Emaar chief to receive AHIC Award
Dubai, May 3, 2008
President, Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation and chairman and CEO, Emirates Group Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum is set to present chairman of Emaar Properties Mohamed Alabbar with the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2008 Leadership Award.
The award will be presented during the fourth Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to be held on May 4, 2008, at the Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Convention Centre.
Alabbar, who is frequently acknowledged by the real estate and hospitality industries for his role in steering growth in the region, has been singled out by the hotel investment sector in recognition of his contribution to the hospitality industry.
According to AHIC co-organiser Jonathan Worsley, Alabbar won the award following online nominations made by AHIC’s 50-strong, key industry leader, advisory board.
As an AHIC Leadership Award winner Alabbar joins CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2005); UAE vice-president and prime minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2006); and vice-chairman and Group President of Emirates, UAE’s international airline, Maurice Flanagan (2007).
“This award for leadership in the hotel investment sector recognises Alabbar’s 15-plus years of dedication to the growth of the real estate sector in the region and for his efforts in helping to put Arabia on the ‘lifestyle’ map, especially through his steadfast role at Emaar Properties,” said Worsley.
Worsley observed that the 2008 conference theme, The Ripple Effect, reflects the critical role that Alabbar has played in developing Emaar into a truly global brand and business.
He confirmed that for the fourth year running, AHIC is held under the patronage of Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. – TradeArabia News Service