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About Emirates REIT

Emirates REIT, United Arab Emirates, is the UAE's largest listed Sharia-compliant Real Estate Investment Trust and the first DFSA licensed Real Estate Investment Trust.

Emirates REIT was established in 2010 and is the Middle East's first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). It was also the first REIT listed in the Gulf on 8th April 2014 on Nasdaq Dubai in DIFC. It has a prominent list of investors like Dubai Properties, Tecom, and Dubai Islamic Bank. The primary objective of Emirates REIT is to allow investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of Real Estate that promises high ROI across multiple sectors, including commercial, residential, and educational.

Emirates REIT has a strong portfolio of high-quality assets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It has a record of providing consistent returns to investors, and the Real Estate investments are professionally managed by experts who abide by the highest standards. Emirates REIT thrives on sustainability, and its fundamental objective is to reduce its carbon footprint.

It has taken the initiative of installing solar panels in some buildings, significantly reducing energy consumption. Emirates REIT has also partnered with several local charities and non-profits to support its social welfare initiatives in various communities, such as education, healthcare, and environmental protection.

Emirates REIT Head Office / Head Quarter

Head Office Dubai

Level 23 - East Entrance, Index Tower,

DIFC, PO Box 482015, Dubai, UAE

04 405 REIT (7348)

Sun - Fri: 9:00 - 18:00

+971 4 405 REIT(7348)

Management Team

Abdulla Ali Obaid Al Hamli Managing Director

Mr Abdulla Ali Obaid Al Hamli has been the Managing Director of DIB since July 2013. He completed his B.Sc. with majors in Economics and Mathematics from Al Ain University and has completed several international professional development programs.

He has an extensive career graph, wherein he served as the CEO of DIB and as its Executive Vice President of Business Services. Mr Al Hamli served as COO and Information Technology at DIB for nine years, with over a decade and a half of experience as the Director of Information Systems at the Dubai Ports Authority and Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Abdulla Ali Obaid Al Hamli Managing Director
Emirates REIT Management Team
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Sylvain Vieujot

Mr Sylvain Vieujot, with 30 years of experience, is the co-founder and Group Chairman of Equitativa Group. He is also the Executive Deputy Chairman of Equitativa (Dubai) Limited. Mr Vieujot arrived in Dubai in 2005 and launched Emirates REIT in 2010 in a joint venture with the Dubai Islamic Bank.

This was the first Real Estate Investment Trust listed as Shari’a compliant in the Middle East in 2014. Mr Vieujot completed his engineering in computer science, microelectronics, and electro-technology and completed his Master’s in Entrepreneurship from the Haute Ecole of Commerce (HEC), France.

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Magali Mouquet

Ms Magali Mouquet, with 30 years of extensive experience, is the co-founder and Group Chairwoman of Equitativa Group and CEO of Equitativa (AD) Limited. She has experience creating and structuring companies for long-term growth and IPOs.

She managed Emirates REIT’s IPO on Nasdaq Dubai, the first listed Shari’a-compliant REIT in the Middle East. She is a Harvard Business School Alumni and a certified IRO and works with several other companies like Freelance.com and Enata Group. 

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Thierry Leleu

Mr Thierry Leleu, CEO of Equitativa, has more than 25 years of experience in real estate investment and financing with him. He was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for DICO Group and the Chief Investment Officer of Cromwell European REIT, a Singaporean-listed trust. There, Mr Leleu worked towards IPO forecasts for eight consecutive quarters and increased the AUM by 50%.

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Florence Le Fur

Florence Le Fur joined Equitativa in 2012 as Head of acquisitions and is now the Group Investment Director at Equitativa Group. She manages the real estate acquisitions and investment processes of Emirates REIT and The Residential REIT.

Florence has over 20 years of experience in investment analysis, valuations, and acquisitions across Europe and the Middle east. She has done her Master’s in Commercial Real Estate from the University La Sorbonne, Paris, and in Real Estate Management from ESSEC, Business School Paris. 

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Alain Debare

Mr Alain Debare manages the Real Estate Portfolios of the Equitativa Group and concentrates on the property managers and teams. He has a vast experience in the hospitality industry as a hotel owner, developer, and asset manager.

