Friday saw the official inauguration of the first annual Dubai Property Show, by Chief Guest, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum.  Held at London’s Olympia, the Dubai Property Show is showcasing over 60 leading real estate companies offering thousands of stylish properties, as well as advice from experts across the real estate industry in how to best invest.

IMG_7093His Highness chaired a press conference and was joined by dignitaries: Richard Harrington, MP for Watford and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, His Excellency Sultan Butti Bin Mejren Director General, Dubai Land Department; Majida Ali Rashid, Assistant Director General, Dubai Land Department; Yousuf Kazim, CEO, Jumeirah Golf Estate, Platinum Sponsors; Sultan Al Suwaidi, Partner Sumansa Exhibitions LLC and Sunil Jaiswal, President, Sumansa Exhibitions LLC.

With Dubai now the Brit’s third most preferred destination to invest in, the Dubai Property Show, organised by Sumansa Exhibitions, provides the opportunity to find out about every aspect of investing in Dubai.

According to the Dubai Land Department, British investors were in second place for foreign investment (second to India), with 3,747 transactions worth Dh9.318 billion (approx. £1bn) in 2014.

At the Dubai Property show, Yousuf Kazim, CEO of Jumeirah Golf Estates commented: “As a market regains solid growth momentum, The Dubai Property show is a key platform for international buyers to leverage long-term investment propositions, driven by quality of the life and world-class infrastructure in the Emirate.”

Last year, the UAE was selected to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020, making it the first time that the cultural exhibition is staged in the Middle East. Drawing global attention, the Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visitors, 70 per cent of whom will be from overseas.