Dubai 2020

2020—the turn of decade, the intended year of Expo, and the eve of the UAE's 50th anniversary—is indeed an opportune time to assess the state of the Emirate. Even as shockwaves from the truly unexpected disruption that is COVID-19 resonate around the world, Dubai's diversified economy and orientation toward innovation will undoubtedly help the Emirate face these unprecedented challenges. The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 244-page publication covers green economy, banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, industry, telecoms and IT, transport and logistics, maritime, real estate, construction, health, education, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber)
  • Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau
  • Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & CEO, Emirates Airline & Group
  • Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of The Board of Executive Directors, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Dubai-Africa ties
  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainability
  • Islamic finance
  • Green technology
  • Building industrial capacities
  • E-commerce free zones
  • Dubai South
  • Value-added healthcare
  • Education models
  • Art