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irstly, I would like to welcome Dubai Land Department who joins us as sponsor for the new International Property Awards Dubai – part of the Arabia & Africa Awards. This government department provides

outstanding services to its customers whilst developing the necessary legislation to propel the real estate sector in Dubai. These attributes combined with the 25-year history of the awards form an ideal collaboration.

The 2018-2019 series of International Property Awards is now well underway. With the launch of the Dubai Property Awards we have also introduced several new categories. Our aim is to discover the most magnificent and innovative interior designs, developments, architectural projects and homes. Real estate agents and property consultants have also come under scrutiny but only those with the finest portfolios and customer service have made the grade. Here are just a few multiple winning projects: Diamond Developers has won no less than five awards for The Sustainable City – two at international nominee level. This superb mixed-use development is the first net zero energy development in Dubai. XBD Collective has scooped an impressive seven awards. The company’s international nominees are Cantilever Villa for Single Residence Architecture and both City Walk Apartment and Palm Jumeirah Villa for Interior Design. These and many other highest scoring entrants will now compete against other equally successful companies from Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific, Arabia & Africa, Canada, the USA, Central and South America and the Caribbean to determine the World’s Best in each category. This year’s grand final will be held on December 3rd at the London’s Savoy Hotel where the ultimate winners will be revealed. Visit for further information. Many congratulations to all those listed in this publication,

Helen Shield

Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel Magazine

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Index 06 Sponsors 08 Judges 14 Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C. 16 XBD Collective 18 H&H Investment and Development LLC 22 WA International 23 Home Matters Consultancy 24 Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects 25 Layan Real Estate Brokers 28 Fifth Estate 29 Tamleek Real Estate Registration Trustee 30 MPM Properties 31 MWM Studio 34 EDGE 35 Binghatti Developers 36 Aqua Properties 40 Dubai Winners 2018-2019 4

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The Dubai Land Department (DLD) was founded in May 1960 in order to establish the most prominent real estate sector in the Middle East and in the world. DLD provides outstanding services to all its customers whilst developing the necessary legislation to propel the real estate sector in Dubai, organising and promoting real estate investment, and spreading industry knowledge. DLD seeks regional and worldwide innovation in real estate with the aid of its active organisations 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.

Salice, a world leader in the field of opening systems and fittings for furniture, produces a comprehensive range of the highest quality products for manufacturers of kitchen furniture and producers of all types of furniture cabinets. A range of more than 3,000 products, a worldwide network of subsidiaries, sole agents and distributors covering all areas of furniture production and serving customers in more than 87 countries – these are some of the reasons why Salice is one of the brands most highly-

Dubai Land Department seeks to transform Dubai into the number one real estate destination in the world in terms of innovation, trust and happiness. Pursuant to this ambitious vision, DLD is providing an innovative and sustainable real estate environment that has turned Dubai into the happiest city through its smart services, which would provide open access to investors anytime, anywhere. DLD also employs all financial, human and professional resources to reach its strategic objectives. The department has made major tangible achievements to the real estate sector thanks to the development, promulgation and implementation of clear, transparent and integrated real estate laws that help to protect the rights of real estate investors, as well as those of all related parties.

regarded by small, medium-sized and large companies in the furniture industry. Salice has 3 production plants, near Milan, near Venice and Pesaro, therefore all products are 100% made in Italy. Salice holds a well-established position worldwide by virtue of its deserved reputation for innovation, unique and scrupulous attention to design, quality, and reliability in all opening systems.




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The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. Their time and expertise is donated free of charge. The Earl of Liverpool Chairman of the International Property Awards Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Peter Anscombe Senior Corporate Director, Edwardian Group

Hugh Lumby Partner and Head of Global Real Estate, Ashurst

Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Duncan MacArthur Principal, Hotel Solutions

Richard Billett MD, Maisons Marques et Domaines Ltd

Steve Macfarlane Director, Metro Projects

Li Boatwright Owner & Founder, Storrington PR

Majid Al Marri Senior Director, Dubai Land Department

Peter Bolton-King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

James Mattin Bond Wolf Commercial

Doreen Boulding Hotel and Leisure Consultant, DMB Associates

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel and Tourism

Russell Bragg Managing Director, Bragg and Co

Guy Medd Consultant

Xavier Calloc’h Director,Yacht Investor

Shalini Misra Creative Director and Founder, Shalini Misra Ltd

Victoria Chazova Negotiator, Knight Frank LLP

Christian Mole Executive Director,Transaction Advisory Services

Matthew Clare Director, Trident Building Consultancy

Christian Morris Architect, Aukett Swanke

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Christine Myers Senior Workplace Consultant, MCM Architecture Ltd

