UAE: Abu Dhabi Economy

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Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves and is working to achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas. It has been successfully pursuing diversification, particularly in terms of manufacturing, banking and ICT. While the global Covid-19 pandemic and decline in international oil prices poses challenges for the emirate, the fundamentals underpinning its economy remain strong.

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Articles & Analysis | Comfortable hotels in Abu Dhabi from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020


THE ABU DHABI EDITION T: +971 2 208 0000 Rooms: 198 guest rooms and suites, with 90 deluxe rooms, nine deluxe marina rooms, 59 deluxe marina rooms with balconies, five loft rooms, 10 suites, 16 marina suites, seven premier marina suites, one marina penthouse and one...


ETIQUETTE & DRESS: Hospitality is a key part of Emirati culture. Long greetings before meetings – whether for business or socialising – are important. In Abu Dhabi it is common for men to shake hands in business settings, and exchanging business cards is fairly informal. However, it is not advisable to shake a woman’s hand unless...


In what ways has the cultural landscape of Abu Dhabi evolved over the years, and how has it impacted the business environment?


In September 2019 Hazzaa Al Mansoori, born in Al Wathba in Abu Dhabi, became the first Arab to visit the International Space Station (ISS) in an eight-day mission accompanied by two fellow crew members from Russia and the US. Al Mansoori’s successful journey captured the emirate’s imagination and helped raise the global profile of the UAE’s...


The Dubai Air Show in November 2019 marked the inauguration of EDGE Group, a new defence conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi created to bring a range of companies under one name. Launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, the new entity will have a combined annual...


In recent years Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE have passed several important milestones in terms of security, aerospace and defence strategy. In 2019 Hazzaa Al Mansoori, an astronaut born in Al Wathba, roughly 45 km outside Abu Dhabi City, became the first Emirati to visit the International Space Station. The mission helped to raise the profile...

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