Jaguar Land Rover plots further MENA expansion

The Jaguar brand recorded a major jump in year-on-year growth in key markets in MENA, driving Jaguar sales upwards in the last fiscal year.
Updated 11 June 2019
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Jaguar Land Rover plots further MENA expansion

Despite all the challenges in the region’s automotive sector, luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported an increase in annual sales in MENA across its two brands for 2018/2019, compared to 2017/2018 results. 

Jaguar’s MENA retail sales were up by 46 percent, while Land Rover MENA displayed a 13 percent year-on-year increase. 

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that it is plotting further growth across the MENA region, with a number of new model launches scheduled throughout the year. 

The Jaguar brand recorded a major jump in year-on-year growth in key markets in MENA, driving Jaguar sales upwards in the last fiscal year. Sales rose by 327 percent in Bahrain, 115 percent in Morocco, 81 percent in Qatar and 63 percent in Saudi Arabia. 

“We’re thrilled to celebrate a profitable year for Jaguar Land Rover in MENA and we are already working to continue that trend in 2019,” said Rob Preston, sales director, Jaguar Land Rover MENA. 

“We continue to remain focused on delivering sustainable growth and expect to surge in all-around performance and customer desirability in 2019, driven by new models and technologies to provide our Middle Eastern customers with the next generation of Jaguars and Land Rovers,” he added.


Middle East Design and Hospitality Week ends today

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Middle East Design and Hospitality Week ends today

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and chairman of Dubai Airports, inaugurated the first edition of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019 on Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Centre. The MEDHW comprises eight design and hospitality events and concludes on Thursday.

More than 1,200 exhibitors dedicated to the GCC’s design and hospitality industry from 80 countries are participating in the event.

MEDHW’s theme “The Shape of Things to Come” explores how companies in the hospitality, interiors and leisure sectors will be using asymmetry, typography, geometric shapes and 3D patterns in the planning, sourcing and inspiration stages to create unique and stimulating environments leading up to landmark events in the region. 

Tony Crinion, portfolio director, dmg events, said: “Design is much more than an aesthetic element today. The GCC is at the threshold of embracing design for purpose and functionality more than ever before. Clients and interior design experts are coming together to create specific experiences through holistic design approach at locations like hotels, restaurants, airports, retail spaces, offices, educational institutions, health care facilities, etc. I am delighted that MEDHW is a nexus for discussions and innovation that is leading the interior design industry in the GCC.”