UAE Trends Review

Discover the rising players, sectors, and trends shaping the future of the UAE.

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UAE Trends Review
UAE Trends Review

Sectors in Review

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88.2m passengers

88.2m passengers

Dubai International Airport (DXB) received 88.2 million passengers in 2017, and it is expected to receive 120 million passengers by 2020.

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Dh27.3 billion

Dh27.3 billion

The latest official figures from Dubai FDI Authority shows that a total of Dh27.3 billion in FDI entered Dubai in 2017.

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3.4% Growth

3.4% Growth

The IMF projected growth for the UAE of 3.4% for 2018. Standard Chartered also expects the UAE economy to grow by 3.5% in 2018.

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$400 billion

$400 billion

UAE economy has maintained positive growth levels despite a decline in oil prices. The IMF predicts that UAE’s GDP will reach $400 billion by 2018.

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Dh56.5 billion

Dh56.5 billion

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai approved a budget of Dh56.5 billion for 2018.

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The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

Based on UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai Silicon Oasis, an integrated high-tech free zone, is implementing a range of smart city solutions, and preparing government entities...

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Dubai Aviation

Dubai Aviation

The continued expansion of Dubai’s aviation sector is seen as a key policy tool for pushing forward with the thus-far successful diversification of Dubai’s economy away from over-reliance...

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Sharjah’s Economic Outlook

Sharjah’s Economic Outlook

Despite the tighter banking sector liquidity and slowdown in investments, it is expected that large public sector infrastructure projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will provide support...

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The Quest for Innovation

The Quest for Innovation

Innovation is one of the main pillars of the UAE’s economic development policy. Here is a snapshot of why the UAE offers the best investment landscape for innovation-focused companies...

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10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

Renewable energy plays a crucial role in the UAE’s economic growth & diversification plans. The UAE aims to bolster its regional position as a role model for sustainable development.

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Dubai Property Market Update

Dubai Property Market Update

Dubai is well known for its position as one of the most attractive destinations for real estate investment in the MENA region. Here is an update on the property market in Dubai.

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Dubai Industrial Strategy

Dubai Industrial Strategy

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has approved Dubai Industrial Strategy that aims to make Dubai a home for innovators for industrial production.

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5 Things to Know About Dubai's FDI Landscape

5 Things to Know About Dubai's FDI Landscape

Dubai remains one of the most preferred destinations for investors. According to FT’s global FDI report, Dubai ranks 4th in terms of greenfield projects and 6th in foreign capital...

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Dubai Medical Tourism

Dubai Medical Tourism

Dubai has ambitious plans to position itself to attract a major share of the $100 billion global medical tourism industry.

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Dubai Maritime

Dubai Maritime

Dubai places considerable importance on the maritime industry in its wider plans to continue to diversify its economy.

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