Press Release
Select Group scoops highly prestigious awards.
Dubai - July 04, 2008

The results of the CNBC Arabian Property Awards 2008 have just been revealed and Dubai based private developer, Select Group – in conjunction with its development partner Select Property - is delighted to announce that it has won an award in the category of ‘Best New Development 2008’ for its Pacific development on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. The award will be presented at a glittering gala dinner to be held at The Madinat in Dubai on 19th October.

The fact that Select Group and Select Property earned one of these coveted awards is sure proof that Pacific can compete and triumph within the highly competitive Arabian property arena. Having been given this high recommendation by its peers, the company is now entitled to display the CNBC Arabian Property Awards’ logo with pride. This symbol of excellence will be recognised and appreciated by the public who are becoming increasingly well informed and discerning about the properties they seek to buy.

Entries were judged by a panel of professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is second to none and unsurpassed by any other property awards. Chaired by Eric Pickles, British Shadow Secretary of State, this year’s judges included Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes magazine; Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the National Association of Estate Agents; Phil Spencer, property expert and presenter of Channel 4’s Location and Relocation TV shows; Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of the National House Building Council; Christopher Hall, past president National Association of Estate Agents; Wilhelm Harnish, Master Builders of Australia (MBA); Thijis Staff, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); Alejandro Escurdero, SIMA; Kirkor Ajderhanyan, French Real Estate Federation (FNAIM); Omer Ghani, director of sales, CNBC Arabia; Ed Binkley, BSB Design USA; Samantha Braniff, Sydney Morning Herald; Raul Curiel, chairman, European Operations, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson; Tyler Clay, FIABCI USA; Hans-Ulrich Berendes, FIABCI Germany; Oliver Richards, founding partner, ORMS Design; Christian Kalin, partner, Henley & Partners Zurich; Graham Norwood of the Daily Mail; David Hoppit, property writer; Jill Keene, editor of International Homes magazine; Diana Yakely, chairman British Interior Design Association; and Tad Zurlinden, Association of Relocation Professionals.

Rahail Aslam, Chairman, Select GroupTM said, “Pacific is Select Group’s first project in Ras Al Khaimah and first joint development with Select Property, so we are thrilled with this prestigious accolade.  Pacific is located in the emerging emirate Ras Al Khaimah which is attracting increasing numbers of investors. The area is predicted to enjoy the same level of success as Dubai, which is why we decided to develop there.  Now is the time for investors to buy in this naturally stunning area.”

Pacific is already generating huge interest, with its one and two bedroom apartments, Beach Duplexes and Gulf Suites.  Due for completion in June 2011 the development consists of six contemporary, architecturally spectacular buildings, each named after Pacific Islands. 

Pacific is situated in a prime location on Al Marjan island, offering residents private beaches overlooking the clear waters of the Arabian Sea and year-round sunshine.  Facilities include 24-hour security, maid service, saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis a glass topped gym and health club. There is also countless dining and shopping facilities.

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