Founded in February 2006, Zabeel Investments is a Dubai-based diversified investment company focused on the areas of commercial real estate development and management, private equity and asset management across a wide range of economic sectors in the UAE.
From its base at Dubai International Financial Centre, Zabeel Investments has built up an AED 12.4 billion portfolio in its first year, incorporating property development, construction, hospitality, media, finance and education.
In the first quarter of 2007, Zabeel Investments made significant headway into the financial sector, investing in Abraaj Capital, the region’s leading private equity firm. More recently, the company invested in DICAM’s US$2 billion Global Strategic Equities Fund. DICAM is the asset management subsidiary of Dubai International Capital LLC.
On the development front, Zabeel Investments’ Tiara Residence, an AED 2.1 billion residential, hospitality and lifestyle project, is poised to become one of the premier properties on the Palm Jumeirah. The project will incorporate a 309-room luxury hotel, a fully fledged spa, a pristine private beach and exquisitely landscaped gardens.
In addition, Zabeel Investments has entered into a joint venture with United Holdings to build the AED 1.75 billion Tiara United Towers, a landmark commercial and leisure project on Sheikh Zayed Road. The visually striking twin towers will represent a design first for the region.
Looking to diversify its portfolio further, Zabeel investments recently acquired Electric Orange, a boutique visual communications agency which has since been rebranded as Zed Communications. The company’s acquisition and development plans will continue apace in 2007, with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.