New records set as world flocks to Dubai
Visitors numbers expected to exceed 70,000 as Cityscape Dubai confirmed as world's largest business-to-business real estate investment and development event
Cityscape Dubai today (9 October 2008) confirmed its position as the world’s biggest business-to-business real estate investment and development event with more than 70,000 visitors over four days.
With many regions facing uncertain futures, visitors from more than 150 countries flocked in record numbers to Cityscape Dubai to take the pulse of the changing regional real estate market. By the second day of Cityscape Dubai (Tuesday 7 October), records had fallen with over 40,000 visitors – more than the total for the three days of last year’s event. In addition, by the end of the third day (Wednesday 8 October) visitor numbers had surpassed 56,000.
“There was such exceptional public demand that we extended the opening hours of the event by one hour each day in order not to disappoint visitors,” said Rohan Marwaha, Managing Director of Cityscape. "It emphasises that while the world may change we at Cityscape remain intent on a strategy of showcasing emerging real estate market opportunities to an international audience wherever they may be.
“In addition, what makes Cityscape Dubai unique is that it is not a retail event where people come to buy individual properties. It is an investor-level, international business-to-business show. A key strength is the access Cityscape offers to some of the wealthiest and most liquid property investors in the world.”
Cityscape Dubai 2008 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and organised by IIR Middle East, is the flagship event of a brand developed in Dubai that has achieved international recognition and success. Cityscape events are now held in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, New York, Mumbai, Moscow, South Korea, Saudi Arabia with the next event in Sao Paul, Brazil, in November.