The emirate of Dubai enjoys a unique geographical location connecting the Eastern hemisphere with the Western hemisphere and has an extended foreign trade network which spans a number of African, Asian and other countries, providing the investor with immense global market access opportunities.
As part of its continuous efforts to establish strong trade relations and build effective links with the various economic sectors of Dubai and the UAE in general, Dubai World’s Statistics Department took an active part in Automechanika Middle East, the region’s biggest automobile trade fair held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1-3 June.
Data on transportation and communication are important in the success of the economic and social development plans through which we can identify the size of passenger and good movements in both air and sea transportation. We can also identify air trips to determine the requirements of Dubai’s rapid development such as sea ports and airports.
The Dubai Export Monitor 2010 published by Dubai Export Development Corporation (EDC), an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, revealed that the direct exports from the emirate in 2009 registered Dhs52.4bn, up by 22.9% from 2008 while imports and re-exports reduced by 27.9% and 8.6% respectively.