Since establishment in 2007, Bloom Holding has risen with bold momentum. Bloom entered the market during a relatively volatile period, poised for challenges and enduring stiff competition. Fuelled by team spirit, openness and transparency, Bloom Holding's distinguished product, quality and service set the company apart.
Bloom is a leading owner and first choice developer of sought after, sustainable communities in favored locations throughout the UAE.
Bloom Holding has become a synonym for quality and reliability in the real estate development market of the UAE. Bloom specializes in developing residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects in the UAE, and the United States. One of the UAE’s leading developers of residential communities, focusing on the development of diversified projects in highly desirable locations – including Bloom Gardens, Bloom Marina, Saadiyat Island, and Zayed city in Abu Dhabi, and Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai.
Bloom’s developments include:
Bloom Living, an integrated and all-inclusive community Inspired by the Mediterranean Spanish architecture and built over an area of 2.2 million sqm, the iconic gated community, Bloom Living, will feature more than 4,000 homes including a selection of villas, townhouses, and apartments. Following its recent designation as an investment zone, the aspirational community will bring together residents of all ages, cultures, and ethnicities, to deliver a superior living experience that promotes genuine human connection. Bloom Living’s Town Centre will feature a lively and bustling plazas with several F&B and retail outlets for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. It will also include several amenities, a healthcare clinic and two outstanding international schools, to ensure that residents have everything they need without ever needing to leave the community. “Cordoba” is the first phase of Bloom Living features stylish and spacious townhouses and villas in a safe gated community. Units range from two-and three-bedroom townhouses, and a range of three- to six- bedroom detached villas. “Toledo” is the second phase of Bloom Living features townhouses and detached villas. Units range from two-and three-bedroom townhouses, and three- to five- bedroom detached villas.
Aldhay is designed to become an exclusive residential community in one of the most prestigious areas in Abu Dhabi, offering a high rental yield for UAE national investors and a great place to call home for end users. This award-winning community is built in a safe, family-oriented area that is located near to prestigious educational facilities such as Brighton College Abu Dhabi. Close by you’ll also find Corniche Al Qurm, Khalifa Park and great retail offerings. Introducing Aldhay, which includes 181 units consisting of 2 to 5-bedroom townhouses in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Step out of your beautiful light-filled home into a safe community surrounded by greenery. Aldhay is your tranquil escape from the everyday bustle of city life. The community is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2023
Bloom Gardens is an exclusive community built in a safe green area; the project’s design is inspired by architectural patterns from the Mediterranean region. The community comprises of more than 600 homes – a combination of townhouses and villas - that vary in design and type, which are conveniently located near to prestigious education facilities such as Brighton College and Bloom Nurseries. Bloom Gardens is highly convenient and enjoys close proximity to a range of top amenities and services, including the ministries and several government departments, and offers easy access to the Abu Dhabi – Dubai highway.
Soho Square is a mixed-use development on Saadiyat Island with a total of 304 residential units. It offers countless residential options from studios to three-bedroom apartments, as well as three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses, with sizes from 550sqf to 4,790sqf. The development is complete with a luxurious swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Situated in close proximity to New York University Abu Dhabi, Soho Square is close to Saadiyat’s major tourist attractions, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, as well as hotels, golf courses and beaches. Soho Square aims to reshape residential living on Saadiyat by creating public living areas filled with cafes and public art spaces that encourage a highly social and interactive living experience. Soho Square will be home to a variety of restaurants and retail outlets.
Surrounded by beautiful greenery and picturesque water-front views, Bloom Marina seamlessly blends tranquility with vibrant community life. Against the soothing backdrop of Arabian Gulf, Bloom Marina epitomizes iconic living in all forms, with 200 hotel rooms, 57 executive serviced apartments, and two residential buildings comprising of 225 residential apartments – ranging from one to four bedrooms.
Evolved through an inspired partnership with Marriott International, Bloom Central, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi offers three unmatchable properties. This includes the five-star 315-room Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel and 64-key Marriott Executive Apartments, operated and managed by Marriott International.
Bloom Towers consists of three residential towers (Tower A the Elite building of Bloom Towers, and Towers B, & C) with 944 units located on the edge of Jumeirah Village Circle, one of Dubai’s most popular communities. The units range from one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments in Tower A, with sizes from 700 to 1,600 sqft. And studios to one-bedroom apartments in Towers B & C with sizes from 350 to 750sqf. Only 20 minutes from Downtown Dubai, the three residential towers target the mid-market segment. Providing an answer to the market needs with fast highway accessibility, a strong sense of community and great value for money; Bloom Towers also has superior amenities for active living such as state-of-the-art gyms, a co-working space, leisure and lap pool, a private outdoor dining area, sauna and steam rooms, a jogging track, a lounge lobby, 24/7 security, concierge services, an event amphitheatre, additional storage, parking spaces water features and lush landscapes.
