How Ramadan helps in building a strong bond in a community

 

When we think of Ramadan, what pops into our mind or visit our thoughts are spirituality, and most importantly this is the time of giving, particularly to charities and organisations that support and aid poor down and out and homeless people. Not only is this Holy month of Ramadan considered as the month of helping the poor but also to revive friendships, build community bonds and receive gifts and wishes from your loved ones.

On that beautiful note, a few days before, I was invited to my friend’s house for an iftar get-together and after meeting her and partaking in their tradition, I realised the significance of Ramadan and how this holy month transforms individuals and its community into a sacred one…

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Top 10 insights on why it is important to buy a home in Dubai?

Emirates Property-what's your property cravings?

By Anitha Lakshminarayanan

Why should you buy a home in Dubai, and before I begin to elucidate the top insights about the market, it reminds me of a small story, Last week my friend Sheba and I were sitting on my balcony and chatting. Sheba was winding up and going back to India and she felt that she could’ve bought a home here that could give her rental returns even if she got back to her heritage, and wanted to live there. Sheba’s story stimulated me too and I was wondering whether to buy a home in Dubai and here a few facts to ponder over:

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Top 10 insights on why it is important to buy a home in Dubai?

By Anitha Lakshminarayanan

Why should you buy a home in Dubai, and before I begin to elucidate the top insights about the market, it reminds me of a small story, Last week my friend Sheba and I were sitting on my balcony and chatting. Sheba was winding up and going back to India and she felt that she could’ve bought a home here that could give her rental returns even if she got back to her heritage, and wanted to live there. Sheba’s story stimulated me too and I was wondering whether to buy a home in Dubai and here a few facts to ponder over:

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It’s a buyer’s market

  • Although it’s a buyer’s market right now, the rental market is very competitive. In spite of the fact that it is saturated with supply and new projects to be handed over. The current regulations help in controlling the supply further.
  • Most of the realtors feel that it is encouraging to see heavy transactions in Q4 2017 and that is a good sign so far.
  • For that matter, any property investment is long term and if you wait for a long-term, you are definitely going to yield returns and the best returns are in Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai International City, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Investment Park and Al Furjan

Renter’s market

  • Since it’s a renters market, it is also ideal to invest in prime locations now such as Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Beach Residence

 Dubai land prices up by 2.7 %

  • The prices are reasonable, especially in Dubai land where the apartment prices are actually up by 2.7 % from a year ago, In addition to Dubailand, Dubai Sports city continues to do well too as several projects are getting completed there.

So Dubai market is all about yield and capital returns whereas in other markets, Hong Kong, London, New York, it’s all about capital appreciation. If you look at net yields in Dubai, you can get 5-10%, implying a payback period of 10-20 years.

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World Green Economy Summit 2018 to kick off in October amid growing adoption of new technologies

The fifth edition to focus on green capital, digital transformation & leadership and social engagement

 Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2018: The annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2018) will be organised in Dubai to tackle global issues and important strategies, including the digital age and its impact on building a ‘green’ and sustainable future growth across industries. This was announced today by the organising committee of the fifth World Green Economy Summit ‘WGES 2018’.

WGES is set to take place from October 24th to 25th under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The summit is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in collaboration with international partners under the theme ‘Driving Innovation, Leading Change’.

WGES 2018 will focus on three main pillars, green capital, digital transformation, and leadership and social engagement. The event will gather financial executives, investment professionals, and thought leaders to discuss ways to increase green capital flows into regional and global environment-friendly projects and how to de-risk those investments.

WGES 2018 will also focus on developing the digital economy and integrating it with the green economy. The summit will discuss the latest smart technologies and digital breakthroughs that promise to accelerate green growth and sustainable development.

On leadership and social engagement, the event will examine the ongoing shift to a green economy – a phenomenon that many fears may lead to human insecurity and inequalities, job losses, and social deficits. Participating leaders and supporters of green innovation initiatives are expected to exchange knowledge and best practices to address the economic and social impact of these programmes.

“Holding WGES 2018 comes in line with the far-sighted vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to enhance sustainable development in the UAE as well as reinforcing Dubai’s position as a global capital of green economy. The summit also forms a vital aspect of the UAE Centennial 2071 for the UAE to become the best country in the world in 2071;the UAE Vision 2021; the Dubai Plan 2021 and our continuous efforts to achieve the goals of Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050, not to mention the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that aims to achieve a competitive national economy based on knowledge, innovation and futuristic applications by integrating physical, digital and vital technologies,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, and Chairman of WGES.

H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD&CEO – DEWA

“New and advanced technologies are the key to a successful and genuine digital transformation and green economic growth. It is important therefore that all of us in the green economy to formulate major policies and frameworks encouraging relevant technological developments that will benefit society as a whole. Focusing on three main pillars, DEWA and WGEO are organising WGES 2018 to strengthen Dubai’s leading position as a global model for clean energy and green economy by using the disruptive technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), UAVs, energy storage, blockchain, the Internet of Things and many more,” added Al Tayer.

