Dubai’s economic landscape has shown notable progress recently, marking a 3.2% increase during the initial six months of 2023 compared to the previous year, boasting a substantial total value of AED 223.8 billion ($60.9 billion).
Commenting this figure, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, highlighted the significance of this growth in line with Dubai’s ambitions to strengthen its economic progress and secure a spot among the world’s leading urban economies.
The upsurge can be primarily attributed to some key sectors including transportation, trade, finance, hospitality, and manufacturing, collectively driving nearly all the overall growth.
Trade activities, acting as a pivotal contributor, yielded an impressive AED 53.6 billion surplus during the initial half of 2023, playing a crucial role in propelling the overall economic surge.
Transportation and hospitality sectors emerged as frontrunners, exhibiting remarkable growth rates of 10.5 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively.
Moreover, Dubai’s persistent appeal as a tourist hub was further validated with the number of international visitors surpassing that of the pre-pandemic period, highlighting its unwavering allure as a global tourist destination.
Notably, the real estate and finance sectors, along with the information and communications segment, registered substantial growth rates of 3.8%, further reinforcing Dubai’s position as a global economic hub, resilient in the face of adversity, potentially serving as a model for other economies striving for similar growth and adaptability.
Underlining UAE’s commitment to further stimulate economic expansion, Helal Saeed Almarri, a key figure from Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, emphasized their commitment to the ongoing projects that are instrumental in sustaining this growth momentum.