Friday, November 02, 2007

Dubai Government awards land worth Dh.280m to Dubai Financial Market

The Dubai Government has awarded a land grant, measuring 390,000 square feet, worth Dh.280 million to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). Based on the directives by the Dubai Government, Dubai Properties, a leading real estate developer in Dubai, will set aside a land plot in their Business Bay project exclusively to DFM.

The land plot, covering 390,000 square feet in area, overlooks the waterfront in Business Bay, from three angles. The DFM plans to use the plot for construction of its main building, housing the future head quarters of DFM.

Spreading over an area of 43,500 square meters, the new headquarters will upgrade and replace the current DFM facilities. The DFM development in Business Bay will comprise a three storey tower, including a main trading floor with 120 broker offices, when compared to the existing 58 offices. The new facilities will also include press rooms, VIP areas, meeting and conference rooms, cafes and restaurants.

The Chairman for Dubai Financial Market, Essa Kazim, expressing his appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said that this generous grant by the Dubai Government confirms the leading initiatives taken by him, which has always resulted in high achievements and prosperity to the residents and nationals of the UAE, and particularly to the shareholders in DFM.

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