United Arab Emirates: Resources
The National is an online news site containing articles regarding the United Arab Emirates. This site covers news across the country's seven emirates with articles analyzing business issues of the country. The business section is broken down into several major categories such as industry insights, economy, and banking.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The UAE Space Agency is a federal agency that is in charge of regulating outer space technologies and missions conducted by the United Arab Emirates. Its official website includes information on strategy, the space industry, missions, and initiatives. Press releases, a newsletter, and publications are also available.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for establishing and implementing policies that regulate the healthcare industry, maintaining infrastructural facilities, and developing healthcare safety systems to counter health hazards. The MOH site provides information about the Ministry's services, data and research reports, news, and events.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) safeguards competition in the media industry and protects the interest of telecommunications users. The TRA encourages investment, development, and education of telecommunications, as well as strives to implement the best practices in regulation and supervision of media and telecommunications. The site provides service information, regulations, and market statistics.
The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an autonomous institution of public interest with a mission to represent the various product and service activities of the private sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The site offers organizational information, news articles, and provides links to a variety of directories.
The Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) serves as the regulatory agency for free zones in the United Arab Emirates. The site provides license information for business investors who would like to start a business in the UAE. It also has the latest news headlines and media features such as the Ajman Economic Magazine.
The American Business Council in Dubai (ABC) is an organization committed to promoting United States business interests in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. On the site, a publication regarding doing business in the United Arab Emirates is available as well as other resources including a business directory. An events calendar and a useful links page are also provided.
The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.
The International Chamber of Commerce United Arab Emirates (ICC UAE) represents the commercial, industrial, and business enterprises in the country on a global level. The site includes an overview of the chamber's services, publications by the organization, and membership information.
This site provides information for companies interested in setting up in the Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE. Detailed information is available on the site regarding licenses, facilities available, and on where to invest in the UAE. There is also a news feed for events related to this free zone.
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry promotes sustainable commercial development for businesses in Sharjah, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The site provides many services including a business search directory, economic publications, and a useful links page. Information about business initiatives in the United Arab Emirates can also be accessed on the site.
The South African Business Council (SABCO) is a non-profit organization that aids its members in finding business opportunities in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. SABCO helps to promote the development of business relations between the two countries and provides a networking platform. A news and events page is provided, and newsletters containing information on South African business are available.
The Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry encourages private sector activity in the United Arab Emirates and facilitates functions related to economic development of the country. The Federation offers many services to support the private sector including research studies and industrial development programs. This site contains many details about business activities in the United Arab Emirates including free trade zone information, investment policies, and privatization policies. Currently under construction.