The Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, H.E. Mohammed Ali Rashed Alabbar, has played a key role in the development of Dubai’s real estate sector. Listed on the Dubai Financial Market and majority-owned by the Government of Dubai, Emaar is a Public Joint Stock Company established in 1997. A major embellishment on their name is the development of Burj Khalifa which is the tallest artificial structure in the world.
Emaar Properties PJSC, under his guidance, has become the largest construction and development company in the UAE and has built over a thousand residential units and office complexes during the period of real estate boom in Dubai. It was due to his impetus that the Department of Economic Development initiated public policies to strengthen trade and business in Dubai and established greater transparency and openness. His accomplishments include growth of Dubai’s non-oil sector. He has served as as the Vice-Chairman of Dubai Aluminium Company Ltd (DUBAL) from 1992 to 2003, Vice-Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 1992 to 2002 and has played a key part in developing Dubai into a regional hub for exhibitions and conferences. At present, H.E Mohammed Ali Rashed Alabbar is spearheading Emaar’s strategy of global expansion and business segmentation into healthcare, education, hospitality & leisure, shopping malls and financial services. Today, the company has a significant presence in 16 countries spanning West Asia, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and North America.
A man is made of various elements, some enduring, some ephemeral and some metamorphosing. H.E Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar is a man who has practised, nurtured and disciplined all these elements within his own self, making him one of the most admired legends among present day business leaders.