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Industry report

Trade and logistics guide

Fri, February 11, 2022

Boasting ultra-modern transport infrastructure and an unrivalled geographical location at the centre of East and West, Dubai is well established as one of the world’s leading trade and logistics hubs.

Boasting ultra-modern transport infrastructure and an unrivalled geographical location at the centre of East and West, Dubai is well established as one of the world’s leading trade and logistics hubs.

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#1

Trade to GDP

UAE ranked #1 globally for trade to GDP ratio in 2021.

IMD World Competitiveness 2021
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#1

Commercial services exports

UAE ranked #1 globally for exports of commercial services in 2021.

IMD World Competitiveness 2021
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#5

Best Shipping hub

Dubai was ranked the fifth most-important international shipping hub worldwide for the third consecutive year in 2021.

International Shipping Centre Index 2021
Overview
01
Dubai a trusted partner in global trade
Home to the region’s most diversified economy, Dubai has cultivated strong and fast-growing bilateral trade relationships with the world’s largest economies
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Fostering innovation in the logistics sector
Dubai Government’s collaboration with the private sector enables world-class projects to emerge across free zones and the Dubai Silk Road.
03
Ultra-modern, cutting-edge infrastructure
With its unrivalled infrastructure, strategic location and world-class logistics facilities, Dubai is a global trade and logistics powerhouse
04
Free Zones unlocking economic potential
Dubai is home to more than 30 free zones targeting economic sectors ranging from transport and logistics to healthcare, media and technology. Each free zone provides private enterprises with world-class infrastructure, zero taxes and 100% ownership. Together, they exemplify the success of Dubai’s economic diversification programme.

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