|Quoting N77014 (Reply 5):|
I thought the whole point of DXB was transit; and that O/D was just extra revenue on top?
No - Dubai is a big and ever growing holiday destination for the British. In addition, much of the luxury new property developments are also being bought up predominantly by the British, producing what will be a very lucrative high-end/premium second home market to cater for.
Finally plenty of Britons work in Dubai/UAE in well paid, tax-free, management level jobs.
is certainly a major transit hub - something EK
has built up to good effect, but to say that is the only reason for DXB
's growth is very far off the mark.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work