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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Accessing the Ecommerce Market in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Turkey and United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Increased opportunities for Australian businesses to access foreign markets through an online presence or to complement an existing footprint has intensified competition for consumers, and consumer expectations have risen on being able to purchase products in a convenient, timely and cost-effective manner.

The purpose of this guide is to profile the ecommerce landscape, in KSA, Turkey and UAE, with a particular focus on the business to consumer (B2C) medium for products.


  • Merchandise exports A$3,928 million
  • Services exports A$727 million
  • Capital Abu Dhabi
  • Official language Arabic
  • Area 83,600 sq km
  • Population 10.4 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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