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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Construction sector is Gulf’s biggest consumer of wood, with Dubai serving as major trading hub for GCC, Iran & East Africa











Construction sector is Gulf’s biggest consumer of wood, with Dubai serving as major trading hub for GCC, Iran & East Africa

Dubai WoodShow 2015: “70% of GCC wood consumption is by the construction sector, 30% by furniture factories and carpentries”

Dubai, UAE, 26 March 2015: Dubai WoodShow 2015, the region’s premier timber trade fair, has revealed that the construction industry in the GCC region accounts for 70% of wood consumption, while the rest is taken up by furniture factories and carpentries, quoting the latest ‘Future Outlook of the Wood Industry in the GCC’ report.

The report concludes that Dubai serves as a major trading hub for the entire region comprising GGC, Iran and East Africa.

Exhibition Director of the Dubai WoodShow, Josine Heijmans, says the UAE is highly competitive in construction activity as demand outstrips production, offering greater scope for the import trade. According to the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), wood imports to UAE crossed US$ 629 million, with a steady annual growth.

According to Heijmans, the UAE is also fragmented with the presence of more than 300 wood furniture and joinery companies.

More than 500 brands, suppliers and manufacturers will be showcased at the Dubai WoodShow from 14 to 16 April 2015, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, over an area of more than 13,500 square meters.The show will be the biggest since its inception with a 25 percent increase in show size. Not only do we see a high percentage of re-bookings from previous exhibitors, the 2015 edition of Dubai WoodShow will also welcome many new participants from all around the world as well as new pavilions and delegations from Spain, Cameroon and Peru, among others.

Abdul Gafar, Manager at Farlin Timbers, a subsidiary of Farlin Group of companies based in Singapore, and one of the fastest growing material trading companies in the Middle East, says: “We will display samples of our products, such as Farlinplex Film Faced Plywood, MDF, Hardwood and other timber products. We have been participating in Dubai WoodShow for four years and we find it a suitable platform to boost the industry, build and maintain contacts with customers, and establish business relationships with local and international buyers.”

“Dubai WoodShow also helps explore new market trends and new products, and develop new marketing techniques. This will enable us to give a further boost to our business,” he added.

Abdul Gafar further said Farlin Timbers will also put on display building materials.

“On display at Dubai WoodShow this year will be a wide variety of products, including major timber types like softwood, hardwood, wood panels and joinery. Moreover, furniture factories and carpentries will showcase wooden products, including pallets, crating materials, and wooden furniture,” added Heijmans.

Elaborating on GCC construction sector’s huge consumption of wood, Heijmans said 70 percent share could be attributed to high usage of softwood products for scaffolding and concrete forming applications.

Amongst other leading exhibitors at Dubai WoodShow are PVS International, Saleh International, Homag Group, Chabros International Group, SIMCO Industrial Machinery Trd. Co, Cefla Middle East FZE and Biesse Middle East.

Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizer of the show, said that the 10th Dubai WoodShow gives access to diverse markets spanning the Middle East, North and South Africa, the Asia Pacific and the CIS, through Dubai.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

‘Indigo Ville’- Blending Comfort with Tranquility






‘Indigo Ville’- Blending Comfort with Tranquility

United Arab Emirates - Dubai, 18 March 2015: Offering modern amenities of a cosmopolitan city in serene and countryside settings right in the heart of Dubai, much-awaited ‘Indigo Ville 2’ is finally ready for buyers. Dubai-based leading property developer Indigo Properties has announced the completion of the final phase of Indigo Ville 2, one of its flagship projects.

Indigo Ville is a modern housing community, comprising of townhouse clusters namely Indigo Ville 1 to Indigo Ville 8, and these are located at eight prime sites of Jumeirah Village Circle in new Dubai, guarantees a wholesome lifestyle as its townhouses offer all the facilities needed to enjoy a lively family life in the most tranquil environs.

