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Meraas to Launch The Green Planet

11 Apr 2016


Meraas has announced the launch of The Green Planet, the region’s first bio-dome that recreates the enchanting world of a tropical forest with its rich biodiversity of over 3,000 plants and animals. The enclosed ecosystem, located at CITY WALK, will offer visitors an immersive expedition into the tropics, inviting them to delve deeper into the secrets of nature and experience first-hand the magnificence of one of the world’s oldest living ecosystems.


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Meraas Launches Dubai Walls Initiative in the Middle East

07 Apr 2016

Meraas, announced the launch of Dubai Walls, a ground-breaking initiative that aims to bring the world’s most exciting art movement to the Middle East.  City Walk will be the first to host the creative works of 15 of the world’s top street artists who, with their large permanent murals, will transform Dubai’s latest urban living destination into a unique art hub.
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CITY WALK Announces Plans to Unveil 60 New Tenants in Expanded Portfolio

25 Feb 2016

CITY WALK, the premier urban lifestyle destination is set to welcome over 60 new tenants in 2016 comprising leading global brands, as well as innovative home-grown enterprises. Over 50 per cent of the new tenants expected to launch in 2016 opened doors to visitors on 14 February, welcoming families looking for a relaxed shopping experience.


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Meraas to Launch Fun-filled Mattel Play! Town

03 Feb 2016

In partnership with global toy company Mattel, Play! Town will feature engaging and stimulating play experiences around the five world recognised brands: Barneyᵀᴹ, Thomas & Friendsᵀᴹ, Bob the Builderᵀᴹ, Angelina Ballerinaᵀᴹ, and Fireman Samᵀᴹ, along with live shows, to create long-lasting memories.

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Meraas Announces Valiant Clinic at CITY WALK Dubai

17 Jan 2016

Meraas announced the establishment of Valiant Clinic at CITY WALK, its first healthcare and wellness project, under the management of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the international subsidiary of world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital in the United States.

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Meraas Forays into Healthcare Sector

12 Dec 2015

Meraas Healthcare will shape a community based, innovative, patient-centric healthcare network that offers a wide range of preventive, diagnostic, treatment and follow-up outpatient services all within one fully integrated system. The new entity will translate Meraas’ strategic vision to contribute to the Dubai Medical Tourism Strategy that aims to attract 500,000 medical tourists to the emirate by 2020.

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Meraas Launches Meraas Hotels & Resorts

08 Dec 2015

Meraas announced the establishment of Meraas Hotels & Resorts, a new entity that will introduce, operate and manage different brands of hotels. The new entity will integrate with businesses and destinations developed by Meraas, as well as manage hotels of independent developers or owners seeking an innovative partner in the hospitality sector.​

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Noor Bank to Support Deployment of Innovative Mobile Wallet Feature of YVO App

31 Oct 2015

Noor Bank in conjunction with Yvolv, the joint venture between Meraas and AliCloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, introduced a unique mobile application - ‘YVO’- during GITEX Technology Week 2015. As part of its collaboration, Noor Bank will handle all wallet and fund transaction settlements for the application.

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YVOLV to Develop Mobile App

20 Oct 2015

Yvolv, the newly formed joint venture between Meraas and AliCloud, today announced the development of its maiden project YVO, a mobile app for retail assets around the country, at the Leaders’ Summit held as part of GITEX Technology Week 2015.​

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Meraas and AliCloud to Spotlight Technology JV at GITEX Technology Week 2015

17 Oct 2015

Meraas and AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary, are set to launch Yvolv, the joint venture set up between the two companies, at GITEX Technology Week 2015​



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Marsa Al Seef at Cityscape Global 2015

06 Sep 2015

Culturally Rich yet Contemporary, Vibrant Retail, Hospitality and Entertainment Destination Set to Give Dubai Creek Landmark Facelift upon Completion​

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Meraas Signs Agreement with Alibaba

14 May 2015

 Technology JV to Boost Big Data and Cloud Computing Services in MENA Region

Meraas and Aliyun, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary, signed a deal to setup a new technology enterprise , headquartered in Dubai, that offers system integration services to private companies and government institutions in the MENA region.

The new joint venture will specialize in application development, service-oriented architecture, testing, validation, citizenship e-services and Big Data operations with a special focus on analytics, revenue-generation and payment solutions. The enterprise will support potential clients in achieving stronger business results, help them respond rapidly to market changes, and transform their business and IT services.

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Meraas to Launch the Bulgari Residences

29 Apr 2015

Bulgari Residences will form part of the 1.7 Million Sq Ft Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai

Meraas and the international luxury brand Bulgari announced the launch of Bulgari Residences Dubai. Bulgari Residences Dubai will be the first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude, offering efficient living spaces with the brand’s signature style evident in every detail – whether inside the home, in the common areas or within the wider community.​

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Meraas Launches Urban Lifestyle Destination

26 Feb 2015

BOXPARK will breathe new life into the city.

