The UAE is at the very centre of trade and business, connecting the East, the West and Africa. It has a large per capita income, natural resources and forward infrastructure which has attracted investors worldwide.
It also caters for the growing needs of the GCC and bridges the gap between the developed and the developing world. The legislations in the UAE is encouraging institutions to fund new developments and is providing protection to mortgagees of off-plan purchases as per the 2017 REIDIN report.
Dubai established a global reputation through its business-friendly policies. It attracted huge investments in service-based industries and has more than 20 free zones catering to media (Dubai Media City), manufacturing (Jebel Ali Free Zone) and information, communication and technology (Dubai Internet City).