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Industry report

Trade and logistics guide

Mon, September 14, 2020

With some of the world’s busiest airports and ports, Dubai connects the world with the latest in trade, logistics and technology.

With some of the world’s busiest airports and ports, Dubai connects the world with the latest in trade, logistics and technology.

Passenger Airline Travel

#1

busiest airport in the world

Dubai International Airport has ranked as the busiest passenger airport in the world for the past six years.

Logistics and Trade Plane

#10

busiest port in the world

DP World, the port of Jebel Ali, ranked as the 10th busiest port in the world.

TEU

71 m

TEUs of freight via DP World

DP World’s global portfolio of container terminals handled 71 million TEUs of freight in 2019.

Trade Exchange

US$373.2 bn

in trade

A major global hub for trade and re-export capital, Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade volumes surged 19% in 2019 to 109 tonnes, with the value of trade surging 6% to US$373.2 billion. Exports increased by 22% to US$42.2 billion.

Dubai

14.1 m

TEUs of freight via Jebel Ali

the largest port in Jebel Ali handled 14.1 million TEUs in 2019.

Logistics and Trade Cargo Ship

Top 5

global shipping hubs

Dubai was named among the world's top 5 shipping hubs by the International Shipping Centre Development Index.

Overview
01
Dubai's top trading partners
Growth in non-oil economy and re-export industries fosters strong trade partnerships with GCC, the US and Europe.
02
Funding for innovation in logistics and supply chains
Dubai Government’s collaboration with the private sector enables world-class projects to emerge across free zones and the Dubai Silk Road.
03
Ports and road networks that support global traffic
Dubai remains a global trade and logistics powerhouse with its unrivalled infrastructure, strategic location and world-class logistics facilities.
04
Free zones built to support the private sector
Dubai’s free zones are one of the most successful diversification initiatives to support the private sector, offering an agile and open model for today’s fast-paced business environment.

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