Property exhibition Cityscape Global 2017 opened in Dubai on Monday, 11 September, 2017.
HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurated the event.
Up to 300 exhibitors from regional and international markets are participating in the three-day event, which is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The exhibition's 16th edition coincides with the launch of on-site sales for UAE projects, with developers offering special deals to market their products at the show.
Project launches will be announced at the show by developers such as Aldar Properties, Azizi Developers, Binghatti Developers, Damac Properties, Deyaar Development, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Meydan Group, and Union Properties.
In the days leading to Cityscape's launch, officials revealed how Expo 2020 Dubai’s site will be reused following the conclusion of the world’s fair.
From Q4 2021, District 2020 will become the post-exhibition home of Al Wasl Plaza, the UAE Pavilion, and the Sustainability Pavilion, which is to be transformed into a Children and Science Centre.
It will boast world-class innovation, educational, cultural, and entertainment facilities, as well as a conference and exhibition centre developed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Meanwhile, UAE-based Imkan launched Makers District, a 118ha waterfront community on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island, at the exhibition.
Makers District will offer residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail space.
Cityscape Global 2017 will also see Nakheel Properties launch six residential, retail, and hospitality projects at four of its Dubai communities.
Of the six projects, which are worth $871.2m (AED3.2bn), one will be situated within Nakheel's Palm Jumeirah master development.
A day before the exhibition was launched, the Cityscape Global Conference was held at DICEC.
The conference discussed topics such as Blockchain technology, real estate marketing, investor-driven design, and regulatory advancements, and was attended by around 1,500 delegates.
Speakers at the conference included HE Marwan Bin Ghalita, CEO of Dubai Land Department and Real Estate Regulatory Authority; Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president for legacy development and impact at Expo 2020; Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL MENA; and Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government.