Retail and E-Commerce

Supply Chain

Home to Jebel Ali Port- the world's ninth busiest port, the largest man-made harbor, and the biggest and by far the busiest port in the Middle-East, Dubai has made massive strides to becoming a global supply-chain hub in recent years. Its Logistics sector is the second largest contributor to its GDP, recorded at 12.8% in 2019.

The sector has prospered as a result of an excellent air, sea and land transport capabilities, combined with its strategic location between East and Western Europe and state of the art infrastructure and as such serves as the basis for its growing industrial transformation. Some of the world’s biggest Logistics companies are doing business within Dubai’s borders, including DHL, FedEx, and more.

Consumer Businesses

Widely regarded as the regional home of Consumer Goods and Retail, Dubai is one of the leading cities based on consumer spending on goods and services, regionally and globally.

In 2015, Consumer Goods Sales stood at AED 192.6 billion, with AED 22,448 worth of goods sold per capita. Boasting 65 malls, Dubai is the preferred regional home to the largest Consumer Goods and Services companies from around the world. The largest international brands are conducting business here, including Unilever, Nestle, Heinz, P&G and thousands of others.

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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