The growth of e-commerce increases the demand for warehouses in Dubai
Ismail Al-Hammadi: "Warehouses in Dubai recorded occupancy rates of about 95%."
The acceleration of the growth of the e-commerce sector in Dubai, the UAE and the region as a whole has led to an increase in the demand for warehouses in Dubai by no less than 6% since the beginning of this year, according to monitoring conducted by Al-Rowad Real Estate Company.
The monitoring indicated that the global economic recovery after the “Corona” pandemic contributed to the growth of the e-commerce sector and increased demand for space allocated to warehouses by international sector companies, which take Dubai as a center for their operations in the country and the region, such as Amazon, in addition to the large expansions that they implemented. Small and medium-sized companies operating in the e-commerce sector over the past months.
The founder and CEO of "Al-Ruwwad Real Estate", Ismail Al-Hammadi, said that the acceleration of the growth of the e-commerce sector promoted digital transformation in the warehouse and logistics services sector, which raised the demand for the latter, which is benefiting from new customers in the e-commerce sector looking for warehouses that rely on Powerful automation of management systems.
Al-Hammadi stressed the importance of improving warehouse management procedures to attract new customers whose requests differ from previous customers, explaining that e-commerce pioneers need new warehouses that operate with smart applications that suit the nature of work based on speed in executing consumer requests, as well as the quality of modern warehouses to protect goods from damage, especially food. Perishables and medicines.
He added that the growth of the retail sector reflected positively on the performance of the warehouse sector, as the significant growth in retail trade led to an increase in the demand for storage space, indicating that warehouses in Dubai recorded occupancy rates of about 95%.
And Al-Hammadi indicated that there are a number of reasons that supported the demand for the retail sector, including the increase in consumer spending and the return of tourism to pre-2020 levels, in addition to restoring the capacity of airports by 100%.
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