Annual Reports

2017 Dubai FDI Annual Highlights Reports

Dubai was able to complete another year in its success story as a globally leading investment destination with a significant increase in FDI capital as well as number of FDI projects compared to 2016. Globally ranking 1st in FDI technology transfer for AI & Robotics and 3rd as a location for AI & Robotics, Dubai is showing its strength as a leader in technology. Also, New Forms of Investments, beside the traditional Greenfield investments are showing a major increase, representing more than 20% of all FDI coming into Dubai in 2017.

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2016 Dubai FDI Annual Highlights Reports

Dubai has continued to gain global investors’ trust in 2016, attracting a total of AED 25.5 Billion in FDI capital, to sustain its leading position among the top global city destinations of FDI capital.

Dubai ranking has moved from 6th in 2015 to 7th in 2016 in total FDI capital inflows, due to an exponential growth of FDI into Ho Chi Minh and Guangzhou, pushing both cities to rank 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Singapore ranked 1st, followed by London 4th, New York 5th and Shanghai 6th, while Rangoon, Paris and Hong Kong ranked 8th 9th and 10th respectively.

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2015 Dubai FDI Annual Highlights Reports

Dubai attracted AED 28.6 billion in greenfield FDI * out of which Dubai FDI monitor successfully qualified and validated AED 20 billion (70%)

New Global Rankings
Dubai continued to enhance its position as a preferred global FDI destination in 2015.

* Dubai moved from 5th city globally in number of projects attracted to 4th position in 2015
* Dubai ranked 6th city globally in foreign capital investment attracted*

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