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Chinatown ... set to take shape within Dubai Creek Harbour.

Chinatown ... set to take shape within Dubai Creek Harbour.

Emaar to build Mideast’s largest Chinatown

August 2018

Dubai-based property developer Emaar said it will develop the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour, its six-sq-km mega-development, only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the iconic Burj Khalifa.

The retail precinct will occupy a central location within Dubai Creek Harbour – a destination which will be home to the world’s new icon, Dubai Creek Tower, and encompass vibrant lifestyle elements.

Set by the Dubai Creek waterway, elegantly designed homes in Dubai Creek Harbour will offer spectacular views of the city’s dramatic skyline, the waterfront and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Further strengthening Emaar’s outreach to China, the company also announced that it will open three dedicated pavilions in China – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The three offices will promote tourism, education, trading and investment between UAE and China.

In a third significant announcement, Emaar will expand its premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, to China. Discussions are ongoing to develop and operate Address branded hotels in key cities in the country.

Emaar’s expansion to China complements the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative announced by President Xi Jinping, in which the UAE will have a significant part to play, in addition to benefiting from the extraordinary development programme.

Emaar’s new China-focused initiatives build on the strong Chinese investment in the UAE as well as the continued growth of Chinese visitors to the country.

More details of the dedicated district for Chinese products, featuring the foremost brands from the country as well as global fashion brands that appeal to Chinese tourists, will be revealed over the coming months, Emaar said.  

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