The Emirati City is home to our Middle East and North African Network and our hub for research and analysis in the region
Situated in the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is the city with the greatest economic openness in the GCC. Its dynamic economy is centred on, transportation and trade, real estate and construction together with tourism and financial services. Dubai is not only the MENA region’s trade hub, it also services East Africa’s trade and logistics needs. It is a hub for service industries, such as information technology and finance, as well as home to many free zones, such as Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Financial Markets, where many multinational corporations base their regional operations. Because of its regional business hub status as well as its safe haven status in the region, Dubai is the location for The Economist Corporate Network serving the Middle East and North Africa. It is led by experts who have acquired extensive knowledge on the business environment and a profound understanding of operational challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East. A growing membership takes part in a full schedule of events and meetings to hear our expert views as well as insights of invited speakers on trends and developments.