United Arab Emirates Business Report

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Guidelines For Doing Business in the UAE

Prepared for:

Mrs. Margaret Blue

University of Southern Mississippi

IT 380 Organizational Communications

Prepared by
Roy Gasaway

April 1, 2014
TO: Margaret Blue

FROM: Roy Gasaway

DATE: April 1, 2014

SUBJECT: Guidelines For Doing Business in The United Arab Emirates

Here is the report you sanctioned on doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE is a well-established logistics hub providing access to markets in the Gulf, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Indian Subcontinent and the rest of Asia.
The local emirate government closely parallels the federal government construct. A member of the ruling family constitutes the executive. Executing the directives of the executive are various ministries and other departments. The ministries and other departments, together with governmental agencies constitute the emirates governing bodies. This federal system of governance has provided for a stable political environment granting an attractive destination for international investment.
Thank you for the opportunity to prepare this report. If I can provide additional help on our quest to bring our business to the UAE, please contact me.


Executive Summary

The UAE is one of the fastest growing markets in the Middle East. Peaceful and prosperous, the UAE offers businesses unlimited business opportunities in a diverse open economy. Located in the Arab Peninsula, the UAE is a well-established logistics hub providing access to markets in the Gulf, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Indian Subcontinent and the rest of Asia.
Initial meetings are all about relationship-building – building trust and establishing compatibility. One should engage in conversation and try to get to know the person with whom one is doing…...

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