Andrew Costa Director, Ryder Architecture

Helen Oldfield Director, Affinity PR

Katrina Craig Hotel Project Design, Hotel Solutions Partnership

Katherine O’Shea Associate, Strategic Solutions, Financial Advice & Investments

Geoff Cresswell Architect, RDG Planning and Design

Ed Park Architect, PARK Designed

Max Davidson Freelance Property Editor, The Telegraph

Penny Patterson Interior Designer, Make it so Design

Imtiaz Farookhi Strategy Director, DragonGate

Hilary Philpott

Nick Farrow Chairman of Farrows Ltd

David Reynolds Property and Construction consultant

Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design

Philippe Rossiter Retired from the Master Inn Holders

Lynda Goddard UK General Manager, Arteriors

Nadya Ruvinsky International Projects, Design and Consultancy

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Julien Sannier Sales Director, UK - EMEA, The Rug Company

Nishant Grover Chief Operating Officer, Asset World Co Ltd

Sophie Sannier Owner, Jack & Tara - Children of London

Jo Hamilton Creative Director, Jo Hamilton Interiors

Celia Sawyer Interior Designer & Television Personality

Simon Hamilton Director, Simon Hamilton Design Studio

Jeanette Schuchmann Deputy Director, German National Tourist Office

Annie Hampson Chief Planning Officer and Development Director, Department of

Paul Scrivener Consultant, MCM Architecture

the Built Environment, City of London

Helen Shield Editor in Chief, International Property Magazine

Richard Hartshorn NHBC Regional Director, NHBC House

Jill Starley-Grainger Editorial Director, Inscribe Content

Sean Hatcher Design Director, MCM Architecture

Patrick Story Design Director, Sequoia London

David Hind President of the Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant, FRICS

Justin Hogbin Ex Global Marketing Director, Faberge and Rolex

Mark Taylor Area Manager, Silent Gliss Ltd

Del Hossain Managing Director, Adrem Group

Sue Timney Interior Designer

Adam Jacot de Bonoid Freelance writer

Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants

Rebecca Johnson Media and Hotel Consultant

Paul Vick Partner, Paul Vick Architects

Mike Jordan Chairman, Cornish Stairways

Dean Wade Property and Construction Group Executive, London Chamber of

Jill Keene Editor of International Property & Travel

Commerce & Industry

Dawn Kitchener Managing Director, Blocc Interiors

John Walker Director of Planning, Westminster City Council

Brian Lawrence Interior Designer

Andrea Watson Freelance Property, Arts and Lifestyle Journalist

James Lawrence-Felton Head of Land Operations, Security Risk

Eddie Weir Vice President Practice, CIAT

Management Consultant

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Nick Lee Founder and PR Director, Niche PR

Ed Williams Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Paul Lewis Architect, Altham Lewis Architects

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Roy Ling Managing Director, RL Capital Management and RL Academy

Jan Wilson President, RPW Design

Andrew Link Principal, RISE

Georgina Wood Designer Director, David Collins Studio Design


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World’s Best Hotels International Five Star Hotels and winners of the International Hotel Awards include some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels from across the globe.

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 L  a double awardwinning project which has been developed as a joint venture between Jumeirah Golf Estates and Luxury Living Investments. This exclusive, contemporary residential development features 291 townhouses, designed for architectural excellence and sophisticated living, located on the championship golf course ‘Fire’ creating a landmark in Jumeirah Golf Estates. Jumeirah Golf Estates currently comprises 16 unique communities which overlook two of the world’s championship golf courses – namely ‘Earth’ and ‘Fire’. Forming one of these distinct communities, Jumeirah Luxury is an exclusive and contemporary residential project in the heart of Dubai. With three, four and five-bedroom options, Jumeirah Luxury will reinforce Jumeirah Golf Estate’s distinct,


high-end, indoor-outdoor lifestyle offering. Roof terraces and private gardens enhance the experience, enabling residents to immerse themselves in the serene surroundings. Set across 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape, Jumeirah Luxury is a unique destination offering attractive investment opportunities and world-class amenities. As a gated community, it combines a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere with superior lifestyle facilities such as a clubhouse, fullyequipped gym, tennis courts, shopping mall, restaurants, and bars. As host of the annual DP World Tour Championship and home to the Middle East’s only European Tour Performance Institute, Jumeirah Golf Estates also rivals the best-golfing destinations in the world. Opportunities to play golf are therefore

Award Winner ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE DUBAI Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C.


