City Profile – Dubai; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.

Dubai is one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world in terms of population. The region's economy is dominated by the services industries such as wholesale and retail trade; hotels and restaurants; transport and information.


“City Profile – Dubai” provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Dubai. The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.


- The service and industry sectors remain the key contributors to the regional economy – and the major employers.

– Dubai is a key tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. Specially driven by leisure and business tourists, the sector experienced healthy growth.

– Strong performance is observed in the construction sector with increasing number of building completions.

Reasons to buy

- Gain a comprehensive knowledge of future economic and demographic trends and understand the performance of various sectors within the city.

- Analyze and understand the business environment in the city to align your investment and expansion strategies.

- The report helps to drive a conclusion in choosing a suitable city to invest or expand according to your business structure.

- Explore new opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate and retail sectors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

City Snapshot 2

PEST Analysis 6

Political 6

Economic 7

Social 16

Technology and Infrastructure 21

Communications 21

Internal Transport Networks 21

Airports 23

Business Environment Analysis 24

Travel and Tourism 26

Tourism Flows 26

Hotels 28

Attractions 30

Events 31

Construction and Real Estate 32

Investment 32

Real Estate Market 33

Retail 34

Retail Market 34

Consumption, Income and Prices 34

Appendix 35

Sources 35

Further Reading 35

Ask the Analyst 35

About MarketLine 35

Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Dubai emirate- key facts (estimates), 2017 2

Table 2: Dubai emirate-real GDP growth, 2000-25 9

Table 3: Dubai emirate – economic growth (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 11

Table 4: Dubai emirate – GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 (US$) 13

Table 5:Dubai emirate- employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total) 15

Table 6: Dubai emirate- population comparison, 2000-25 (million) 18

Table 7: Dubai emirate-population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 20

Table 8:Dubaiemirate- mass transit network indicators, 2017 22

Table 9:Dubai International Airport (DXB) – key indicators 23

Table 10:Dubai emirate – Fortune 500 companies with main HQ, 2017 24

Table 11:Dubai emirate- office rents, Q1, 2018 25

Table 12: Dubai emirate- international overnight visitors by country of residence, 2016-18 27

Table 13: Dubai emirate- key hotel indicators as on (Jan-June), 2018 28

Table 14: Dubai emirate- key hotel performance indicators 2015-17 29

Table 15: Dubaiemirate- MICE and Other Events 31

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Dubai emirate – real GDP growth, 2000-25 8

Figure 2: Dubai emirate- economic growth (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 10

Figure 3: Dubai emirate- GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 12

Figure 4: Dubai emirate – employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total) 14

Figure 5: Dubai emirate – population comparison,2000-25 17

Figure 6: Dubai emirate-population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 19


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