United Arab Emirates

In-depth country-focused analysis on the United Arab Emirates' economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the United Arab Emirates' operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the United Arab Emirates, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the United Arab Emirates' industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the United Arab Emirates before your competitors.

United Arab Emirates Country Risk

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Core Views Our baseline scenario sees relatively solid growth over the coming quarters, with real GDP forecast to expand 3.9% and 4.1% in 2014 and 2015 respectively. We expect Dubai to...

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United Arab Emirates Industry Coverage (21)

Autos

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UAE new vehicle sales rose by 16.6% in 2013, to reach 362,838 units, according to information from the Focus2Move website. This strong performance was in line with BMI's thoughts on the subject....

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Th e volume and value of trade in IT products will grow steadily over the medium term, helped by strong domestic consumption in the run up to the 2020 World Trade Expo in Dubai. However...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   The UAE continues to scale up its defence equipment procurement and its own initiates to establish itself as a regional hub in terms of defence equipment manufacturing. A key focus...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View:   We maintain our bullish outlook on the UAE's economies as a wealth of data points to continued growth. Consumer and business sentiment remains positive, underlining our particularly...

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Freight Transport

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The UAE is expected to continue to see strong growth in 2014, across all of its freight modes. The country is rapidly developing one of the world's top logistics markets through investments in ports...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: We downgraded our forecast for the UAE IT market over the next five years to 2018 to reflect the increasing downward pressure on PC sales, especially in the consumer segment where...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   We are retaining our bullish forecasts for the UAE's construction sector for   2014 and indeed over the next five year period.   2013 saw the reactivation of numerous delayed...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Looking ahead to the latter half of 2014, we maintain an optimistic outlook for the UAE insurance sector. However, growth will be some way off the market's potential capacity. This is...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:  The UAE is among the top 40 largest medical device markets in the world, and ranks fourth in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. Manufacturing capability is limited...

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Metals

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BMI View: The UAE will see rapid growth in metals consumption over the coming years after a slew of construction projects. P roduction growth will also be high given expansion plans by the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View :   The UAE has continued its steady recovery from the global financial crisis without any major disruptions. As the political and economic elite were able to successfully return the...

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Petrochemicals

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The UAE is driving up petrochemicals capacities, but producers face a challenging external market as well as the prospect of rising naphtha feedstock prices, according to BMI's latest UAE...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The UAE is one of the more developed markets in the Middle East and has a strong existing healthcare infrastructure. As the UAE is aiming to introduce comprehensive health insurance...

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Power

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BMI View: UAE authorities at both F ederal and E mirate levels continue to prioritise generating capacity expansion programmes focusing on expanding the country electricity mix to include...

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Real Estate

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BMI View :   Economic   growth in the UAE will strengthen both property fundamentals and capital markets, resulting in a more favourable outlook for tenant retentions, rental growth,...

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Retail

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BMI View: The UAE retail sector is forecast to continue to grow over the next few years, with strong underlying economic growth, expatriate wealth and Dubai's growing importance as a fashion hub...

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Shipping

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The UAE will continue to dominate the Gulf region's shipping sector as it continues to invest heavily in its facilities. Not only has the massive Khalifa Port had a hugely successful opening in 2012...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Convergence services will drive long-term growth for telecoms service providers in the UAE , given the growing demand for bundled services on the back of extensive next generation...

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Tourism

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BMI maintains a broadly optimistic stance towards the UAE's tourism sector at the mid-point of 2014. We forecast 8.3% growth in tourist arrivals from all regions, with tourism receipts set to rise...

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Water

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BMI View:   Improved - and more rigorously enforce - water management plans, and the reduction of leakage and wastage, will help the UAE to overcome its water shortages. Moreover, the potential...

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