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naturally unlimited in Jumeirah Luxury and complemented by the additional benefits of a Golf Academy and a clubhouse. The developers chose the design of 60 plots with 291 townhouses offering contemporary architecture and affordable luxury. The configuration has less density, more space for multiple gardens and the provision of public areas for relaxation and exercise. There are jogging tracks, water features and attractive landscaped areas in which children can play. Each townhouse has the advantage of either a golf, gardens or lake view. Also, despite the fact that they are all surrounded by 200-400 metres of golf course, the properties still include their gardens and water features. The internal living spaces have been planned in a highly efficient layout. They use high quality imported building materials, branded home

appliances and smart home systems where air-conditioning, lighting, curtains and CCTV are all controlled centrally, as well as other ecofriendly technologies. Floor-to-ceiling, bi-fold, adequately insulated glass windows provide maximum connectivity with the outdoor surroundings. They also include special frosting to reduce the heat and ensure privacy. Being larger than normal, these windows also provide more natural daylight, thus reducing energy further. LED, energy efficient lighting is used throughout the homes and solar street lighting is implemented for further energy saving. The development offers the opportunity to create bespoke homes, with options to customise the design, interiors, and layout. Buyers may even opt to purchase three attached townhouses and transform them into an independent mansion.


Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C. Jumeirah Golf Estates, Clubhouse Race to Dubai Suite PO Box 37155, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 375 3115 m: +971 52 688 8647 e: w:

Award Winner RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C. International Property Awards Dubai

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XBD Collective London Suite 111, Kensington Pavilion 96 Kensington High St. Kensington, London W8 4SG

BD C  a multi-disciplined design firm that offers architectural as well as residential and commercial interior design services. With 15 years’ experience, the multi-award-winning group was formed as a result of the high demand from clients to expand its services in the commercial and hospitality property markets. Its Cantilever Villa in Emirates Hills is a large, contemporary family home. A shard atrium intersects the building and acts as the main circulation space, with flowing interconnecting bridges at higher levels between two wings. Other features of the home include a cantilevered swimming pool, sunken garden and a sliding door glazing system throughout. XBD Collective’s City Walk private apartment mixes down-to-earth and youthful design with sophisticated elements to be

practical for a young family. The design direction for the main living, dining and bar area required the flexibility to change the mood for entertaining. Its textures therefore needed a glamorous edge especially when illuminated, such as grey mirrors, satin, tinted glass and lacquer. Other distinguishable features include a bespoke bar clad in leather and chrome, a funky swing chair from Lee Broom and a kitchen island clad in champagne metal and covered in thick composite stone from Dekton. The next award-winning interior design of a private family villa in Emirates Hills, area HT, incorporates high-end lighting as a major design feature, including a custom-designed nine metre chandelier spanning two floors, Fendi furniture (due to the clients’ love of the brand) and a 1920’s feel for the bar and poker room. In area P of Emirates Hills, the interior

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 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE DUBAI Cantilever villa - Emirates Hills E by XBD Collective  BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Private Apartment - City Walk by XBD Collective Award Winner INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Private Villa - Emirates Hills HT by XBD Collective


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design of another family residence had to pay homage to the client’s Indian heritage using signature artworks and colour tones that reflect the peace and serenity of a traditional Indian temple. The interior design of a private residence on Palm Jumeirah was designed to suit a family of six with young children. Rooms had to have a personalised touch that capture the spirit of family members. Special features include a custom-designed dining table in handcrafted black Carnelian stone and an Arabesqueinspired roof terrace including an outdoor fireplace and private cabanas. The interior design of a show home in the Alef Residences, W Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah showcases an opulent apartment in a luxurious resort. The design brief was to capture a five-star lifestyle that potential buyers

Taws FZ LLC Office - Dubai Design District

would crave. It has been designed to appeal to any type of buyer as the price of units ranges from £3.1m to £14.4m, the interior needed to show the many upscaling possibilities. Features include Volga blue marble, black St Laurent marble and suede cladding. The last but not least of XBD Collective’s impressive array of awards is for the commercial offices of Taws Printing, a prestigious printing company established in the UK in 1978. The design brief was to mix innovation and style with an industrial feel. Design features needed to reflect the company’s brand and heritage. This included old printing machinery and the recreation of original typography. Features include slate tiles and wired glass, vintage rope and iron pipe pendant lights in the coffee bar, and a vintage guillotine decorating the corridor.

