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Why make it in the Emirates ?

The UAE's unified industrial identity

Why Make it in the Emirates?

The UAE is the economic capital of the MENA region and offers an attractive value proposition with several competitive advantages, among them the ease of doing business for investors. The UAE is also a reliable supplier of energy and raw materials, offers best-in-class ICT infrastructure and is strategically located with world class logistics infrastructure and advanced technology capabilities. The industrial sector in the UAE has an exceptional support system that increases its attractiveness to global talent, experts and ambitious entrepreneurs.

UAE Rankings​​

The Scientific and Advanced Technology business ecosystem in the UAE offers a variety of opportunities for investors, scientists, entrepreneurs and talent. Furthermore, residents of the UAE enjoy a high quality of life. The UAE also offers its residents a world-class education and healthcare system; state-of-the-art infrastructure; a conducive business environment; a high sense of security and safety; a variety of leisure and entertainment options; and places of worship for different religious communities.

Global competitiveness report, GCR

2019

25

The UAE ranks 25th in the Global Competitiveness Report released by The World Economic Forum that assesses the competitiveness of 141 economies. The report measures countries on 103 indicators under 12 pillars, including institutions, infrastructure, ICT adoption, macroeconomic stability, health, skills, product market, labour market, financial system, market size, business dynamism and innovation capability.

Gender Inequality Index (GII-UNDP)

2020

18

The UAE ranks 18th on the Gender Inequality Index published annually by the UNDP and the most important global index of gender inequality. It measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development: reproductive health, empowerment and economic.

Global Innovation Index

2019

36

The UAE ranked 36th on the Global Innovation Index; a composite index that measures the performance of innovation in countries. Innovation inputs are evaluated based on institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication and business sophistication. Innovation output is evaluated by knowledge and technology outputs and creative outputs.

Doing Business Report (DBR)

2019

16

The UAE ranked 16th globally on the Doing Business Report (DBR); an annual report developed by the World Bank Group every year between 2003 to 2019 and aimed to measure the costs to firms of business regulations in 190 countries.

The Seven Emirates

The United Arab Emirates consists of seven independent emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras al Khaimah. Each of the seven emirates have a unique value proposition. 

Abu Dhabi, the capital and the largest Emirate in UAE

Abu Dhabi's flagship port - Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi city is the capital of the UAE.

Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, occupying 84 per cent of the national landmass territory. It has 200 islands and a coastline stretching 700km. Its total area is 67,340 sq. km.

Abu Dhabi offers world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure

Khalifa Port, the Emirate’s flagship port, is the first in the Gulf region to be semi-automated and one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world.

Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of the nation's ambitious innovation strategy

Home to Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world's first AI university, and Hub71, a global tech ecosystem with a full suite of support for startups and companies including office space and residences.

UAE Mars Hope Probe

DP World - A world leader in global supply chain solutions

Dubai is the second largest emirate

Dubai is a global leader in international trade, providing businesses with a friendly export-import environment, supported by regional and international trade agreements and efficient logistics services.

Dubai is at the forefront of the nation's ambitious innovation strategy

Home to Mohamed Bin Rashid Space Center and Silicon Oasis, an integrated technology park that fosters technology and entrepreneurship.

Resilient, diverse and dynamic economy

No.4 in GDP per capita, No.1 in Employment Growth and No.1 in Gross Domestic Savings (%)

SAIF Zone - Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

Wasit Wetland - home to 350+ species of birds

Sharjah is perfectly placed between the northern Emirates and the nation’s capital of Abu Dhabi

Downtown Sharjah is a 14-minute drive from Sharjah International Airport and 20-minutes from Dubai, the trade and commerce hub of the UAE.

Sharjah has specialized industrial free zones

With more than 33 industrial zones and 6 free zones

Environment & Renewable Energy

Adaptive environmental protection legislation and ground-breaking projects such as Sharjah Sustainable City

Ajman’s pristine sandy beach

Ajman Free Zone

Ajman lies on the coast of the Arabian Gulf in the northern part of the UAE

It is 16km long and lies between the emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain

Ajman has witnessed rapid economic growth over the past five years

Manufacturing sector contributes 35% of GDP

Al Sinniyah Island

Umm Al Quwain's rich coastal mangroves

Umm Al Quwain is situated between Sharjah to the southwest and Ras Al Khaimah to the northeast.

The emirate has rich coastal mangroves on the coast of the Arabian Gulf and many islands to the east of the mainland

Marjan Island - A manmade marvel

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth-largest emirate

Ras Al Khaimah is located near the northernmost point of the United Arab Emirates and shares its boundaries with the emirates of Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Sharjah.

Ras Al Khaimah has been pursuing a strong policy of economic diversification

Home to Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, RAKEZ

Ras Al Khaimah is an up-and-coming tourism hub

The emirate’s tourism infrastructure has established Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents.

Fujairah's clear waters and sandy beaches

Fujairah Free Zone

Fujairah is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE

The shores of Fujairah extend along the Gulf of Oman for about 70km.

Fujairah's economy is based on fishing and agriculture

Other local industries present in Fujairah include mining and stone crushing

Fujairah operates a multipurpose port

It offers access to major shipping routes of the world and is home to the world's largest livestock shipping companies.

National ICV Program

The National In-Country Value program aims to incentivize the localization of industrial goods and services by leveraging the expenditures of government entities and national champions. National In-Country Value (ICV) provides a measure of an entity's contribution to the UAE Economy. By partnering with national champions, we look towards promoting ICV in the procurement practices of those entities.

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UAE Quality Infrastructure

The industrial sector is supported by a strong quality infrastructure, which empowers industries through increasing consumer confidence, product safety and access to markets.

UAE - Quality

Investors Guide

Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology Investor's Guide

The Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology (MOIAT) has issued an Investor’s Guide to inform and educate current and potential investors about the UAE's industrial ecosystem. The guide lists the ministry's key stakholders, available incentives, the industrial licensing process and relevant economic data. This guide aims to provide local and foreign investors with the information required to establish an industrial company in the UAE.

Investment Office

The investment office is meant to support and attract investments into the UAE's industrial sector through opening direct communication channels between investors and organizations in the public and private sectors.

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