Manufacturing industry in UAE is dynamic and growing and it helps the country to reduce its dependence on oil and gas. UAE manufacturing is the 2nd strongest economic growth driver among non-oil sectors.
In terms of its GDP contribution, it raked in 12.9% share in 2007 and 12.2% in 2008, at both times placing 2nd only to the hydrocarbon sector. Economic expansion is primarily driven by the non-oil sectors, including manufacturing, construction, transshipment, and financial service industries.
This consistent performance reflects the government’s heavy investing in the manufacturing sector. In the coming years, manufacturing and construction industry is expected to witness a huge growth.