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What are government entities doing to promote the development of Dubai’s entrepreneurial economy?

 

The UAE operates the most decentralised system of government finances in the world, according to the IMF. Under the fiscal model, the national government pays for federal infrastructure, including major roads passing through multiple emirates, as well as spending on social services such as health, education and housing, with emirate-level...

 

Recent decades have seen a downward convergence in corporate tax regimes as advanced, emerging and developing economies moved to grab a bigger slice of the global investment pie. Headline corporate tax rates have fallen by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. Alongside lower average rates, special tax incentives aimed at capturing...

 

What policies are being implemented to pursue gender equality in the economy?

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) dominate Dubai’s economy, accounting for around 95% of companies operating in the emirate, according to Dubai SME, the Dubai Department of Economic Development’s SME agency. They also generate nearly 40% of the economy’s value added and 42% of employment. The value-added figure breaks down into a...