Futuristic initiatives by the government open scope for more growth than ever for foreign businesses.
The UAE is a country that has exemplified how diversification and an openness to innovation are crucial to growth. Ever since the UAE’s formation, there has been an emphasis on pursuing economic diversification, and reducing its reliance on hydrocarbons, which was a primary economic pillar. The UAE acted fasted on these intentions, and set itself on a journey to becoming a crucial industrial development hub.
One of the key drivers of innovation, which is acknowledged as a priority in the nation, is increasing diversity. A Boston Consulting Group study found that diversity leads to 19% higher revenues due to innovation. It shows that diversity is not just a metric to be strived for; it is an essential part of a successful revenue-generating business.
In general, the UAE and Dubai in particular, has opened new avenues enabling startups and entrepreneurs globally to leverage the supportive financial and legal regulations. With recent developments including 100% foreign ownership in businesses, as well as the expansion of a 10-year golden visa scheme to include a larger group of professionals, these futuristic initiatives by the government open scope for more growth than ever for foreign businesses.
Moreover, the efforts towards digitalization, fintech advancements, adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), and e-commerce are top government priorities as per the UAE’s vision of becoming a digital nation. It would be apt to say that proactive and entrepreneur-friendly policies have played a crucial role in building a digital culture across the UAE. Gradually, as technology started taking precedence and began to enter every known industry, the UAE fared nothing less than exemplary.
Technological diversification, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship played a significant part in this significant growth. Given that the UAE is the first country in the world to have a minister of artificial intelligence shows the country’s progress in the field of technology, and its crystal-clear intentions towards scaling new heights in the realm of the fourth industrial revolution, and attracting innovators from all around the world.
The UAE is blessed with stable economic and political scenes, making it favorable for foreign investors, and our role is to highlight that and push that notion forward. We continue to seek innovative companies to help them scale their business by having a regional tax-free hub in the vibrant city of Dubai.