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The very latest news and developments from Alpha1Estates International:

8 February 2017: Alpha1Estates International said on February 8, 2017 /10 Jumada Al-Awwal 1438 that its real estate index for Makkah and Madinah had risen by 9% in 2016, in a year in which Saudi Arabia launched its reform agenda with Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020 (NTP).

17 January 2016: Alpha1Estates International said on January 17, 2016 / 7 Rabi al-Akhir 1437 that its real estate index for Makkah and Madinah had risen by 7% in 2015, its lowest rise in five years, in a year of immense change for the Kingdom, with the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and accession of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

5 January 2015: Alpha1Estates International said on January 5, 2014, and in the new Islamic year of 1436, that its real estate index for Makkah and Madinah had risen by 23% in 2014, despite the Saudi monarch’s illness from pneumonia and the biggest global oil price drop of the past six years.

4 January 2014 - Alpha1Estates International said on January 4, 2014, and in the new Islamic year of 1435, that its real estate index for Makkah and Madinah grew near doubled in 2013, reflecting the current boom in the Holy Cities for developers and their investors.

4 January 2013 - Alpha1Estates International said on January 4, 2012, and in the new Islamic year of 1434, that its real estate index for Makkah and Madinah grew by over 26% in 2012, reflecting the current boom in the Holy Cities for developers and their investors.

20 July 2012 - Alpha1Estates International said on July 20 and in the holy month of Ramadan that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading US real estate advisory firm Cotton & Company to share expertise and experience in their respective markets.

1 January 2012 - Alpha1Estates International states that new real estate, regulatory, immigration, business and finance legislation is required for the real estate sector in the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah to achieve its true potential.

1 January 2011 - Alpha1Estates International states that the new decade can usher in a maturing phase of the real estate sector of Makkah and Madinah, leading to a lucrative boom in the Holy Cities.

1 January 2010 - Alpha1Estates International launches Al-Tilal Villas, Madinah and Royal Clock Tower, Makkah.

1 January 2009 – Alpha1Estates International sees the real estate sector in Makkah and Madinah as being buoyant.

22-24 June 2008 - Alpha1Estates International''s management attends the Noor Conference in Madinah, organised by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Knowledge Economic City (KEC) and meets HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Majed, the Governor of Madinah. Read more

11 June 2008 - Alpha1Estates International's founder becomes the first person in the Middle East to be featured in prime Arabic media for undertaking the latest extensive DNA-genealogy testing procedures. Read more

27 May 2008 -  Alpha1Estates International's management leads a prestigious regional media-initative to promote the achievements of Arabian Businesswomen, and in particular highlights the work of the Khadijah Bint Khuwailid Businesswomen Centre in Jeddah. Read more

22 April 2008 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric and Fortune Magazine's 'CEO of the Century'.

13 April 2008 - Alpha1Estates International's management attends the International Islamic Finance Forum in Dubai, UAE and meets Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank founder, microfinance expert and Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2006 and also meets Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Director of the Dow Jones Islamic Indexes.

2 February 2008 - Alpha1Estates International's management views Dubai's mega-projects The World islands, The Palm Jumeriah islands and Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, from a helicopter as a VIP guest of the Government of Dubai and real estate developer Nakheel.

1 January 2008 – Alpha1Estates International launch plans for world's first property fund for Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah. Read more

20 December 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets Mr. Iqbal Khan, former founding CEO of HSBC Amanah, chairman of the executive committee of Jadwa Investment Bank in London, United Kingdom and CEO of Fajr Capital. Read more

23 November 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management attends a celebration of the anniversary of the Dubai International Finance Centre in Dubai, UAE, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Read more

18 November 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management attends 'Marketing Strategy' lecture by marketing management expert Philip Kotler and 'Leadership and Climate Change' lecture by Virgin entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson at prestigious business leadership forum, Leaders in Dubai, in Dubai, UAE. Read more

2 November 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets Mr. Jeffery Sachs, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon, and architect of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and dicusses the global institutionalisation of Zakat funds (Islamic alms levy) as part of the inaugural Dubai International Finance Week. Read more

16-18 October 2007 - Senior management at Alpha1Estates International attend Cityscape Dubai, the world's largest real estate trade event. Read more

18 July 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets Mr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan, head of al-Resalah TV (A Prince Alwaleed bin Talal initative) and CEO of the Gulf Innovation Group and as a guest of al-Resalah attends the lecture 'Building a Civilisation' in Cairo, Egypt. Read more

20 March 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management His Excellency Mufti Dr. Ali Gomaa, mufti of Egypt and the highest-ranking Islamic scholar in the world, at Dar al-Ifta, Cairo, Egypt. Read more

7 February 2007 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets the His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Cairo, Egypt. Read more

1 January 2007 – Alpha1Estates International launches Ihsan al-Haramain Consultancy Programme, the first bespoke consultancy programme for real estate investment in Makkah and Madinah. Read more

10 December 2006 - Alpha1Estates International's management attends the Cairo Investment Forum, and meets Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, chairman and founder of Dallah al-Baraka Group, President of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Organisation for the Islamic Conference (OIC) and Chairman of the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions. Read more

24 September 2006 – Alpha1Estates International becomes the first real estate company to have it own Channel on video portal website, YouTube.com Two weeks late on October 9, Google purchases YouTube.com for $1.65 billion. Visit our channel on YouTube

13 June 2006 - Alpha1Estates International's management attends the inaugural Islamic Finance and Trade Summit in London in June, where then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown speaks of making London a gateway to Islamic finance. Read more

June 2006 – Eminent Islamic finance scholar Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo praises Alpha1Estates International as “a wonderful and exciting project”. Read more

22 March 2006 – Alpha1Estates International's management meets the new Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United Kingdom , H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al-Saud to discuss Alpha1Estates International's properties in Makkah and Madinah. Read more

15 February 2006 - Alpha1Estates International officially endorses Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's speaking lecture about Islam at the Oxford Union, Oxford University. Read more

10 February 2006 - Alpha1Estates International's management meets Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, Vice-President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence at the King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah at the House of Lords, British Parliament. Shaykh Abdallah Ibn Bayyah permits and endorses Alpha1Estates International's marketing of properties in Makkah and Madinah. Read more

7 February 2006 - Alpha1Estates International exhibits at the ‘One Faith, Many Voices' Islamic discussion event featuring Islamic scholars Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, Imam Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. Alpha1Estates International distributes pure ZamZam water direct from Makkah to guests at the event. Read more

January-February 2006 – Alpha1Estates International features for two months in the Top Business Websites for AmeInfo's Business Index, which is automatically generated every 24 hours as a compilation of the twenty-five most popular Middle East business websites visited by AME Info users each month. Read more

1 January 2006 – Alpha1Estates becomes the first company to allow Muslims worldwide to buy property in the Islamic Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah in unique projects in the most sacred, most exclusive and most expensive land in the world. Read more

26 December 2005 - Alpha1Estates International officially launches on international television in a 90-minute prime time presentation of its operations. The company's management discuss properties in Makkah and Madinah on British-based television station Islam Channel. The programme also features the first international televised presentations of ZamZam Tower , Makkah, Taiba Eastern Tower , Madinah and the King Abdul Aziz Endowment – View our Virtual Channel




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