Hydra Properties outline plans at TDIM
Dubai, January 26, 2008
Hydra Properties, the leading international Abu Dhabi-based property developer, outlined its plans at the Tourism Development Projects & Investment Market 2008 (TDIM 08).
The show, becoming a major yearly event, aims to draw attention to the interaction between tourism and real estate development, an area that is receiving high importance in the Middle East region in general, and UAE in particular, said an official spokesman.
With a contribution of around 30 per cent to the GDP of Dubai last year, TDIM show, which was held from January 20 to 23, at Dubai International Conventions and Exhibition Center, occupying a total area of 19000 square meters, was a platform to showcase tourism developmental projects in the area, and as a forum to debate challenges to this sector, during the show period.
"Hydra Properties participation in TDIM 08 is in line with CEO, Hydra Properties, Dr Sulaiman AL Fahim’s direction to maintain a presence for the company in major events," said senior investments and business development manager, Hydra Properties, Zakaria Tarhouni.
"The company is proud to showcase its property offering in the area. The company will also take part in the TDIM conference, to shed more light on its development, vision and mission, as well as the importance of tourism in its projects," he added.
A special emphasis has been placed on implementing eco- friendly standards in its developments, in accordance with the new directions for buildings in the area, and the world in general.
International recognition was also secured through the company's first step on the international level, with the launch of "Hydra Waves Tower", in the heart of the Touristic Zone, in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Build on a 4,614 square metres area, comprising 172 apartments, and rises for 37 stories. Other phases of the project includes also a 26-story tower which will be transformed into a five stars hotel, comprising 500 rooms.
"Hydra Properties is focused on introducing a new concept to the real estate seen in the UAE, this is sought by changing the concept of property from just owning property … into experiencing … the "Art of Living", and building for human communities, on basis of Dr. Al Fahim vision," added Tarhouni.
TDIM show was a great success in its first year, with higher importance given to tourism contribution to regional economies. The show has attracted strong Dubai and Abu Dhabi presence.
TDIM was organised with the support of DTCM (Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing - Government of Dubai) and WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council). – TradeArabia News Service