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Dubai news and analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and economic data.


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

    Faced with an economic storm in 2015, Dubai’s response has been to plan for the long term

    Dubai adopts cautious stance Subscription

    18 December 2014 | By

    Faced with an economic storm in 2015, the emirate’s response has been to plan for the long term

    Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

    Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription

    18 December 2014 | By

    International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

    DFM general index

    Volatility rules on GCC stock markets Subscription

    18 December 2014 | By

    Oil prices stretch GCC stock market performance

    Number of freehold residential transactions in Dubai

    Oil prices unlikely to affect real estate in short term Subscription

    17 December 2014 | By

    Dubai’s real estate market witnessing relative stability as the region prepares for the impact of falling oil prices

    UAE Federal National Council

    UAE federal union stronger than ever Subscription

    4 December 2014 | By

    After 10 years of leadership by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the UAE’s profile regionally and internationally is at its highest

    Dubai construction

    Dubai opts for innovative funding Subscription

    4 December 2014 | By

    Developers and the government are looking to diversify how they finance construction projects in the emirate, with more initial public offerings and bond issues taking place

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    MEED comment

    Dubai Marina

    Robust Dubai can weather 2015 storm

    18 December 2014 | By

    Challenging year ahead is not cause for worry yet

    The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

    Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment

    11 December 2014 | By

    Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

    Dubai Financial Market

    Investors eager for Dubai flotations

    13 November 2014 | By

    Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

    Al Maktoum International airport, in Dubai, arrivals entrance

    Dubai growth is a nice problem to have

    6 November 2014 | By

    Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

    Dubai creek

    Dubai returns to the creek

    30 October 2014 | By

    New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

    Meydan's reputation for cashing in bonds has not stopped it from attracting bids from seven of the region’s leading contractors for its new Entisar Tower project on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

    Contractors try to forget clients cashing in bonds

    23 October 2014 | By

    Even clients with reputations for treating firms unfairly are attracting bids as Dubai’s property market continues with its resurgence

    Dubai serious about power

    Dubai serious about power Subscription

    16 October 2014 | By

    Emirate is making sure it avoids the potential supply shortfall facing Abu Dhabi

    Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises interesting questions

    Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises questions Subscription

    9 October 2014 | By

    Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

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    Special reports

    The Burj al-Arab, in Dubai

    UAE: Funding Dubai's new building boom

    4 December 2014

    Economic diversification is essential to the future of the UAE


    Delivering Dubai Expo 2020

    27 January 2014 | By

    Big bang beginning to a year of fresh starts


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    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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    Latest Dubai news

    Dubai's Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices are likely to curb spending in 2016

    Capital projects will suffer if oil stays at $65 Subscription

    18 December 2014 | By

    Dubai’s Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices could curb spending in 2016

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