With a population of approximately 10 million and a GDP of nearly 400 billion US dollars, the United Arab Emirates is one of the most important economies in the Middle East region. With a federalist structure comparable to the cantons in Switzerland, the Emirates differ in their laws and interests. The economy is still partially dependent on crude oil and therefore GDP is affected by the oil price. The UAE is generally a business-friendly environment and continually tries to make doing business easier.
How to do business
Are you considering entering the UAE market? Are you already active in the United Arab Emirates and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in the UAE region - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in the United Arab Emirates
Analyse a wide range of data and compare the UAE to other countries - specifically for your products!
The UAE offer opportunities in many different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in the United Arab Emirates
Our database is fed by our global network, tender platforms and a wide range of other sources
Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.