Dubai-based developer Meydan Group announced two projects during the first day of Cityscape. The company behind the world’s largest horse-racing complex launched its Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid project, a new 190,000 sq m housing scheme in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba. The ‘green’ project will feature canals, lagoons, horse riding trails and resemble gardens in Europe. The group also re-launched its stalled Meydan Tower scheme, a 72-storey tower it originally proposed in 2009.
After a decade as director-general of the Dubai Land Department, Sultan Butti Bin Mejren says he is acting fast to improve regulation of the real estate industry and ensure it remains a thriving part of the emirate’s economy. He explains why he is adamant investors will keep coming.