Reasons To Invest

Stable Economy

  • UAE ranked 11th Globally in the Ease of Doing Business Report 2019 by the World Bank
  • Abu Dhabi is ranked 12th Globally in the Ease of Doing Business Subnational Report 2019 by the World Bank
  • Abu Dhabi is ranked 8th Globally in the Enforcing Contracts Indicator in the Ease of Doing Business Subnational Report 2019 by the World Bank
  • UAE ranked 2nd in the region in the Global Competitiveness Report  2018-2019 by the World Economic Forum WEF
  • UAE ranked 1st globally in the Macro Economic Stability in the Global Competitiveness Report  2018-2019 by the World Economic Forum WEF
  • UAE ranked 1st globally in the ICT adaptation in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018-2019 by the World Economic Forum WEF
  • UAE ranked 1st globally in the Burden of government regulation in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018-2019 by the World Economic Forum WEF
  • UAE ranked 5th Globally in the World Competitiveness Year Book 2019 by the IMD
  • The UAE is ranked 1st globally in “Business Efficiency” in the World Competitiveness Year Book 2019 by the IMD

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 9th in prevalence of non-tariff barriers according to Global Competitiveness Report (WEF) in 2018-2019

 

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

Innovation

  • The UAE ranked 12th in “Growth of innovative companies” according to World Economic Forum Global Competitive report 2018-2019
  • The UAE ranked 11th in “State of cluster development” according to World Economic Forum Global Competitive report 2018-2019