Abu Dhabi 2019

To celebrate the impact of the UAE's first President, Sheikh Khalifa announced that 2018 would be the “Year of Zayed." The Father of the Nation, as he is affectionately known, helped to create the prosperous and wealthy nation that is the UAE today and instilled a set of core beliefs that continues to guide the country.

Sneak peek at what's inside:

TBY ANALYTICS Abu Dhabi 2019:
TBY Analytics reviewed all of the interviews conducted for The Business Year: Abu Dhabi 2019 and examined trends and sentiment among the Emirate's business leaders.

Which finance sub-sectors do you operate in?

  • 38% Insurance
  • 23% Government
  • 23% Capital Markets
  • 8% Banking
  • 8% Financial Services


The capital of the UAE, with excellent infrastructure, a promising and attractive business environment, and a wide range of economic opportunities, is an excellent base for businesses in the region. We asked some of our interviewees why they chose Abu Dhabi:

  • Miguel Lobo, Director Middle East, INSEAD
  • Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi
  • Hatem Nuseibeh, President of Total E&P UAE, Group Representative, Total
  • Mitsuru Anezaki, General Manager, Al Gharbia Pipe Company LLC



"The UAE has adopted trade and economic policies based on flexibility, economic openness, and free markets, and has benefited immensely from this policy."

- Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy