Positioned at the nexus of the East and West, Dubai is a futuristic and thriving hub for global trade.
Gateway to the World
Its strategic global location, combined with business-friendly policies and future-forward infrastructure, have shaped Dubai into a leading global trade, finance and e-commerce powerhouse.
India is the second-biggest trading partner, contributing over US$27 billion, a growth of 16% followed by the USA with US$15.5 billion and Switzerland US$12.7 billion. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia maintained its position as Dubai's largest Arab trade partner. The country was its fifth-biggest partner globally reporting in excess of US$ 11 billion worth of trade in 2019.
African Export Boom
Dubai’s non-oil trade with the African continent is expected to have exceeded US$272 billion in the period from 2011-2019; with over 21,000 African companies currently registered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
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Fast growth market
As a dynamic marketplace, Dubai's economy is now among the most diversified in the world.
Long term vision
Dubai's bold vision for the future sets the city apart as a fast-paced and forward looking metropolis.
Global financial hub
Dubai's infrastructure and regulatory environment make it the leading financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
City of innovation
Known as "the city of the future", Dubai is a leading centre for research and development (R&D) in emerging industries.
Thriving business community
Through its progressive and dynamic ecosystem, the emirate is empowering companies to flourish and succeed.
Our industry guides explore Dubai’s key sectors and introduce the fundamentals of doing business and investing in Dubai.