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Industry Potential

In addition to its strong position in the Oil and Gas industry, the UAE offers significant industry potential in a range of diversified industries.


Dubai ranks after Hong Kong and Singapore as the 3rd largest re-export hub in the world. Among the world’s busiest, UAE Air and Maritime hubs processed in 2009:

  • Nearly 3 M Tons of air freight and 12 M TEUs in sea container freight
  • More than 50 million passengers
  • Every 2 minutes, a plane takes off or lands in Dubai


Locating your logistics hub at Dubai Industrial Park offers your business an unparalleled strategic advantage, midway between Europe and Asia with:

  • London, 7 hours to the west
  • Mediterranean, 5 hours to the west and
  • Hong Kong & Singapore, 7-8 hours to the east


Logistics businesses at Dubai Industrial Park benefit from close proximity to world class logistics hubs i.e. Jebel Ali seaport and Dubai World Central airport both are less than 15 minutes away. Click here to view the Logistics facilities currently operational at Jebel Ali seaport. Whereas, on completion, Dubai World Central focused on fast-cycle logistics will offer companies direct access to the world’s largest airport in volume and size.


Manufacturing accounts for a significant share, nearly 23%, of the UAE’s non oil GDP. Please click here to view the list of UAE industrial plants by category. Machinery, metallic and chemical industries make up 49% of the UAE manufacturing industry.  Overall, the nonoil sector breakdown of UAE GDP as shown below with manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail trade contributes to more than 50% of the non-oil GDP.