Makateb enters UAE with novel concept
Dubai, November 11, 2008
Makateb Holding, the first star-rated office building operator, launched its operations in the UAE with a revolutionary concept designed to enhance the working environment and deliver optimum business value to office building tenants.
Makateb features a unique rating system that distinguishes office buildings as one-star, two-star and up to five-star facilities in the same manner hotels are conveniently classified.
This will be based on several factors including energy usage, services offered and quality assurance, said a company official.
"Makateb Holding is bringing an amazingly novel concept that really works for the benefit of the whole office building community," said Hesham A. Alghani, chairman of the board, Makateb Holding Limited.
"This is in line with our vision to transform the office lifestyle by creating a uniquely dynamic environment that is highly responsive to the needs of building tenants," he noted.
"For the first time, building occupants can really feel at home while being at their workplaces, a key factor that will significantly improve employee and business performance and productivity," he remarked.
Leveraging the UAE's enormous growth potential with over 3,000 new office uildings expected to rise within the next 10 years, Makateb has complemented its current service portfolio with a complete range of end-to-end office building solutions.
These solutions are tailored to suit the distinct requirements of various business organisations, while also adhering to the highest environmental standards.
"The company’s new office projects will adopt green building principles and ensure cost reduction, energy conservation, profit maximisation and a productive business setting." Alghani said.
Makateb will offer its services to all office property owners and developers, regardless if their buildings or related facilities are already in operation, are currently in the design stage or are under construction.
The criteria used for the rating are based on standards compliance and the provision of amenities and services according to the adopted classification system; ensuring the same level of luxury and quality services clients would expect from premium hotel operators and resulting to a truly first-of-its-kind experience for office building tenants in the UAE and the region.
"We are confident that Dubai is the perfect venue to launch this innovative service because of the emirate's solid foundation as a global business hub and its excellent reputation as a fertile ground for cutting-edge concepts and out-of-the-box winning ideas," he opined.
"The emirate's excellent fundamentals and remarkable economic growth rates will certainly provide Makateb Holding the required energy to elevate our services as the new standards in the industry."
"Moreover, our consolidated presence in Dubai will likewise anchor Makateb Holding's growth initiatives in the Middle East and across Asia," he added.
While Makateb Holding has customised services for a wide range of building profiles, those that are still in the design phase stand to gain most in terms of greater flexibility in incorporating the specific designs and components required to enhance the building's operation and strengthen its market value.-TradeArabia News Service