Monday, September 20, 2010


Aware of the market dynamics in Dubai and opportunities available in the Gulf markets, Japanese businessmen showed interest in Dubai Airport Freezone booth at Messe Kobe Exhibition making it a big success with an “ overwhelming” number of inquiries received.

Ibrahim Ahli, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, at Dubai Airport Freezone, said “We received an overwhelming number of inquiries during the exhibition that concluded recently. This was the second time that the Freezone has participated in the Messe Kobe exhibition.”

“With a dramatically increasing number of Japanese companies in the Freezone, the Japanese market and companies are high in the agenda of the Freezone’s target audience.”
According to statistics compiled by Dubai Airport Freezone, the number of Japanese companies at the Freezone has increased more than 130 percent last year – (2009) compared to 2008.
Ahli said, “Japanese institutional investors are very much aware of the potential of Dubai and the central location of Dubai Airport Freezone and the services and facilities it offers to its investors.”
He added, Asian investors are looking for a haven for their investments and also seek business opportunities in the growing markets of the GCC.

Ahli characterized Japanese companies “As long term clients with the benefit of a potential technology transformation in the region. Exhibitions are strong marketing vehicles in Japan; with results expected later generate results in the short term.”

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