Dubai South Records Key Achievements During 2021
Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics and real estate, ended 2021 on a high note by recording several outstanding achievements across its different divisions.
The total number of companies that are now operating out of Dubai South reached 4,600, attracting more than 700 new companies. Moreover, the total number of people working out of Dubai South reached to 20,848 individuals by end of 2021.
It was also a successful year for the Logistics District at Dubai South, as the first phase of EZDubai infrastructure, already completed, amounting to 50% of the total area of the district.
Moreover, the district cooling services are already operational which will help maintain a sustainable e-commerce zone and reduce carbon emissions.
EZDubai e-commerce zone succeeded in attracting several companies to the e-commerce hub, such as noon which announced its expansion with the opening of its customer fulfilment facility to expand upon its operations and continuous drive for growth.
As a result of the surge in demand for last-mile facilities across the region, Dubai South also managed to attract Uda Express, one of the largest express companies in China, Emirates Post, which opened its second-largest sorting and delivery centre in the UAE, as well as, FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, which will also build its new regional hub for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) region at the Logistics District.
DHL will launch its first Mobile Middle East and Africa Innovation Center at the Logistics District with the aim of solving complex logistics challenges, learning about the latest trends in logistics, and to network with industry innovators across the MEA region.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub has rounded up the year by launching several unique projects. One such project is Dubai Helipark, its helicopter centre and the largest of its kind, accommodating eight helicopters to facilitate transport between business centres and tourist destinations.
Phase one is now operational, and the second phase will be completed later this year.
The Dubai Free Port, the first Super Vault in the region, was also announced and will be used by VIP travellers and HNWIs seeking to store fine artworks and precious physical assets in secure facilities within a custom-bonded area.
MBRAH also launched its Line Maintenance Units, which hosts seven international aviation players. Also, during Dubai Airshow 2021, an agreement with Comlux was signed to develop a hangar facility at MBRAH.
In his comments, HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation Corporation and Dubai South, said: “We are pleased with the overall performance of Dubai South and its districts throughout the past year, especially as we achieved growth despite the general impact of COVID-19 on the business landscape.
"This is attributed to the unrivalled support of the government and its initiatives to boost the emirate’s economy and to our well-thought-of plans and strategies to ensure that we increase investments across several industries in Dubai.”
Dubai South was launched as a Dubai Government project in 2006, representing an emerging 145 square-kilometre, master-planned city based on the happiness of the individual.
The city is identified as Dubai’s flagship urban project and is designed to create 500,000 jobs in an integrated, economic environment that supports all types of businesses and industries.