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, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.[1][2]

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,[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6] In 2011, oil exports accounted for 77% of the UAE's state budget.[7]

Largest firms[edit]

This list shows firms in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks firms by total revenue for 2016.[8] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 Revenues (USD $M) Employees Notes
472 Emirates b777-300er a6-ebm arp.jpg The Emirates Group $22,734 61,205 State run aviation holding company headquartered in Dubai and owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. The airline serves 61 countries and 140 destinations. The firm appears for the first time on the 2016 list.

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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Name (Arabic) Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Aabar Investments آبار للاستثمار Financials Real estate Abu Dhabi 2005 Real estate and project investments, ADXAABAR
Abu Dhabi Aviation طيران أبوظبي Consumer services Travel & leisure Abu Dhabi 1975 Airline, ADXADAVIATION
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank بنك أبوظبي التجاري Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1985 ADXADCB
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank مصرف أبوظبي الإسلامي Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1997 ADXADIB
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO) أبوظبي لصناعات الغاز Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Abu Dhabi 1975
Abu Dhabi Media أبوظبي للإعلام Consumer services Media Abu Dhabi 2007 Publishing and broadcasting
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) أبوظبي الوطنية للطاقة Oil & gas Oil & gas producer Abu Dhabi 2005 State-owned, ADXTAQA
Abu Dhabi National Hotels أبوظبي الوطنية للفنننادق Consumer services Travel & leisure Abu Dhabi 2000[9] ADXADNH
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) شركة بترول أبوظبي الوطنية Oil & Gas Oil & gas producer Abu Dhabi 1971 State-owned
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) شركة أبوظبي للموانئ Industrials Industrial transportation Abu Dhabi 2006
Air Arabia العربية للطيران Consumer services Travel & leisure Sharjah 2003 Airline, DFMAIRARABIA
Al Ghurair Group مجموعة الغرير Conglomerate Dubai 1960 DFMSHUAA-Capital
Al Tayer Group مجموعة الطاير Conglomerate Dubai 1979
Aldar Properties الدار العقارية Financials Real Estate Abu Dhabi 2001 ADXALDAR
Alpha Data Technology Software & Computer Services Abu Dhabi 1981
Aramex أرامكس Industrials Industrial Transportation Dubai 1982 DFMARMX
Armada Group مجموعة أرمادا Conglomerate Dubai 1974 Investment, engineering, onstruction, real estate
Dana Gas دانة غاز Oil & Gas Oil & gas producers Sharjah 2005 ADXDANA
Dar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing دار الخليج للطباعة والنشر Consumer services Media Sharjah 1970 Newspaper, magazines
Dubai Bank بنك دبي Financials Banks Dubai 2002 Islamic bank, merged into Emirates NDB
Dubai Financial Market سوق دبي المالي Financials Financial Services Dubai 2000 Stock exchange, DFMDFM
Dubai Holding دبي القابضة Conglomerate Dubai 2004 Hospitality, financial services, real estate, healthcare, media
Dubai Islamic Bank بنــك دبي الإســلامي Financials Banks Dubai 1975 Islamic bank, DFMDIB
Dubai Media Incorporated مؤسسة دبي للإعلام Consumer services Media Dubai 2003 State-owned
DP World موانئ دبي العالمية Industrials Industrial Transportation Dubai 2005 Maritime, ports
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC القرق Industrials Construction & materials Dubai 1960[10]
Emaar Properties إعمار العقارية Financials Real Estate Dubai 1997 DFMEMAAR
Emirates طيران الإمارات Consumer services Travel & leisure Dubai 1985 Airline, part of The Emirates group
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) الإمارات للاتصالات المتكاملة Telecommunications Mobile Telecommunications Dubai 2005 DFMDU
Emirates Trading Agency Financials Real Estate Dubai 1973
Etihad Airways طيران الاتحاد Consumer services Travel & leisure Abu Dhabi 2003 Airline
Etisalat مؤسسة الإمارات للاتصالات Telecommunications Fixed Line Telecommunications Abu Dhabi 1976 ADXETISALAT
First Gulf Bank بنك الخليج الأول Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1979 ADXFGB
Information Systems Associates FZE Technology Software & computer services Sharjah 2005 Aviation software
Julphar الخليج للصناعات الدوائية Health care Pharmaceuticals Ras Al Khaimah 1980 ADXJULPHAR
Jumeirah Group مجموعة جميرا Consumer services Travel & leisure Dubai 1997[11] Hotels
Liwa Chemicals Basic materials Chemicals Abu Dhabi 1939
Mashreqbank بنك المشرق Financials Banks Dubai 1967 Private bank, DFMMASQ
Nakheel Properties نخيل العقارية Financials Real Estate Dubai 2000
National Bank of Abu Dhabi بنك أبوظبي الوطني Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1968 ADXNBAD
National Bank of Dubai بنك دبي الوطني Financials Banks Dubai 2007 DFMENDB
Noor Islamic Bank بنك نور الإســلامي Financials Banks Dubai 2008 Islamic bank
Noor Takaful نور للتكافل Financials Insurance Dubai 2009 Shari’a compliant insurance
RAKBANK بنك رأس الخيمة الوطني Financials Banks Ras Al Khaimah 1970 ADXRAKBANK
Saltflow, Inc. Conglomerate Ras Al Khaimah 2005 Technology and construction, defunct 2014
SFM Corporate Services Industrials Support services Dubai 2006
Sharjah Islamic Bank مصرف الشارقة الإسلامي Financials Banks Sharjah 1976 Islamic bank, ADXSIB
SHUAA Capital شعاع كابيتال Financials Financial services Dubai 1979 DFMSHUAA
Sorouh Real Estate صروح العقارية Financials Real estate Abu Dhabi 2003 ADXSOROUH
Tamweel تمويل Financials Real estate Abu Dhabi 2000 DFMTAMWEEL
Thuraya Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Abu Dhabi 1997 Satellite communications
Unibeton Ready Mix Industrials Construction & materials Abu Dhabi 1980
Union National Bank بنك الاتحاد الوطني Financials Banks Abu Dhabi 1982 ADXUNB
Warid Telecom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Abu Dhabi 2004

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