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Dubai's Expo 2020 plans in numbers

$7bn Expo 2020 financing costs


$23bn The impact of its successful bid

25 million Expected number of attendees


81,000 Number of new hotel rooms needed by 2020






Dubai Mall to expand

Dubai to build more than $2.7bn of new retail space ahead of Expo Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World is the largest project planned

Joint venture wins Dubai Expo metro line contract Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Parsons and Systra to complete preliminary engineering for rail project

Dubai ruler orders formation of new Expo 2020 office Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

New office to be led by State Minister Reem Ibrahim al-Hashemi

Four designers bidding for Burj 2020 district contract Subscription

8 June 2014 | By

The new district will contain the world’s tallest commercial tower

Dubai trends

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

Dubai Mall

Dubai's 13 biggest shopping mall developments Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World tops the $2.7bn-worth of Dubai-based shopping centre projects in MEED’s list

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre

DMCC fuels commodity flows through Dubai Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Dubai’s diamond and gold trade soars

Dubai real estate

Dubai property overheating fears resurface Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

The World Expo in 2020 will be key to Dubai’s property sector growth, but creating a sustainable market and avoiding another real estate bubble must be high on the agenda

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Strategy: Dubai is seeking to use private-public partnerships and stock market listings to raise financing

Dubai’s search for finance Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Faced with a huge debt pile and risk-averse banks, the emirate is seeking new ways to fund its boom

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MEED comment

Dubai Mall

Emaar’s position stays uncertain

7 August 2014

Analysts remain unsure about the firm’s strategy along with worries about Dubai’s property sector

Nakheel Nad al-Sheba

Dubai developers must end sales price concerns

19 July 2014 | By

Developing cash-generating assets requires funding, but delivers long-term revenues

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign

17 July 2014 | By

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Biggest mall: Mall of the World is back on track

New mall depicts cautious approach

10 July 2014 | By

The change in location for Dubai’s Mall of the World shows developers are continuing to be risk-averse

Dubai construction

'Come and we will build' now Dubai's mantra

10 July 2014 | By

Risk averse developers break from ‘build and they will come’

The Mall of the World site as seen from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls

6 July 2014 | By

Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

Arabtec share price has fallen

Arabtec locked in a fight for survival

26 June 2014 | By

Company’s ability to manage risks will be thrown into doubt following meltdown

Nakheel back from debt

The milestone is Nakheel is back Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Prepaying all bank debts will allow Nakheel to return to its former glories

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Special reports

UAE

Delivering Dubai Expo 2020

27 January 2014 | By

Big bang beginning to a year of fresh starts

Companies

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People

John Abi-Hanna Subscription

27 July 2014

John Abi-Hanna is business development director, water, Middle East for Black & Veatch

Nomaan Raja Subscription

27 July 2014

Nomaan Raja is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Mazen Alami Subscription

27 July 2014

Mazen Alami is managing director, Middle East at Black & Veatch

Vishesh Bhatia Subscription

22 July 2014

Vishesh Bhatia is CEO Jumbo Group

Andrew Tarbuck Subscription

20 July 2014

Andrew Tarbuck is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Sami al-Louzi Subscription

20 July 2014

Sami al-Louzi is partner in Riyadh and Dubai at Latham & Watkins

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