“Our new housing project Indigo Ville 2 comes with a progressive approach and it promises to raise the bar of modernistic housing in Dubai. Located in master development Jumeirah Village, this project consists of four bedroom townhouses being offered on a freehold basis,” said Mr. Dev Maitra, CEO of the Indigo Properties, while announcing the completion of Indigo Ville 2 project.

“It is synonym to self-sustained homes for modern families with floor plans thoughtfully created to add value to housing. This project is sophisticatedly designed with Mediterranean styled G+2 townhouses complimented by open spaces at prime locations in Jumeirah Village. It would be no exaggeration in saying that Indigo Ville is more precisely a haven of serenity laced with all up-to-date facilities that any family needs to live a king-size life,” Maitra pointed out.

Designed to deliver convenience and comfort alike, Indigo Properties is now handing over Indigo Ville 2 which comprises of 14 townhouses measuring 56,700 square feet. Whereas the first five clusters with 68 townhouses over 292,829 sq ft build-up-area were finished in 2012-2013,  Indigo Ville’s much-awaited final three clusters, consisting of 49 townhouse units spread over a build-up-area of 182,034 sq ft, shall be completed in the coming six months. 
                                                                                                                                               
Apart from its unmatched designs and conveniences, Indigo Properties is also banking upon strategic location of this project and is expecting whopping response.

“Besides offering inspired living spaces to families, strategic location of Indigo Ville is another unique selling preposition that is attracting potential clients. It is situated inside one-off Jumeirah Village Community and is located between Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Al Khail and Al Barsha roads; offering easy accessibility to everyone,” stated Maitra.

Townhouses in Indigo Ville are available for outright sale to owners of all nationalities with a starting price of AED 2.5 million. To maintain proper upkeep of the community common areas, Indigo Properties is hiring a professional facilities management company.





Salient features of Indigo Ville’s townhouses:

·         Consists of eight clusters comprising of 117 townhouses spread over 474,863 sq ft build-up area.
·         Premier location in master development Jumeirah Village from Nakheel. 
·         Each townhouse comes with a garden and a garage.
·         Provision of gym and swimming pool in each cluster.
·         Each townhouse will be having two parking spaces and an attached maid’s room.

For more information and sales enquiries on Indigo Ville, please contact Indigo Properties on +9714 4380888 or you can email at info@indigoproperties.ae


About Indigo Properties
Established in 2004, Indigo Properties is driven by four directors who are passionate about offering the best in design, innovation, excellence and trust. Indigo Properties takes an independent and individual approach to developments, because they understand that each client they are building for is an individual with their own unique needs. This approach is backed by a solid understanding of the creation of beautiful and functional forms, married with years of experience. The company strives for the timely delivery of each project – from personal spaces through to large scale residential and commercial projects by harnessing the energy and intelligence of everyone who works with them.
For further information, please visit: www.indigoproperties.ae

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Indigo Properties: 5 key reasons Dubailand is fast becoming the go to place in Dubai and the reason why Indigo unveiled its latest project, Zen by Indigo in the area.








Reasons to live within Dubailand

Dubai, a melting pot of cultures, has attracted world attention for its many innovative construction projects. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world’s tallest building, the BurjKhalifa. Dubai undoubtedly offers a comfortable high standard of living and plenty of choice of accommodation.

Amongst the different choices available to residents, the Dubailand area is fast gaining popularity. Home to over 10,000 families it is a unique multi-faceted district of sporting, entertainment and retail attractions that perfectly coexist alongside residential communities.
The CEO of Dubai’s leading property developers Indigo Properties, Mr. Dev Maitra reveals 5 key reasons Dubailand is fast becoming the go to place in Dubai and the reason why Indigo unveiled its latest project, Zen by Indigo in the area.

1.    Location:
Dubailand is strategically located in the heart of the new Dubai, only 5 minutes from Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road and 15 from Sheikh Zayed Road.
This ideal location makes Zen by Indigo the perfect choice for residents looking for a quiet residential area, far enough from the rush of the city yet close to all main amenities and easily accessible.

