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Talal Al Dhiyebi Talal Al Dhiyebi

Chief executive officer of Aldar Properties, Talal Al Dhiyebi, was one of the driving forces behind a landmark joint venture (JV) agreement between Aldar and Emaar that is said to have the potential to shake up the construction market.

Dhiyebi also led the charge on a number of fronts in what was another busy year for Aldar in the mergers and acquisitions space.

In addition to the Emaar JV, Aldar Properties bought $1bn (AED3.7bn) of real-estate assets from the Tourism Development and Investment Company in an deal that Dhiyebi says has given Aldar an “unprecedented opportunity” to add value to its Yas Island portfolio.