Why Dubai

OVERVIEW

The transformation of Dubai from dusty desert town to sparkling, affluent metropolis has been underway for the past 40 years and it is really in the last 10 years that the pace of development and change has really begun to show. Dubai has gone from being a location where only people desperate enough...

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HISTORY

Originally a small fishing settlement, Dubai was taken over in about 1830 by a branch of the Bani Yas tribe from the Liwa oasis led by the Maktoum family who still rule the emirate today. Traditional activities included herding sheep and goats, cultivating dates, fishing and pearling, but the inhabi...

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CLIMATE

The UAE has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular. Falling mainly in winter, it amounts to some 13 centimeters a year. Temperatures range from a low of about 10 degrees Celsius to a high of 48 degrees Celsius. The mean daily maximum is 24 degrees in January rising to 41...

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LANGUAGES

The official language is Arabic. English is widely understood and ranks alongside Arabic as the language of commerce.

GEOGRAPHY

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises seven members: Abu Dhabi (the capital city), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The total area of the country is about 83,600 square kilometers, much of it in Abu Dhabi emirate. Dubai, with an area of 3,885 square kilometers, i...

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DUBAI ADVANTAGE

Dubai is distinguished as one of the trade centers in the Arabian Gulf region. It has acquired this position for several reasons which can be summarized as follows: Burj al Arab Firstly: It occupies a strategic competitive location in the middle of the U.A.E. coast stretching along 400 miles. Its di...

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THE MARKET

As the leading regional trading hub, Dubai offers access to a market of outstanding potential for overseas companies in a wide range of sectors. Among its key characteristics are: A large market - more than $17 billion in domestic imports annually; gateway to a $150 billion p.a., 1.4 billion populat...

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THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Dubai offers incoming business all the advantages of a highly developed economy. Its infrastructure and services match the highest international standards, facilitating efficiency, quality and service. Among the benefits are: emirates towers Free enterprise system. Highly developed transport infrast...

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BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN DUBAI

Dubai is distinguished as one of the trade centers in the Arabian Gulf region. It has acquired this position for several reasons which can be summarized as follows: Firstly: It occupies a strategic competitive location in the middle of the U.A.E. coast stretching along 400 miles. Its distinct locati...

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