UAE: Dubai Industry

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Chapter | Maritime Industry from The Report: Dubai 2015

Dubai’s maritime industry adds $3.92bn in economic value annually and the emirate’s government has placed a strong emphasis on the sector in the last decade. Long-term goals include implementing smart technology, maintaining high-quality infrastructure and developing local human capital. In the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre in Dubai...

In many respects 2014 marked the transition from strong recovery to promising growth for Dubai. With many exciting projects in the pipeline, not least the hosting of Expo 2020, the emirate is continuing to build on its reputation as a dynamic and international centre for business.

The emirate posted robust economic expansion across all sectors in 2013, and its resilience in the years following the global economic downturn has helped to re-build confidence among the global business community. Dubai has set itself the target of reaching 20m visitors per year by 2020 and the emirate received a major boost to this end when it won the right to host World Expo 2020 in November 2013. 

Dubai has invested heavily in the creation of competitive infrastructure and a business-friendly regulatory framework to help solidify its status as a regional hub for trade and manufacturing. In terms of logistics, the Jebel Ali Port and the rapid expansion of the national airline, Emirates, provide companies with streamlined import/export...

According to the Dubai Chamber, manufacturing is among the greatest contributors to the UAE’s non-oil GDP, accounting for roughly 14% of non-oil GDP over the last decade. This figure grew to 16% in 2012 and was expected to rise as high as 19% in 2013. At the national level, the bulk of manufacturing investments are concentrated in heavy industry...

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Dubai 2014

Easy access to air and sea transport, combined with expansions at the Jebel Ali Port and of the national airline, has helped establish Dubai’s position as both a trans-shipment hub and a destination for export industries. The industrial sector continues to provide a major contribution to non-oil GDP, with heavy industries able to take advantage of low energy prices. The emirate’s free zones...

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