benefits Abu Dhabi provides

Abu Dhabi is a city that dreams big. The future promises nothing short of spectacular. There are many reasons why a media & entertainment company can thrive in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi: The Future

Abu Dhabi: The Future

1. Political & Economic Stability

  • Long-term political stability, open diplomatic policy worldwide
  • 40 years of growth and a strong resilience to economic crises
  • AA credit rating from Fitch and S&P, AA2 from Moody's
  • Abu Dhabi has been ranked one of the top cities in the Middle East region for quality of life
  • Abu Dhabi ranked 22nd globally and 1st in the Middle East region for ease of doing business
  • Abu Dhabi ranked 12th globally and 1st in the Middle East region for competitiveness (economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure).

2. Strategic Location

  • Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Five hours from 25% of the world's population
  • More than 1,000 flights weekly to most destinations worldwide
  • Access to GCC and Middle East markets and cover your 24-hour business clock.
  • Easy access to India and China which are collectively comprise almost 40 per cent of the world’s total population and support a combined GDP in excess of US$5 trillion, providing significant economic and trading opportunities.
  • Connection between Europe and Asia. The EU is the GCC’s top trade partner. Trade flows reached €133bn in 2012, representing 12.8% of the GCC’s global trade.
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3. Financial Incentives

  • 0% income tax
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No minimum requirement for company set-up.
  • No foreign exchange control, quotas or trade barriers.
  • 30% cash-rebate on international film and TV production spend

4. Strong Healthcare and Education Policy

  • 92.5% literacy rate
  • Local and international universities such as Sorbonne, INSEAD, NYU, MIT
  • Local and international healthcare facilities such as Cleveland Clinic
  • Compulsory health insurance for all family members

5. Unique Lifestyle

  • 2012 Mercer Survey ranks Abu Dhabi best city in the Middle East
  • 400km of coastline, 200 islands, mountains, oasis, and desert, 365 days of sun a year
  • Sheikh Zayed, Louvre and Guggenheim museums to open in Saadiyat Island
  • International golf and tennis tournaments, Formula One Grand Prix and many concerts
  • One of the safest cities worldwide

Conclusion: Seize the opportunity!