Dubai rated highly for FDI attraction by fDi Markets data

By Backend Office, Desk Reporter
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UAE’s financial center, Dubai added yet another achievement into its ranks as Financial Times’ (FT) fDi Markets data placed the emirate in the first position in the Mena region for the number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects it attracted over a decade from 2010 to 2019. 

Globally Dubai was ranked third after London and Singapore.

The achievement further strengthens Dubai’s position as a preferred global FDI destination in diversified economic sectors and a center for leading global companies’ Headquarters in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Financial Times’ fDi Markets is the most comprehensive online database of crossborder greenfield investments available, covering all countries and sectors worldwide.

The fDi Markets Data ranked the emirate a major city on all benchmarking reports and city performance rankings in attracting foreign direct investment. While cities are classified as large, medium, and small, Dubai is classified as a major city due to the strategic advantages and sustainable performance in attracting investment.

Foreign direct investment capital inflows

Dubai has been ranked first in the Mena region and sixth in the world in terms of foreign direct investment capital inflows.

Leading Cities

  • Singapore
  • Shanghai
  • London
  • New York and
  • Hong Kong.

Number of jobs created from FDI 

In terms of the number of jobs created from foreign direct investments (FDI), the Financial Times’ fDi Markets data places the emirate first in the Mena region and seventh in the world.