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  • 1. DUBAI DRIVES SUCCESS Singapore Manufacturers Singapore Manufacturers Federation Federation Singapore – 9 Feb 2007 Singapore – 9 Feb 2007Government of DubaiDEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE
  • 2. Location Map
  • 3. An Overview of the United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi (Capital)DubaiSharjahAjmanUmm Al QuwainFujairahRas Al Khaimah
  • 4. Dubai - BackgroundSecond largest emirate of the UnitedArab Emirates (UAE)Member of the Arab Gulf CooperationCountries (AGCC)Dubai : City of Merchants
  • 5. Dubai - FactsRuled by the Al Maktoum FamilyArea: 4,114 sq. kmPopulation: 1.204 million (Year 2005)17% of population are UAE nationalsCosmopolitan city with 120 nationalities
  • 6. Dubai - EconomyDubai’s GDP in 2005: US$38.2 billion ( +26.7% from 2004 )Oil 5%, non-oil 95%Main non-oil industries: Trade, TourismManufacturing and TransportDiversified economic baseCurrency is UAE Dirham(USD 1 = AED 3.67)(SGD 1 = AED 2.38)
  • 7. GDP Breakdown (Year 2005) Item Value (AED) Value (USD) Growth RateWholesale & Retail 31.3 billion 8.35 billion +41.6%TradeManufacturing 22.1 billion 6.02 billion +36.4%IndustriesTransports, Storage 18.2 billion 4.96 billion +20.5%& CommunicationsConstruction 16.5 billion 4.49 billion +22.2%Real Estate & 14.2 billion 3.87 billion +21.3%Business ServicesFinance 13.7 billion 3.73 billion +30.5%Government Services 8.4 billion 2.29 billion +10.5%
  • 8. GDP Breakdown (Year 2005) Item Value (AED) Growth RateWholesale, Retail Trade 31.3 billion +41.6%and Repairing ServicesManufacturing Industries 22.1 billion +36.4%Transports, Storage & 18.2 billion +20.5%CommunicationsConstruction 16.5 billion +22.2%Real Estate & Business 14.2 billion +21.3%ServicesFinance 13.7 billion +30.5%Government Services 8.4 billion +10.5%
  • 9. Dubai – Business ClimateOpen, transparent marketUse of English is widely spokenFull range of banking and businessservicesFirst class infrastructurePro-business government policiesFree zones
  • 10. Doing Business in DubaiUAE is a member of the WTONo foreign-exchange controlsCustoms Valuation & Import Tariffs • Calculated on the CIF value at the rate of 5% (C = Cost of the goods; I = Insurance; F = Freight) • Intoxicating liquors: 50% of the CIF value • Tobacco products: 100% of the CIF value
  • 11. Doing Business in DubaiSell directly to dealers and distributorsCommercial agency arrangements • agent must be a UAE national/company • agreement to be registered with Ministry of Economy and Commerce
  • 12. Doing Business in DubaiBranch or representative office • 100% foreign ownership permitted • Local sponsor must be appointedLimited liability company • foreign ownership restricted to 49% • local partner is requiredFree zone establishment • 100% foreign ownership • no import duties
  • 13. Free-zone Incentives100 per cent foreign ownershipExemption on all import and re-export duties100 per cent repatriation of capital and profitsFreedom from corporate taxation for 50 years with anoption to renew.No personal income taxesAn abundant and inexpensive energy supplySimple, efficient recruiting proceduresHigh level of administrative support from authorities
  • 14. Dubai Free Zones Existing Free ZonesJebel Ali Free Zone Dubai Financial MarketDubai Airport Free Zone Dubai Int’l Financial CentreDubai Cars & Automotive Zone Dubai Aid CityDubai Internet City Dubai Investment ParkDubai Media City Dubai Flower CentreGold & Diamond Park Dubai International CityDubai Multi Commodities Centre Dubai Healthcare CityKnowledge Village Dubai Business Bay
  • 15. Forthcoming Dubai Free Zones Dubai Auto Parts City Free Zone (DAPC) Dubai Biotechnology and Research Dubai Carpet Zone Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) Dubai Maritime City (DMC) Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ) Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Dubai Textile City (DTC) Mohammed bin Rashid Technology Park The Heavy Equipment & Trucks Free Zone The International Media Production Zone
  • 16. Business Opportunities in DubaiTradeTransportTourism 4T’s ’s 4TTechnology
  • 17. Dubai is the gateway to 2 billionpeople in fast growing emergingmarkets TRADE TRADE
  • 18. ImportsValue AED190.4billion (USD51.88billion)Types of Products Electronics Equipment Metals Jewellery Textiles VehiclesTop 5 Source Countries (in USD 2005) India (1) $6.62 billion China (2) $6.12 billion USA (3) $3.89 billion UK (4) $3.75 billion Japan (5) $3.28 billion Singapore (15) $0.97 billion Trade
