The country, in particular the Emirate of Dubai, has been able to develop into a regional center for foreign companies and offers interesting business opportunities due to extensive diversification of the economy.
Dubai in particular has vested in internationalization and organizes a growing number of international trade fairs and events. By doing so it is developing its status as a node for trade and communication between Asia, Europe and Africa. The fact that the country will be the location of Expo 2020 is giving the economy another major boost.
Support for local airlines and the construction of new airports open up new opportunities for Swiss companies in the aviation and logistics industries. Infrastructure construction is also continuing in the energy sector. The UAE's growing demand for energy is forcing the emirate to expand its power supply. This includes alternative energies, for which Swiss cleantech companies can provide the know-how.