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XBD Collective Dubai Suites 213 & 214, Building 08,

Dubai Design District, 333253, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 553 5362 f: +971 4 552 0403 e: w:

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Private Villa - Palm Jumeirah, Frond N by XBD Collective Award Winner INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Private Villa - Emirates Hills P by XBD Collective

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME DUBAI Show Apt. - The Alef Residences W Hotel by XBD Collective  BEST OFFICE INTERIOR DUBAI Taws FZ LLC Office - Dubai Design District by XBD Collective International Property Awards Dubai

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Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

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H I  D is a Dubai-based development company which was established in 2007. It rapidly expanded its activities over a short period of time and now offers, through its different business divisions, a wide range of real estate related services providing its clients with a unique ‘all in one’ approach to handling their assets. H&H has won awards for two of its latest projects. The first is for the new Four Seasons Hotel at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which is part of the larger Gate Village complex, a mixed-use development that forms the social heart of the Financial District of Dubai. The hotel building was an existing structure and has been converted from residential to commercial use. The brief was to create a 106-suite five-star boutique hotel which would meet the hotel’s image and brand

offering. It also had to integrate harmoniously into the DIFC master plan and urban massing. Catering predominantly for business and city travellers, the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC is characterised by a residential style with calming tones throughout from its lobby right up to the rooftop. It is laid out on eight levels, with the sixth floor housing a spa, panoramic swimming pool and Juice Bar while the trendy Skyline Bar is above on floor seven. The hotel uses every corner of space to contain bespoke details and quirky design touches with restaurants, bars and lounges that offer a sense of intimacy and exclusivity. Art then becomes a fundamental link throughout the guestrooms and corridors. The result is a triumph of colour, art and design in which everything is made to measure, enhanced by panoramic views of a city that has made ‘luxury’ part of the national scenery.

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Galleria Barsha

Galleria Barsha is a boutique shopping mall with a total 5,392m² of built area over two levels. It includes primarily retail and food and beverage outlets as well as an outdoor cinema rooftop component, spas, medical clinics, a traditional souq and basement parking. As the second of its kind to be opened in Dubai, the owner is aiming to launch the brand internationally. Each Galleria looks different but has key common characteristics, architecturally, operationally and experience wise. The aim of the development is to create a landmark retail centre building that will stand out from its competitors. Designed by Dutch architects, OMA, Galleria Barsha is therefore composed of different elements that characterise the building as a whole. Its perforated roof, the pavilion at the centre

of the plaza and the plaza itself recreate an outdoor environment which enables the business to operate all year round. A green wall feature also enhances the user experience at the outdoor cinema on the rooftop. Rich materials have been incorporated for the interior finishes such as travertine, white granite and walnut timber. Galleria Barsha’s façade veers away from the anonymous façade typically seen in shopping malls. Instead it is light, pleasant and playful but above all, elegant. The overall design concept blends in seamlessly with its surrounding environment so as not to create disturbance to the low-rise buildings of the residential neighbourhood. Equally, the design has the architectural gravitas to make it stand out and be recognised in front of an international audience.


H&H Investment and Development LLC Jumeirah 1, Street 2A

P.O Box 333976, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 344 7483 f: +971 4 344 7486 e: w:

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WA International 1st Floor NGI Building,

Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai, UAE

A I  been renowned for creating exquisite interiors for the hospitality market for over 20 years. During this time the company has nurtured an award-winning reputation and established an enviable clientele, reflecting its superlative performance and commitment to unique interiors. The Renaissance Downtown Dubai is an excellent example. The client was converting his recently built office tower into an exclusive hotel and favoured the Marriott Group’s unique and unconventional Renaissance Brand. Working closely with the client and the Marriott/Renaissance team, WA International re-planned the entire building to accommodate guestrooms, suites, lounges, receptions, meeting rooms, restaurants and a raised swimming pool.

The concept for the public areas and guestrooms was the evolution of a skyline from concrete and glass – the natural elements of Dubai being sand and water. Polished concrete walls and concrete floors therefore feature predominantly throughout these areas. The guestrooms average an incredible 60m² in area with impressive ceiling heights. Their spaciousness is also accentuated by an open plan concept from the bathroom to the bedroom. Guestrooms, suites and public areas are furnished in a modern classic style with a tonal pale grey and sandy colour palette. Dubai’s brilliant sunshine and its lightscapes have then been emulated beautifully by contrasts of light and dark, gold and black accent colours. The golden sun itself and Dubai’s gold souks have also been referenced for the hotel’s hardware, sculptures and golden chain curtains.

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Sawan Karia

Managing Director


Daniel Le Moeligou

Director – Sales & Marketing

   Intermediary, Home Matters, sources the best and most suitable mortgage options for its clients from hundreds of products available in the UAE. Founded in 2006, Home Matters has forged an excellent reputation in a competitive marketplace through its excellent service proposition. As the largest independent consultancy in the UAE, it provides clients with mortgage solutions designed to save money by working with its banking partners to secure market leading, exclusive rates and terms. Home Matters understands buying a new property can be stressful and prides itself on offering excellent customer service, led by its core values. Free and easy to use, its

website technology ( is the first online system in the UAE to offer customised mortgage options within minutes, whilst providing full transparency with the convenience of applying for discounted mortgages from the home or office. The best rates and terms are now at clients’ fingertips. It also offers a mortgage calculator and prequalify form which provides customers with a breakdown of real costs. Home Matters through its partners also offers foreign exchange, insurance, wealth management, will registration and real estate services. It has formal agreements with 28 banks and can source exclusive rates and terms, as well as offering mortgage options for the UK market.


