Dubai Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
The Emirate of Dubai extends along the Arabian Gulf coast of the UAE for approximately 72 kilometres with an area of 3,885 square kilometres, and a population of more than 2 million, according to Q2 2012 figures, 50% Arab and 50% mixed. Arabic and English are the dominant languages.
Jebel Ali, home of a huge man-made port, has the largest free-trade zone in Arabia, housing an ever growing list of international corporations which use the zone for both manufacturing and as a redistribution point.
Dubai international airport is second only to Tokyo in the number of daily transit passengers it handles and second only to Seattle as a sea-air hub.
In November 2005, in anticipation of a huge increase in the numbers of tourists, business travellers and rising trading volumes, the Dubai authorities announced the launch of a project to build the world's largest airport in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. More »