DUBAI, -- Dubai Land Department, DLD, has announced the closing ceremony of the Gulf Real Estate Awards 2017 will take place on 17th April in Safinah Ballroom at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The department confirmed that it had received 150 nominations in 21 categories from four GCC countries � the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar � by the submission deadline on 14th February.

Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director-General of Dubai Land Department, said, "This award was inspired by the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his vision to further innovation and establish Dubai as the capital of innovation in the real estate sector across the region. The Gulf Real Estate Awards have attracted 150 nominations from leading companies across various real estate related fields."

The high turnout from regional companies demonstrates the credibility, integrity and positive image of Dubai Land Department throughout the region. The awards programme, which is aligned with DLD's vision to establish Dubai as a destination for innovation, confidence and happiness, is expected to position DLD as a real estate leader, specifically encouraging innovation in the sector and stimulating the adoption of best practices leading to sustainable growth across the GCC region.

Mahmoud Al Burai, Executive Director of Dubai Real Estate Institute, DREI, the educational arm of Dubai Land Department and the company responsible for the organisation of the awards, said, "The Gulf Real Estate Awards are based on a number of criteria and key points, including planning, implementation, and results. Following the closure of nominations, the process of screening and evaluation was initiated by a specialised committee of leading experts in the real estate field. The awards programme helps to drive innovation in this sector and stimulate the creativity and excellence of real estate companies to compete and improve their services and projects to achieve sustainable growth."

Dubai Land Department has established a set of goals for the launch of the Gulf Real Estate Awards, which in particular aims to reward and recognise the GCC's best real estate companies.

Before closing submissions, the Gulf Real Estate Awards were open to any real estate company, whether private or public. The awards programme includes 21 categories that allow companies to present their success stories, including real estate developers, brokerage and facility management companies, engineering and legal services, contractors and consultants.

Source: Emirates News Agency