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Dubai FDI Presentation - Ibrahim Ahli

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  • 1. To become the preferred investment destination globally
  • 2. 3 Help investors throughout investment lifecycle from setup to growth – Troubleshooting – Handholding 1 Manage and develop Foreign Direct Investment – Create and promote a healthy investment environment – Growth support by enabling expansion and reach 2 Manage and develop Investment policies and regulations – Analyze and recommend – Reform and advocacy
  • 3. Investment Reinforce Environment Divestment Support & Management Retention Investment Stimulate Environment Growth Support Growth Management Growth SUSTAINABLE INVESTEMENT MODEL Creation Investment Attractive Environment Support Services Investment Opportunities
  • 4. 1 Provide investment advise for setup – Setup logistics support (e.g. licensing & legal compliance) – Investment placement (FreeZone and mainland Dubai) – Assessment of compliance – Needed approvals 2 Regulatory compliance – Networking – Partnership Identification 3 Market Orientation
  • 5. Video Sourced from NASA 1966 Discovery of oil led the government to use the revenues to strengthen the infrastructure. Soon, Dubai became a business and tourism hub in the region 1833 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum family, settled at the mouth of the creek 1900 Dubai’s economy was mainly based on pearl diving, fishing and herding 1950s Increase in volumes of cargo handling and strengthening the city’s position as a major trading and re-exporting hub
  • 6. Located midway between the Far East and Europe Strategic location in the Gulf Main East – West shipping routes Heart of one of the world’s richest regions GEOGRAPHY
  • 7. Highly cosmopolitan society with a diverse and vibrant culture Attracts skilled labor by offering unparalleled quality of life. One of the safest cities in the world* Top Middle Eastern city* *Mercer’s Quality of Life Index
  • 8. 2011 3.4% growth in GDP accompanied by a 44.3% growth in exports 2012 Dubai reaches 4.5% in GDP growth in 2012, higher than the 3.2% forecast 2013 The UAE has risen 5 positions in its global ranking on the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness report 2013-2014 to rank 19th overall on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) out of 148 countries. On the driving factors for economic growth potential, UAE CAME 5th in the “ Basic requirements”, 8th in “Infrastructure”,12th in “Macro-economic environment”, and 25th in “Innovation and Sophistication”
  • 9. Dubai’s strategic geographical location and world class infrastructure contributed to its position as the 3rd largest re-export hub UAE is rated 2nd best in the world in road infrastructure, 3rd in aviation infrastructure, 5th in quality of port infrastructure and 8th in ground transport network. It is also rated 1st in effective marketing and branding campaigns and 13th in implementation of rules and regulations. UAE is currently planning and executing projects worth $58 billion on roads and bridges alone, which is half of the regional spending on basic infrastructure. Travel and Tourism competitive report 2013, World Economic Forum Jebel Ali port is the 9th busiest container port in the world Dubai International Airport is the 2nd busiest international airport in the world: 6,000+ weekly flights transporting 57 Million passengers in 2012 (13% increase from 2011) Passenger numbers are projected to reach 65.4 million in 2013, 78 million in 2015 and 98 million by 2020 145 international airlines connecting Dubai to 260 destinations across six continents Source: Airport councils international, Dubai airport
  • 10. Dubai is the American retailers 2nd choice, closely after London with 61% having a presence in Dubai Dubai is the most popular destination for European retailers with 60% having an established presence in the emirate, followed by Istanbul and Kuwait city Dubai is the top target for Asian retailers outside their home region with 22% present in Dubai, followed by Melbourne and Sydney Overall, Dubai is the 2nd retail city globally with 53.8% of retailers present in the emirate 70+ shopping malls including the World’s largest Mall, The Dubai Mall Dubai has a dedicated agency within its Economic Department to deisgn shopping festivals to drive growth in Retail and Tourism (Dubai Events & Promotion Establishment ) Dubai is the hub of 25% of global gold trade, one of the top 3 largest diamond trading centers in the world, the largest re-exporter of tea globally, one of the largest traders of forages
  • 11. FACTORS THE MAKE DUBAI A PRIME TOURISTIC DESTINATION: Culture of service excellence Reasonably accessible from any country in the world Offers world-class resorts and five- star hotels First-rate cuisine with Michelin star restaurants and celebrity chefs Prime beaches and clear, sunny climate with outdoor activities such as desert safaris and water sports Offers prestigious horse races, tennis tournaments and car rallies A premier shopping destination Dubai Culture and heritage adds a unique flavour to its cosmopolitan flare
  • 12. 2010 6.6M hotel guests 1.7M guests in hotel apartments Number of occupied nights grew from 22.8M in 2009 to 26.6M in 2010 2012 Forecast for tourism industry USD 33.45B (10.4% of GDP) Dubai welcomed a record of over 10 million visitors in 2012, marking a 9.3% jump from the previous year, boosting hotel revenues by 18% to Dh18.82 billion (Dh15.97 billion in 2011) Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Since its launch in 1996, Dubai shopping festival has attracted alone around 47m visitors and pumped Dh114b into Dubai’s economy so far 2015 Forecast for tourism industry USD 42.19B (11.2% of GDP)
  • 13. Ranked 24th in the world and 1st among arab countries in its use of information and communication technology 5th in the world for company-wide tech adoption in the private sector 3rd in government procurement of advanced technology products 1st in per-capita number of mobile telephone subscription
  • 14. Dubai is generally acknowledged as having the most developed healthcare system in the Middle East World’s 1st healthcare dedicated free zone - Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC) 2 hospitals 90+ outpatient medical centers & labs 2,000+ licensed professionals The government designed a plan to develop and grow medical tourism in Dubai Dubai’s Biotechnoloy and Research park (DuBiotech) attracted global firms that now form BioWorld Consortium
  • 15. 130+ private schools offer a variety of curricula including American, British, French, German, Indian, International Baccalaureate, and Russian Many homegrown universities and colleges such as Zayed University and Dubai Medical College for Girls offer excellent education for locals and expats Foreign accredited universities are attracted by Dubai such as Cass Business School, London Business School, University of Wollongong Government set up the Knowledge and Human Development Authority to further develop and regulate the sector to world-class standards
  • 16. Responding to the global call for nations to reduce their carbon footprints Initiating a green building code, announcing 5% Renewable energy target Dubai Green Economy Partnership was launched in May, 2012 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as the first Public-Private Partnership collaboration platform in the Middle East region. Dubai Green Economy Partnership aims to enable and support green trade and investment growth across national, regional and global markets Strategic proximity to Abu Dhabi, home of Masdar City and Shams1, the world’s largest solar collection plant with a100 Mw system At beginning of 2012, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park was launched as the first utility-scale production capacity park of its kind in the region. This project will use solar radiations that are available all year-round to produce electricity using the latest technology available in international markets. The first project of the park will witness the production of power using photovoltaic cell technology, with a production capacity of 10MW by 2013. By 2030, the park will produce 1,000MW on the completion of all its phases
  • 17. 10 REASONS TO INVEST IN DUBAI 1 Distinguished Lifestyle 2 Pro-business government 3 Connectivity 4 Stability 5 World-class Logistics Infrastructure 6 Best Retail hub 7 Center for global headquarters 8 ICT leader 9 Healthcare pioneer 10 A visionary leadership
  • 18. Phone: +971 4 44 55 977 Website: www.dubaifdi.gov.ae Email: info.fdi@fdidubai.gov.ae CONTACT US

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