Posted on January 27, 2015

The International Property Show, one of the fastest growing real-estate exhibitions in the region, has revealed figures that show that Qatari per capita investment in Dubai’s real estate between 1st January to 15th November 2014 reached AED 9.37 million, according to statistics compiled by Dubai Land Department (DLD).

“The figures once again reinforce Dubai’s status as the Gulf’s major real estate investment hub and how events like the International Property Show are helping in maximizing investment from neighboring regions and the world,” said Josine Heijmans, Exhibition Director, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizers of the International Property Show 2015. She added: “The strong Gulf investment in the UAE property market has been attributed to their high confidence in the growth continuity of this sector.”

“Gulf investors from all GCC states understand the importance of being part of a steadily growing Dubai property sector; they are great believers in the Dubai property sector’s long-term potential, and they feel ‘the candles are still burning’ as far as this sector is concerned,” added Heijmans. Heijmans said: “Gulf investors are attracted by Dubai’s predominant position backed by periodic launch of high-profile mega projects. New laws and legislation introduced in Dubai is also a factor that encourages them to boost their investments.”

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The International Property Show 2015 organisers are paying extra attention to entice Gulf exhibitors and visitors by facilitating direct retail buying on the exhibition floor. Heijmans anticipates high footfall from potential Gulf buyers, as many are showing interest in owning apartments as secondary homes in Dubai. She said: “Dubai has become a destination that Gulf nationals visit several times a year, thus highlighting the need for a holiday apartment in the neighboring Emirate. Add to that, several investors already own residential and commercial units and look to expand their business investments in Dubai.”

“We invite investors, developers, financiers, architects and consultants in property investment, development and construction to visit the International Property Show 2015 and keep abreast of the latest market trends as well as meet decision makers from the real-estate industry,” concluded Heijmans. The International Property Show is a one-of-a-kind event, organised by Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, as it allows end-users to directly buy property units on the exhibition floor by offering the biggest retail platform for visitors during the three day show.