Damas pays Dh250,000 for Land Department's card

DUBAI — Damas Jewellery is shelling out Dh250,000 to finance the Malik privilege card of the Government of Dubai Land Department which will be issued to real estate owners in Dubai.

By Jose N Franco Jr

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Published: Wed 11 Apr 2007, 8:50 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:06 PM

The partnership was formally announced yesterday by Sultan Butti bin Mirjin, director-general of the Land Department, and Mohamed Tamjid, managing director of Damas, during a ceremony at the department's Deira headquarters.

"This partnership with Damas indicates the progress and innovation that are now shaping the future development of real estate and real estate transactions in Dubai," Sultan bin Mijrin said in a prepared statement.

Mohammad Sultan Thani, the department's director for Development and Marketing Administration, said the Malik card must be "used by its holder to transact business with the Land Department, such as requests for land evaluation and site maps." He said this is done through the department's online portal, www.dubailand.gov.ae. He said an applicant has to pay Dh100 for the card, which expires every two years. The card will be issued starting next month, so homeowners and landowners are encouraged to already lodge their applications with the department now. In an interview, Mohd. Tamjid Abdullah, Damas' deputy managing director, said his company's move to sponsor the Malik card is in line with the government's policy to bring the private and the public sectors together in promoting various services and programmes.

"Damas is the first private company to do this because we want to set an example to other businesses," said Abdullah, who stressed that Damas has been in the forefront of sponsoring other government events in the past.

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