Bloom Heights is conveniently located in the center of Jumeirah Village Circle, one of the fastest growing communities in Dubai, with easy access to all major roads next to Al Khail Road. Only 20 minutes from Downtown Dubai, the development is designed in a contemporary style, offering 686 spacious residential units from studio to three-bedroom apartments, with sizes from 395sqf to 1,500sqf. Bloom Heights has an abundance of amenities, including two swimming pools, a jogging track, a gymnasium, and retail outlets.
About Bloom Education
A pioneer in the Middle East education sector for more than 10 years, Bloom Education has introduced and operated leading American, English and International Baccalaureate curriculum education brands in the UAE market and currently provides exceptional educational experiences and opportunities to more than 16,000 students.
The partner of choice for international school brand Brighton College, Bloom Education has been entrusted to deliver and sustain the highest international standards locally and has been selected by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to operate the Abu Dhabi Charter Schools programme. Bloom Education has also been chosen by Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) to operate schools in the Northern Emirates, as part of the ‘Ajyal’ (new ‘generation’) school initiative.
Bloom Education cultivates opportunity-rich, positive, and fun environments where students can explore their highest potential whilst simultaneously sustaining the highest international standards.
Their success is reflected in the high quality of graduates who have attended world-renowned universities around the globe including Russell Group universities in the UK such as Oxbridge, Imperial, St Andrews and Warwick and Ivy League universities in the USA, such as Harvard and Yale.
Bloom Education partnered with Brighton College UK introducing the leading independent English National Curriculum school to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai. Brighton College UK has been recognised as the highest ranked co-educational school in the UK and in 2020 it was awarded the prestigious title of United Kingdom ‘School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times.
Brighton College Abu Dhabi has been ranked in the ‘Top 10 schools in the Middle East’ and is included in the list of the top ‘100 schools’ in the world, by the Spear’s Schools Index in partnership with Carfax Education. Both Brighton College Al Ain and Brighton College Abu Dhabi have been awarded the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). Brighton College Dubai is also expected to rank highly pending its first school inspection with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in 2022.
In 2019, ADEK awarded Bloom Education the contract to operate and manage American Curriculum Charter Schools in Al Ain. These Charter Schools are the outcome of a unique partnership between the government and the private sectors which provides international standards of education to public school students. This strategic partnership between the public and private sector stimulates an exceptional exchange of global experiences and supports the UAE national agenda to create a sustainable, knowledge-based, and competitive economy.
Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE)
In 2022, ESE selected Bloom Education to operate elementary schools in the Northern Emirates as part of the new Ajyal or ‘Generation Schools’ project. This innovative, forward-looking partnership initiative between government and private educational providers aims to further improve the quality of education offered to Emirati students. Located in RAK and in Um Al Quwain, the Bloom elementary schools offer an English-medium curriculum, following Common Core American standards, for students from Grades 1 to 4. To enhance the quality of education offered to Emirati students, there will be a whole-school emphasis on English language development alongside the continued focus on Arabic and Arabic dimension subjects.
Bloom World Academy
A creative, family first school for students aged 3 to 18 years old, Bloom World Academy is a premium IB curriculum school that believes that education should be dynamic, creative and constantly evolving.
The Academy dares to do things differently and has introduced several firsts to the United Arab Emirates, such as a later start time of 9am, as well as a flexible school day which allows for student learning to be in balance with family life. Their student-centric curriculum has been built on the concept of ‘stage not age’ to ensure that children progress and develop their learning based on their aptitude, interests and abilities, not solely on their age or academic year. Other firsts include ‘Learning Achievement Passports’ reviewed monthly with parents, specialist teachers and business partners delivering real world experiences and emotional and character- building programmes.
Opened in August 2022, the state-of-the-art campus is located in the heart of Dubai in Al Barsha and is the first own-brand school to be launched by Bloom Education.
Bloom Nurseries is a leading British Curriculum nursery with a strong emphasis on science, technology, mathematics, arts and language. Bloom Nurseries are planned for optimal participation and inclusion. Classrooms are equipped with the latest learning technologies and have been designed to enrich and foster positive learning experience. Through innovation and excellence, they nurture every aspect of a child’s potential. Bloom Nurseries have been awarded the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).
With a rapidly growing portfolio of recognized 5-star hotels and luxury serviced hotel apartments in association with Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company. Bloom has partnered with renowned operators in hospitality to offer lavish experiences since 2011. We boast over 846 guest rooms, including 128 executive apartments in the UAE capital, including the Abu Dhabi EDITION, the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi and Bloom Arjaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Bloom Hospitality’s properties include:
The Abu Dhabi EDITION is situated in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen Marina. The hotel features 198 guest rooms and 57 exclusively serviced residences. Unique food and beverage outlets include 3 signature restaurants, a lobby bar, a pool bar and a 3-story social space. Two pools, two state-of-the-art fitness centres and a spa with 7 treatment rooms, are also available for hotel guests. The hotel also has over 900 square metres of meeting and event space, including several meeting studios, ballrooms and a boardroom.
