Bawardi, a member of Tatweer Dubai, and the region’s ultimate hospitality and retail destination, has announced it will sponsor the Second Hotel and Tourism Investment and Development Conference at Cityscape Dubai 2008, the largest business-to-business real estate investment and development event.
Running from 6-9 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the seventh edition of Cityscape Dubai brings together 51, 000 professionals from over 136 countries including real estate and hospitality sector specialists such as property developers, investors, government and property development authorities, architects, designers, consultants, as well as key senior officials.
The Hotel and Tourism Investment and Development Conference will focus on the region’s burgeoning industry, particularly the hospitality sector. It will host key speakers such as Jan Laverty Jones, former Mayor of Las Vegas, and analyse closely the global industry to identify underlying trends.
Arif Mubarak, Bawadi Vice President, said: "As the 10-km long hospitality and retail boulevard, Bawadi’s support of the conference during Cityscape Dubai 2008 highlights its commitment to high-profile industry events. The event will be a perfect platform to showcase the latest developments within Dubai and the region.
When completed, Bawadi will boast 51 hotels accommodating more than 60, 000 rooms, including Asia Asia, the world’s largest. It will represent a unique synthesis of culture, history and family entertainment on the regional and international level. When completed, Bawadi will significantly add to Dubai’s positioning as a world-class tourist hub for the Middle East and neighbouring regions, with the largest concentration of leading hotels in the world on the 10km boulevard.
Bawadi, the ultimate hospitality and shopping destination was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in May 2006. The AED 200 billion project was specifically developed to fill a market gap and meet the future demand for hotel rooms in Dubai. Conceived to develop capacity for the dramatic increase forecast in tourism, it will feature the largest concentration of leading hotels linked to the biggest shopping area in the world. The 10 km boulevard of hotels, entertainment, leisure and shopping project is designed to complement Dubai’s market needs and the massive Dubailand destination. Bawadi’s carefully planned infrastructure includes crucial components such as an integrated street and sidewalk network to facilitate a continuous and efficient flow of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. Futuristic planning has also ensured an environmentally-friendly setting within the destination. Bawadi will include entertainment centers, restaurants, theatres and world-class convention centers in addition to the biggest themed 40 million GLA shopping area in the world, featuring small boutique malls as well as street-level and underground shopping. When completed, it will have 51 hotels, including the Asia Asia with 6, 500 rooms. In total, Bawadi will offer more than 60, 000 hotel rooms.
Launched in December 2005, Tatweer is one the region’s most dynamic enterprises and a member of Dubai Holding. Comprising 10 market-leading brands, it oversees an ambitious business development plan.
Its current portfolio is divided into Energy & Healthcare, Tourism & Entertainment, and Industry & Real Estate offerings. Its entities include Dubai Healthcare City, the region’s hub for world-class quality healthcare services; Mizin, one of the most advanced real estate companies in the region; "Universal City Dubailand", the 22 million sq ft development, featuring Universal Studios Dubailand as its centerpiece; "The Tiger Woods – Dubai", an exclusive golf community that will include the first Tiger Woods designed golf course; Dubailand, one of the biggest leisure, entertainment and tourism destinations in the Middle East; Dubai Industrial City, an industrial township to develop Dubai as a leading manufacturing hub; Bawadi, the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment project hosting 51 luxury hotels and more than 60, 000 hotel rooms; Dubai Energy, investing in regional and global energy opportunities and building a diversified investment portfolio; Dubai Mercantile Exchange, the first energy futures exchange in the Middle East set up in partnership with the New York Mercantile Exchange and Global Village, a premier family destination for culture, entertainment, cuisine and commerce.
Tatweer’s entities continue to consolidate a group of life-improving industries in addition to pioneering joint venture initiatives with leading global conglomerates. They continuously strive for world-class performance, while implementing leadership development to drive and sustain business excellence, quality and high performance.