He worked with Mandarin Oriental and Hilton Hotels Corporation before he joined Equitativa in September 2018. Mr Debare is fluent in several languages, has been certified by hospitality investments and asset management from Cornell University, and has completed a Master’s in Hotel Management from Institut Paul Bocuse – IGL Lyon in France

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Sheikh Muhammed Moeen

Sheikh Muhammed Moeen joined Equitativa Group in July 2019 as Group Finance Director. He was a Chartered Accountant in Pakistan, England, and Wales with 18+ years of experience in International banking and financial services.

He has extensive experience in company formations, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. He has experience working with the local affiliate of Bank of America-Merrill Lynch as the Group CFO.

Reviews and Ratings

Mohamed Ayman
Former Resident 2 months ago

It’s a great experience investing in the Real Estate portfolio through Emirates REIT. How the organisation grows and the kind of commercial ventures it is launching will go a long way.

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Jose Borrego
Former Resident 2 months ago

I have recently leased a retail property at Index Towers, and this is one of the best investments I made. It’s a great opportunity, and the location, vicinity, and reach are outstanding.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed
Former Resident 2 months ago

Emirates REIT offers the best Real Estate investment opportunities with a great neighbourhood, world-class amenities, and easy processing of investments.

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Yousef Mohammed
Former Resident 2 months ago

One of the best features of Emirates REIT is how it considers the environment and solar amenities and reduces carbon print in its properties, which assures an environment-friendly atmosphere.

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Atul Gupta
Former Resident 2 months ago

I have invested in Emirates REIT from India. The experience has been smooth, and the assured ROI is hitting the mark. The way ER has recuperated from the pandemic and the speed at which its developing is commendable.

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Why Choose Emirates REIT?

Emirates REIT's portfolio comprises high-end properties with a mix of commercial and education assets that assure the investors of a safe and secure income.

  • With 11 properties and 203,366 sq.m. of Net Leasable Area, Emirates REIT boasts a Portfolio Market Value of USD 762 million.
  • The USP of Emirates REIT is its 80-storey Index Tower, located inside Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It is a great economic zone with important financial hubs in the GCC.
  • Considering its Education Portfolio, Jebel Ali School (JAS) has been sold off, and the school in Dubai Investment Park is leased to the Durham School Dubai. Gems World Academy and Lycee Francais Jean Mermoz paid full rent throughout the pandemic.
  • Emirates REIT's average lease term is long, 9.7 years, for 20+year school leases, and 2.6 years for offices like in the Index Tower.

Awards and Recognition

Emirates REIT has been given numerous awards and accolades for its innovative spirit and excellence. Here is a list of the awards and recognition Emirates REIT has garnered over the years:

  • In 2019, Emirates REIT received 'Best REIT 2019' from the Islamic Business & Finance and by Banker Middle East Industry Awards.
  • In 2018, Emirates REIT was also honoured with the 'Best REIT – MENA 2018' and 'Best Sharia Compliant REIT Manager or Fund Manager MENA 2018 by the Islamic Business & Finance National Association of Real Estate Firms in the UAE.
  • In 2018, Emirates REIT was recognised by Bonds, Loans, & Sukuk Middle East as the 'Bond/Sukuk Deal of the Year by a Debut Issuer 2018' in the UAE.
  • In 2018, Emirates REIT was honoured as the 'Sukuk of the Year 2018' and 'Best REIT Manager MENA 2018' by the Banker Middle East Industry Awards.
  • In 2018, the company was also named 'Best REIT GCC 2018' by the Arabian Business.
  • In 2018, Emirates REIT was also awarded the 'Best Real Estate of the Year – Award for the Issuance of Emirates REIT's five-year Sukuk 2018' by the IFN Awards.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Where is Emirates REIT's Head Office?

Emirates REIT’s headquarters are located at Index Tower East Entrance Level 23 Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What is Emirates REIT's Revenue?

Emirates REIT’s revenue is $20 Million.

What is Emirates REIT's phone number?

Emirates REIT’s phone number is 04 405 REIT (7348).

How is Emirates REIT structured?

Emirates REIT comprises five boards and a management team.

What is Emirates REIT's stock symbol?

Emirates REIT’s stock symbol is REIT.

What is Emirates REIT's SIC and NAICS code?

Emirates REIT’s SIC Code is 67,679, and its NAICS Code is 52,525

Is Emirates REIT a public or a private company?

Emirates REIT is a public company and is traded under the symbol REIT.

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