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The United Arab Emirates Country Profile 

  • July 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 59 pages

The United Arab Emirates Country Profile : Innovation and Knowledge Centre—Economic Research

A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects, including geography, economy, education, demography, labour, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment, and ease of doing business. Additionally, the report provides a PESTLE analysis of a country’s business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy, and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.

Executive Summary

Strategically located between Europe and Asia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most politically stable and secure countries in the Middle East and North African region.
- The country’s demographic profile is young, with a median age of years. In 2013, it had the fifth largest international migrant stock worldwide, with million migrants.
- The UAE is the 30th largest economy worldwide and the second largest in the Middle East and North African region. The average growth is expected to remain stable at % from 2015 to 2019.
- An economic recovery, coupled with the upcoming World Expo 2020 in Dubai, has aided a step up in large-scale infrastructure projects; however, the economy remains dominated by petroleum production.
- An expanding manufacturing sector, accounting for % of the gross domestic product (GDP), has helped diversify the economy. The UAE government is focusing on petrochemicals, aluminum, glass, steel, and related downstream industries.
- Within the service sector, tourism contributes % to the country’s GDP and, along with the financial services, has helped transform the country into an attractive regional destination.
- The country’s stable currency, minimal exchange restrictions, and high after-tax return on capital and profits make the UAE an attractive destination for foreign investment.
- The development of free trade zones allows foreign investors to set up %-owned businesses with zero tax liabilities.

Table Of Contents

The United Arab Emirates Country Profile 
1 THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES COUNTRY PROFILE

Executive Summary
1 Executive Summary

General Overview
1 General Overview
2 General Overview—Geography
3 General Overview—Climate

Demographic Trends
1 Demographic Trends—Population and its Structure
2 Demographic Trends—Select Indicators
3 Demographic Trends—Working Population
4 Demographic Trends—Labour Market
5 Demographic Trends—Workforce Regulations

Political Overview
1 Political Overview—Domestic Scene
2 Political Overview—International Scene

Economic Scenario
1 Economic Scenario—The Constituents of the Economy
2 Economic Scenario—Select Indicators
3 Economic Scenario—Money and Banking
4 Economic Scenario—Financial Support for Industries

PESTLE Analysis
1 PESTLE Analysis—An Overview
2 PESTLE Analysis—Key Factors
3 PESTLE Analysis—Key Factors

Infrastructure
1 Infrastructure—Select Indicators
2 Infrastructure—Natural Resources

Industry
1 Industry—Select Indicators
2 Industry—Structure
3 Industry—Shareholder Rights
4 Industry—Supportive Actions and Policies
5 Industry—Supportive Actions and Policies

Trade and Investment Environment
1 Trade and Investment Environment
2 Trade and Investment Environment—Trade Agreements

Ease of Doing Business
1 Ease of Doing Business—A Snapshot
2 Ease of Doing Business—Setting up Business Entities
3 Ease of Doing Business—Starting a Business and Permits
4 Ease of Doing Business—Electricity, Property, and Credit
5 Ease of Doing Business—Investors and Contracts
6 Ease of Doing Business—Taxes and Trading across Borders
7 Ease of Doing Business—Insolvency

Tax Environment
1 Tax Environment—Income Tax
2 Tax Environment—Property Tax, Sales Tax, and VAT
3 Trade Environment—Custom Tariffs
4 Legal Disclaimer

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