United Arab Emirates

With a multicultural, business friendly environment, a population of approximately 10 million, and a GDP of nearly 400 billion US dollars, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a regional business hub and provides an entry gate not only to other GCC countries but also to Asia, Middle East and Africa markets. Swiss companies have a good reputation and are valued for doing business. The UAE aims to diversify its economy and plans to accelerate its growth by investing in human development, skillsets and advanced technology, while consolidating the country's  global competitiveness, innovation and knowledge-based economy.


Market information

Market information

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.

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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!

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Industry Information

Industry Information

The United Arab Emirates offer opportunities in many different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.

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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.

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Success stories and further information

The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about market entry in the United Arab Emirates.

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