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UAE 2018

PUBLISHED March 2018



Each of the seven Emirates, in the country’s quest to diversify its economy away from oil and gas, have sought to bring something unique to the table—and there are signs it is working. The UAE’s economy is set to grow by between 3.5 and 4% in 2017, according to UAE Ministry of Economy estimates. This would follow 3.7% growth in 2016.

The Business Year’s country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 164-page publication covers the main economic developments in all seven of the Emirates, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Umm Al Quwain. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
  • Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE
  • Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (ADDED)
  • Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President Operations and Development for The Middle East, India and Africa, Swiss-Belhotel International
  • Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)
  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (RAK DED)
  • Prof. Ali Abou-Elnour Director, Ajman University – Fujairah Campus
  • Harish Tahiliani, Managing Director, Arab & India Spices LLC
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Mua’lla, Chairman of UAQ FTZ


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Visa relations
  • Masdar City
  • Happiness drive
  • VAT
  • India relations
  • Road infrastructure
  • Maritime infrastructure
  • Water supply



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