Construction Work Begins on Expo 2020 Site

Dubai Expo 2020

Construction work is about to begin on Dubai’s Expo 2020 site, after the initial phase of the original Master Plan has been completed, officials said last week. The Expo Preparatory Committee announced the appointment of a consortium, made up by two companies, which will handle the mandatory Registration Phase.

Dubai ambitious projects may pose risks

Mall of the World

Last week, Dubai once again announced a new mega-project, called Mall of the World. It will comprise of the largest shopping mall worldwide, hotels and shopping streets. Requiring a massive investment of $6.8 billion, the ambitious project together with the potential overbuilding is raising concerns about the risks of repeating the 2009 property market crash […]

New incentives for investors to build hotels in Dubai

Dubai Holding today introduced new commercial incentive packages to encourage hotel and leisure industry investors to enter the three and four-star hotel segment. The step comes as part of Dubai Holding’s strategy to further support the development of Dubai’s tourism sector and in particular the objectives outlined in the Emirate’s Tourism Vision 2020.

New Cargo Terminal for Emirates SkyCargo at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport

Artist's impression

Construction begins on state-of-the-art 700 000 m2 cargo terminal Construction has begun on Emirates SkyCargo’ s new state-of-the-art cargo terminal and supporting facilities at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set to become the home of its freighter operations from May 2014.

Strong Airline Passenger Traffic Growth Trend Continues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that air travel continued to expand at a healthy rate. Growth was led by emerging markets. Compared to the year-ago period, overall demand rose 5.6%, while capacity climbed 5.2% pushing the load factor up 0.3 percentage points to 78.1%.