Dubai to host First Arab Land Conference
Bin Mejren: choosing Dubai confirms its leading position in providing a global model for maximizing land use –
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 January 2018:Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that Dubai has been chosen to host the First Arab Land Conference, which will be held between 26 -28 February 2018.
The conference will address many of the most-challenging land-related issues in Arab countries, including how to manage land to reduce conflicts, and how to maximize the use of land and real estate for individuals, countries, and society as a whole. In addition to being a platform for knowledge sharing, the conference will work towardsenhancing regional cooperation, capacity development, and innovation in land management and real estate reform in order to promote social and economic development in the Arab region.
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “It was not a coincidence for Dubai to be chosen to host the First Arab Land Conferencein partnership with the leading international institutions related to the real estate sector. The choice was due not only to Dubai’s leadingposition on the global real estate stage — which has become a unique model in aspects related to real estate development, but also because of Dubai’s pioneeringactivities in various fields related to sustainable development, environmental conservation, the application of the highest green building standards, and maximizing the use of land necessary for people’s lives”.
DLD is collaborating with several regional and international institutions and bodies to organize this conference, including theWorldBank, the Global Land Tool Network, UN-Habitat, the Arab League and the Arab Union ofSurveyors.
Bin Mejren added: “The tremendous development of the real estate sector in Dubai is a true applicationof the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, via laws, policies, regulations and human resources development. Dubai ranks tenth globally and the first regionally in terms of ease of property registration — surpassing many advanced economies aswas reported in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’.
Bin Mejren elaborated: “With the participation of many leading real estate and land professionals, the conferencewill be a high-profile platform to encourage the exchange of knowledge and the latest research that will contribute to the development of Arab countries’ capabilities in this very important economic sector. At the conference the DLD is pleased to sharethe success of our experience and our accumulated expertise in order to help the Arab world address fundamental challenges related to land use, and work towards ensuring the prospects for economic and social potential in the region.”
In addition to high-level ministerial meetings, the conference will also include technical sessions in which research papers and presentations will be presented which will address land and property cases in Arab countries.
The key topics and presentations of the conference are access to land for sustainable business and investment; Interlink between housing policy and land management; Education, research and capacity development on land policy, management, and administration; Protection of land and property rights of displaced people and refugees; Women, land and property rights; and New technologies to support land and real estate registration systems, property valuation and taxation policies.
The conference will be open to all interested parties includingthose employed in the real estate sector, individuals, companies and institutions, government officials, academics, students, real estate brokers and developers. Registration is available http://www.arablandconference.com