By Andy Sambidge
Safi Qurashi says agreement will help development and investment for Dubai's The World project
Q Group on Wednesday signed an agreement with Drydocks World, the service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, to help develop the Great Britain island on The World project in Dubai.
Under the agreement, Drydocks World will provide technical and operational support to the development of the island's five-star resort and residential destination.
The company will design, engineer and build total marine-based solutions including the utility solutions, a statement said.
Khamis Juma Buamim, Drydocks World's chairman, said: "We're very happy to be working with Q Group to develop a resort destination which will be a stand out tourist attraction in its own right, and will show investors and other developers that The World project is very much alive and moving forward."
Safi Qurashi, founder of Q Group, added: "It makes absolute sense that if you are building in maritime conditions that you do so in partnership with the experts. Drydocks World is one of the world's supreme offshore services companies and has been successfully building on water for years.
"We will be using the latest marine technology developed in Dubai to create high quality living and working conditions.
"Our partnership with Drydocks World intends to provide solution for utilities and allows us to develop the Great Britain island resort and more effectively. We're confident that this will help drive development and investment for The World project as a whole."
Q Group is the developer of Great Britain island and has plans for a luxury resort, private villas and water villas, hotel serviced apartments, an event and wedding venue, offshore restaurants and bars.
Above: HE Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World (right),
and Safi Qurashi, CEO and founder of Q Group sign the agreement watched by
other company representatives.
Hats off Mr. Safi Qureshi, what a roller coaster of a life you have had, the credit goes to your family, I know a few people like you who have given a new meaning to ups and down in life, you remind me of a saying " The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger then the one who never fell. Best of luck in all your endeavors and to your family for keeping it together.