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PwC opens new regional office at Downtown Dubai

November 26, 2020
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PwC Middle East, a member of the world’s leading professional services firm, has opened its new office at Emaar Square in Downtown Dubai.

The office, which spans across 176,216 sq ft, was today (November 25) inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, and President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).

The new six-storeyed building offers clients and employees WELL-certified facilities and building design leveraging its flexible framework for improving health and human experience through design.

The opening of PwC Middle East’s new offices reflects the continued confidence of major global companies in Dubai as a dynamic and safe business hub with a high-quality enabling infrastructure, and its ability to provide sustained growth opportunities, said Sheikh Ahmed at the opening.

Emphasising the government's commitment to create the conditions for the private sector to grow their business, innovate with freedom and add new value to the economy, the DCAA chief said: 'Strong partnerships with the private sector represent one of the major drivers of Dubai’s development process.'

'The opening of PwC’s new offices is the latest sign that global companies continue to see Dubai as a promising investment destination that is well placed to accelerate growth in the post-pandemic phase,' he added.

Hani Askhar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner, said: 'The UAE has long signified a beacon for tolerance, resilience and innovation. As a testament to our continued investment in the region, we have reimagined our workplace in a number of locations around the Middle East.'

'As a people business, it only made sense that our new offices in Dubai were centered around our clients and people,' stated the senior official.

On the firm's new digital Experience Centre, Ashkar said: 'Our new Middle East Experience Centre brings the very best of PwC to our clients in the region. It’s a disruptive business model, which brings together the best of agency and consulting.'

'Our Experience Centre evolves ideas from strategy through to execution. It is a hub for innovation and creativity, solving our region’s most important problems,' he added.

Speaking about PwC’s new workspace, Mona Abou Hana, PwC Middle East’s Chief People Officer and Consulting Partner, said: 'Our office was built as a centre of collaboration and co-creation where our clients and people can meet and work together. We created an open environment meant to disrupt traditional workspaces. Unburdened by restrictive hours or seating, the space embodies our flexibility framework and centres around our people experience.'

'The first floor, complete with a cafeteria, café, wellbeing centre and nursing facilities, recognises that life goes on even in a typical workday. We want to empower our people to find the right balance for themselves,' she added.