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.
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
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)
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
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)
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 city is the capital of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi offers world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure
Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of the nation's ambitious innovation strategy
Dubai is the second largest emirate
Dubai is at the forefront of the nation's ambitious innovation strategy
Resilient, diverse and dynamic economy
Sharjah is perfectly placed between the northern Emirates and the nation’s capital of Abu Dhabi
Sharjah has specialized industrial free zones
Environment & Renewable Energy
Ajman lies on the coast of the Arabian Gulf in the northern part of the UAE
Ajman has witnessed rapid economic growth over the past five years
Umm Al Quwain is situated between Sharjah to the southwest and Ras Al Khaimah to the northeast.
Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth-largest emirate
Ras Al Khaimah has been pursuing a strong policy of economic diversification
Ras Al Khaimah is an up-and-coming tourism hub
Fujairah is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE
Fujairah's economy is based on fishing and agriculture
Fujairah operates a multipurpose port
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.Find out more
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.
Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology Investor's GuideThe 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.