The unlikely candidate for geothermal development – United Arab Emirates

With a research project started last year, the United Arab Emirates has been exploring the potential of geothermal energy utilisation. The project has been undertaken by UAE University (UAEU) whose researchers are studying the geological sites in Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah. As part of their research work, the scientists have been examining hot water […]

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South Korea , United Arab Emirates (UAE) Agree To Enhance Cooperation In 4 Key Areas

SEJONG, Mar 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 09th Mar, 2018 ):South Korea and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) will closely cooperate in energy, infrastructure, the fourth industrial revolution, and the medical sector, the finance ministry here said Friday. The agreement came in the sixth round of economic cooperation meetings between South Korea’s Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon and his UAE counterpart Sultan […]

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Foodservice Profile – The United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to a unique and profitable consumer foodservice industry, valued at just under US$8.5 billion in 2013, that is expected to continue posting strong growth into the future. With one of the highest standards of living and largest proportion of expatriates in the world (90% in 2013), coupled […]

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Grocery Retail Trends in the United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary In 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grocery market was worth US$28.7 billion, representing an increase of 1.1% from 2013. The grocery market is categorized by a high number of retailers, with the top five retailers accounting for 14.8% of the total grocery market share. The market share is small compared to Western […]

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Inside the Gulf Cooperation Council – Pulses and Special Crops Trade

Trade Summary The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are home to a young, predominantly muslim. This population is growing in size and expected to reach over 50 million by the year 2020. According to Euromonitor International, Saudi Arabia (26.5 million) and the United […]

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Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary The generally hot and dry climate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes agriculture challenging and consequently causes a high reliance on food imports. Packaged food sales in the UAE had a retail value of US$4.3 billion in 2015, with three key categories including dairy, baked goods, and rice/pasta/noodles. The packaged food market […]

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Overview of E-Commerce Trends in the United Arab Emirates

   

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Functional Foods and Beverages in the United Arab Emirates

Executive summary Fortified/functional (FF) foods and beverages are products with ingredients that are added for specific health benefits that are beyond basic nutrition. Retail sales of these products are benefiting from increasing interest from consumers in the United Arab Emirates who are eager to improve the healthiness of the foods and beverages that they consume. […]

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Livestock and Meat Trends in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Trade summary The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, are home to 52.4 million people amongst the world richest in terms of per capita wealth. However, due to water shortage and lack of arable land, these countries need to import almost 90% of their food requirements. […]

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Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

Executive summary The confectionery market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expanded significantly from 2012 to 2016, landing at the value sales of US$481.9 million in 2016. Over the 2017 to 2021 forecast period, confectionery sales are expected to experience strong growth to reach over US$800 million in 2021. Chocolate confectionery was the largest confectionery […]

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