Why Dubai

In less than 40 years, Dubai has transformed itself from a local trading community into one of the most inspirational, exciting and successful cities in the world. Its progress continues to make global headlines and it is now an immensely attractive destination for tourists and businesses alike.

Access to the world Access to the world

With 80% of the world’s population living one flight away from Dubai, DGC puts the world within easy reach. Dubai is served by 120 shipping lines and is connected to over 130 countries by more than 85 airlines. As global trade moves East, DGC is perfectly positioned to play the role of facilitator and help buyers and sellers access the USD 14.5 trillion global market.

Ease of doing business Ease of doing business

Setting up a business, day-to-day operations, arriving as a buyer, conducting trade and trade fulfilment are all executed within minimal time and at minimal cost and bureaucracy.

  • Time to import is 3x less than the surrounding regions
  • Time to export is less than 1/2 of that in the surrounding regions
  • Export and Import costs are among the lowest globally
  • 11th on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business
  • 4th in Sea Port Infrastructure and 3rd in Airport Infrastructure according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018
  • 7th most competitive economy according to the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2018
  • 11th Global Logistics Performance Index according to the World Bank
  • 13th Liner Shipping Connectivity Index according to the UNCTAD
  • 6th Largest Cargo Airport, 9th Busiest Container Port

Safety and Security Safety and Security

Dubai ranks 1st in more than 11 indicators on Personal Safety within different competitiveness indices. These were mainly the Safe Cities Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit, where scores look at Personal, Infrastructure, Health and Digital safety; as well as the Smart Cities report by IMD World Competitiveness Centre.

Liveability Liveability

Frequently named one of the best places to work, visit and live, Dubai offers a world of beauty, heritage and culture – making it the ideal location to build a business, network with peers, suppliers, and customers, and make long-lasting connections.

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