2015 Construction Week Power 100
Mon 15 Jun 2015 05:34 AM
Mohammed Bin Zaal

Mohammed Bin Zaal

Company: Al Barari

Designation: CEO

The Al Barari project in Dubai includes 189 luxury villas and 34 themed gardens with more than 16.4km of naturally landscaped lakes, freshwater streams, cascades and waterways and is the lowest density development in the UAE.

The 1.7million m2 green estate is the brainchild of the Zaal clan, and was launched in 2005. But the family traces its roots in the region back to the early 19th century.

Mohammed Bin Zaal is the latest CEO from the family; his father Zaal Mohammed Zaal is the chairman, while mother Leslie Zaal looks after interior design for the villas. Sister Kamelia is the project’s creative landscape director.

Bin Zaal joined his father’s business as a sales executive and climbed up the corporate ladder to become the chief executive officer of the company within a short period of time. A graduate of the British Royal Military College of Science at Cranfield University, he, along with the whole family, resides at Al Barari.

Early this year, the developer announced the launch of a new luxury residential villa project called The Nest, within the green development. It will feature 99 four-bedroom villas, each with a built up area of 585-650m2.

Last month, the luxury developer also unveiled its latest project, Ashjar 2 within Al Barari, a collection of 84 exclusive residences in Dubai.

An extension of Ashjar, which launched last year, Ashjar 2 will feature one to three bedroom apartments ranging from 128m2 square feet to 379m2, with penthouse options also available.