The UAE views the development of its manufacturing sector as a key component of its economic diversification strategy and aims to become a global leader in advanced manufacturing. Accordingly, it is securing G2G agreements to alleviate import limitations on advanced manufacturing products and heads G2G coordination of visits by local industrial players to advanced manufacturing facilities in relevant host countries.
Advanced manufacturing related to the defense sector, aerospace, and space is transforming the UAE’s industrial development, adding capabilities, innovations, and technologies befitting the late 21st century and beyond.
Sector Key Numbers
UAE ranks highest
Among the defense products importers globally (2014, defense spend >6% of GDP)
UAE Top importer
of defense products (USD 1.1bn in 2018)
UAE local defense spend
Set to increase from 10% to 30% (of total defense spend) by 2030
UAE main defense holding company, created in 2019, one of the top 25 global military supplier
Explore The Sector
The UAE is securing G2G agreements to alleviate import limitations on advanced manufacturing products
The UAE heads G2G coordination of visits by local industrial players to advanced manufacturing facilities in the relevant host country
With countless applications in sectors ranging from construction to aerospace and healthcare, 3D printing is poised to play a transformational role in the UAE’s industrial development