Home Matters Consultancy Office P05, Building 2, Bay Square Business Bay, Dubai UAE t: +971 4 557 9973 e: w:

 BEST MORTGAGE INTERMEDIARY DUBAI Home Matters Consultancy International Property Awards Dubai

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Muwahid Villa

Ras Al Khaimah Villa

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Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects

Office 301-303, Code Business Tower Al Barsha 1, P. O. Box: 75111, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 385 0700

  , Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects offers outstanding architectural design services internationally. The company has won awards for two of its latest projects. The concept for Muwahid Villa in Dubai Jumeirah combines modern spaces with traditional architectural elements. Its design allows the Palestinian family to enjoy open spaces orientated to the centre of the house. The sequence of spaces is developed from public to private – from the entrance crossing the linear connection of formal dining room and seating area, passing a cosy tea room and leading up to the casual family lounge. This area also has a linear connection to the family kitchen overlooking the pool and terrace. An

olive tree imported from Palestine and planted in a central courtyard connects both the home and its occupants to their roots. Ras Al Khaimah Villa overlooks the shores of the Arabian Gulf with magnificent views over natural mangroves. The plot allows for two villas on top of a dune, a boat house, service buildings, green spaces, infinity pools and terraces. Designed as a weekend home, the initial brief was simple: to create a modern villa with lots of light and views to the garden and sea. Six bedrooms are positioned on the first floor while the large ground floor is completely open, yet clearly zoned, with fully glazed corners. A stunning focal point is the central water feature and seating area beneath a custom-made chandelier.

f: +971 4 385 0600 e: w: Award Winner ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE DUBAI Muwahid Villa by Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects Award Winner ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE RAS AL KHAIMAH Ras Al Khaimah Villa by Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects


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  D, Layan Real Estate is committed to delivering a high level of expertise, customer service, and attention to detail to the marketing and sales of luxury real estate and rental properties. Its clients are offered an up to date wealth of knowledge regarding all aspects of real estate. Layan’s award-winning website has been converted into nine languages with five more being added currently. A Property Briefcase option is included to allow private investors to list, manage and monitor their properties via the website anywhere in the world at any time. The company has also refined its in-house property management and brokerage software with the Layan application on Android and iOS, being launched this year. This will ease the interaction

between the company and its clients to smooth their real estate requirement procedures. The marketing strategies demonstrated are across every project Layan carefully selects to promote. Three of its projects have won two further awards for Layan. The company’s media team uses the latest advanced technology to portray its clients’ properties in the most effective manner. Layan’s online marketing portal and listing agreements allow the company to list properties on dozens of websites in addition to its own, ensuring the right exposure is gained worldwide. Supported by full colour brochures, listings in magazines and on social media, Layan’s marketing strategies have been proven to convey the appropriate message to specifically targeted buyers.


Layan Real Estate Brokers Burj Khalifa District Business Bay,

Executive Towers, Aspect Tower, Office 1304, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 434 3607 f: +971 4 434 3608 e: w:

Award Winner PROPERTY CONSULTANCY MARKETING DUBAI Serenia The Palm, Cassia, Murano by Layan Real Estate Brokers Award Winner PROPERTY CONSULTANCY WEBSITE DUBAI by Layan Real Estate Brokers Award Winner REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING DUBAI Serenia The Palm, Cassia, Murano by Layan Real Estate Brokers International Property Awards Dubai

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The Opus by Zaha Hadid

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Fifth Estate

Office 1805, Lake Central Tower Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

One Palm

 - branding and marketing agency, Fifth Estate, based in Dubai, has won awards for two of its development marketing projects. ‘A work of art that is also liveable’ was the vision for the architectural marvel, ‘The Opus’ by Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid. This mixed-use development of luxurious serviced residences, commercial and retail spaces also includes the ME by Meliá, which is the first ever hotel fully designed by Hadid. Fifth Estate positioned The Opus to be more than just another Dubai landmark, but to ooze strategic value following the untimely death of Hadid. The project evolved into the eternal embodiment of her approach to life and celebrates her ability to realign structural form.

With One Palm, Fifth Estate had the exhilarating challenge of marketing one of the most expensive places to live on the planet and capturing the qualities of all the global talents that brought the development to life. Through premier imagery and finely-tuned words, it focused on the different outdoor living spaces and sanctuaries that One Palm offers and emphasised the use of stone, wood, metal and glass to create a feeling of living among nature. Featuring 25 storeys and 94 ultraluxurious penthouses for the super-discerning homeowner, One Palm has enjoyed huge success. This has resulted in the fact that one penthouse has sold for the massive sum of AED102 million.

