Emaar on Wednesday announced a landmark development in Dubai that will further strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the historic visit of President Xi Jinping to the UAE.
According to Emaar, it will develop the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour, its six-square kilometre mega-development.
The retail precinct will occupy a central location within Dubai Creek Harbour, it said in a statement.
The company also announced that it will open three dedicated pavilions in China – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, all cities served by direct daily flights to Dubai on Emirates Airline.
The three offices will promote tourism, education, trading and investment between UAE and China.
In a third announcement, Emaar said it will expand its premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, to China with discussions ongoing to develop and operate Address branded hotels in key cities in the country.
The UAE and China share strong bilateral trade and cultural relations, which are bolstered by the presence of over 200,000 Chinese citizens who live in the UAE and the hundreds of thousands of Chinese visitors that the nation welcomes annually.