Fact Sheet: United Arab Emirates - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Population (millions): 9
  • Total area: 83,600 km2
  • Currency: Dirhams
  • Language (s): Arabic, English

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 408.1
  • GDP per capita ($): 45,188
  • GDP growth (%): 4.8
  • Inflation (%): 1.1
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-UAE Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to the UAE$1585.1
Canada’s merchandise imports from the UAE$146.7
Canadian investment in the UAE-$25
UAE investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive information