Dubai Wholesale City, the largest wholesale hub in the world, is organizing a visit to China that targets Chinese investors in a number of major cities, including Yinchuan, Yiwu, Shanghai, and Beijing.
A delegation from Dubai Wholesale City, headed by its CEO, Abdulla Belhoul, will hold meetings with government and private organizations in China, to introduce them to Dubai Wholesale City and discuss opportunities to enhance cooperation and future relations. China is an important trade partner for Dubai, with trading volumes reaching AED79 billion in H1 of 2016.
Dubai Wholesale City will participate in several trade fairs and events to highlight the key components of the city and the added value that it offers businesses in the wholesale trade sector.
Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Wholesale City, said: “China is the cornerstone of our strategy at Dubai Wholesale City, as it has the potential to drive our continuous expansion and development. Our goal is to explore opportunities for collaboration and to develop relations with Chinese government entities and businesses, with a focus on the mutually beneficial investment opportunities in Dubai, and in particular Dubai Wholesale City.
“The UAE is a gateway for 60% of Chinese trade with the region. Dubai Wholesale City is the perfect choice for Chinese businesses wanting to access the Middle East and Africa, due to its strategic location, which provides easy and quick access to the region’s markets and the availability of world class infrastructure and logistical support.”
Dubai Wholesale City plans to sign a number of partnerships and Memorandum of Understanding agreements (MoUs) with local and regional authorities in a number of Chinese provinces.
Dubai Wholesale City is a fully-integrated trading hub that has been set up to meet the needs of the local and international wholesale trade sector. The destination intends to become the world’s leading wholesale trading hub and strengthen the UAE’s position as a pivotal market in global trade. In its first phase, Dubai Wholesale City will serve the food, construction materials, electronics, furniture, machines and equipment, wood, cars, spare parts, and textile and clothes sectors.