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 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING DUBAI The Opus by Zaha Hadid by Fifth Estate Award Winner DEVELOPMENT MARKETING DUBAI One Palm by Fifth Estate


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 D L D (DLD) launched the real estate Registration Trustee service in 2013. Its aim is to execute and complete clients’ transactions outside DLD’s working hours through a number of offices licensed by the DLD. The Real Estate Registration Services Department will be responsible for licensing and monitoring the work of firms acting as a registration trustee. The new system accelerates transaction processing and enable clients to use the same official database used by the government for registered properties. This facilitates the process of data entry and ensures accuracy. Tamleek is the largest Real Estate Registration Trustee office in Dubai and has been operating since February, 2014. Its dedicated team of multi-national professionals

work together with the company’s CEO, Buti Al Subousi, to provide the highest levels of service. Guided by a relentless focus on both its customers’ and the market’s needs, Tamleek provides more than 58 Property Registration services from DLD, categorised into eight different sections. In order to maintain its standards and acknowledge outstanding customer service, Tamleek has set measurable objectives for its employees. The diversity of its team is one of the company’s biggest advantages. Through thorough training of its team members and ensuring their development and job satisfaction, they are able to connect and engage with customers through an appreciation of their various backgrounds, values and cultures.


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Executive Chairman

Vaibhav Sharma – Chief Strategy Officer

Stephen Forbes COO

Vineet Kumar

Director of Agency

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MPM Properties Abu Dhabi | Dubai Al Ain | Sharjah

PM P  a multidiscipline real estate consultancy which offers a comprehensive range of property services to help clients create value. It covers the whole of the UAE from offices located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Sharjah with a team of over 130 staff. Covering the entire property lifecycle, MPM can assist clients whatever their requirements may be. This includes everything from planning to development, construction to handover and occupation, and from management to value enhancement. MPM combines international qualifications and service levels with an indepth understanding of the UAE property market. The company is Sharia’a compliant with a strong focus on ethics, transparency and

understanding of its clients’ needs. Bearing testament to its multi-award winning status, in total, MPM has advised, managed, leased and sold over AED270 billion of client real estate over the last year. MPM Agency and marketing, established in 2014, has achieved much success over just four years in existence. Its strategic marketing campaign for the luxury developments Horizon Tower and Jazeera Tower, both located in Abu Dhabi, has proved not only highly effective but also award-winning. Working closely with developer, Tamouh, MPM achieved 60% of sales at Horizon Tower in Al Reem Island in only three months. With Jazeera Tower, MPM’s marketing campaign resulted in 95% of properties being rented out within five months.

t: +971 2 6100 252 e: w: Award Winner PROPERTY CONSULTANCY DUBAI MPM Properties


 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING ABU DHABI Horizon Tower & Jazeera Tower by MPM Properties Award Winner LETTINGS AGENCY ABU DHABI MPM Properties


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  L  Olivia Watts and Claudia Mitcham, with a collective 20 years’ experience, MWM Studio is redefining modern interior design in the Middle East. Taking the lead from each client’s brief, the studio works alongside leading architects and consultants to bring projects from off plan to completion. MWM’s brief for its award-winning interior design project, Hillside at Jumeirah Golf Estates, was to create a show home for modern living. Given that Hillside is the first development of its kind in Dubai offering just 20 contemporary villas with highly luxurious interiors, it features open plan communal areas, state-of-the-art fixtures and clean lines throughout. While Dubai is often regarded as being an urban jungle, Hillside incorporates the lush

greenery surrounding the golf estate. MWM therefore paid particular attention to the views from inside the villa whilst developing the floor layouts. The entrance door has become a feature in itself through effective landscaping. Other highlights are a basement with a cinema and entertainment space complete with a bar and parking for five cars and bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and rainfall showers. The open plan kitchen spills into a formal family living area which leads on to a more formal living/dining space. Natural finishes have also been incorporated such as warm timber floors in key areas with accent stone feature walls and tonal tiles in secondary bathrooms. Luxury living has been placed at the forefront of the show home’s design throughout.


