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In 2017 Dubai was on the cusp of what is widely expected to be a multi-year building boom. Driven most immediately by preparations for Expo 2020, the construction of new and improved infrastructure and major event spaces constitutes an important component of the construction pipeline for the foreseeable future. At the same time, Dubai’s...

 

Recent events have focused attention on Dubai as a major destination for regional and global logistics operators. In April 2017 Berlin-based industrial manufacturing giant Siemens announced that it planned to set up its global logistics headquarters in the emirate. The firm, which is the single-largest manufacturer in Europe and among the...

 

With increasing road, air and maritime transport movements and the recent launch of a new five-year plan for the emirate’s transport industry, Dubai’s reputation as a major transport centre in the Middle East has continued to grow. In 2016 the emirate saw growth in aircraft, air passenger and air freight movement, as well as in the total...

 

How has the public-private partnership (PPP) law encouraged private sector participation in transport infrastructure development?

 

How much is the growth in both conventional and Islamic government debt issuance set to encourage corporates to use debt instruments?

 

With some analysts suggesting that the 2017-20 period could see as much as $480bn in combined government expenditure across the GCC – with $288bn of that to be spent in transport and infrastructure projects alone – the region clearly maintains a considerable appetite for major capital investment.