Dubai is now the Brit’s third most preferred destination to invest in, and this three-day show will offer prospective buyers direct access to every part of the regions real estate industry, from consultants and brokers to developers and marketing agents.
A bustling metropolis and poised to take advantage of a revival of fortunes, Dubai is the favoured destination for Britons looking to live, work and invest long-term.
According to the Dubai Land Department, British investors were in second place for foreign investment (second to India), with 3,747 transactions worth Dh9.318 billion in 2014.
Last year, the UAE was selected to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020, making it the first time that the cultural exhibition is staged in the Middle East. Drawing global attention, the Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visitors, 70 per cent of whom will be from overseas.
Most recently, Dubai International Airport overtook Heathrow as the busiest airport in the world. A total of 68.9 million passengers passed through DIA, compared with 67.8 million at Heathrow, as of December 22nd 2014, again testifying to the rapidly growing popularity of the region and the incentive to invest.
Sunil Jaiswal, President Sumansa Exhibitions says: "Under the wise leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai has already attracted global attention and created an extensive investment opportunity for the world, much of which revolves around the hospitality and real estate industry. Dubai’s real estate is one of the best markets in the world and has achieved great reputation worldwide as a favourite tourist and business destination. On the other hand British property investors are savvy, they understand the potential here and also value no tax policy on rental and capital gains, plus no restriction on repatriation of funds just makes Dubai Real Estate market not only fruitful but easy and transparent." commented by Jaiswal.
HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department says: “Our participation at the Dubai Property Show in London plans first to show the civilized honorable image of our country, our history and our heritage in one of the important cities in the world. The strategic participation in this property show will be a mere episode in a series of activities and events to be organized by the department and will participate with a view to market Dubai all over the world, and to promote the real estate market in order to achieve the vision of Dubai Land Department, to reach the highest echelons with our properties, as which is consistent with our strategic plan 2021. Moreover, we will never relent in providing all means of support and encouragement for such valuable initiatives which plays an important role in highlighting Dubai’s position as a global real estate leader in attracting investments.”
Ahmed Al Marri, General Manager of Union Properties says: "We are really looking forward to showcase the company’s projects at the Dubai Property Show in the UK and help in building investor confidence and demand for Dubai property market. According to the Dubai Land Department’s recent data, Britons are one of the top foreign investors in Dubai property market. It’s such a great opportunity to meet UK based investors, attracting new buyers for further investment in the emirate, and increasing foreign direct investment from the UK as part of the efforts to support the Dubai Government to bring in foreign investment into Dubai.”