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 Strategic Sectors


The vast range of manufacturing and production facilities in Dubai allows overseas manufacturers to advantage of the emirate's low costs and location to enter or expand into the the wider region. The city's superb logistics infrastructure enables companies to import raw materials from any of their chosen suppliers and export their products to anywhere in the world with ease, efficiency and affordability.


Manufacturing accounts for a significant propotion of Dubai's total workforce, with annual industrial production estimated at approximately Dh200 billion.


Strategic sectors in manufacturing include:

  •  Precious metals and stones
  • Aluminium
  • Processed foods
  • Mineral fuels and oils
  • Plastics
  •  Iron and steel
  •  Ceramics
  •  Electrical Machinery
  •  Printing and paper
  •  Furniture


As Dubai continues to invest heavily in its non-oil sectors and towards a knowledge and skills-based economy, strategic service sectors are playing a far more prominent role, including:

  • Aerospace
  • High-grade composites
  • Maintenance
  • BPO
  • Data analytics
  • Market research
  •  Consulting
  •  Architectural design
  •  Information technology
  • Designing
  •  Internet Arabic platforms
  •  Mega projects
  • Education
  • Continuing education
  • Hospitality
  • Financial
  • Commodity trading platform
  • Islamic finance
  •  Media
  •  Movie production
  •  Radio and television
  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Re-export systems
  • Healthcare
  • Medical treatment​
  • Pharmaceutical services​​

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