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Dubai Land Department launches Gulf Real Estate Awards

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has launched the first Gulf Real Estate Awards to recognise excellence in the real estate sector.

HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the Land Department, said the awards came from the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, towards more innovation.

The event aims to promote and encourage best practices among developers and brokers, facilities management, engineering and legal services, contractors and consultants.

“These awards have been launched following a considerable amount of effort and planning in line with our vision to be the first real estate destination globally in innovation, trust and happiness.” Bin Mejren said at a press conference to launch the awards.

“These awards are an expression of our commitment to stimulating innovation in the real estate sector, by inspiring creativity and exceptional practices that lead to sustainable growth in the Gulf region. These awards are an incentive for companies operating in the real estate sector to compete with each other and improve their services and projects.”

The Dubai Real Estate Institute, the educational arm of Dubai Land Department, signed an agreement with Awards International on the sidelines of the recent Cityscape Global 2016 exhibition, which paved the way for these awards open to all businesses that operate in the Gulf real estate sector.

Dubai Land Department will be in charge of all matters relating to the organisation of the awards. The deadline for early applications is 15th December 2016, while 19th January, 2017 will be the final day for the submission of applications. The awards committee will announce the candidate shortlist for the finale on 26th January, 2017, with the awards ceremony to be held on 19th April 2017.

All businesses and companies operating in the real estate sector, be they private or public, are eligible to participate. The awards encompass a total of 21 categories, including those for major private and government organizations, entrepreneurs and small businesses. The awards will provide the opportunity for all types of businesses to share their success stories.

Businesses or parties wishing to participate in the awards ceremony are requested to select the category in which they wish to compete. To do so entries can be made by completing all of the prerequisite information on the website, whether on behalf of the company or the person applying and make a payment.

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