Since the 1970s, Dubai has seen the rise of financial institutions that have helped foster its growth and make it one of the region’s top financial centres, located at the nexus of trade between Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of the most prominent banks and financial institutions in the region are part of ICD’s rich portfolio.
Through world-class companies like Emaar, and freezones including DAFZA and the DWTC, Dubai is now home to some of the world’s most iconic structures, the fastest growing free zones and has become a regional leader in business tourism.
As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks in part to unique resorts like Atlantis the Palm, hospitality and leisure are one of Dubai’s most important sectors. ICD’s investment in the hospitality sector taps Dubai’s plan to be a tourism, social, and cultural hub, attracting visitors from around the world.
Dubai is the retail destination in the region, making this sector fundamental to the emirate’s growth. Its award-winning offerings are not limited to malls and lifestyle destinations but include key entities such as Dubai Duty Free Establishment.