UAE: Dubai Articles & Analysis

The emirate of Dubai, by virtue of being less generously endowed with hydrocarbons than its regional neighbours, has worked hard over the past several decades to develop a wider, more diversified economic bedrock to power growth. As a result the emirate has several sectors whose growth is not wholly contingent on hydrocarbons revenues, and which continue to prosper in the current environment.

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The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has become the world’s first government agency to adopt blockchain technology for all of its transactions, with the development part of the emirate’s plans to strengthen its position as an international leader in financial technology (fintech) and information.

What do you see as being the most important growth drivers for the consumer goods industry in the coming years? 

Positive first half results from leading banks, rising business confidence and a predicted surge in consumer spending are expected to boost lending and earnings in Dubai’s financial services sector.

An increase in new developments and land sales has helped Dubai’s property market post a strong rise in transactions and turnover in the first half of 2017, suggesting last year’s slide may have bottomed out as developments accelerate ahead of Expo 2020.

To what extent is digitisation improving the provision of health care services in the UAE?

How can the private sector help contribute to the government’s humanitarian aid efforts?