Dubai: Nakheel Community Management (NCM), Nakheel’s integrated, customer-centric community management arm, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat Services Holding, e& to install EV chargers across a range of Nakheel communities.
The agreement was signed by Francis Giani, Chief Community Officer at Nakheel and Muammar Nasir Al Rukhaimi, CEO of Etisalat Services Holding, with senior personnel from both Nakheel and Etisalat Services Holding present.
The agreement provides the services of Etisalat Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations across the Nakheel Communities. The Etisalat service holding company will charge end users based on the services provided by EV charging stations during the six months Proof of Concept (POC).
Francis Giani, Chief Community Officer at Nakheel, said: “We are proud to partner with Etisalat Services Holding, a company which is leveraging the latest world-class technologies. Through this partnership we are committed in enriching consumer value propositions and creating new consumer benefits across our communities.”
Muammar Nasir Al Rukaimi, CEO of Etisalat Services Holding, said: “Partnering with Nakheel Community Management has been a natural choice for our EV solutions business 'Charge&go', as their diverse and expansive communities provide ideal locations for our world leading EV charging stations. We look forward to the roll out of the EV chargers and the positive impact they will bring to users.”
There are currently five electric vehicles overall, with specific vehicles assigned to Palm Jumeirah Community, JVC Community, Galleries, and District One Community. The cars assigned to NCM are also used for patrolling and community missions. Additionally, the teams are using EV as a standard pool car for everyday site operations, emergency responses, and site visits. NCM has installed designated charging facilities for the fleet, which are located in District One and Palm Jumeirah (Nakheel Mall).
After the six-month POC period, there is potential for further roll out of the EV charging stations across further Nakheel communities. The Nakheel communities that will benefit from the initial six-month period are Palm Tower, Palm West, Palm East, Masakin Al Furjan and Discovery Gardens. The vehicles will significantly lessen air pollution and enhance the quality of the air. The MoU also underlines Nakheel’s value of “We Serve”, by always providing the best service possible to their customers and driving innovation in their communities.
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Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents, and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Nad Al Sheba Villas, and Dubai Islands.
Nakheel Community Management (NCM) is an integrated, customer centric community management company with a vision to create the most desirable and exciting communities. With customer happiness as its core objective, NCM’s three pillars are: community centricity, customer focus and technology driven. NCM delivers world-class services to homeowners and residents across its communities through innovation, technology, and international best practices. Nakheel Community Management is responsible for approximately 700,000 residents across 18 master communities and 50,000 units.
Nakheel owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to Palm West Beach, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, and the observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower.
Nakheel’s expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Al Khail Avenue.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio includes a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five-star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts, and stylish, modern hotels: The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, Riu Dubai and the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai.
Nakheel Home Rental’s portfolio currently comprises more than 16,500 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, and Veneto.