A Region Bursting with Opportunity
The Gulf Region, located between Europe and the Indian subcontinent, remains a strategically important area of the world, possessing over 65% of the world’s oil reserves. The main trading block in the region is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
To the north of the Gulf are Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Dubai is globally recognised as the established trading hub for this lucrative market. Dubai is where solutions are sourced and re-exported to the large scale development projects happening across the region.
Dubai is the region's commercial and tourism centre and connected to all international markets. Dubai is also the regional trading hub and gateway to the rest of the Middle East. Dubai's diversity means that visitors can enjoy a whole range of different experiences.
From the beautiful undulating desert sands to the bustling downtown areas, to parks and gardens, Dubai is a city of adventure, contrast, discovery and surprise. Dubai's central business district is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south. Each has its share of fine mosques and busy souks, shopping malls, hotels and office towers. As the premier location for tourism and leisure in the Middle East, Dubai also has a fantastic night life encapsulating the world's tastes when it comes to restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Facts & Figures
UAE Dirham (AED), 1 Dirham is divided into 100 fils
Arabic is the official language, however English is widely spoken and is used in business
10ºC to 50ºC
Sub-tropical with sunny skies most of the year
Islam is the official religion. Other religion's are both recognised and respected.
An accessible market, considered the 'Gateway to the Middle East' where East meets West. Dubai is served by more than 100 shipping lines and 130 airlines.