In a landmark development, Emaar is set to build the largest Chinatown in the UAE to expand the hospitality business of Address Hotels and Resorts in China.
To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour, its six-square-kilometre mega-development, only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the iconic Burj Khalifa. The retail precinct will occupy a central location within Dubai Creek Harbour; a destination which will be home to the world’s new icon, Dubai Creek Tower, and encompass vibrant lifestyle elements. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said, “The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE has further strengthened UAE-China relations, underpinned by initiatives such as the UAE-China Week announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.” He further said, “The development of the new Chinese retail and lifestyle district at Dubai Creek Harbour as well as Emaar’s expansion into China highlight our commitment to the country and our focus on contributing to the strength and success of UAE-China relations.”
Elegantly designed homes in Dubai Creek Harbour will offer spectacular views of the city’s dramatic skyline, the waterfront and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – home to over 450 animal species and migratory birds. Further strengthening, Emaar’s outreach to China, the company also announced that it will open three dedicated pavilions in China – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, all served by direct daily flights to Dubai on Emirates.
In another significant announcement, Emaar will expand its premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts to China.