Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Al Habtoor Group to showcase a vibrant new neighbourhood at Cityscape Global

Al Habtoor Group to showcase a vibrant new neighbourhood at Cityscape Global

DUBAI, UAE -  SEPT 2015: As Al Habtoor Group is about to open the St. Regis Dubai, the first of the three super luxury hotels at Al Habtoor City this October, the Group will unveil its ultra luxury residential project, The Residence Collection, Al Habtoor City at Cityscape Global this week.
Al Habtoor City, a vibrant new neighbourhood in the heart of Dubai, will be on show at the regions most influential real estate exhibition taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 8-10 September 2015.
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder and Chairman of the Group, will personally welcome visitors to the Al Habtoor City stand (B10, Hall 5) from 10am on the first two days of the exhibition.
Al Habtoor said, I am proud to state that The Residence Collection, Al Habtoor City is the epitome of luxury unmatched with any other project in the world. We are extremely delighted to present this unique, new luxury landmark in the heart of Dubai. Al Habtoor City will be an all-encompassing hospitality, residential and leisure destination in Dubai with unparalleled amenities.
On display at Cityscape, visitors will be able to meet  Chairman Al Habtoor and see details of the entire project, which covers a total built up area of 8.5 million square foot of hospitality, residential and retail space. It marks the Groups first appearance at Cityscape Global as it establishes a strong position among the UAEs leading developers.
The world-class development sits in an iconic location on Sheikh Zayed Road and the newly developed Dubai Water Canal. The City is integrated into the RTA network, which includes major roads, rail, as well as water taxis.
Al Habtoor said, Al Habtoor City is situated in a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, within easy reach of the main landmarks in Dubai. It is close to Business Bay, and the Dubai International Financial Centre, Downtown, as well as the citys major malls.
The exclusive Al Habtoor City comprises three 5-star Starwood branded hotels (The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai Al Habtoor City, and Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City), three luxury residential towers, and permanent Las Vegas-style theatrical production by Dragone - the leading cultural creation company in the world. In addition, there is an array of retail and leisure facilities lining The Boulevard and the Marina Promenade, including boutiques, stylish cafés, signature restaurants, and a tennis academy with four courts, including an air-conditioned court for year-round play. The new community with also incorporate a supermarket chain, a clinic and pharmacy, and more than 5,000 car secure parking spaces.
Al Habtoor added, The demand is rising for high-end mixed-use living. Todays modern families are seeking integrated communities with everything under one roof. We have taken it one step further by incorporating three luxury residential towers with world-class hotels - each with a unique offering. Al Habtoor City is a one-stop destination. It is the first integrated residential, hospitality and entertainment complex built on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Water Canal.
Residents will have access to Al Habtoor Citys world-class amenities, which include the largest swimming pool podium in the UAE, a state-of-the-art gym and access to the unparalleled amenities within the hotel complex.

About Al Habtoor Group
The Al Habtoor Group is a UAE-based conglomerate. While best known for construction, it is globally recognised through its involvement in the hotel, automotive, real estate, education and publishing sectors.

About Al Habtoor City
Al Habtoor City is a multi-use development incorporating three five-star Starwood-branded hotels (The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai- Al Habtoor City, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City), alongside three luxurious residential towers. The City, which sits alongside the upcoming Dubai Water Canal, will also be home to the regions first-ever permanent Dragone theatrical production choreographed exclusively for Al Habtoor City. In addition, there will be a tennis academy, a European-style boulevard lined with retail outlets, a marina and multiple restaurants.

Empower urges developers participating at Cityscape Global 2015 to adopt district cooling as a cost-effective and environment friendly method

Empower urges developers participating at Cityscape Global 2015 to adopt district cooling as a cost-effective and environment friendly method

Ahmad bin Shafar: “District cooling has become the integral part of new lifestyle, which is now well-accepted at new projects in the region”   

Dubai, UAE, 7th September 2015: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower the world’s largest district cooling services provider, said in connection with Cityscape Global 2015, that the real estate developers in the Arab world realize the importance of district cooling in saving operational and maintenance costs and preserving natural resources. Cityscape Global 2015, the Middle East's largest and most significant real estate event, is taking place from 8 to 10 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre,

The company added that these developers are fully convinced that time has come to shift from conventional chilling systems to district cooling that is environment-friendly and less energy consuming, as well as ensures high quality of air conditioning for the end user.

Empower urged the companies participating at Cityscape Global 2015 to put district cooling on top of their priority list while launching new projects.

According to H.E Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, district cooling is very much accepted in several new projects being launched in the region.

HE Shafar said District Cooling has become the integral part of Green Building concept in the Middle East, promoted by local governments. Empower has effectively integrated Green Building guidelines with district cooling, and we have even built our plants as per these guidelines. Developers should pay special attention to adopt environment-friendly cooling systems so as to accelerate global initiatives on sustainability and CO2 reduction. 

He added that Arab countries have the responsibility to foster district cooling technology and encourage its usage in more areas. Bin Shafar said that most of the GCC countries are on roads to shifting to district cooling, with the UAE leading the way.

Empower serves a wide array of real estate projects in the UAE. The company works on diversifying its products and services in the district cooling arena after its success in building world class district cooling network in the country.

Empower’s district cooling systems provide effective and efficient means of air conditioning. Water is cooled in central plants and distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customers in different buildings.

Empower operates more than 1 Million Refrigeration Tons (RT), providing environmentally friendly district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah,  Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, amongst others.
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