Projecting the Future of
Housing and Sustainable Community Development


Despite the global economic uncertainties, the Arab region is witnessing unprecedented growth in the housing sector, with giga projects being launched across the region. The Arab world makes up roughly 6% of the global population, and this population needs adequate housing to ensure stability and consistent growth. The Dubai real estate market alone is set to grow by 46% in 2023, after 980,000 units were added in 2022. Whilst Saudi Arabia added 3.9 million units, with the real estate market forecast to be valued at USD $161 billion.

The Arab Housing and Community Development Forum is hosted in Abu Dhabi, on 11 – 12 September 2023, as a platform that examines the region’s rapidly developing housing sector, in relation to the global sustainability accords and trends. The forum aims to highlight the advancements in the real estate development sector, the challenges, the growing need for green development, and the housing market’s status quo in the region, as it pivots towards a greener future.

Join us at the forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the housing and infrastructure sectors. Key stakeholders from government authorities, private developers, contractors, builders, and tech providers will be present to showcase subsidized housing programs, breakthroughs, and achievements. Discover innovative solutions and strategies to drive the sector’s development and the importance of collaboration among stakeholders.

Who should attend?


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Advisors & Speakers

Mohamed Al Breiki

Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar City

Abdulrhman Aljohani

Director of Projects & Innovation, Developmental housing Foundation (SAKAN)

Manosh De

Urban Planning Expert, Dubai Municipality

Steven Velegrinis

Design Director - Urbanism & Landscape Architecture, Gensler

Anamaria Castillo

Landscape Strategies Director, KALQ Studio

Dr. Lannis Spanos

Director - Sustainability & Environmental Services Division, KEO International Consultants

Chris Wan

Associate Director, Sustainability and CSR, Masdar City

Jeevan D'Mello

President of Community Associations Institute

Abdulaziz Bati

Al Marshoudi, Construction Manager, Muscat Municipality

Faisal Durrani

Head of Middle East Research, Knight Frank

Why you should attend?

Get insight into the latest trends, policies, and regulations regarding housing and community development in the region 

Learn about the latest construction technologies, methods, and trends, from leading industry experts 

Learn about the main challenges faced and how to overcome and deliver high-quality housing projects  

Network and exchange knowledge and expertise with C-level executives, decision makers, thought leaders, and industry Gurus 


Who should sponsor?

Why should you get involved?


To gain an advantage amongst the industry’s conglomerates, to rub shoulders with the decision makers and the who’s who in the regional scene, and to create viable business opportunities that will help you grow your organization. 


The exhibition floor is your canvas, so exhibiting with us will help you unleash your creativity and attract the right target audience. 


To engage and share your knowledge with the thought leaders and the decision makers by gaining direct access to the high-profile attendees, and to deploy that knowledge to collectively dissect some of the biggest housing and community development challenges in the region. 


To make your brand as visible as you can, and to network with some of the biggest corporations and government authorities in the region. 


To stay up to date with the latest trends and gain useful insights on the regional housing market. 


To utilize the networking sessions to your favour, by generating high quality leads. 



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