List of companies of the United Arab Emirates

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Location of the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is a country at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf.

The economy is the second largest in the Arab world (after Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $570 billion (AED2.1 trillion) in 2014. The United Arab Emirates has been successfully diversifying its economy,[1] although the UAE remains extremely reliant on oil. With the exception of Dubai, most of the UAE is dependent on oil revenues. Petroleum and natural gas continue to play a central role in the economy, especially in Abu Dhabi. More than 85% of the UAE's economy was based on the oil exports in 2009.[2][3] While Abu Dhabi and other UAE emirates have remained relatively conservative in their approach to diversification, Dubai, which has far smaller oil reserves, was bolder in its diversification policy.[4] In 2011, oil exports accounted for 77% of the UAE's state budget.[5]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Aabar Investments Financials Real estate holding & development Abu Dhabi 2005 Real estate and project investments, ADXAABAR
Abu Dhabi Aviation Consumer services Airlines Abu Dhabi 1975 Airline, ADXADAVIATION
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1985 ADXADCB
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1997 ADXADIB
ADNOC Gas Processing Oil & gas Exploration & production Abu Dhabi 1975 Natural gas
Abu Dhabi Media Consumer services Publishing Abu Dhabi 2007 Publishing and broadcasting
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) Oil & gas Exploration & production Abu Dhabi 2005 State-owned, ADXTAQA
Abu Dhabi National Hotels Consumer services Hotels Abu Dhabi 2000[6] ADXADNH
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Oil & Gas Exploration & production Abu Dhabi 1971 State-owned
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) Industrials Transportation services Abu Dhabi 2006 Ports
Air Arabia Consumer services Airlines Sharjah 2003 Airline, DFMAIRARABIA
Al Dahra Agricultural Company Consumer goods Farming & fishing Abu Dhabi 1995 Animal feed, farming, food products
Al Ghurair Group Conglomerates - Dubai 1960 Industrials, real estate, investments
Al Tayer Group Conglomerates - Dubai 1979 Automotive, retail, industrials
Aldar Properties Financials Real estate holding & development Abu Dhabi 2001 ADXALDAR
Alpha Data Technology Software Abu Dhabi 1981 System integration
Burhani Technology Software Dubai 2003 I/T consulting
Aramex Industrials Delivery services Dubai 1982 DFMARMX
Armada Group Conglomerates - Dubai 1974 Investment, engineering, construction, real estate
Dana Gas Oil & Gas Exploration & production Sharjah 2005 ADXDANA
Dar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing Consumer services Publishing Sharjah 1970 Newspaper, magazines
du Telecommunications Mobile Telecommunications Dubai 2005 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, DFMDU
Dubai Bank Financials Banks Dubai 2002 Islamic bank, merged into Emirates NBD
Dubai Financial Market Financials Investment services Dubai 2000 Stock exchange, DFMDFM
Dubai Holding Conglomerates - Dubai 2004 Hospitality, financial services, real estate, healthcare, media
Dubai Islamic Bank Financials Banks Dubai 1975 Islamic bank, DFMDIB
Dubai Media Incorporated Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Dubai 2003 State-owned
DP World Industrials Transportation services Dubai 2005 Maritime, ports
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC Industrials Heavy construction Dubai 1960[7] Construction conglomerate
Emaar Properties Financials Real estate holding & development Dubai 1997 DFMEMAAR
Emirates Consumer services Airlines Dubai 1985 Airline, part of The Emirates Group
Emirates Trading Agency Financials Real estate holding & development Dubai 1973 Holding and investments
Etihad Airways Consumer services Airlines Abu Dhabi 2003 Airline
Etisalat Telecommunications Fixed Line Telecommunications Abu Dhabi 1976 ADXETISALAT
First Gulf Bank Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1979 ADXFGB
Information Systems Associates FZE Technology Software Sharjah 2005 Aviation software
Julphar Health care Pharmaceuticals Ras Al Khaimah 1980 ADXJULPHAR
Jumeirah Group Consumer services Hotels Dubai 1997[8] Hotels
Liwa Chemicals Basic materials Commodity chemicals Abu Dhabi 1939 Chemical and petroleum
Mashreqbank Financials Banks Dubai 1967 Private bank, DFMMASQ
Nakheel Properties Financials Real estate holding & development Dubai 2000 Development
National Bank of Abu Dhabi Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1968 ADXNBAD
National Bank of Dubai Financials Banks Dubai 2007 DFMENDB
NewBoy Consumer goods Toys Dubai 1999 Dolls
Noor Islamic Bank Financials Banks Dubai 2008 Islamic bank
Noor Takaful Financials Full line insurance Dubai 2009 Shari’a compliant insurance
RAKBANK Financials Banks Ras Al Khaimah 1970 ADXRAKBANK
Saltflow, Inc. Conglomerates - Ras Al Khaimah 2005 Technology and construction, defunct 2014
Sharjah Islamic Bank Financials Banks Sharjah 1976 Islamic bank, ADXSIB
SHUAA Capital Financials Asset managers Dubai 1979 DFMSHUAA
Sorouh Real Estate Financials Real estate holding & development Abu Dhabi 2003 ADXSOROUH
Spacetoon Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Dubai 2000 Animation and children's television
Tamweel Financials Real estate holding & development Abu Dhabi 2000 DFMTAMWEEL
The Emirates Group Consumer services Airlines Dubai 1985 Airline holding
Thuraya Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Abu Dhabi 1997 Satellite communications
Unibeton Ready Mix Industrials Building materials & fixtures Abu Dhabi 1980 Concrete
Union National Bank Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1982 ADXUNB
Warid Telecom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Abu Dhabi 2004 Mobile network

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