Monday, December 15, 2014

6th IDEA International District Cooling Conference to kick off tomorrow (Monday, 15th December) under patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

6th IDEA International District Cooling Conference to kick off tomorrow (Monday, 15th December) under patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Trade Exhibition hosted by Empower to showcase recent developments in District Cooling solutions

Dubai, UAE, 14 December 2014: The 6th IDEA International District Cooling Conference organised by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and hosted by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) will be inaugurated tomorrow (Monday 15th December 2014) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airlines & Group at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Mr. Rob Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA will deliver opening remarks followed by welcome address by His Excellency Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower Energy Solutions and General Conference Chair.

Top dignitaries arriving in Dubai were upbeat on the international conference being organised in the Emirate, which is now host to the largest district cooling company in the world, Empower.

“We are delighted to throw light on the district cooling industry in the region. There has been enormous progress in this field, mainly in the UAE and particularly in emirate of Dubai. We will also highlight the competiveness of this industry that is becoming a real alternative to conventional cooling in many parts of the world, including the UAE,” said Mr. Rob Thornton.

“We thank HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum for his relentless support to this year’s IDEA conference,” added Thornton. “We would also like to thank Empower for its efforts in facilitating the return of this conference to Dubai a second time in four years. This event is an effective knowledge exchange platform for international and regional participants.”

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar said: “We take pride in bringing this global conference and its companion exhibition to Dubai. Bringing this conference to the Emirate is clear evidence of the global recognition we have attained in the district cooling industry and the international appreciation for our efforts and vision.”

“All participants are keen to exchange expertise and knowledge throughout the conference. We have also arranged tours to our major DC plants over the coming days. Moreover, we put together, in collaboration with IDEA, key discussions tackling various district cooling challenges and advancements.”

Bin Shafar added: “The trade exhibition will see participation of 32 companies, serving as a platform for interaction with key players in the industry as well as open the door for visitors to keep abreast on latest district cooling solutions and products.”

On the first day of the conference, there will be an opening plenary panel entitled “District Cooling – A Global Solution for More Sustainable Cities”. The first day will also include an industry panel entitled “District Cooling - Cleaner Energy and Greener Cities” and a solutions-focused panel entitled “The Energy-Water Nexus”. Two other sessions will also be held to focus on “The Customer as a Partner” and discuss “Technology Innovations & Solutions”.

“This conference will be hailed as one of the best organised and most successful, compared to all previous editions, driven by UAE’s strong track record in hosting landmark international events,” emphasised HE Bin Shafar.

Key topics on sustainability in district cooling services will also be discussed on day one to encourage industry leaders to share successful case studies and key global and regional achievements.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Omniyat Group, joined by Dubai Maritime City officials, breaks ground on outstanding new project ‘ANWA by OMNIYAT’

Designed to be Dubai’s guiding star, ANWA will be the first symbol visible from the sea:

Omniyat Group, joined by Dubai Maritime City officials, breaks ground on outstanding new project ‘ANWA by OMNIYAT’

Dubai Maritime City is positioned to be one of the most desirable master developments in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 9 December 2014: Omniyat Group, a leading developer in the Middle East, today broke ground on ANWA by Omniyat, one of the world’s most exciting seafront developments that will stand out as the guiding star of Dubai, visible from the sea in Dubai Maritime City.

At the ANWA ground breaking, Dubai Maritime City revealed its new ambitious plan for the marine destination that will have 53 mixed-use projects, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and 10 fascinating parks.
The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by H E Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Dubai Maritime City and Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat Group’s Executive Chairman and CEO, along with other senior officials from Dubai Maritime City and Omniyat Group.

The group also announced the appointment of Kele as the contractor for the project, and Al Ghurair Contracting & Engineering Works as the specialist contractor for piling works.

Designed to recreate the glory days of trans-ocean cruising marked by glitz, glamour and art deco of the 20s and 30s, the prestigious project was initiated with the groundbreaking, followed by a press conference (9th December 2014) in Dubai Maritime City.

“It always gives me great pleasure to be at Dubai Maritime City, a city that will be a destination of choice not only for global maritime businesses and investors but also for those searching for a unique residential experience set along waterfront,” said Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat Group Executive Chairman and CEO. “I am extremely happy to be in the company of H E Khamis Juma Buamim whom I whole-heartedly thank for the relentless support and spirit of partnership extended by Dubai Maritime City to Omniyat Group since this project was in its embryonic phase.”

H E Buamim said: “We are delighted to take part in the ceremony to break ground on ANWA by Omniyat. This project will play a key role in positioning Dubai Maritime City as an ideal location for modern living with a perfect work-life balance. ANWA will be a key component of Dubai Maritime City offering an ideal living experience by the sea.”

