Chinese buyers boost sales at Abu Dhabi’s Reem Diamond

Developer Smartwill Asia Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based firm Chun Wo Development, recently unveiled its inaugural Abu Dhabi residential project Reem Diamond. Sales at the project have been considerably boosted by Chinese investors’ growing appetite for Abu Dhabi-based luxury residential properties, according to Anthony Poon, director of property development at Chun Wo Development. “The […]

Can Fake Lakes Bait Buyers? Builder of Man-Made Lagoons Is Expanding Into U.S.

Crystal Lagoons Corp. is known for building dazzling man-made lagoons surrounded by white-sand beaches in places like Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Chile’s Santo Domingo. Now the company has its eyes on the U.S. The Chilean company said it expects to break ground early next year on a giant lagoon that will be the centerpiece of […]

Dubai and Edinburgh join global property hot spot list

Dubai and Edinburgh are up and coming property investment hot spots, according to the latest IP Global Property Barometer covering the third quarter of 2013. Dubai makes a debut appearance on the property investment company’s global investment hotspot list as it benefits from a rising economic confidence regionally and investors are seeing yields of up […]

Luxury launches and positive outlook in Dubai property market

Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Emaar Properties recently launched its latest high-end residential project, offering buyers the opportunity to own a unit in the exclusive The Address Residence Fountain Views ‘Sky Collection’. One of the first serviced apartment developments in downtown Dubai, the luxury residences are situated in the 60-storey towers near the world’s tallest […]

Luxury launches and positive outlook in Dubai property market

Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Emaar Properties recently launched its latest high-end residential project, offering buyers the opportunity to own a unit in the exclusive The Address Residence Fountain Views ‘Sky Collection’. One of the first serviced apartment developments in downtown Dubai, the luxury residences are situated in the 60-storey towers near the world’s tallest […]

From the Singapore Grand Prix, and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore; to the Ritz Carlton in Dubai Chairman of Confluence, John Taylor talks about some of the challenges and successes in delivering high profile projects around the globe

From the Singapore Grand Prix, and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore; to the Ritz Carlton and Index Building in Dubai; the World Trade Centre in Jakarta; Mandarin Oriental in UK; Chairman of Confluence, John Taylor talks about some of the challenges and successes in delivering high profile projects around the globe. MP: Can […]

World’s tallest hotel officially open for business

Dubai rolled out the red carpet Wednesday night for a roster of celebrities that included British singer Leona Lewis to help open the tallest hotel in the world. In a city already oozing with glitz and glamour, the opening party for the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai amped up the voltage escorting 1,200 party guests into the hotel […]

Dubai to build world’s biggest mall

Dubai on Saturday announced a new development to open the world’s biggest mall and a park larger than London’s Hyde Park. The ruler of the Gulf desert city state, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, announced the plan for a “new city within Dubai,” according to an official statement, naming it after himself. No cost was […]

Luxury Yachting at the Heart of Vibrant Yas Island in Abu Dhabi

Ideally located in the centre of the Arabian gulf, YAS Marina has become the leading yachting destination in the Middle East. A sub-tropical, temperate climate, and little rainfall for nine months a year (September to June), the windy shamal gusts and light sea breezes make for both challenging sailing and comfortable cruising. Offering easy access to the […]