United Arab Emirates Commercial Guide
Doing Business in
Do you want to export to The United Arab Emirates? Start by using the Country Commercial Guide, a trusted resource for companies at every level of exporting experience. Our guides are produced by trade experts at U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries. They provide insights into economic conditions, leading sectors, selling techniques, customs, regulations, standards, business travel, and more. Read the overview below, and continue using the left navigation tool.
Leading Sectors for US Exports & Investments
This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Customs, Regulations & Standards
Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Selling US Products & Services
Discusses the distribution network within the country from how products enter to final destination, including reliability and condition of distribution mechanisms, major distribution centers, ports, etc.
Includes information on business customs, travel advisory, visa requirements, currency, language, health, local time, business hours and holidays, acceptable business etiquette, dress, business cards, gifts, temporary entry of materials and personal belongings,etc.
Investment Climate Statement
This information is derived from the State Department's Office of Investment Affairs’ Investment Climate Statement. Any questions on the ICS can be directed to EB-ICS-DL@state.gov
Political & Economic Environment
Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.