  • 19. ExportsValue AED11.23billion (USD3.06billion)Types of Products Metals Chemicals Food Products Stone, cement & Mineral Products glass productsTop 5 Export Markets (in USD 2005) India (1) $240million Pakistan (2) $227million Kuwait (3) $200million USA (4) $200million Iran (5) $165million Singapore (28) $28million Trade
  • 20. Exhibitions in DubaiMOTEXHA – 19 - 27 Mar 07Fashion, accessories, leather productsPremium Fair – 11-13 Sep 07Gifts and premiumsIndex – 1- 5 Nov 07Furniture and interior designThe Big 5 Show – 25 - 29 Nov 07Building and constructionGITEX – Nov 07Computers, communicationsWatch & Jewellery Dubai – Dec 07Jewellery & WatchesInt. Autumn Trade Fair – 9 - 12 Dec 07General consumer products Trade
  • 21. The transportation and logisticshub for the Middle East Region TRANSPORT TRANSPORT
  • 22. DP WorldManages Jebel Ali Port (71 berths)& Port Rashid (35 berths)Ranked 9th top container port inthe world in 2005Jebel Ali Port – the largest man-made harbour in the world.Annual growth has averaged over20% p.a. over the past 4 years.Jebel Ali Port handled 7.62 millionTEUs by end of 2005. Transport
  • 23. Dubai International Airport Busiest Airport in the Middle East Awarded the Best Airport Middle East for eighth consecutive year 107 airlines serving 160 destinations (Year 2004) Handled 24.8 million passengers in Year 2005 (Up14.1%). Handled 1.3 million tonnes of freight in Year 2005 (Up 20%) Dubai Cargo Village – Transport Region’s largest cargo hub
  • 24. Dubai World Central Airport (JXB)Also Named as “Jebel Ali Airport City”Construction of new airport began in Feb 2002,and it is due to complete in late 2007.Upon completion, Dubai World Central Airportand its 6 runways will be the world’s largestpassenger and cargo hub.Expected to handle 120 million passengers,almost double London Heathrow’s currenthandling capacity. Transport
  • 25. The first technology,e-commerce and mediafree zone in the world.TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY
  • 26. Dubai Internet CityEstablished in October 2000330 new economy companiesWorld-class IT infrastructureAccess to huge pool of talent100% foreign ownershipTax free Technology
  • 27. Dubai Media CityEstablished in January 2001Focal point of media activity in theregion - 365 media companiesState-of-the art technology platformCommunication, Broadcasting,Production, Publishing, Music orNew Media100 % foreign ownershipTax free Technology
  • 28. Fast growing industry fuellingeconomic growth and rapiddevelopment TOURISM TOURISM
  • 29. InformationLanguage CurrencyArabic & English US$1-Dhs 3.67Religion Time DifferenceIslam GMT+4ClimateSub-tropicaland arid
  • 30. Tourism Development6.16 million visitors in 2005Target 15 million visitors in 201070 hotels in 1990290 hotels & 130 hotel apartments in2005Project to add another 100,000 hotelrooms by 2010Average occupancy 95%Average length of stay: 2.8 days15.2 million guest nights Tourism
  • 31. Tourism AttractionsDubai CreekDubai MuseumSheikh Saeed HouseJumeirah MosqueBastakiya AreaHeritage & Diving VillageHatta FortThe SouksWild Wadi ParkSki Dubai Tourism
  • 32. Desert AdventureMust-go full desert experienceDune BashingWatch the truly rare Arabiansunset on the desertCamel RidingWelcome Tea, Coffee & Datesupon arrival of the desert campArabian BBQ DinnerHenna Painting, Shisha,Bellydance Entertainment, etc. Tourism
  • 33. FestivalDubai Shopping Festival20 December 2006 - 2 February2007 Shopping Discounts Family Entertainment Daily Raffles Daily Fireworks along Dubai Creek
  • 34. SportsExcellent sporting facilities Golf Water sports Diving Karting, fishing, tennis, etc.
  • 35. SportsDubai is the sport capital ofthe Middle East Dubai World Cup Rugby Sevens Desert Classic
  • 36. The PalmWorld’s 3 largest man-made islandsThe Palm JumeirahThe Palm Jebel AliThe Palm, DeiraLeisure, residential andtourismover 60 luxury hotels, 5,000residential beachside villas,5,000 apartments, marinasand theme parksDue for completion by 2008 New Development
  • 37. The World Consists of over 300 manmade islands that aredesigned to represent theworld map Located 4 km offshore fromDubai 9km (width) by 7km (length) Visible from space As of April 2006, 90% ofland reclamation is complete,with 270 islands visible abovewater. Due for completion by late2008 New Development
  • 38. Burj Dubai World’s tallest tower, iconicstructure of Downtown BurjDubai ProjectCompleted 80 floors (277m) as ofOct 31 2006 Burj Dubai is adding a new floorevery 3 daysWill house one of the first ArmaniHotelsObservation Deck at 442mTo be completed in 2008 New Development
  • 39. ContactsGovernment of DubaiDepartment of Tourism & Commerce MarketingFar East Office - Hong Kong • Tel: (852) 2827 5221 • Fax: (852) 2511 5472 • E-mail: • Website: Thank You