Abdul Rahim Sultan, Director of WGEO, added: “The Summit will be crucial to promoting the widespread acceptance and increased importance of the green economy in the context of sustainable development. We are confident that the inputs from this year’s WGES will contribute to promote implementation of green economy policies at all levels, in a manner that endeavours to drive sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth through providing us an interactive platform where we can share relevant best industry practices and latest innovations.”

The UAE is the first in the Arab world and the region as per the index of realising global green economy and it is at the forefront of the green transformation and renewable energy. In this regard, Dubai has launched Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer model. Supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, this ambitious project aims to transform Dubai into an international hub for clean and renewable energy.

New Classifieds Portal – Alawooz.com – Launched with Initial Investment of AED 50 Million

  • Community marketplace owned by Dubai-based Quick Manage offers free service with value-added services including  extended  customer engagement tools

  • Provides support to users through social media platforms

 Dubai, May 12, 2018: Anew online startup classifieds portal – alawooz.com– launched with an initial investment of AED 50 million today said: “it will endeavour to grow its footprints in the UAE by offering value-added services, including extended customer engagement and support tools”.

Spokespeople of Alawooz, owned by the Dubai-based Quick Manage said “the portal offers its services free of charge across a wide range of buy and sell categories from used cars to Property and household items. It also has dedicated sections for local events, announcements, services and activities”.

“Our initial focus is to grow our presence in the UAE and later expand to cover the wider Gulf and the Middle East in the second phase,” said Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, General Manager, alawooz.com

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He said the idea behind alawooz.com is to bridge the trust deficit in the online marketplace by engaging its users through a variety of quick-response and interactive tools.

“In the short span of time since the soft launch of Alawooz, we have been able to attract thousands of users who have ben accessing the portal regularly to buy and sell as well as to scout around for best deals,” he said.

Beyond commerce, Alawooz is also developing itself into an online community destination where users have an opportunity to connect with each other to share information on in-country activities across a range of topics. These include information on dance classes, tuition centers for children, modeling opportunities, or even to promote events by seeking to find an audience from among the Alawooz community.

“We believe that what is needed to make an online community more vibrant is through developing alawooz.com into a user-friendly platform for small businesses and individuals. Creating a portal which allows socializing to the extent of providing an opportunity to foster new friends is also on the Alawooz agenda,” said Ms.Renu Dhankhar, Marketing Manager.

Currently, Alawooz offers its users free ad placements & registration, live chat support etc… through its friendly interface. Apart from this, the portal also allows users to promote their ads on its social media pages across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ms.Renu said the Alawooz brand has big plans to serve millions of users in the UAE and the aim is to be No.1 choice for online classifieds with the help of cutting-edge and innovative technology and value added services such as free shipping of products, SMS alerts, missed call service, 24/7 online chat support and customer care through instant and secure payment gateways.

Buildeey Launches an integrated Online Platform for Construction-related Services in the UAE

Dubai, May 10, 2018

Buildeey Tech – FZE, a Dubai-based company, has successfully launched the first and only integrated online platform for construction-related services in the UAE. This unique platform will provide a full range of building services both on their website (Buildeey.com) and through a free mobile app named “Buildeey” (available on iOS and Android devices).

Buildeey is an online interactive platform that will connect customers and professionals from all building fields, including, but not limited to, engineering, construction, electrical, plumbing, cladding, maintenance, furnishing, landscaping, wooden-, metal-, and glass-work services, etc. It will bring together service providers, producers, and consumers from anywhere around the globe and provide an avenue for them to communicate directly with a click of a button! Here, they will be able to negotiate, conclude sale and purchases, draft and finalize contracting agreements, and discuss other inquiries related to providing services and project implementation.

Buildeey as an innovative platform will enable suppliers such as construction and consultancy companies, merchants, handymen, and maintenance companies to promote their businesses, highlight their services and products, and grow their networks. By registering on Buildeey, they will be able to showcase services through a custom landing page that uses clear and attractive designs and follows a defined set of criteria. Through Buildeey, one will get local and global exposure as potential clients are able to access and assess their best available services and products. Thus, it guarantees an increase in market shares and a steady stream of projects.

Hussam Alrefaai, the founder of Buildeey Tech, said: “Buildeey is more than a platform. It’s a digital dynamic society that provides a win-win situation and fosters positive competition where suppliers can expand their network and promote their businesses through the powerful search bar and interface offered by the platform. This, in turn, brings a positive impact on the growth of their businesses. On the side of consumers, Buildeey provides a smart window that enables them to explore construction-related services as well as select and directly contact professional suppliers to eventually conclude mutually beneficial agreements.”

Al Refaai further added: “Our platform represents a pilot project designed in line with the UAE’s strategic objectives related to smart transformation, innovation, technology, and digital economy. The continuous development in the construction and real estate sectors in the UAE propelled us in launching this platform to create the best favourable environment for builders and consumers. We, in Buildeey Tech, have a strong vision for the future — to expand our activities both at the regional and international levels.”Image (18)

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