Factors Driving Construction Industry Growth
- Numerous measures are being undertaken, such as rent caps and requirements of around 50% payment before property transfers hands, in order to prevent speculative buyers from overheating the residential market.
- Abu Dhabi's market seems to have bottomed out and indeed is showing signs that it is following Dubai's impressive recovery. Both infrastructure and residential and non-residential construction activity is expected to increase over the coming years.
- We also note the risk of the 'funding cliff' within Dubai's financial sector is being addressed and we do not expect there to be a dramatic tightening of liquidity over the coming year.
- We continue to see increasing opportunities in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Tourism and tourism-related projects has provided a welcome source of value for the construction industry over recent troubled years in the residential sector. We expect this to continue throughout 2014 and beyond as the UAE, most notably Dubai and Abu Dhabi, positions itself as a global business and tourism.
- Large-scale mass transit projects are under way across the UAE, with the first sections of the Abu Dhabi metro and light-rail network awaiting to be awarded and the extension of Dubai's metro expected to enter construction in 2014. The second phase of the USD11bn Etihad Railway Network - also part of the USD100bn GCC Railway Network - has entered the tendering phase.
- Although the nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi has been plagued by project delays and cost...
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We are retaining our bullish forecasts for the UAE's construction sector for 2014 and indeed over the next five year period. 2013 saw the reactivation of numerous delayed projects and the awa rd of many new ventures , as well as Dubai being awarded the 2020 Expo. Dubai's real estate market is raising alarm at the pace of recovery, although at present we view the risk of overheating as minimal.