Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 26-05-2023

Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 26-05-2023

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Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 26-05-2023

Is AI the future of Dubai?

On this week’s episode of Taking Care of Business, join CEO; Lewis Allsopp as he sits down with Dr Noah Raford (PhD), who is the co-founder of Dubai Future Foundation and former advisor to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to discuss all things artificial intelligence, how the first 3D printed building was constructed, Noah’s newest venture Lazy Brain and whether or not AI would be replacing many jobs?

Interested to hear more on it? Tune into Taking Care of Business, every Friday!

News that caught our attention this week

Dubai’s real estate market recorded AED 3.5 bn worth of property sales transactions on Tuesday

If a place knows how to break records, it's definitely Dubai. On Tuesday alone, Dubai’s property market saw 612 property sales transactions worth AED 3.5 billion. Earlier on Tuesday, one of Dubai’s biggest and fastest sales took place at FIVE Luxe Sensoria Tower for a penthouse worth AED 50 million!

What is Hassantuk, and do you need it?

In case you missed it - back in 2020, Hassantuk was announced as a fire safety system for villas in the UAE. It ensures the swiftest response time to fire and emergency alerts through a 24x7 connected fire alarm system, integrated with Civil Defense Command Centres in every emirate. All villa owners must have Hassantuk installed in their homes before September 2023.

If you’re keen to know more about Hassantuk, take a read!

UAE work permits to be extended to three years!

Good news for those of us who are about to renew our contracts or are about to sign new ones - UAE has announced the extension of two year work permits to three years. Isn’t that impressive? This move for work permits is made by the FNC in order to reduce the costs that companies bear while applying for work permits.

Keen to know more? Have a look!

Company Updates

What does Lewis Allsopp have to say about Dubai’s $5-billion moon project?

Dubai has now proposed a $5-billion real estate project known as the Dubai moon project which focuses on bringing the moon down to Dubai - yes, we’re serious!

This would be a transformation for the real estate sector as the Dubai moon project and these luxury residences would be like no other. And, here’s what Lewis Allsopp has to say about it to The New York Post:

“Dubai is in a completely different world compared to 2009”, said Lewis Allsopp. “Launched products are selling out on the spot.” He added.

Read more on The New York Post!

Anisha Sagar talks at the Proptech Deck about Property Management

Allsopp & Allsopp’s very own; Anisha Sagar who’s the Director of Property Management spoke at Proptech Innovation Summit this week about the digital transformation in property management. She expanded on how proptech has evolved in property management and how different stakeholders can benefit from having a property manager.

Isn’t that impressive?

Elegant five-bedroom villa in the heart of The Centro, The Villa


Take a look at this five-bedroom villa in The Villa, where modern architecture meets contemporary. All bedrooms are ensuite and come with fitted wardrobes. Outside, you’ll find a fully landscaped private garden, upgraded swimming pool and shower area.⁠

Interested? ☎️ Chris Ralph +971585085120⁠

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