UAE: Dubai Energy

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Chapter | Energy from The Report: Dubai 2019

Although Dubai’s growth and prosperity have been fuelled by its proximity to oil, its own modest hydrocarbons endowment accounted for just 1.3% of the emirate’s GDP in 2016. Energy’s contribution to national GDP in recent years has averaged around 45% for the UAE as a whole, but only about 5% in Dubai. Still, Dubai operates as a centre for oil and gas trade. The emirate has diversified activities...

Near-term sentiment is on the rise among Dubai’s business leaders, with the IMF forecasting a healthy GDP growth rate of 4.2% in 2019 for the emirate. While not as exposed as some of its regional neighbours to the effects of fluctuating commodities prices in recent times, Dubai nevertheless stands to benefit from the knock-on effects of higher prices over the last year.


Investments worth $163bn are planned over the next three decades to reorganise Dubai’s energy sources for its water and power needs. The aim is that by 2050 renewable energy will have replaced carbon fuel as the primary component in the emirate’s energy mix. In order to accomplish this, intermediate targets have been set for 2020 and 2030....


What strategies is DEWA setting up to ensure production capacity can meet growing demand?


Decades of dramatic growth form the backbone of Dubai’s development, and its leaders wish to see that pattern continue in the future. However, concerted efforts are being made to ensure the impact of that expansion on the environment is minimised. In addition to its plans for rapid adoption of renewable energy generation, the emirate is also...


Will Dubai’s current production levels be enough to supply increasing energy consumption rates?

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