United Arab Emirates (UAE)

August 11, 2017
Euromonitor International’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Business Dynamics Country Briefing focuses on the most competitive nation in the Middle East and Africa having a relatively diversified economy and a favourable business landscape. Despite being a small nation, UAE has emerged as being one of the wealthiest and most dynamic countries globally. The country’s demographic dividend adds to […]
November 30, 2016
Intro Expected introduction of VAT in 2018 in 6 countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, comes as a response to low oil prices and Governments seeking to diversify sources of revenue. According to Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model (IFM), value added tax will have significantly […]
September 16, 2016
In direct service to the more than 500,000 Filipino expatriates living and working in the United Arab Emirates, Jollibee opened its first outlet in the Dubai Mall in 2015, and has since expanded to four outlets across the market, with further openings planned. The fast food chain is much loved at home in the Philippines, […]
August 11, 2017
In United Arab Emirates, food and drinks with at least one ethical label accounted for 30% of value sales in 2015. The largest contributors to this were the can be recycled label with US$1 billion, the no artificial preservatives with US$271 million and the locally sourced prominent label with US$210 million in sales. Strongest category […]
April 30, 2016
With the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2016, the country may finally be opening up its markets to the outside world, with several opportunities for both domestic and multinational manufacturers within the food and beverage industry. The possibilities of a post-sanction Iran Iran has much to recommend it. With […]
March 2, 2016
Saudi Arabia–Lebanon relations already tense have reached a breaking point when on Friday 19th of February Saudi Arabia halted $3 billion military aid to Lebanon – accusing the prominent role played by the Hezbollah group in national affairs backed by Iran, Saudi rival. Political tensions have and are expected to have in the forecast negative […]

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