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Identifying a supplier in the United Arab Emirates

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

Industrial production has experienced unprecedented growth in the Emirates, and contributes 46.2% of the GDP today.
In Abu Dhabi, the dominant industries are petroleum and petrochemicals, gas processing, desalinisation of sea water and electricity production. In Dubai and Sharjah, the industrial production is more diversified, with petrochemical and chemical industry, metallurgy (aluminium), agribusiness, paper and textile industries. Ras el Khaimah has cement plants, marble works and a pharmaceutical plant. The light manufacturing industry is also developing.

Multi-sector Directories
Abu Dhabi Online Commercial Directory - Business directory provided by the Abu Dhabi Chamber
All Dubai - Comprehensive business online directory for all the United Arab Emirates
All.biz - United Arab Emirates - Directory of companies in the United Arab Emirates
Angloinfo - Dubai business directory
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Eyoon - Business directory for several countries in Africa and in the Middle East
Kompass - UAE Business Directory
UAE Business Directory - UAE business directory
UAE Business Directory - Business directory in the United Arab Emirates.
UAEFreeZones.com - Free zones directory in the UAE
Yalwa - Abu Dhabi business directory
Yellow Pages - Business directory in UAE.

To search directories by industry in the United Arab Emirates, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
52 professional associations listed for the United Arab Emirates.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Contact Your Commercial Representations in the United Arab Emirates
Contact UK Trade & Investment in United Arab Emirates.
Contact the British Embassy in the United KIngdom.


Marketplaces incorporated in the country

To go further, check out our service Online marketplaces.

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