The First Group won three top honours at Arabian Property Awards

28/10/2013 - The First Group News
The First Group won three top honours at Arabian Property Awards

The First Group’s new website and projects, Wyndham Dubai Marina (TFG Marina Hotel) and The Bridge seal best in their categories at prestigious awards recognising excellence in the property industry.

Dubai, UAE, October 2013: The First Group is proud to reveal it has been honoured with three top accolades at the Arabian Property Awards, which ranks amongst the most prestigious commendations in the world of residential and commercial property. The First Group’s recently launched website has been named the Best Developer Website, while its projects, Wyndham Dubai Marina (TFG Marina Hotel) and The Bridge at Dubai Sports City has been awarded Best Condominium / Apartment and Best Residential High-Rise Development respectively.

“This is a huge honour for The First Group and we are delighted to have beaten some strong competition in the region to win these coveted awards,” commented Danny Lubert,  Joint Chairman and Co-founder of The First Group. “It gives us great pride to add the Arabian Property Awards to our list of accolades, which also includes several CNBC Property Awards. These titles are a real testament to how hard we strive for excellence in everything we do.”

The First Group joined successful entrants at a high-profile gala dinner and awards ceremony this week at the One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. As well as honouring outstanding work in the property industry, the Arabian Property Awards are a prelude to the long established International Property Awards, which is the world’s richest competition when measured by the value of the projects entered. The First Group could also be eligible to compete in these global awards should it be announced as one of the highest-scoring winners on the night. At the end of the year, these winners will go up against other top companies from Africa, Asia, Europe, the UK and the Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

“The volume and quality of the real estate projects and companies entered into the competition this year demonstrates a steady confidence in Middle Eastern property markets,” said Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards. “The Middle East continues to erect awe-inspiring buildings on a grand scale with designs and technologies that capture the attention of the rest of the world.”

Entrants into the Arabian Property Awards were meticulously judged by a high caliber panel which included around 70 professionals form the world of property, architecture, design, surveying and much more. Their task was to identify the highest ranking real estate agencies and developers in the region, as well as the best developments. As a result the award winners’ logo is hailed as a symbol of excellence throughout the global property industry. This year, Iran and Iraq were amongst the entries for the first time in the International Property Awards’ 19-year history, while Dubai and Abu Dhabi led the competition in the total number of winning projects.

About The First Group:

The First Group is an internationally acclaimed British-owned global property development company based in Dubai, with an exclusive focus on hotel development. The First Group was co-founded by joint chairmen, Danny Lubert and Gary Shepherd, who each draw from strong and diverse backgrounds in the fields of global property, finance, acquisition, marketing and product development. With a proud history of over 25 years’ experience and success, through their company they offer innovative and unparalleled off-plan opportunities in the UAE with an emphasis on the lucrative world of hotel investment. With offices spanning Dubai, Jeddah, Moscow, Almaty, Kazan, Astana, Abuja and Lagos, The First Group continues to produce and develop highly sought after property investments in some of the world’s most desirable locations. For more information visit