2.    Retail, Sporting and Entertainment Hub:
Dubailand is already home to a number of exciting attractions welcoming visitors from all over the world every year, such as Global Village, world-class sporting events at the Equestrian Polo Club and motor races at Motor City, but also shopping centers such as Dubai Outlet Mall and more to come.Many new other attractions and outlets are scheduled to open in the coming years. Residential communities such as Akoya Drive or Zen by Indigo will offer endless avenues for recreation, shopping and relaxation to the residents of Dubailand.

3.    Security:
All residential communities in Dubailandfrom Zen by Indigo to Arabian Ranches are gatedcommunities offering families peace of mind and exclusivity. Further most communities are fitted with Smart Home Technology and CCTV cameras in common areas, video door phone system and security controlled visitor entry, for even more safety and comfort.

4.    Self Sufficient Communities:
Set away from Dubai’s commercial hub, Sheikh Zayed Road, all residential communities within Dubailand are self-sufficient. Communal swimming pools, community parks, convenience stores, a mosque and schools nearby, plus easy access to the development's golf and equestrian club meaning residents don’t have to travel long distances to meet day to day needs. Most major gyms are also in the area.

5.    Tranquility:
Unlike life in high rises in a busy metropolis, life in the Dubailand communities is tranquil and allows for relaxation and peace of mind.  Home owners enjoy a spacious house with large open spaces and landscaped gardens.
At  Zen by Indigo, a series of streams, waterfalls and lakes surrounding the houses in a tropical setting will offer the residents that feeling of relaxation, much welcome after a hard day at work.

Considering these factors will bring about some clarity, making you more confident with your ultimate purchase decision for a home. Indigo Properties is a Dubai based real estate developer that excels in villas communities. To know more about Indigo Properties’ latest project, please visit www.zenbyindigo.com.


About Indigo Properties
Established in 2004, Indigo Properties is driven by four directors who are passionate about offering the best in design, innovation, excellence and trust. Indigo Properties takes an independent and individual approach to developments, because they understand that each client they are building for is an individual with their own unique needs. This approach is backed by a solid understanding of the creation of beautiful and functional forms, married with years of experience. The company strives for the timely delivery of each project – from personal spaces through to large scale residential and commercial projects by harnessing the energy and intelligence of everyone who works with them.

For further information, please visit: www.indigoproperties.ae


Monday, February 16, 2015

Dubai construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s GDP in first half of 2014: Dubai Statistics Centre report








Dubai construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s GDP in first half of 2014: Dubai Statistics Centre report

International Property Show 2015: “Retailer demand is fuelling the construction sector”

Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2015: The construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s Gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of 2014, according to the latest report from the Dubai Statistics Centre.

The figures were brought into the spotlight by the organisers of the International Property Show while announcing the biggest edition of the event to be held from 30 March – 1 April 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organisers of International Property Show, said that the event was designed to help promote the sector to international and regional investors, decision makers and trade and retail visitors coming from around the world. The organizers expect end-users, property retailers and small budget investors to conclude attractive deals on the exhibition floor over three days.

“The fact that the construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s AED 170.7 billion GDP in the first half of 2014 demonstrates the dynamic growth potential of the Emirate’s real-estate industry and related sectors,” said Josine Heijmans, Exhibition Director, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions. “We believe this is partially linked to the booming retail segment.”

Heijmans added: “It gives high levels of confidence for trade visitors when they know that the exhibition’s main partners include The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), Dubai Land Department (DLD) and Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), as well as other strategic partners such as the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).”

International Property Show helps to find the right fit for retailers according to their needs and price range. The show organisers’ deep understanding of the market dynamics and economic conditions, as well as business and investment trends, enables them to produce a first-class event.

Heijmans added: “We are fully equipped to better serve our retail clients backed by our market insight, valuable connections and up-to-date retail property information.”

The exhibitors at International Property Show will offer services like commercial real estate sales, leasing, consulting, relocation & expansion assistance, retail space utilization and efficiency consulting, asset acquisition and disposition in addition to a broad range of residential real estate services which will also be on offer at International Property Show.

The 2015 edition will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with free entry to the public.
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