“Local exhibitors have embraced these initiatives, with the likes of Bloom Holding, Binghatti, Damac, Dubai Holding, Mag Lifestyle Development, Meraas and Majid Al Futtaim all striving to create environments which nurture wellbeing.
“Through the content delivered at the Cityscape Conference and exhibited projects on the show floor, we aim to educate, encapsulate and showcase what the real estate sector offers in its endeavour to contribute to the happiness and wellbeing of citizens in the UAE.”
Muhammad BinGhatti, CEO & Head of Architecture at Binghatti Holding, said: “According to a survey conducted by ServiceMarket, the UAE’s leading marketplace for home services, Dubai Silicon Oasis is amongst the three happiest areas in Dubai.
“We are proud to be the main developer in this area and we are working on contributing to the happiness of other communities such as Business Bay through different projects including Millennium Binghatti Residences that offers a luxurious lifestyle that ensures happiness and comfort”
“We are proud to champion the UAE’s vision to always aim for number one in all aspects of life. We positively embrace challenges and overcome them on a continuous basis, and this has been the leading force behind Binghatti’s vast contribution in adding value to the UAE economy and people’s lives and happiness.”
Speaking ahead of his presentation on 1 October, Sean Tompkins, Global CEO, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) believes that the ultimate reward from the 4th Industrial Revolution should be happiness.
He said: “Happiness in a real estate community is essentially creating a place where people want to be; somewhere that makes a positive difference to peoples’ everyday lives. A community where residents feel a sense of unity with collaborative initiatives at the forefront. It is driven by transparency, active management and involvement in how the community evolves and functions with efficiency and fairness, where all residents have access to basic amenities.
“This is achieved by providing improved standards of living, enhanced safety and security, with the wellbeing of residents central to all community planning.
“We are seeing more collaboration between planners, developers and end users in the creation of urban areas that are centred on wellbeing and sustainable living that fosters a sense of community in its residents.”
Hosted at the InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City, the Cityscape Conference theme is “Stepping into the urban future: happiness, innovation and technology”, and will include a number of keynote talks and panel discussions on wellness and happiness.
Cityscape Global returns with support from Foundation Partners: Dubai Holding and Nakheel; Platinum Sponsors: Al Marjan Island, Binghatti Developers and Elitzam Asset Management; Silver Partner: Tamleek Real Estate; and Strategic Partner: Dubai Land Department.
The Cityscape Conference will return with support from Platinum Sponsors: Al Marjan Island and Arton Capital; Gold Sponsors: ADCB, Amlak, Colliers International, C. Savva & Associates, Kohler and Masterkey; Silver Sponsors: Altus and Mott MacDonald; and Supporting Partners: The International Well Building Institute and Oxford Business Group.