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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

Selected global sovereign sukuk issuance and Saudi domestic bond issuance

Dubai nurtures Islamic ambitions Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

The UAE emirate has been working on encouraging the development of sharia-compliant banks and is also leading the way as a location to list Islamic bonds

Randa

Manchester Business School Middle East Centre Subscription

14 September 2014

Among the programmes on offer at MBS is the recently launched Global EMBA (GEMBA), a more personalised part-time MBA for the most senior executives

Jonathan Howell-Jones graduated in 2011 with an MBA with distinction from Bradford School of Management in Dubai

A student’s perspective Subscription

11 September 2014 | By Jonathan Howell-Jones

Doing an MBA is the right option if you want to do your job better, or strike out on your own in the business world

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

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MEED comment

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options

11 September 2014 | By

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Burj al-Arab, Dubai

Dubai opens door for more African business

28 August 2014 | By

International governments see Dubai as ideal springboard for Sub-Saharan Africa

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

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

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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

Valerie Lindsay

Valerie Lindsay Subscription

22 September 2014

Valerie Lindsay is dean of faculty of business, University of Wollongong in Dubai

Christopher Abraham

Christopher Abraham Subscription

22 September 2014

Christopher Abraham is head of Dubai campus, senior vice-president of institutional development, S P Jain School of Global Management

Muhammad Nawaz Brohi Subscription

16 September 2014

Muhammad Nawaz Brohi is head, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

Ehsan Razavizadeh

15 September 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh is regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Cass Business School

Randa Bessiso

15 September 2014

Randa Bessiso is director, Middle East, Manchester Business School

Massimo Falcioni Subscription

10 September 2014

Massimo Falcioni is head of Middle East countries at Coface

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Tenders

UAE: Overhead power lines Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Installation of 11kV overhead lines and dismantling and recovery of existing 33/11kV overhead lines

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