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Aqua Properties awarded MEA UAE Business Award for Best Real Estate Brokerage Middle East 2017
United Kingdom, 2017- MEA Markets magazine announces the winners of the 2017 UAE Business Awards.
With many industries experiencing a dramatic boom, the UAE is bursting with new and exciting business opportunity in one of the globe’s fastest developing markets. Every year small and large enterprises of the UAE aim to provide an impeccable standard of service across a vast variety of industries.
Which is why the UAE Business Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate the talent that has provided some of the best products and services in one of the largest influential business regions from across the globe. The awards celebrate the very best that the UAE’s business market has to offer and to acknowledge the accomplishments made by the individuals responsible for their thriving industry – from oil and gas, tourism and construction, to technology, food & beverages and Islamic Finance.
Discussing the awards Sophie Milner, Awards Co-ordinator, commented: “As business continues to boom in the UAE I am honoured to be able to showcase the very best of the best from across the region’s dynamic corporate landscape. I would like to congratulate my winners and wish them the best of luck going forward.”
To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated professionals selected for them, please visit where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.

SHARJAH: After providing a platform to a number of budding cricketers, the much-anticipated fifth edition of UAE’s premier amateur cricket league — Dubai Super League — makes its return to the emirate from Sept.22.

The seven-month-long league will end on April 20, 2018. A total of 16 teams will battle for the coveted trophy in the 25-over Dubai Super League.

Players in the age group 19-40 will take part in the league, which will be held under the guidance of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Dubai Cricket Council (DCC).

The matches will be held every Friday and Saturday. The Dubai Super League will be held at two venues, namely the ICC Academy ground at Dubai Sports City and The Sevens Stadium.

Amazing Growth

With an objective to develop a platform for amateur cricketers to showcase their talent, Wombat Cricket Club introduced the tournament in 2013 with four clubs.

Since then there has been no looking back for the organisers as the numbers of teams swelled and successive tournaments became bigger than their predecessors.

At the launch of Season 5, the board of directors of Wombats Cricket Club, Hammad Usmani, Haroon Ghaus, Tauseef Qadri and Omar Hayat expressed resolve and commitment to promote amateur cricket in the UAE and said: “The growth of the Dubai Super League is amazing and we are still sticking to the primary goal of giving a chance to amateur cricketers to exhibit their talent. It’s a testament to the Dubai formula where something that is built with ambition dedicated hard work and stakeholder alignment ends up being successful.”

The league follows the round-robin format with 184 matches taking place during the seven-month-long period en route to the finals.

Noble cause

Since 2015, the Dubai Super League has been supporting legendary former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s charity foundation Hope –Not Out.

The Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) has launched a number of projects in various cities of Pakistan for the poor, including providing treatment for the needy at the Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital in Kohat and building schools in remote areas of Pakistan.

Teams taking part in the tournament are Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates NBD, Sealine Defenders, White Caps, Darjeeling, Renegades, Salman Cool Boys, Dubai Exiles, All Stars, Titans and Dubai Stallions.

TCC have fielded two and Wombat have fielded three teams each. Aqua Properties are the title sponsors of the League which is also powered by EarthLink, Zen Auto Care Centre and This is the second year Aqua Properties have come on board to sponsor Dubai Super League.

Muhammad Shahid Yousaf, Director Aqua Properties, said: “Dubai Super League is an ideal platform to support grass root cricket in the UAE.”

Aqua Properties are recipients of two Africa & Arabia Property Awards 2017-2018, the most acclaimed industry award throughout the region.

This is an achievement which is recognised as a mark of excellence for property professionals and will be marked at the awards ceremony being held at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai. On the 7Th September.

Aqua Properties [link:] will be honoured for two categories this year: Park Inn by Radisson will compete against the best property professionals across the Africa and Arabian region to be recognised in the New Hotel Construction & Design Category. In addition to the coveted award for The Real Estate Agency Category

The Africa & Arabia Property Awards is in its 26th year and is judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The panel is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.

Official Awards website is

Property firm to offer best ROI on the market with new Hotel Apartment development in Jumeirah Village Triangle


Dubai, UAE; Dubai property brokerage and development firm Aqua Properties has launched an-all new project – Park Inn by Radisson. Ground was broken at the Jumeirah Village Triangle site earlier this month, with the hotel apartment development set to be complete in June 2019

Aqua Properties is presenting the hotel apartments to investors with a guaranteed ROI of 8% per annum for two years and an attractive 35% two year post-handover plan.

Park Inn by Radisson, in Jumeirah Village Triangle, is situated in the heart of new Dubai within a self-contained and modern environment, strategically located with easy access to all major road networks. The 29 storey construction consists of fully furnished serviced studios, one- and two- bedroom hotel apartment suites.

Park Inn hotels are known for their outstanding levels of service and comfort, delivered in style, and are operated by Carlson Rezidor Group which currently has almost 500 properties under operation or development in the MENA region and over 1400 worldwide.

“With the launch of Park Inn, we have yet again underlined our commitment to the real estate industry in Dubai. Bringing a global, highly reputed brand such as Park Inn by Radisson to the Jumeirah Village Triangle locale will be a definite draw to the up and coming area and offer a well-rounded lifestyle experience to visitors and residents alike,” said Paul Christodoulou, Chief Operations Officer, Aqua Properties.

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Aqua Properties are delighted to be one of the Finalists in two categories of the inaugural Gulf Real Estate Awards 2017. “We are delighted to be part of this DREI initiative and excited to be part of the next stage” Said Mr. Ali Tumbi, CEO of Aqua Properties.

