Much has happened in the region in the past couple of years. Certain sectors have been hit hard by the global economic downturn, while some have prospered as a result. What we can see now, however, is a real resurgence. Dubai's largest firms - the ones with the governance and strategic planning in place to have weathered the crisis - are rebounding strongly, pushing the market in a positive direction. And beyond the UAE, regional successes are buttressing the reputation of the region: the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, and the countless extraordinary Saudi infrastructure projects are all combining to keep our region at the forefront of overseas investors' minds.
There will be good times ahead and - as everywhere - some bad ones too. Key to thriving is having the people and practices in place to be able to function in the hard times as well as the easy. We are confident that the past year has been well used, with a prudent and patient approach which will - literally as well as figuratively - "pay dividends".
As we enter the next exciting period of growth, ENSHAA is confident of being exceptionally well placed to capitalise on opportunities, and to show that this region and ENSHAA are capable of anything.
Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi