The United Arab Emirates: An Emerging Economic Power

Published 19 Dec 2014
Reference 6103
Region Middle-East
Summary

The case describes the economic and social transformation of the UAE over the last 60 years from a quiet backwater on the desert Gulf Peninsula into a fast-growing modern economy and one of the world’s largest melting pots of nationalities and cultures.

Teaching objectives

Instructors can use this case to discuss economic diversification strategies.

Keywords
  • Economic diversification
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Middle-East
  • Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Debt
  • Oil
  • Social Transformation
  • Q21415