The Finals and the Ceremony will take place at the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai on the 16th and 17th April.
Becoming a finalist is an achievement in itself as the entries are judged by a panel of influential judges, making the Gulf Real Estate Awards true accolades of distinction.
Attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, bankers, investors and other professionals, the awards ceremony is a unique opportunity to celebrate with the region’s top business and Real Estate leaders.
In the next stage all the finalists will present their submissions to the panel of Judges in April to decide on a winner for each category followed by an awards ceremony where all the winners will be presented their trophies.

Aqua Properties Projects Team excelled at the recent Open House last weekend at Alcoves 1 bedroom Show Apartment.

An incredible 9 units were sold to Home Owners which is our focus now with the exciting Handover date nearing.

Alcoves 5th floor apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms with maids room as been the most popular and have quite rightly nearly sold out bar 2 units, due to the stunning access within the apartment to the private roof garden. These terraces range from 934 to 1,098sq ft. This JVC boutique residence is a must buy for any home owner craving the outdoor life within an apartment cost.


Aqua Properties is honoured to be a recipient at this year’s Africa and Arabia Property Awards in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on the 22nd September. Aqua Properties competed against the best property professionals from Africa and the Middle East to be recognised in the Best Website and Best Agents categories. Aqua has been named among the most innovative, exceptional, and ambitious Agents of 2016.


Ali Tumbi, CEO and owner of Aqua Properties said,’ we are delighted with this result and proud to be representing the UAE on an international stage here in Dubai. We only launched our new brand identity to the market in April this year. Therefore we really look forward to receiving our awards in September, as recognition of our team’s efforts in successfully maintaining Aqua’s brand equity in the competitive and evolving UAE property market’.


In its 25th Year; The Africa and Arabia Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. Paul Christodoulou, Chief Operating Officer at Aqua Properties said, ‘receiving this award is testament to Aqua Properties commitment to this region and quality of service’. He continued, ‘With additional projects being added to the Aqua portfolio constantly, we offer our investors and home owners alike new opportunities otherwise missed, we are delighted to create exciting and innovative projects for our clients with the quality and originality that is synonymous with the Aqua brand.


‘Receiving the awards signify our commitment to the industry and the region’.


The Africa and Arabia Property Awards is the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions. The official Awards website is

The Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah hosted the prestigious Forbes Middle East & Africa property awards gala dinner on Wednesday the 7th September 2016.

Forbes Middle East brought together the top names in Middle Eastern Real Estate and honoured the leading developers, agencies and consultants in the industry; celebrating their work, their successes and the future they are helping to build.

During the ceremony the honored guests watched the leaders of the industry receive awards in four main categories: Top Real Estate Consultants, Top Listed Real Estate companies, Top Private Real Estate companies and Top International Real Estate Consultants.

Aqua Properties owner, Mr. Ali Tumbi received the award for Top Real Estate Consultant by Khuloub Al Omian, Editor in Chief at Forbes Middle East.  In his polite acceptance speech Ali thanked Forbes for the award and said. “This is our 11th year and we are extremely proud of our continued success and the Aqua Team.”

No sooner had all recovered from the evening’s festivities; Aqua Properties showcased a stand at the Cityscape Global 2016.  The in-house marketing team delivered a magnificent platform from which they proudly launched 4 of their 8 premium projects for the coming year.

Aqua Properties again this year, was the official marketing sponsor of Cityscape, joining many household names in delivering a comprehensive range of real estate to the diverse range of visitors to the show.  Aqua Properties delivered Projects ranging from Completed Residential to Residential Off-Plan investments; to projects in the form of furnished and services hotel apartments.

Aqua Properties professional brokers and advisers were available to promote both themselves and the region; “the response and lead generation has surpassed our expectations.  The atmosphere was positive and we engaged with clients new and old, welcoming interest in the UAE from China, India and many other locations“, said Paul Christodoulou, COO at Aqua Properties.

“The Aqua Team look forward to the rest of 2016 and welcoming in 2017 with optimism, enthusiasm, and we would like to thank everyone who made Cityscape and the Forbes event such a resounding success for the United Arab Emirates and its remarkable real estate industry“ continued Paul.

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Mr Ali Tumbi, CEO of Aqua Properties receiving the award ‘Top Real Estate Consultants Middle East & Africa from Khuloub Al Omian, Editor in Chief at Forbes Middle East & Mr






From left to right: Johnny Jianng, Shahid Muhammed, Hasib Nawaz, Vicky Duke, Ali Tumbi, Paul Christodoulou and Ovees Shaikh

Finally, a mid range property is now available via Aqua’s astute owners through a seven or eight year payment plan scheme. Aqua invested in 138 completed Skycourts apartments, creating a unique consumer package and reshaped a movement in the plateauing Dubai real estate market. Aqua has created an innovative opportunity for families who wish to move out of the endless rent scenarios and into their own property, paying as little as AED4, 000 per month means they can now own where they live.

Aqua Properties prides itself in awarding those that achieve not only via financial goals but also work ethic standards.
Jhonny’s portfolio impressively ranges from over AED66 million down to AED2.6 demonstrating his far reaching selling skills. Jhonny’s clients value his total approach to property management with his ability to constantly service them via Aqua’s turnkey services such as, leasing, and property supervision and portfolio management.

Alcove is a perfect example of how Aqua Properties can offer complete solutions. Acquiring the land for our client, developing the sought after low rise concept, Project managing the build at present from Basement level construction to handing over the keys to new owners in 2017. Aqua Properties are presently investing in rolling the project out to market. Above and Below-the-line Media with ‘out of the box’ concepts like on site events is all part of Aqua Properties solutions.

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