MWM Studio

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Award Winner INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME DUBAI Hillside Development by MWM Studio International Property Awards Dubai

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Martin Baerschmidt & Ivar Krasinski – EDGE Founding Partners


   award-winning architect and leading consultancy with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The company specialises in architecture, master planning and interior design. Its 46-storey 1/JBR residential high-rise building was inspired by the skyline of Dubai and the principle of clarity. Believing that the market in the UAE is cluttered with oddlyshaped unusable spaces, it wanted to create a building design that spoke of minimalist opulence and gave the buyer the most habitable spaces possible, while also providing a fresh and unique experience for Dubai residents. The company is also motivated by a desire to reinvent Dubai’s luxury living market,



Level 14, Al Barcha 1, The Code Business Tower, Dubai, UAE

detracting away from the ostentatious, but instead offering clean, simple living, in opposition to the complex and often dazzling buildings that populate the city. Edge design director, Ivar Krasinski explains, “When one wants people to listen in a crowded room full of noisy talk, he should whisper.” Spaces within the plot were creatively arranged to optimise the spectacular views of the Arabian sea, Palm Jumeirah and Ain Dubai. They offer exclusive beach access and also maintain a sense of privacy, with semi-private to express lift services. The tower also offers an infinity pool, fitness centre and an oasis of private gardens with walkways that connect the apartments to beautiful sandy shores.

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Millennium Binghatti Residences

Muhammad BinGhatti


 D  the real estate development arm of Binghatti Holding. It operates throughout the UAE with an investment value of AED 3.5 billion across a portfolio of 40 projects. Winning an award for most influential leader and leading the company into its third generation, Muhammad BinGhatti has a vision to illustrate the ‘Art of Property’ through the creation of iconic buildings with a branded and distinguishable visual identity, which should also be at an affordable price. Making a statement in Business Bay, Dubai’s most in demand community, its Millennium Binghatti Residences provides the company with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its design prowess and showcase its ambition to create a renaissance in the property industry.

As an architect, but also an artist and a poet, Muhammad BinGhatti sees the potential for art in every aspect of human life. His primary objective is to depict ‘The Art of Property’, and in doing so successfully revolutionise the realm of property into an artistic one throughout the use of architecture. Inspired by the Arab region’s traditions, history, and culture, Binghatti has been successful in developing an identifiable and branded visual identity across all of Binghatti Developers’ buildings. As such, Millennium Binghatti Residences’ contemporary, vibrant, dynamic, and angular architectural style embodies Binghatti Developers’ branded visual identity that has become easily identifiable through the United Arab Emirates.


Binghatti Developers

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Headquarters B Wing, 1st Floor P.O. Box 341186, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 333 4440 e: w:

MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADER IN REAL ESTATE DUBAI Muhammad BinGhatti by Binghatti Developers Award Winner ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE DUBAI Millennium Binghatti Residences by Binghatti Developers Award Winner RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE DUBAI Millennium Binghatti Residences by Binghatti Developers Award Winner RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Millennium Binghatti Residences by Binghatti Developers International Property Awards Dubai

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Aqua Properties

Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 388 2220

  , Aqua Properties is an award-winning real estate group based in Dubai. It specialises in everything from property marketing, brokerage and leasing to property management, project planning and development. The company’s key strength is in the variety of unparalleled services it provides clients. This ranges from understanding their exact requirements to delivering a high return investment that surpasses their expectations. When it comes to modern marketing, Aqua strongly believes that today’s constantly switched-on, multiple-device consumer has completely changed the rules of investor engagement. Aqua’s brand has therefore embraced this shift from purchasing via high street offices to digital sources of information. However, the company still believes that offline efforts are essential to support its online

marketing efforts. A combination of paid and owned media, digital and offline are used to market Aqua’s listings. One of the company’s most innovative projects this year was the development of Global REIT – the world’s first ever blockchain-based REIT. The primary goal of this innovation was to offer investors exposure to global real estate markets without the necessity of acquiring an entire property, by shifting the management and compliance obligations to the fund management. As a result, this innovation has been an unequivocal driver of growth and marketing for Aqua, due to the worldwide recognition it has catapulted for the company. Therefore, the brand of Global REIT has since been used in conjunction with Aqua Properties to promote the agency and services in untapped markets and regions.

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Dubai Winners 2018-2019 Apartment

Leisure Interior

 The Residence JLT by Signature DT Real Estate Development

 Toro & KO by Bishop Design LLC Award Winner Reel Cinemas, Dubai Mall by Chapman Taylor

Architecture Multiple Residence

Award Winner Scalini by Bishop Design LLC

 Banyan Tree Residences - Hillside Dubai by Brewer Smith Brewer Group

Lettings Agency

Award Winner Jumeirah Golf Estates - Alandalus by Jumeirah Golf Estates

 haus & haus Real Estate Broker

Award Winner Millennium Binghatti Residences by Binghatti Developers

Award Winner JLL Award Winner Rocky Real Estate LLC

Architecture Single Residence  Cantilever Villa - Emirates Hills E by XBD Collective

Mixed-use Architecture

Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C.

