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“Currently, we are home to nearly 3,000 Indian businesses operating in over 50 sectors."

Following the opening of its new office in Mumbai, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), UAE is the preferred investment destination for over 13,000 flourishing businesses with nearly 3,000 Indian companies operating out of it. Talking to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saqr AL Qasimi, RAKEZ Chairman elaborated on India as an important market and zone’s support to Indian investors wishing to set up their business in UAE.

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“Indian citizens currently own 4 per cent of Aldar’s sold units.”

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Aldar Properties PJSC is a leading real estate developer in UAE. On a recent trip to India as a part of a real estate delegation from Abu Dhabi, Maan Al Awlaqi, Executive Director Commercial, Aldar Properties PJSC spoke to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about the company’s role in shaping and enhancing the urban fabric of the UAE’s capital city and the strong bond India and UAE share based on their cultural, religious and economic ties.

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No impact on property prices post GST

GST has provided some cushion to under construction projects and marginally brought down prices for affordable housing owing to the input tax credits, but we are yet to see a significant impact in the mid-sized or luxury space.

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“Smart Cities need to be inclusive in all aspects of sustenance.”

One of the country’s reputed business groups, Pacific India is a notable name in the realty and infrastructure space in India with considerable presence in real estate, hospitality and education sector. With infrastructure being an indispensable part of our Government’s agenda especially Smart Cities Mission, Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific India talks to Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities about the important aspects of Smart Cities and the need for them to be inclusive with respect to sustenance.

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Mixed Use: A Recipe for Dual Development

Mixed-use developments made a humble beginning in colonial Europe but have now become an indivisible part of suburban areas in major cities across the world.

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India 2nd after US in sustainable real estate projects

But is it enough? ANAROCK’S latest real estate research report provides critical data and insights

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Businesses, real estate start feeling impact of automation, artificial intelligence

In a future with an increasingly mobile and flexible workforce, the way in which companies utilize their leased office space will change drastically

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How Millennials Have Redefined the Indian Residential Market

an Indian Millennial often opts for homeownership where his or her global counterparts may happily live their entire lives in rental homes. In India, no single factor conveys a feeling of security and social integration quite as much as a self-owned home does. Buying a home may or may not make the same kind of investment sense as stock market speculation. However, an Indian Millennial is very apt to consider owning a home as an essential and fundamental basis from which to launch the rest of his or her other life plans.

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The Impact of GST on Residential Real Estate

GST may not be instrumental in bringing down the prices of residential real estate over the short term. However, it will benefit all the stakeholders of the residential real estate sector, as the perception of the sector will improve on the back of a simplified tax structure and accountability being fixed at every stage

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Only Housing Projects With Rainwater Harvesting Will Be Cleared in UP

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while going through the presentations of the Urban Development Department which went on till late last night, directed officials that provisions should be made that a map of a house is passed only if it has the rainwater harvesting facility mentioned.

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