Dubai South is gearing up for 2020 and beyond and in parallel, BME is also expanding its FMCG and HORECA operations at Mohebi Logistics’ state-of-the-art logistics facilities on site.
There’s a lot happening in Dubai South, where the future World Expo 2020 site will be located. The Business Park is seeing an annual growth of 35% in the number of new companies relocating and its first major hotel will open its doors in a few months.
The Logistics District as well is growing unabated. Major logistics companies such as Mohebi Logistics have already enlarged their presence there or are doing so.
From its Dubai South facilities, BME’s large fleet is already serving the seven Emirates for all non-perishable and tobacco products.
BME is utilizing the newly built Mohebi Logistics facilities spread over a 206,000 square meter site. The whole complex has a storage capacity of 250,000 pallet positions, including 87,500 temperature controlled positions. It is one of the most advanced warehousing facilities available in the Dubai South logistics district.
Dh1 billion investment in Dubai South
H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, the Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) says that over the coming 2-3 years there will be massive investment in Dubai South’s facilities and infrastructure. This will include the World Expo 2020 site and its legacy with the estimated figure of around Dh1 billion.
The Logistics District is seeing double-digit growth year-on-year and these investments are expected to give it a strong boost.
Business Park has 98% retention rate
The Business Park is one of the main components of Dubai South and here too there are very positive indicators. Since its inception in 2015 there has been a 400% growth in the number of companies operating there, rising from 900 in the first year to 4500 in 2018. Moreover, there’s a 98% customer retention rate, which reflects the services and added value that the Business Park offers.
Excellent transport infrastructure
From every perspective, Dubai South is the place to do business. The Al Maktoum International Airport is on the doorstep and has a special ‘Logistics Corridor’ connection to the Jebel Ali Port, plus a new bridge linking Jafza North and South across Sheikh Zayed Road.
This cuts the time taken to move cargo between land, sea and air terminals to less than an hour.
The new metro lines (first Red, then Purple and Blue) will all serve Dubai South. In addition, the road infrastructure is excellent, allowing traffic to reach the Dubai International Financial Center in 35 minutes and Dubai International Airport in 40 minutes outside peak hours.