Managing Partner, La Casa
When Emad Jaber first arrived in Dubai in 1984, his first impressions were of a small, hot, quiet city with very minimal attractions. How things have changed! Emad puts Dubai’s success down to one man. “There is no doubt about it, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is a truly great leader and without him none of what we see today would have been possible.”
Emad explains that living and working in Dubai has helped his own professional growth in a number of important ways: “I was given the opportunity to work with various international architectural consultants and learn from them. I was also able to design and work on some iconic mega projects. Additionally, the technological advancements available in Dubai allowed me to be exposed to the latest tools in design and construction.”
Dubai has provided me and my team of engineers with the perfect work environment.
Describing Dubai as “simply fascinating,” Emad goes on to say: “Dubai’s success story is the result of an entrepreneurial mindset and a business friendly philosophy. Even after decades of double-digit growth, its economy is still highly dynamic and robust. Few countries in the world have been able to maintain such an astonishing rate of growth for such an extended period of time.”
His advice to first-time visitors to Dubai? “Watch, learn and enjoy. You are experiencing one of the most exciting and dynamic environments of earth; an example of what can be achieved with hard work, vision, and wise leadership.”