 Jumeirah Gate by Killa Architectural Design

Award Winner Muwahid Villa by Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects

Award Winner Vida Hotel and Residences by Killa Architectural Design

Bathroom Design

Mixed-use Development

Award Winner DT 1 by Ellington Properties Development L.L.C

 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers Award Winner Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates

Condominium  The Residences at Marina Gate I by Select Group

Mortgage Intermediary  Home Matters Consultancy

Developer Website  by Jumeirah Golf Estates

Most Influential Leader in Real Estate Muhammad BinGhatti of Binghatti Developers

Development Marketing  The Opus by Zaha Hadid by Fifth Estate

New Hotel Construction & Design

Award Winner Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates

 Four Seasons Hotel DIFC by H&H Investment and Development LLC

Award Winner One Palm by Fifth Estate

Award Winner ME Dubai, The Opus by Omniyat by Omniyat Group

Hotel Architecture

Office Interior

 The One, Jumeirah Village Circle by NORR Group

 Taws FZ LLC Office - Dubai Design District

Award Winner Al Fattan Crystal Towers - Rixos Premium Dubai

by Tabanlioglu Architects Award Winner Nikki Beach Resort & Spa by DSA Architects International

by XBD Collective Award Winner Ellington Office by Ellington Properties Development L.L.C Award Winner UNBOX by Swiss Bureau Interior Design

Award Winner Vida Hotel by Killa Architectural Design

Property Consultancy Hotel Interior

 JLL

 The Renaissance Downtown Dubai

Award Winner Hamptons International

by WA International

Award Winner MPM Properties

Interior Design Apartment

Property Consultancy Marketing

 Private Apartment - City Walk by XBD Collective

Award Winner Serenia The Palm, Cassia, Murano

Interior Design Private Residence

Award Winner Aqua Properties

by Layan Real Estate Brokers  Private Villa - Palm Jumeirah, Frond N by XBD Collective Award Winner Private Villa - Emirates Hills HT by XBD Collective

Property Consultancy Website

Award Winner Private Villa - Emirates Hills P by XBD Collective

Award Winner by Hamptons International Award Winner by Layan Real Estate Brokers

Interior Design Show Home  Show Apt. - The Alef Residences W Hotel by XBD Collective Award Winner Belgravia Heights I by Ellington Properties Development L.L.C

Public Service Interior  Dubai English Speaking College Sixth Form Hub by Lulie Fisher Design Studio

Award Winner Hillside Development by MWM Studio

Award Winner Tecom Auditorium by Swiss Bureau Interior Design

Leisure Development

Public Services Development

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates

Award Winner The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers


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Real Estate Agency  haus & haus Real Estate Broker Award Winner One Broker Group Award Winner Property Network Broker

Real Estate Agency Marketing  Square Yards Award Winner Serenia The Palm, Cassia, Murano

by Layan Real Estate Brokers Award Winner haus & haus Real Estate Broker Award Winner One Broker Group

Real Estate Agency Website  by haus & haus Real Estate Broker Award Winner by LUXHABITAT Award Winner by One Broker Group

Registration Trustee Office  Tamleek Real Estate Registration Trustee Award Winner Seal Real Estate Registration Trustee

Residential Development  Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living L.L.C. Award Winner The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Residential High-rise Architecture  1/JBR by EDGE Award Winner Banyan Tree Residences - Hillside Dubai

by Brewer Smith Brewer Group Award Winner Millennium Binghatti Residences

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by Binghatti Developers Residential High-rise Development  The Residences at Marina Gate I by Select Group Award Winner Banyan Tree Residences - Hillside Dubai

by Sweid & Sweid Award Winner Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates Award Winner Millennium Binghatti Residences by Binghatti Developers

Residential Property  Emirates Hills 181 by Ellington Properties Development L.L.C Award Winner The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Retail Development  Galleria Barsha by H&H Investment and Development LLC Retail Interior  VR Park Dubai Mall by 4SPACE Design Award Winner Mister Baker, Chain of Pastry Stores

by STIRIXIS Group Sustainable Development

PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Rositsa Storrs, David Hayhow, Elliot Whitehorn PROPERTY AWARDS TEAM Awards Sales Director: Dawn Draper Katrina Abramsone, Jessica Bailey, Kierra Borrett, Tom Burford, Danny Callow, Lavinia Chihaia, Karina Chudnovska, George Clarke, Karim El Badry, Elaine Elvey, Dominika Gortatowicz, Linda Lark, Patrick McDowell, David Meeajane, Sonia Mison, Ashley Powles, Tina Ross, Michael Saggers, Carys Shaves, Craig Wightman, Eugene Zan SUPPORT TEAM Nicola Bissell, Lynne Heaton, Chris Charlery Accounts: Irene Pickles, Janet Churston, Susan Thomas Public Relations: Dawn Wightman

 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers International Property Awards Dubai

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