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UAE FDI makes recovery in 2014

Following a downturn in 2013, FDI into the United Arab Emirates has experienced a resurgence in the first two months of 2014.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Dubai hits hospitality high

Tourists are flocking to Dubai, with figures for 2013 looking impressive and new hotels being constructed on a regular basis. 

Travel money

Travel money: where are investments in the tourism industry going?

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, attracting high levels of investment and creating millions of jobs. But what does it take to become a tourist hub, and is big investment alone enough to attract a mass influx of visitors?

Greenfield investment into UAE creeps upwards

After a dip earlier in the year, projects going into the United Arab Emirates shows rise through August, September and October 2013.

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

The economic crisis of 2008 and beyond made its presence felt across the property markets of the Gulf Co-operation Council, with some countries affected worse than others. Among the hardest hit was Dubai, but the emirate is showing strong signs of recovery.

View from Middle East and Africa: August/September 2013

The aftermath of the Arab Spring continues to heavily influence investment patterns across the Middle East and north Africa.

Ras Al Khaimah posts 8% GDP growth

Ras Al Khaimah has posted GDP growth double that of the United Arab Emirates, according to Peter Fort the newly appointed CEO of RAK Free Trade Zone.

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

It is often cited that the BRIC economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – offer the best opportunities for growth. It would therefore follow that outward FDI flows from these countries are also expanding but only one of the so-called 'big four' appears in the top five countries in terms of outward FDI growth.

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Economic free zones, political stability and diversification have fuelled development and growth in Sharjah – the emirate now accounts for one-third of the UAE's manufacturing sector – but its government has further plans to maximise its appeal to international investors. 

Sharjah moves into the fast lane

Sharjah moves into the fast lane

Sharjah's organic growth strategy has shielded it from the negative repercussions of the global economic downturn, says the Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, chief executive of Sharjah's investment and development authority. This left its officials free to solve infrastructure problems – such as traffic congestion and power shortages – which were threatening to limit the emirate's growth.

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