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DAMAC to develop 170 million sq feet Master Development in Kurdistan, Iraq

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DAMAC Properties - a luxury lifestyle provider and private sector master developer - has big plans for Kurdistan in Iraq. The Tarin Hills master development in Erbil, located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is a conglomeration of residential, retail, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, health and sports components interwoven within the picturesque terrain of Erbil.

The master development, DAMACs first in Iraq, follows the success of its master development Gamsha Bay in Egypt. The development, to spread across a massive 170 million square feet, will offer residential communities and the best of retail environments and recreational offerings. Phase 1 of the development has a value of US$ 4.5 billion.

Speaking of DAMACs development plans in Erbil, His Excellency Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq said, The Tarin Hills development will not only help promote the global face of Erbil, it will also create jobs and support growth in related sectors, such as tourism and hospitality. We thank DAMAC for taking this initiative which is very positive statement and symbol of the stability and growth potential of the Kurdistan Region. We are confident of the success of this project and pledge our full cooperation with DAMAC and its investors in making Tarin Hills a world class development.

Peter Riddoch, CEO of DAMAC Properties, added, The hills of Tarin will be transformed into a golf course residential community with villas surrounding and intertwined amongst the 18-hole course.

This community will be augmented with a Golf Club and Health Centre, which will be a focal point destination for recreation and leisure. In addition to this, the community will encompass a water and theme park, arts and crafts centres, retail complexes, besides schools and business parks.

The development will feature Mediterranean styled villas, townhouses, apartment blocks, a variety of retail outlets, a formal and traditional mall, a cluster of office complexes to serve as the business park, a community wide sports centre and spa, arts and crafts centre, business hotels and country lodge hotels, water and theme park and schools for the residents of Tarin Hills.

Other features of the project include:

- A fully gated community with security fence, checkpoints, high-tech screening at entrance gates, numerous internal monitoring points and around-the-clock security patrols.

- Sophisticated technology and modern amenities such as, wireless high-speed internet supply and internal telephone network.

- 24-hr maintenance services (landscaping, swimming pools, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, satellite dish, etc.).

- Housekeeping services.

- Gas station with emergency repair services and car decoration shop.

- Dedicated and safe childrens play areas.

- Dedicated around the hour bus service to Erbil City Centre.

- Clear directions on all internal roads and villas for easy navigation.

- Police Station and Civil Defense inside the community in case of emergencies.

- Back up generators and water storage tanks.

A dedicated building with a footprint of 3,000 sqm and a total of 10 floors generates over 30,000 sqm of gross space available for various medical clinics and facilities to cater to the health needs of the Tarin Hills residents and the community at large.

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