Meraas announced the launch of its all-new outdoor urban lifestyle concept, BOXPARK - inspired by functional design and urban renewal projects that combine the finest in modern architecture through the aesthetics of warehouse containers. Offering a selection of unique retail experiences and dining concepts from around the world.

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Meraas Launches New Destination Island ‘La Mer’

30 Sep 2014

Mixed-Use Beachfront Development Located along Jumeirah Shoreline

Meraas launched ‘La Mer’, a mixed-use development that will take shape in Dubai's exclusive beachfront district Jumeirah in the vicinity of Pearl Jumeirah Island. Construction of “La Mer” is set to commence in Q4 2014. The development will spread across 9.5 million square feet of existing and reclaimed land. Comprising four distinct zones - the beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island, and South Island - ‘La Mer’ will feature commercial, leisure, residential and hospitality components.

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Cityscape Global 2014

24 Sep 2014

Mohammed inspects mega new projects at Cityscape 2014
Published Monday, September 22, 2014

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Bulgari Hotel to Open in Dubai with Meraas

30 May 2014

Meraas signs an agreement with Bulgari Hotels and ResortsMeraas signed an agreement with Bulgari Hotels and Resorts to bring the luxury hospitality brand to Dubai. The Bulgari Hotel in Dubai will be the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property following the opening of Milan in 2004, Bali in 2006, London in 2012, and Shanghai that is anticipated to open in 2015. 

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Cityscape Global 2013

26 Nov 2013

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Cityscape Global 2012

09 Jan 2013

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Construction Week Award

07 Jan 2013

Meraas Holding project scoops award for development seen as 'shape of things to come'​

The Avenue, a Dubai development won the Commercial Project of the Year award for Meraas Holding at last night's Construction Week Awards.

Omar Delawar, chief projects officer at Meraas Holdings, collected the award.

"It's an amazing feeling to think that the industry and the judges are appreciating the project. It's something new, and we're so excited to present it to Dubai," he said.

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Investment of AED2.2 Billion Earmarked for Development of Movie-Based Theme Park

20 Dec 2011

Meraas, a Dubai-based real estate company, today announced the launch of Dubai Adventure Studios, a movie-based theme park that will be located at its master development in close proximity to the Arabian Ranches intersection.

Dubai Adventure Studios will form Phase-1 of a three-phase project spread across eight million sq. feet. Hosting major US-based movie IPs, the two million sq. feet park will be developed with an estimated investment of AED2.2 billion. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in early 2012 and completed towards the end of 2014.​

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Work On Dh2b Chinese Branded Mall To Begin This Year

30 Sep 2011

​Dubai: A massive new development covering eight million square feet on the outskirts of Dubai will help bring more foreign direct investment into the UAE, the developer behind the project said yesterday. Dubai-based real estate firm Meraas Holding will begin construction this year on the Chinese Branded Mall project, after agreeing a Dh2 billion investment with Chinese investment company. The development, which is being built next to Dragon Mart, is scheduled for completion within two years, Sina Al Kazim, Meraas Holding's chief business development officer, said yesterday.

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Mohammed visits Cityscape Global

30 Sep 2011

Meets with exhibitors; briefed on projects


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited Cityscape Global 2011 in Dubai on Wednesday.


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Meraas venture gives event a boost

30 Sep 2011

​The news that the developer Meraas is to build a Dh2 billion mall, three times the size of Dragon Mart, in just 30 months, certainly raised a few eyebrows in the halls of Dubai's exhibition centre

The news that the developer Meraas is to build a Dh2 billion mall, three times the size of Dragon Mart, in just 30 months, certainly raised a few eyebrows in the halls of Dubai's exhibition centre as Cityscape moved into its final day.

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Mohammed visits Cityscape Global 2011

30 Sep 2011

​UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited Cityscape Global 2011 today.


Over 150 local, regional and international real estate firms are showcasing their latest projects and services at the exhibition, currently underway at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).Accompanied by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the visiting Minister of Royal Court in Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa,  Sheikh Mohammed visited exhibitors' stands where he was briefed about a number of property development promising projects.Sheikh Mohammed began his tour with a visit to the Dubai Municipality’s stand before visiting Dubai World Central’s pavilion where he was briefed about its latest giant projects being implemented in Dubai Aviation City at Jebel Ali.


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Mohammad takes keen interest in new projects

29 Sep 2011

​Dubai (WAM). His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday toured the Cityscape Global exhibition that is under way at the Duba International Echibition and Converntion Centre.​

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Dubai property on strong footing

10 Oct 2010

​Meraas Development confident master-developers will drive real estate sector's growth.

Dubai: With three large and diverse projects in Dubai under various stages of development, the government-owned Meraas Development, a member of Meraas Holding, could be one of the busiest master-developers in the emirate.​

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Mohammed visits Cityscape

28 Sep 2010

​DUBAI—His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited Cityscape Global 2011 today, which will conclude its sessions on Thursday.

Over 150 local, regional and international real estate firms are showcasing their latest projects and services at the exhibition, currently underway at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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