Dubai is seen as a highly appealing location for maritime business, ranked amongst top 10 most important maritime centers of the future in the world, and 1st in the Arab World. Almost AED 26.9 billion is generated annually for the Emirate’s economy, translating to 7% of its GDP.

Over 7,400 maritime companies call Dubai home, and engage in 13,000 activities and generating 76,000 jobs. Holding an undisputed position as a fast-growing global maritime center, Dubai is working hard to become a first-class international maritime gateway.

Other areas of investment

Advanced Manufacturing

Includes business activities such as 3D Printing, Nanotechnology

Agriculture and Food

Includes business activities such as Advanced Farming, Food Industry


Includes business activities such as Green Economy, Urban Solutions and Sustainability Circular Economy

Creative Industry

“A global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving hub for talent” With dedicated creative spaces, Dubai's thriving cultural and creative community has sparked an increasing interest throughout the region and has earned a firm spot on the global creative map.

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