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September 2016 saw the approval by the UAE government of a new bankruptcy law, which came into effect at the end of the year. The law supersedes the country’s previous insolvency framework, which was largely laid out in the 1993 Commercial Transactions Code. Critics of the previous framework argued that it was excessively harsh regarding the...

 

Dubai is home to a rapidly developing financial technology sector and several major e-commerce firms, but despite this, the domestic economy remains dominated by cash. As such, the use of electronic payments (e-payments) and e-commerce is underdeveloped, particularly in comparison to other developed markets. However, government and private...

 

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LANGUAGE: Arabic is the official language, although English is the most widely spoken language in Dubai. Public signs are often in both Arabic and English. Other languages in common use include Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, French and Russian.

 

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A key driver of non-oil GDP growth, Dubai’s industrial sector continues to play an integral role in both its own diversification plans and those of the UAE. As a whole, the UAE is already the most diversified economy in the GCC, with only a third of its GDP coming from hydrocarbons activity. Recently, however, pressures from the oil price drop...