Cityscape saw a visit from members of the ruling family of Dubai yesterday (Monday).
The UAE Vice President and Prime Minster and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured various sections at the property and real estate exhibition held at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed were Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai..
Sheikh Mohammed stopped at the pavilion of Meraas Holding Group and was briefed by its chairperson Ahmed Mohammed Al Habbai on the group’s latest construction and recreational projects.
The royal group also viewed the group’s “La Mer” project that located at Dubai’s beachfront district Jumeirah in the vicinity of Pearl Jumeirah Island.
Cityscape Global saw a 27% increase in opening day visitor numbers, year on year, as major local and international developers turned out to launch a host of new projects amid a more buoyant real estate market.
Middle East investors were joined by those from India, Pakistan, Russia , Turkey, UK and the USA..
A strong international presence has been reinforced by two new additional international pavilions from Palestine and Bahrain, while Turkey represents the largest number of overseas exhibitors, with 30 leading developers and architects joining forces to cover 2,100m2 of exhibition space, reflecting a 22% increase on 2013.
Wouter Molman, Director of Cityscape Group, said, “All indications ahead of the show were pointing towards an incredibly busy, profitable opening day and the turnout from international investors has been impressive. Exhibition space sold out some three weeks before we opened and today we have seen a number of announcements from UAE and global exhibitors.”