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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,...

 

How are new technologies improving the efficiency and security of the maritime sector’s supply chain?

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Dubai has a growing and multi-tiered insurance sector, with options including a conventional market as well as an offshore segment that features specialists and reinsurers that cover the region. The sector is part of the larger UAE’s insurance industry, in which federal regulators and laws oversee providers that operate nationwide as well as...