tallest tower, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. In Saudi Arabia, Emaar is developing King Abdullah Economic City, the Kingdom’s largest private sector project. Emaar’s portfolio currently covers the following countries: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, Libya, India, Pakistan, the US and the UK.
A multiple-award winning developer, Emaar has strengthened its product sale competencies, market reach and best practices through strategic acquisitions and joint ventures. Emaar acquired John Laing Homes, America’s second largest privately held home builder; Hamptons International, UK’s premier real estate company; and formed a joint venture with Turner International to strengthen execution capabilities.
Emaar has joined hands with Giorgio Armani and Accor Hotels to strengthen its presence in hospitality, and will launch ten luxury resorts and hotels world-wide and 100 budget hotels in India. The company is opening educational institutions and healthcare centres in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa and the Subcontinent. Emaar acquired Singapore-based leading education provider, Raffles Campus, to extend expertise to its educational institutions.
Emaar holds 30 per cent equity in Dubai Bank, focused on retail and commercial banking. Emaar is also the largest shareholder in Amlak Finance, UAE's leading Islamic home financing company. For more information, visit www.emaar.com.