Reasons To Invest

Stable Economy

  • The UAE ranks in top 20 most competitive nations in the world in “Ease of Doing Business” 
  • The UAE ranked 17th in the Global Competitive Index in 2017-2018
  • The UAE is ranked 10th in World Competitiveness Ranking
  • The UAE is ranked 5th out of 137 according to World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, 2017-2018
  • World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index ranked the UAE 3rd in Goods Market Efficiency 2017-2018
  • The UAE ranked 2nd in public trust in politicians according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
  • The UAE ranked 21st in a list of 180 countries in perceived corruption 2017

Competitive Tax rates

  • Zero tax on personal income or corporate profits
  • Only 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) - one of the lowest in the world
  • Agreements with 94 foreign nations in place to avoid double taxation on overseas investments
  • The UAE ranked 3rd in prevalence of non-tariff barriers according to Global Competitiveness Report (WEF) in 2016-2017

Lifestyle

  • The UAE ranked 1st regionally and 3rd globally in the “Tolerance Index” in 2016
  • The UAE ranked 23rd in “Overall Best Countries” according to US News and World Report 2017
  • The Global Food Security Index 2017 ranked the UAE 4th in affordability of food
  • Named the safest city in the world out of a list of 334 cities by Numbeo 2017 with a safety index of 86.46
  • The UAE is ranked 20th  in the World Happiness Report 2018
  • Abu Dhabi is the 2nd best city globally to live, work and do business in according to Ipsos Top Cities 2017

Infrastructure

  • The UAE ranked 1st in “Quality of Roads” in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
  • The UAE ranked 3rd in “Quality of Port” according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

Workforce

  • The UAE ranked 11th in “Labor Market Efficiency” according to World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index 2017-2018
  • The UAE ranked 2nd in country capacity to attract talent according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
  • The UAE ranked 12th in quality of educational system according to the Global Information Technology Report 2016

Strategic Location between Europe, Africa and Asia

  • 80% of the world’s population is within an 8 hour flight from UAE
  • 25% of the world’s population is within a 5 hour flight from UAE

A Destination of Choice for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

  • Abu Dhabi had an FDI of AED 108 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.1% over 2016 FDI of AED 100.9 billion