DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued an Emiri Decree appointing a new Chairman of Dubai Holding.
The Decree stipulated the appointment of Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai as the Chairman of Dubai Holding, while retaining his position as the Group Chairman of Meraas Holding.
Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai is Group Chairman of Meraas and also Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Office – The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, a post he has held since 2005.
Al Habbai brings to his role more than 25 years of experience in the property and real estate sector. He was also mandated by Dubai Municipality to oversee and translate the emirate’s vision for the Urban Planning where he spent 18 years of his career.
In addition to his capacities at Meraas Holding and the Engineering Office, Al Habbai is also the Chairman of Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai Hills, Valiant Healthcare and a board member of several leading private and government entities in Dubai, including Dubai Real Estate Corporation and Museum of the Future;
He alsp serves as the Deputy Chairman of Rove Hospitality.
Abdulla Al Habbai was a board member of Noor Bank from April 2007 to May 2015.
Al Habbai holds a Master’s Degree in Cadastral and Land Information Management from the University of East London, United Kingdom.
– By Rajive Singh