UAE: Abu Dhabi Articles & Analysis

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped it diversify and yield steady non-oil revenues.

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Focused on boosting visitor numbers and overall investment in the tourism sector, Abu Dhabi has announced a reduction in fees placed on hotels, as well as funding for a three-year promotional campaign.

On March 12 the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT...

 

Having declared its independence from Britain in 1971 as part of the federation of the UAE, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has significantly raised its political and economic profile in the intervening years, both regionally and internationally. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped...

 

What initiatives are under way to create an ecosystem supportive of young entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

 

What role does the DCD play in Abu Dhabi’s social development priorities, and what metrics will be used to ensure the success of its programmes?

 

Recent decades have seen a downward trend in corporate taxation, with headline corporate tax rates falling by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. The average for advanced economies dipped to 22% in 2015, and investment incentives have further reduced effective rates for transnational corporations. After the 2007-08 global financial...

 

Abu Dhabi’s government is pumping billions of dollars of investment into the region of Al Dhafra as it seeks to expand key hydrocarbons infrastructure, and create an integrated and diversified local economy. Located south-west of Abu Dhabi City, Al Dhafra encompasses around 60% of the total landmass of the emirate. Mostly desert, the region...