UAE In-Focus — Hospitality market set to expand by 25% by 2030; Dubai to announce hydrogen strategy soon
DUBAI: The UAE’s hospitality market is set to expand by 25 percent by 2030, with a further 48,000 rooms adding to the nation’s extensive 200,000 key portfolio, according to a study conducted by Knight Frank.
The global property consultancy said in its report that Dubai will account for the lion’s share of these new rooms, with 76 percent coming to the emirate, which already boasts more than 130,000 rooms.
“The emirate has cemented its status as a city with universal appeal, in large part to the world-leading government response to the pandemic and some of the world’s most visited and incredible attractions,” Faisal Durrani, partner and head of Middle East Research at Knight Frank said.
It is estimated that the hotel room supply will cost approximately 117.5 billion dirhams ($32 billion).
Dubai develops hydrogen strategy
Dubai will soon unveil its green hydrogen strategy, MEED reported quoting the managing director of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority as saying.
Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer made the revelation at a press conference held to announce the World Green Economy Summit on Sept. 28-29.
The Dubai Land Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Chambers to enhance the emirate’s rental market’s investment environment, according to Dubai Media Office.
As a result of the MoU, Dubai Chambers will be able to offer real estate and office space to business councils and groups.
It will also facilitate market research and joint training workshops related to the rental sector in Dubai.
In a statement, Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair, chairman of Dubai Chambers, said the partnership complements Dubai Chambers’ 2022-2024 strategy and the ongoing efforts to boost confidence in the real estate sector, which remains a key contributor to the emirate’s economy.
A constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors is essential to Dubai’s sustainable economic growth and development, he said.