Launched in 2004 and developed from bare desert, Arabian Ranches I is an Arabian desert-themed residential development that extends over 1,650 acres and comprises over 4,000 villas and townhouses in a wide range of styles and designs, set in beautifully landscaped surroundings. Focused on a desert theme with features including local natural materials, paths and cycle ways, Arabian Ranches I was designed and master planned to create a desert oasis, offering community residents direct access to the bustling city and including an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and hotel, retail facilities, and the popular Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Led by experienced Director David Parry, Arabian Ranches I was an important development for our client and for Omnium. One of Dubai’s first suburban freehold developments, Arabian Ranches I has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of Dubai by providing quality, attractive and accessible accommodation for thousands of families and professionals.
Working with Emaar Properties, Omnium International was appointed to deliver full Pre and Post Contract QS services to the Arabian Ranches I development. The wide and varied project scope encompassed the construction of around 4,000 villas of 20 different styles, including associated external and landscaping works such as active parks, swimming pools, golf course fairways, lakes and clubhouse. Omnium also handled the project’s considerable infrastructure and public realm works, including rough grading, deep and shallow services and plant and landscaping works across the development, creating a lush, family-focused oasis within the desert.
Omnium International’s team based on site at Arabian Ranches I played a central part in the development’s successful completion. Our team, including niche residential, infrastructure, master planning and public realm expertise, demonstrated valuable understanding to support Emaar Properties from Pre Contract phase right through to Post Contract and Final Account settlement stages, ensuring that the client’s budget was managed appropriately and efficiently throughout, and the project delivered to meet the client’s vision and commercial interests.
One of the largest real estate developers in the UAE, and with reach as far as North America and Europe, Emaar Properties and Omnium have worked together on some of the Gulf’s most significant commercial, residential, leisure and infrastructure projects including Downtown Dubai, Arabian Ranches and Dubai Marina. Currently developing Dubai Hills Estate and Dubai Creek Harbour amongst many others, Emaar Properties continue to implement projects of the highest quality, reinforcing Dubai’s presence in the global marketplace.
With experience across Europe and the UAE, David has been an integral member of Omnium’s management team for over 25 years and enjoys particular expertise in villa and townhouse developments.