United Arab Emirates

Region: Asia and Oceania

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

High Income

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 9.6 million
GDP: $345.5 billion
GDP Per Capita: $36,060

United Arab Emirates Reports

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GEM UAE National Report
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  • Year of publication: 2013
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

  • This report examines key aspects of entrepreneurship among Emiratis measuring their attitudes, activities, and aspirations. It reveals that Emiratis have positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship with nearly 80 per cent perceiving entrepreneurship as a good career choice and 60 per cent seeing good opportunities to start a new venture in the short term. However, only 50 per cent believe that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to start a business.

  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/48594
GEM UAE - Entrepreneurship - An Emirati Perspective
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GEM UAE 2009 Report
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GEM UAE 2006 Report