ABU DHABI / WAM | Emirates Business
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, on Tuesday launched the 12th Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018 exhibition, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and will conclude on Thursday.
The event opens the doors to organisations keen to tap into an unrivalled audience of real estate investors from around the world as well as many experts in the regional property industry.
Sheikh Hamed visited several pavilions at the exhibition, which attracted over 100 local and international exhibitors while accompanied by Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, and several officials.
Sheikh Hamed reviewed the progress of projects organised by the participating pavilions, including the pavilions of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities and the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, as well as those of various national companies, including Aldar Properties, Bloom and Imkan.
Sheikh Hamed expressed his admiration at the wide participation in the exhibition and its level of organisation while stressing that the country’s real estate sector is witnessing advancement and prosperity, in light of the ongoing support and monitoring of the wise leadership.
The exhibition includes the attendance of major local and international real estate developers, which aim to showcase their latest and future projects to the public.
Leading local and international developers, including Aldar Properties, Bloom Holding and IMKAN displayed the latest developments and upcoming projects slated for the emirate. The event will provide a platform for industry experts to share their insights with visitors and like-minded professionals on the exhibition floor during the event.
Maan Al Awlaqi, Executive Director of Commercial Operations at Aldar Properties, said that the exhibition is a key platform for launching projects, as it enables real estate companies to present their latest developments and attract the attention of visitors, investors, clients and industry experts.
Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom Holding, said the exhibition confirms the country’s support for the real estate market and promotes its presence in major international markets.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, the Cityscape Abu Dhabi Conference is also being held, with the participation of leading speakers and real estate experts, to discuss important local and international issues affecting the real estate sector, including artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, the internet, investment in Abu Dhabi and affordable housing.
For the third consecutive year, the exhibition is hosting the “Cityscape Dialogues,” which provides a platform for industry experts to communicate with investors and discuss relevant topics, such as creativity and trust in the real estate market.
‘Shukran Zayed’ art installation unveiled
Tamouh Investments unveiled a unique art piece created in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018.
Conceived by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the work is inspired by the individual “thank you” messages from Emiratis and expatriates posted on social media in 100 languages using Tamouh’s “#ShukranZayed” hashtag as part of the Year of Zayed initiative.
The Shukran Zayed art installation design was officially unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh, and Abdullah.
Visitors at the real estate event, taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre until 19th April, were able to see and interact with the concept design presented as a large 3D render on a wide interactive screen for the first time.
“The involvement of so many people of different nationalities represents the international reach that Sheikh Zayed continues to have. This project is very dear to my heart and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to show my gratitude to the man who achieved so much for his homeland and the world, and who inspired so much of my life,” Abdullah said.
The art structure’s chrome and metal surface will allow the future visitors at Reem Downtown to interact with the reflections, shapes and shadows that cover its surface. Three-dimensional Arabic text of Sheikh Zayed’s name was added to the piece to further commemorate the father of the UAE.
The trending #ShukranZayed hashtag allowed Emiratis and expatriates to express their gratitude to Sheikh Zayed for helping to lay the foundations of the UAE’s development and promoting the important values of wisdom, respect, sustainability and human development among citizens and residents alike.
Visitors to Cityscape Abu Dhabi will be able to take part in the Shukran Zayed initiative and leave their personal messages through the interactive platform available at Tamouh’s stand.