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14 Reasons to Invest in the UAE

April 24, 2020

Abu Dhabi is one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world. As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi offers investors a vibrant economy, a stable political system, and a business-friendly regulatory environment. Abu Dhabi’s location at the heart of the Middle East and the crossroads of Europe,

Asia, and Africa,offers unique trade and tourism opportunities to local, regional and international players. Foreign investment is a major contributor to Abu Dhabi Emirate economic growth and development. The total Stock of Foreign Direct Investment growth reached AED 108 billion at the end of 2017.

Top 14 Reasons to Invest in the UAE

  • The UAE ranks in the top 20 most competitive nations in the world in “Ease of Doing Business”
  • The UAE ranked 17th in the Global Competitive Index in 2017-2018
  • The UAE is ranked 10th in World Competitiveness Ranking
  • The UAE is ranked 5th out of 137 according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, 2017-2018
  • World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index ranked the UAE 3rd in Goods Market Efficiency 2017-2018
  • The UAE ranked 2nd in public trust in politicians according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
  • The UAE ranked 21st in a list of 180 countries in perceived corruption 2017
  • Zero tax on personal income or corporate profits
  • Only 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) - one of the lowest in the world
  • The Global Food Security Index 2017 ranked the UAE 4th in affordability of food
  • Named the safest city in the world out of a list of 334 cities with a safety index of 86.46
  • The UAE is ranked 20th  in the World Happiness Report 2018
  • The UAE ranked 1st in “Quality of Roads” in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
  • The UAE ranked 3rd in “Quality of Port” according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017
Last Updated: 11th April 2019 This article is contributed by: Laila Aziki Assistant Manager - Business Development


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