September 21, 1996: FedEx to set up facility in Dubai Cargo Village

New facility will comprise an area of 192,000 square feet, the largest site at the Cargo Village and will become operational in 1997

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Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, and Hamdi Osman, Managing Director of FedEx for the Middle East, signing the lease agreement for FedEx‘s new facility based in Dubai Cargo Village. - Gulf News Archives
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Federal Express (FedEx) and Dubai Civil, Aviation signed the lease for FedEx’s new facility based in Dubai Cargo Village. The lease was signed on behalf of Dubai Civil Aviation by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and on behalf of FedEx by Hamdi Osman, Managing Director for the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. FedEx’s new facility will comprise an area of 192,000 square feet, the largest site at the Cargo Village and will become operational in 1997. The development of FedEx’s Dubai facilities is in-line with the company’s commitment to developing Dubai into the hub for the Middle East region and one of its strategic global hubs. FedEx plans to have two intercontinental flights coming into Dubai, linking the region with other key hubs and achieving the company’s long term objective of linking any two points on the globe within 48 hours. The specially designed building is to be leased by FedEx and will be built by Dubai Civil Aviation at the north side of the terminal.1746 French forces conquer Madras, India, after a brief siege.

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