Sponsors -2016


Strategic Sponsors


Dubai Land Department

Dubai Land Department (DLD) was established in 1960 in order to safeguard the property rights of Dubai. DLD provides outstanding services to all its customers, and it is active in the development of the necessary legislation to propel the real estate sector in Dubai, along with organising and promoting real estate investment, and the distribution of knowledge. DLD elevates the sector with aid from active departments that include Real Estate Regulatory Agency, the regulatory arm, Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center, the investment arm, Dubai Real Estate Institute, the educational arm, and Rental Dispute Center the Judicial arm.
The department mainly launched the "Investment Map" and the "E-mart" the smart property market place. DLD ranked the Fourth in the World and First in the Arab World for property registration by World Bank’s Doing Business Index for the past few years.

Falling under the umbrella of the Dubai Executive Council, DLD continued to strive to provide a comprehensive range of real estate services, most notably responsibility of overlooking sales transactions, regulations and registration of all transactions.

In 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No. (7) 2013 defines the Dubai Land Department’s objectives as the government entity responsible for registration and organization and promotion of real-estate investment in Dubai. The Law aims to provide attractive environment for investment by implementing international standards. Additionally, the Law describes the Department’s specializations, tasks and competencies to support the sector’s development efforts.

In perusal of DLD’s vision to position Dubai as the world’s premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust and happiness; DLD’s mission here is to create an innovative and sustainable real estate environment that will promote Dubai as the world’s happiest city through Smart services, Professional human and financial resources, and integrated real estate legislation.

Our Achievements:

In 2016, Dubai hosted the 20th Congress of the World Land Registration Congress which was organised by International Property Registries Association (IPRA-CINDER) and Dubai Land Department. The city beat other contenders to host the event based on the on the three main criteria of transparency, investor confidence and saving rights. The event received 500 guests representing more than 50 countries, 50 expert speakers who shared their insights on 18 of the most trending topics in the real estate industry.

In late 2015, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Land Department launched in partnership with UNEP the Dubai Sustainable Cities Summit (DSCS), the leading global event to discuss sustainability in the urban environment and the future of smart cities in the presence of 30 international speakers and 500 dignitaries, government leaders, business executives and industry professionals.

Dubai Land Department has picked up many accolades, notably two awards won under the categories ‘Innovative Leader’ and ‘Creative Idea’ the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, “Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government” under the category of "Best New Government Service" for “e-auction”, and collected two major accolades from “e-Government Excellence Awards” in recognition of its advanced electronic and social media services for customers, another two prestigious awards at Ideas Arabia – Idea of the Year Competition, in the Technology category for its Ejari programme, the Productivity category for Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), and an award from “The International Stevies” the Silver category for “Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services” (New Service Initial Resale Registration Process), as well as a Guinness World Record for the largest sticky notes mosaic for Autism.

Our Services:

Real Estate Registration:

The land registry system documents and retains land rights, and is composed of four sub-systems operating under one umbrella: Registry, the initial registry, trust accounts, and prove the rights of property owners. The system aims to unify all systems and integration services within a single system, supported by the latest technology compatible with international standards.

Real Estate Regulation:
The regulatory arm of DLD, where it sets legislations to regulate the relationship between all contracting parties and to organises the exchange process of properties. The department provides many services to clients in Dubai extending to its role in planning, organising and evaluating operations related to real estate licenses, and the organisation and development of real estate activities, as well as a commitment to monitor projects financially and technically, in order to protect investors.

Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center
The investment arm that seeks to support national and international real estate investment companies, and develop the real estate investment environment and motivate traffic through the promotion of direct and long-term investments. Also plays an active role in promoting a stable and secure environment, while contributing to the building of a green economy to achieve sustainable development.

Dubai Real Estate Institute:
The educational arm of the department that works to educate, train and raise awareness of the real estate market to investors, in order to increase their knowledge and raise the level of their performance.

Dubai Rental Dispute Settlement Center:
The new Rental Dispute Settlement Centre will employ new methods with flexible mechanisms characterized by speed and efficiency. They will facilitate greater accuracy, impartiality and transparency when dealing with settlement issues and matters relating to Dubai’s real estate market.

Emirates Real Estate Solutions
The technical arm of Dubai Land Department works to find solutions to the e-real estate market based on real estate expertise in the registration at DLD, and has made more than 300 transactions of the best organization practices in real estate regulation and registration.

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Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. DEWA has made considerable achievements, ranking it as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provide services today to more than 730,000 customers with a satisfaction rate that reached more than 94.4%.

Visit Website: www.new.dewa.gov.ae


Knowledge Partner

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Launched in 2005 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai as the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world. The School aims to support good governance in the UAE and the Arab world, and build future leaders through an integrated system offering education and training programs, as well as research and studies.
The School's operations are founded on global best practices developed in collaboration with the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and it is considered a unique model for academic institutions in that it focuses on the practical side of governance. The School also collaborates with several government and private institutions both regionally and internationally.
The overall design and implementation of training programs is built on the foundation of scientific thought and is inspired by the reality of Arab public administration and with a view to addressing the issues and helping future leaders meet the challenges facing public administration in various parts of the Arab world. The School also organizes international and regional conferences and specialized workshops, and holds forums to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge between Arab region and the world.

Visit Website: www.new.dewa.gov.ae



Media Sponsor

Dubai Media Inc.

Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) achieved through its multiple media channels (press, radio and TV) remarkable success and prestigious status on the level of media in the Arab world and reached a maximum number of viewers regionally and internationally owing to its creative, meaningful and relevant content, that always strives to embody the spirit of originality and modernity.

Through a clear vision that focuses on innovation and quality, and working in line with the strategic objectives of the government of Dubai, DMI seeks to create an archive of distinctive Arabic media resources that represent creative and meaningful television content, while respecting social, cultural, and family values in the UAE.

With the breakthroughs achieved by DMI and its splendid success story, DMI took on the responsibility of encouraging creativity through the continuous development of new media services that paralleled relevant developments in the UAE, and inculcate a culture of working in a dynamic media environment among its employees, and the media framework of the UAE in general, based on a clear study. DMI is committed to create a new Emirati media generation able to depict, portray and demonstrate the image of Dubai and the UAE, thereby contributing to the formulation of a new media concept.

Visit Website: www.dmi.gov.ae



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