ANWA by Omniyat will be one of the world’s most exciting maritime developments that will stand out as the first symbol of Dubai visible from the sea. Located right next to the marina and the beautiful boardwalk, ANWA is positioned on the same strip as the Four Seasons and the Bulgari hotels. It offers residential apartments, all with sea views, some with two-sided views of Deira Islands and Jumeirah. Mark Phoenix, Managing Director of Omniyat Group commented, “We are proud of the efforts of our Development and Sales teams that have led to the success of this project.”

“Through this project, Omniyat is not just developing a dynamic, sea-facing zone, but introducing a concept that guarantees a totally new experience in opulence, distinguished by standout elevation and lavish interiors. It will be Dubai Maritime City’s foremost residential project,” added Amjad.

Principally located towards the east of Dubai between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks, Dubai Maritime City is situated in close proximity to Jumeirah Beach Road (1km), Sheikh Zayed Road (3km), and the Dubai International Airport (10km). It is just 15 minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

Elaborating on Dubai Maritime City as a hot destination, H E Buamim added: “Dubai Maritime City will also incorporate retail spaces and offices. The Business District will have a 3,200-meter-long boardwalk with dedicated jogging and cycling tracks. Moreover, there will be world-class berths for boats. The Marine District will house some of the largest yacht manufacturers from Europe and Middle East and leading spare parts suppliers and repair centres.”
H E added: “A new bridge will connect Bur Dubai to the Dubai Maritime City Business District, and a tram line will link the whole Business District. A multilevel car park will be developed, along valet parking zones. We are pleased to announce that all basic infrastructures, including DEWA substations, have been completed.”
Featuring sweeping views of the ocean from every floor, ANWA by Omniyat will be dressed to perfection, offering 225 units, incorporating 29 studios, 80 one-bedroom, 87 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedroom apartments, 1 penthouse and 5 townhouses. It will also have 8,133 sq ft of retail area as well as landscaped gardens, gymnasium, infinity pool, kids pool and play area and barbeque area.

Amjad added: “We have designed ANWA for those with exquisite taste and who aspire for ultimate elegance and exclusive living. Interest has been phenomenal and we are very excited about the launch.”
Amjad said: “Dubai is a city of dreams and it is the place where scale meets imagination. We have created ANWA by Omniyat to offer a style of living never seen before in this part of the world. Omniyat will live up to its promise of delivering one of the most innovative projects of our time. It represents a big-time investment opportunity for investors.”

“Earlier, we succeeded in bringing a slice of Miami to Dubai through the new design of The Pad tower in Burj Khalifa District. With ANWA, we aim to bring a piece of the past into the glamorous modern surroundings of the Emirate.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Indigo Properties the Gold sponsor of The Property Show will showcase the recently launched tropical living community: Zen by Indigo in Dubai

Indigo Properties the Gold sponsor of Property Show

United Arab Emirates - Dubai, 19 November 2014: Dubai’s premiere property developer, Indigo Properties, will take part as the Gold Sponsor at the Property Show happening at the Dubai International Financial Centre from the 23rd to the 27th of November.  The luxury property exhibition will showcase high end developments by the leading organizations in the industry.
“A developer must be highly trusted and well-reputed to be a part of the Property Show exhibition, for which we are proud to be a gold sponsor. Supporting it whole-heartedly, Indigo will also have a stall there showcasing the recently launched tropical living community: Zen by Indigo,” said Mr. Dev Maitra, the CEO at Indigo Properties. “The demographics and positions of individuals attending this exhibition are those who would appreciate Indigo Properties’ latest project, making this an ideal platform. Indigo strongly virtues trust, and this platform brings us into contact with extremely trustable individuals and financial institutions.”
“Indigo Properties wishes to provide diligent work-driven individuals with a means to escape from the city bustle when going home - although situated at the heart of the city - for their home to be a place they can experience a state of Zen” Mr. Maitra continued. “By participating at the Property Show, Indigo Properties can interact with these individuals easily and cater to their needs directly, providing them with solutions for current problems. The Property Show is also ideal for simply networking to raise awareness about Indigo Properties, our successes and primarily our credibility, creating confidence in interested individuals that Indigo Properties virtues trust and with integrity, delivers excellence.”
While various developers have launched some noteworthy living communities this year, Indigo Properties has created a whole new lifestyle, revolutionizing peaceful living in Dubai. Indigo will be showcasing their latest project, Zen by Indigo which promises to be a tropical paradise amidst the heart of New Dubai, comprising of 346 villas in perfect harmony with surroundings of nature. A deep integration with nature is offered, with a free-flowing stream or a park of lush greenery surrounding each villa. Zen by Indigo is very self-contained and can easily be made a home, with amenities such as two clubhouses and a retail center provided. It is a therapeutic world, an escape from work stresses and city bustle, bringing about a state of Zen. 
Mr. Maitra will be present at the Indigo Stall, Gate District – A1.
For more information on “Zen” by Indigo, please visit or call on 04-4380888 and email

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 small 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
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