- Highly cosmopolitan society with a diverse and vibrant culture
- Attracts skilled labor by offering unparalleled quality of life.
- One of the safest cities in the world*
- Top Middle Eastern city*
- *Mercer’s Quality of Life Index
- 2012 4,1%
- 2013 4,6%
- 2014 3,8% and 4,5% in 2015
ECONOMIC STRENGH HIGHLIGHTS
Dubai has been ranked as the the world’s #1 city to live and work in according to the INSEAD alumni association, 1st in economic dynamism, 3rd in overall attractiveness, and 4th in quality of life and cost of living.
Dubai came first in FDI strategy in the Global cities of the future report by FDI Magazine part of the Financial Times group, in a ranking of 130 FDI global locations.
Dubai ranked third among the world’s top 20 most dynamic cities, in the City Momentum Index (CMI) launched by real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), based on strong short-term socio-economic, commercial real estate momentum and longer-term foundations for success.
Dubai is one of the safest cities with a crime index among the lowest worldwide.
Dubai International Airport has overtaken London Heathrow as the world’s busiest for international passenger traffic (almost 69.9 Million passengers in 2014) and the new concourse, D, opened in the first half of 2015 to boost the airport’s capacity to 90 Million passengers this year. By 2020, Dubai authorities expect its main airport to welcome 98.5 Million passengers.
The Jebel Ali Port is the largest container port located between Rotterdam and Singapore, with 124 weekly services spanning 90 destinations across the globe.
RETAIL & TOURISM
Dubai succeeded in retaining its position as the 2nd most important city in terms of international retailer presence which underpins its status as a regional hub for business and tourism.
Dubai is targeting 20 Million tourists by 2020, creating significant opportunities for growth in the sector, with more malls being built to meet anticipated growing demand.
Dubai provides 25 private and 6 governmental hospitals, World’s 1st healthcare dedicated free zone – Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC) with world-class facilities, streamlined set-up procedure, full foreign ownership and a tax-free environment.
Healthcare in general and Medical tourism are high on Dubai government’s agenda.
Dubai’s Biotechnology and Research park (DuBiotech) attracted over 190 Life Sciences Companies currently operating from the Park, including leading companies in the field
Dubai’s private school students (both Emiratis and non-Emiratis) are enrolled in 158 private schools offering a mix of 15 different curricula including for example the Indian, UK, US, UAE, International Baccalaureate, Pakistani, and others.
Foreign accredited universities are attracted by Dubai such as Cass Business School, London Business School, University of Wollongong.
Dubai initiated a green building code, announcing 5% Renewable energy target.
In 2015, phase 2 of the solar park was announced to be operational by April 2017, occupying 4.5 square kilometers, and will help to achieve a reduction of 250,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually and increase the size of solar energy projects in Dubai to 220 MW. By 2030, the park will produce 1,000 MW on the completion of all its phases.