Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has generated strong interest from hundreds of prospective US investors following DWC’s successful participation in a recently concluded five-city road show aimed at strengthening business and investment ties between the UAE and US, and to specifically promote DWC’s state-of-the-art facilities.
The Dubai & the Northern Emirates USA Road Show, which gathered a mix of US and UAE government officials, UAE companies, and business organisations to the US, has been held at a time when UAE-US trade volume is seeing steady growth, with exports of US goods to the UAE increasing by 75 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Mohsen Ahmed, Dubai World Central’s Director of Operational Development, and Mohammed Al Falasi, Sales Manager, joined the USA Road Show, which covered New York, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, Seattle and Dallas.
Dubai World Central conducted a series of presentations for the Road Show to comprehensively showcase the strategic importance of DWC as the Middle East’s first aerotropolis and to attract US businesses and companies to invest and set up operations in DWC, a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai. Moreover, it also presented success stories of global companies that are now operating in DWC, such as Nestlé, Aramex, Ehrhardt “ Partner Solutions, Küehne & Nagel, Schaefer Systems International (SSI), Panalpina and Hellmann Caliper.
The Road Show served as an ideal platform for US companies to gain an in-depth understanding about business opportunities in the UAE and the broader Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region by leveraging the UAE’s advanced transportation and shipping infrastructure.
The UAE delegation particularly highlighted the emerging business opportunities for American companies in the areas of power generation and transmission, ports, rail and airports, in light of the major future infrastructure needs of the region.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The multi-modal infrastructure of Dubai World Central, which is the only one of its kind in the Middle East, is a major attraction for US companies that are seeking to do business in the MENASA region.
DWC reinforces the reputation of the UAE as a strategic base with its integrated air, land and sea transportation facilities. Our participation at the Dubai & the Northern Emirates USA Road Show was part of our continuing drive to promote DWC as a catalyst for long-term economic development and a gateway for international companies to penetrate MENASA markets.”