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The performance of Dubai’s industrial real estate was mixed in 2017. Even as achieved rents for grade-B stock fell significantly in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, achieved rents of grade-A stock in Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Investments Park grew by 16.7% and 6.7%, respectively, according to the latest issue of Knight Frank’s “UAE Industry...

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the body responsible for promoting, developing and regulating Dubai’s maritime sector, formally launched the Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster (DMVC) in September 2018. The website aims to provide an interactive platform for knowledge sharing and research, in order to strengthen Dubai’s maritime community and...

With forecasts suggesting that Dubai’s population will grow from 3m in 2017 to 5m by 2027, affordable housing is set to become an increasingly pressing issue in the emirate. “A lot of the supply in Dubai is mismatched, compared to where the actual demand is,” John Allen, director of valuation and advisory at Asteco, told OBG. “Traditionally, the...

Dubai’s economy went through several years of expansive growth in the years following the turn of the millennium, with much of this driven by an active and rapidly expanding construction sector. Indeed, such was the pace and scale of activities at the time that a popular claim had it that the emirate was home to around 20% of the world’s cranes at...

Maritime endeavours are a key component of Dubai’s history. The city was originally established as a trading port and achieved its prosperity chiefly from pearl exports. The discovery of oil in the emirate in the 1960s not only created a new source of wealth, but also encouraged the nation to develop modern maritime infrastructure, as oil exports...