Posted by Neil King
Cityscape Abu Dhabi, an international real estate investment event, has been declared a "continuing success" thanks to rising development opportunities in the UAE.
The event, which ended yesterday, focused on long-term business-to-business joint ventures and partnerships rather than speculative investment schemes, Cityscape managing director Rohan Marwaha said.
Mr Marwaha also pointed to the fundamental importance of Abu Dhabi's 2030 infrastructure plan "which is aimed at delivering world-class residential and business areas to attract global industries and financial institutions".
A total of 255 exhibitors from 36 countries featured at this year's Cityscape, with more than 800 chief executive officers and thousands of investors in attendance. That was despite the flight disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud which forced a number from Europe and the Americas to miss the show.
One of the main attractions was a scale model of Abu Dhabi's urban landscape as envisioned in its Capital 2030 plan, which was unveiled by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.
Cityscape is part of a portfolio of events in the Middle East, Asia, China, India and the Americas organised by IIR Middle East.