United Arab Emirates

On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with United Arab Emirates. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Federation of Emirates
Population: 9.44 million (2022)
GDP: 507 billion USD (2022)
Corporate Tax Rate: 9%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 0%
Major Exports: The top exports of United Arab Emirates are Crude Petroleum ($105B), Refined Petroleum ($57.9B), Gold ($32.8B), Broadcasting Equipment ($17.7B), and Petroleum Gas ($16.2B), exporting mostly to India ($51B), Japan ($40.9B), China ($32.5B), Saudi Arabia ($27.8B), and Iraq ($21.2B). In 2022, United Arab Emirates was the world's biggest exporter of Rolled Tobacco ($4.4B), Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps ($1.47B), and Limestone ($679M).
Major Imports: The top imports of United Arab Emirates are Gold ($57.1B), Broadcasting Equipment ($20.3B), Refined Petroleum ($19.5B), Diamonds ($17.5B), and Cars ($12.9B), importing mostly from China ($57.7B), India ($31.6B), United States ($18.7B), United Kingdom ($11.5B), and Saudi Arabia ($8.82B). In 2022, United Arab Emirates was the world's biggest importer of Tug Boats ($453M) and Nutmeg, mace and cardamons ($145M).