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Market Profile

The current economic stance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one an open market policies and economic openness. The UAE is actively seeking to diversify its economy away from crude oil and traditional commodities to more diversified market sectors. The following sectors: education, sustainable energy sector, food and beverage services, infrastructure and accommodation.

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  • Imports from the United Arab Emirates A$5,331 million
  • Exports to the United Arab Emirates A$3,331 million
  • Capital Abu Dhabi
  • Official Language Arabic
  • Area 84,000 sq km
  • Population 9.0 million



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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with United Arab Emirates and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to United Arab Emirates. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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