The 25-storey Bloom Central Tower hosts the Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments, a prestigious 5-star business hotel that has over 315 rooms, 45 executive apartments, 7,000m2 of prime office space and 49 two and three-bedroom residences.
Through its subsidiary Emirates International Property Services (EIPS), Bloom provides five-star service to its own properties and third-party properties, offering leasing and property management services. EIPS offers comprehensive, cost-effective service packages to large numbers of residential and commercial units in the UAE, including shopping malls and residential compounds. EIPS arranges professional preventive, corrective and routine facility management and maintenance, and constant monitoring enables it to maintain the highest standards of personalized service for tenants and landlords.
bfm is an integrated facility management service provider committed to delivering end-to-end, best-in-class comprehensive customized solutions to clients in the commercial, education, leisure, residential, hospitality and retail sectors across the UAE. bfm takes pride in providing a memorable customer experience through best-in-class maintenance, cleaning, landscaping, security guarding, home services, fit out and “move-in and out” services. bfm also offers facilities management consultancy, from design stage and all the way to asset disposal, as well as transition management to operational service delivery.
With extensive landscaping and contracting services, Bloomscape offers end-to-end landscaping services, masterful design, construction and maintenance for both local and international clients. Equipped to take on projects of varying complexity and scale, Bloomscape has achieved customer standout through high quality delivery, customer care and attention to detail.
Bloomscape works on public parks, sports facilities, resorts, hotels, palaces, residential complexes, commercial centers and mega urban developments.
Carlos Wakim is the Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Holding, Chairman of the Executive Committee for Bloom Education, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Brighton College UAE schools. He leads operations across all Bloom Holding companies, including Real Estate (Bloom Properties), Education Investments, Hospitality (Bloom Hospitality), Facilities Management (bfm), and Landscaping services (Bloomscape).
Carlos Wakim has over 20 years of leadership experience in some of the region’s leading real-estate companies, where he has contributed to their success and expansion. Mr. Wakim will use his considerable industry experience to add value to Bloom Holding through the delivery of its strategic mandate to expand the company’s portfolio in the UAE and internationally.
Since joining Bloom Holding in September 2021, Carlos Wakim has led a number of achievements which include the successful launch of the first two phases of the fully integrated and all-inclusive community, Bloom Living. Mr. Wakim has also inked a deal with Rotana to manage Bloom Arjaan by Rotana, and a deal with New Era Education to develop an international school in Cairo Egypt. He is currently overseeing the approaching completion and handover of Aldhay project.
He joined Bloom Holding from AMAALA, a Public Investment Fund initiative in Saudi Arabia, where he held the position of Chief Development Officer overseeing its entire project portfolio. Mr. Wakim has also held a number of senior leadership roles in the real estate industry such as TDIC, Emaar and Zabeel Properties..
Nilay Özral joined Bloom Education in January 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer. Nilay is responsible for the development of Bloom Education’s international schools and nursery portfolio, which includes Brighton College from the UK, Dwight School from New York, and the Singaporean nursery brand, MindChamps. She is also responsible for the management and operations of the Charter schools awarded to Bloom Education by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education.
Prior to joining Bloom Education, Nilay was the CEO of Aldar Academies from 2014, where she was responsible for developing their educational portfolio from 1,200 students to over 16,000 students during her eight year tenure. In addition to overseeing Aldar Academies, during 2010 – 2013, Nilay successfully managed a number of Aldar’s major assets, including the final delivery and operations of the seven hotels on Yas Island, Yas and Al Bandar Marinas, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Links Golf Club. Before that, she was the Strategic Planning Director at Sorouh.
Nilay has 29 years of strategic management and leadership experience in some of the world’s leading multinational companies.
Nilay holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and The University of Texas at Austin
Giovanni Carpenzano is an attorney and investment professional with over 20 years of strategy and management experience in corporate finance, M&A, private equity, banking and finance, Islamic finance and turnaround management.
Before his General Counsel role at Bloom Holding, Giovanni worked for Dubai Economic Council as an Investment Director. He also worked for Zabeel Investments where he ran the legal department and advised the board of directors on the restructuring of the holding company.
Within the region, Giovanni has also led the legal department of Turkcapital (a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House), and assisted the business development teams of Turkapital in Kuwait, Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan.
Prior to this, he had the position of Senior Legal Counsel for Agility in Kuwait, where he had extensive exposure to international corporate and commercial transactions across Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Giovanni started off his professional career working for Allen & Overy in Italy and General Electric in Paris, Vienna and Munich as Legal Counsel, where he advised on major M&A transactions and restructurings.