Dubai, 22 November 2020 … Dubai-based master developer Nakheel has appointed Naaman Atallah as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Atallah has more than 25 years’ experience in the real estate sector in the Middle East and India, through key leadership positions at Dubai Properties, Emaar, Qatari Diar and, most recently, Piramal Realty in India.
Educated in the USA, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He has also completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.
H.E. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Shaibani, Chairman of Nakheel, said: “Naaman brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Nakheel. As we enter a new phase in our growth, his extensive experience and proven track record will be key in further enhancing Nakheel’s position as a world-leading, customer-focused organisation that plays a pivotal role in the growth of Dubai’s real estate sector.”
About Nakheel (www.nakheel.com)
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the upcoming observation deck, The View. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart, as well as retail Pavilions at six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan, Al Khail Avenue and The Circle Mall.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart and Premier Inn Dragon Mart are operational, with the Riu Dubai – the first project to be completed at Deira Islands and the first of two international joint ventures under which Nakheel is bringing new hospitality concepts to Dubai in line with the government’s tourism vision – opening in 2020. The St. Regis Dubai – The Palm, part of Nakheel’s Palm Tower landmark mixed-use project at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s second joint venture, the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, are scheduled to open in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai.
Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.