When I arrived in Dubai, almost exactly 10 years ago, I spent my first few nights in
The Greens which, at the time, were a group of isolated buildings in the desert and were
the first completed "Freehold" apartments in Dubai. The Marina had been dredged
and the first six towers were just beginning to rise out of the desert but there was no
Mall of the Emirates, no Palm Jumeirah, and the idea of Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa
and areas such as Business Bay had not even been conceived. For the last decade I have
been in the privileged position of watching Dubai grow around me whilst working for some
of the most prominent property companies in the UAE. I have been through the incredible
highs, some pretty significant lows and learnt a multitude of important lessons along
the way, all experiences which have proved crucial to meeting Daniel and Simon and
developing the idea of Ascot & Co.
I have sold properties, both Residential and Commercial, throughout the UAE and have
helped to set up successful Real Estate companies both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and I have
been involved in the launch of some of the most exciting projects over the last decade.
Although Dubai is and will continue to be my home and my main focus of business, I feel
extremely lucky to have been a part in the sale of Abu Dhabi's first residential and
commercial towers and therefore the launch of the Freehold property market in the
Capital. We will continue to explore opportunities throughout the UAE as Ascot & Co
establishes itself in the region.
In the other Partners I have found people who share my views on the direction in
which Dubai is moving and the best ways to create a company that will serve the needs
of our customers whilst improving the lives of our valued team of staff. We genuinely
believe that, in Ascot & Co., we have built a company that will do things differently
and we look forward to growing with our communities for the next 10 years and beyond.