Dubai is widely regarded as having some of the best logistics facilities in the world. Its location, both geographic and strategic, is a natural business gateway between East and West and has been an essential element of trade routes between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond for centuries.
With the current booming economies of India and China in particular, Dubai is once again a focal point for global distribution, and its low logistics costs and superb infrastructure (ranked number one in the Middle East by the World Bank) have led to massive foreign investment.
The Emirate’s Jebel Ali Port is one of the top ten container ports in the world and is expected to grow exponentially. Meanwhile, Dubai International Airport has retained its position as the busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic, attracting more than 83.6 million passengers in 2016, once again highlighting Dubai’s commitment to a world class global business network.
According to the World Economic Forum, the United Arab Emirates leads the Middle East and North Africa region in enabling trade, ranking 23rd globally. This is largely due to the Emirates’ world-class infrastructure, ranking sixth in the world.
This unrivalled logistics infrastructure is a business magnet for those companies who either want to set up in Dubai or expand into the Middle East. As a rapidly increasing number of foreign investors will testify, there is no other location in the region which can match Dubai’s efficiency, viability or profitability as a logistics hub.