From the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf to Syrian Arab Republic in the Middle East, Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of Morocco in North Africa, to the People's Republic of China and the emergent economies in South East Asia, city development remains at the heart of this new era of revolution. Central to my vision of growth in the urbanising physical landscape of these cities, is to offer evolving generations of citizen consumers, businessmen, investors and tourists the prospect of accumulating assets and improving their wealth status. Through our development role in the UAE and Kingdom of Bahrain, we hope to raise quality of life and offer diversity of choice for personal and professional pursuits. These residential and commercial zones build stronger user communities, forming collective social cohesion to energise market forces, spurring economic progress. In the first quarter of 2004, Middle East Development (MED) was formed by Sheikh Tarek M. Binladen to capitalize on the market that is shaping the future of the region with the mission to deliver world-class properties, contracting services and investment vehicles. Middle East Development is a well-established development company with a strong name. MED is a highly expert organization involved in real estate development, project management and investment. This encompasses development of land for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes as well as contracting, project finance, mergers and acquisitions. MED's objective is to deliver excellence to retail customers, institutional clients and investors. MED offers investment opportunities to individual and institutional investors allowing everyone to participate in the exciting potential of the UAE and Middle East 's rapidly expanding real estate markets. MED and its subsidiaries offer shares to people that want to buy property in the future with a better rate of return. Whether you are an individual investor, a potential homebuyer or a governmental entity with plans to build a new metropolis, MED promises to exceed expectations throughout the real estate value chain.