W Dubai Headquarters
W Dubai was founded in 2005 with a business associate from the UK, initially with some ‘start up’ capital for real estate investments which was starting to boom in 2006, whilst also using some of the ‘start up’ capital for capital raising investments in mining projects, one in Saudi Arabia and one in Australia, as we felt that we wanted to be in the commodities sector, due to projected value increase in the precious metals sector.
We had a clear initial exit strategy with some of our early investments/ventures in that, it involved getting at least the principal capital back after a period of time, whilst still leaving some equity in the investment/venture. This at least secured our cash flow/outlay as we could begin to see that other global economies were already struggling in 2007 and that there were tougher times ahead. As with any investment/venture, it’s about when to get in and when to get out.
The headquarters of W Dubai are in Business Bay, Dubai. It’s near the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall and is very convenient for meetings, near a Metro station and central for most activities. The Dubai Business Bay development was envisioned to make UAE a global commercial and business centre, the Business Bay is a new city within the city of Dubai and is created as a commercial and business cluster along the new extension of the famous Dubai Creek extending from Ras Al Khor to Sheikh Zayed Road. Developed and managed by Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding, Business Bay is a central business district in Downtown Dubai, featuring numerous skyscrapers located in an area where the Dubai Creek has been extended. The Business Bay comprises of 230 buildings, attracting commercial and residential developments including the Burj Dubai.
The concept of Dubai’s Business Bay is similar in nature to Manhattan or Ginza, which are the business centers for the cities of New York and Tokyo. The legendary Dubai Creek – an important aspect of Dubai’s trading past that have shaped Dubai from a fishing and pearl diving center to international port; has been extended considering its significance as a trade centre that harbors the stance of Dubai as the business hub of the region. Business Bay is a symbol of Dubai’s progress as it embodies the crucial role the Creek played in Dubai’s past as well its future.
The primary focus of W Dubai is enhancing its relationships with its stakeholders and partners to deliver value and quality. W Dubai has built a strong network of local and regional network of contacts in order to facilitate its business. Its local expertise and presence, positions it to provide the highest quality services to its clients & partners.