The United Arab Emirates is famous through the Capital city Abu Dhabi and the tourist hotspot Dubai and has more to offer than Palm Island, Burj Khalifa or a great desert landscape. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the main centrum of the economy in the UAE. With the completion of successful debt restructuring negotiations in 2013/14 over 45 billion USD, Dubai has created a precondition for a temporary relaxation in its debt crisis. With the award as the venue for EXPO 2020 and the implied financial guarantee by the oil-rich Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Emirate of Dubai is taking a positive approach on future developments. This also means diversification into a more knowledge-based and service-oriented economy in order to secure the position as a leading tourism, finance and business center with an interesting real estate market.
Another highlight is the annual event “Arab Health” which is one of the internationally known trade fairs for biotech-, medical equipment and the pharmaceutical industry.
The GITEX is not only the biggest and most prestigious exhibition for the technological sector in the region; it is also one of the leading exhibitions of the sector worldwide. The GITEX presents sectors such as Business Solutions, Consumer Tech, Gulfcomms, International Zone, Card Tech, Digital Marketing, Mobil Apps and Content World, Cloud Confex, Government und SME Zone and builds forums for key purchaser and decision makers of the region.
The German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce represents GITEX on the German market and supports the collaborative booth for German exhibitors.