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Aafaq Islamic Finance partners with DLD


Officials of Aafaq Islamic Finance and DLD signing the MoU.

Aafaq Islamic Finance has entered into a strategic partnership with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

This agreement designates Aafaq as an authorised financial institution to provide escrow services, joining a select group of accredited account trustees managing off-plan project funds for real estate developers in Dubai. This collaboration aims to support the UAE real estate market’s growth amid rising demand for homes.

These specialised escrow accounts are designed for real estate projects, holding funds collected from off-plan investors or project financiers. They ensure a smooth construction process and protect investors’ interests, thereby increasing trust in the real estate sector.

Hisham Hammoud, CEO of Aafaq Islamic Finance, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “This strategic alliance with the Dubai Land Department marks a significant milestone in our efforts to enhance the security of real estate investments in Dubai. By introducing a dedicated escrow service for developers, we are not only adhering to best financial practices but also enhancing transparency and trust in Dubai’s property market.”

Saif Juma Al Suwaidi, Head of the Real Estate Licensing and Enablement Department, added, “Partnering with Aafaq Islamic Finance underscores our commitment to strengthening Dubai’s real estate sector.

This agreement aligns with our goals to create a secure and transparent property market, encouraging growth and innovation. We are dedicated to providing advanced solutions that meet the needs of developers and investors, ensuring a thriving economic environment for real estate in Dubai.”

Real estate escrow services are essential for safeguarding consumer funds invested in off-plan projects. They ensure that these funds are protected and can be smoothly returned in the event of a project’s non-completion.


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