UAE: Abu Dhabi Economy

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In what ways is Abu Dhabi encouraging private sector activity and attracting foreign investment?


The UAE is among our most valued allies and a close friend in an important region. The UAE is an important partner in our growth story, and we welcome the UAE’s interest in investing in our infrastructure. We are working to connect institutional investors in the UAE with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, and we have become a key...


Having declared its independence from the UK 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...

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

This chapter contains selected listings of some of the country’s top hotels, advice and etiquette for business and leisure travellers, and useful tips for first-time visitors to Abu Dhabi. This chapter contains an interview with Samia Bouazza, Managing Director and Founder, Multiply Marketing Consultancy.

Chapter | Security, Aerospace & Defence from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

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 and popularity of the UAE’s National Space Programme...

Chapter | Trade & Investment from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

Abu Dhabi has leveraged its hydrocarbons wealth to pursue a sovereign investment strategy that spans the globe, establishing itself as one of the largest overseas investors in the world. To strengthen the exchange of capital and ideas, the government has worked to create free zones to capture foreign direct investment, benefitting the emirate’s economic diversification strategy. Abu Dhabi’s...

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