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Why do business in Abu Dhabi?

15th September 2014

Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and work.  The year-round sunshine makes it an attractive place to live and enjoy the spectacular outdoor amenities, whilst the tax free economy (for most businesses) makes it a sound financial choice. The Abu Dhabi and Federal government is keen to diversify away from the reliability on oil and gas and is working towards the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 whereby 64% of the Emirate’s GDP will be from the non-oil sector.

  • Strategic geographical location linking Europe and Africa with Asia Pacific.

  • Population of 2.1 million of which nearly 80% are Expatriat (SCAD 2011)

  • Abu Dhabi is the Capital of the UAE, one of the richest countries in the world.

  • Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates

  • Stable government, particularly when compared to other parts of the Middle East and Gulf region.

  • Excellent infrastructure -  quality road network, brand new Khalifa Port, ongoing construction of a the UAE rail network (already launched in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region), the development of Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Project at the Abu Dhabi Airport, which is set to open in July 2017.

  • Progressive economy, focussed on attracting foreign direct investment.

  • Abu Dhabi’s GDP in 2013 was 7.4% (Department of Economic Development)

  • Abu Dhabi is currently rated 12thin the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  • The UAE is ranked 1stglobally for lowest inflation (Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015).

  • The UAE is safe and ranks 1stglobally with almost no organized crime (Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015).

  • The UAE ranks 3rdglobally for attracting international talent (Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015).

  • The UAE is currently ranked 3rdglobally in citizen’s confidence of government spending and leadership (Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015).

  • Abu Dhabi really is a great place to be doing business and full of opportunities.  Can you afford not to be part of the action?

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Are you planning to start a business in Abu Dhabi?  Let Gateway Group of Companies help with your Abu Dhabi business setup.  Email us at: info@GatewayToAbuDhabi.com

Jenny Hunt Business setup specialist Abu Dhabi

Jenny Hunt, CEO Gateway Group of Companies

email Jenny@GatewayToAbuDhabi.com

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