Leading UAE integrated facilities management provider, Emrill Services, has expanded its presence across the emirates with the launch of two new offices in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

Headquartered in Dubai, where it was founded in 2002, Emrill now employs over 7,500 people. It is hoping to replicate its Dubai success in the other emirates, offering its full range of hard and soft facilities management and manned security services.

“For Emrill, expanding with new offices in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah is well-timed and demonstrates the company’s commitment to our long-term business strategy. It comes as part of our plans to grow throughout the UAE and capitalise on our leading position in Dubai’s FM sector. With the opening of these new offices, we are building on years of success and are investing for future organic growth,” said Stuart Harrison, CEO of Emrill Services.

Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah have experienced a development boom, spawning multiple residential, retail and hospitality developments.

Sharjah is launching a number of ‘cities’ that will spread across huge land areas, including Aljada, Tilal City and the Al Zahia mixed-use community. The emirate is also set to build Sharjah Sustainable City, a Dh2bn development occupying 7.2 million square feet and featuring 1,120 villas.

In January 2019, Sharjah’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, announced the emirate would develop three real estate projects worth Dh2.7bn. Maryam Island, Kalba Waterfront and Palace Al Khan will include high-end hospitality facilities, further boosting Sharjah’s residential, retail and hospitality sectors.

Ras Al Khaimah is seeing a surge in popularity and a number of developers have already launched residential and hospitality projects. In addition to plans to add more than 3,000 residential units over the coming years, Ras Al Khaimah is actively working to attract regional and international visitors. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has recently announced its new Destination Strategy 2019 – 2021, a three-year programme that focuses on diversifying the emirate’s tourism sector to attract a wider segment of tourists, targeting 1.5 million visitors by 2021 and 3 million by 2025.

Harrison said, “While Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah are still relatively small markets for facilities management when compared to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, we are expecting the sector to grow significantly as government campaigns and strategies are implemented. Ras Al Khaimah in particular is becoming far more visible as a tourist destination and the new developments will lead to increased demand for FM services.

“We have many years of experience delivering a full range of hard and soft FM services to Dubai’s residential, entertainment and leisure, retail and hospitality sectors. We have learned how to effectively manage developments of all sizes, creating value partnerships with developers and asset owners through our consistent delivery of high standards. We are now positioned to take all of that expertise and deliver the same high-level services in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.”

Emrill appointed Harrison as CEO in March 2019. The company provides facilities management services to some of Dubai’s major developments, including Downtown Dubai, Dubai Festival City and Dubai Marina master communities, as well as Dubai Opera.