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United Arab Emirates Country Report

Abu Dhabi Terminals fosters stronger trade between UAE and Asia

Martijn Van de Linde, CEO

Technology and infrastructure developments have paved the way for Abu Dhabi's rapid urbanisation. Building on this platform, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) supports the UAE's long-term growth with the opening of Khalifa Port.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 2:34pm

Actco broadens heavy civil engineering expertise

Bashar Kamal, managing director

The growth of the UAE has been phenomenal in scale and speed. Transforming the country's landscape from a desert to a thriving high-tech hub has been a formidable challenge - one that called for only the best industry builders, such as Actco General Contracting.

27 Sep 2012 - 2:31pm

ADA takes spotlight on global stage

AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter

An aircraft operations heavyweight in its native UAE, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) is poised to take centre stage on the world market.

"It is time to start exporting our experience to countries outside the UAE," says chairman Nadir Al Hammadi. "It's part of our long-term strategy to grow even further."

27 Sep 2012 - 2:27pm

ADCECO Group brings global names to Middle East

M.B. Hamad, general manager

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, ADCECO Group continues to bring to Abu Dhabi the most distinguished international companies and execute projects considered as landmarks in the whole Arab region.

27 Sep 2012 - 2:13pm

ADFS entices Asian investors to MENA region

As one of the leading brokerage firms in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Financial Services (ADFS) is a market-focused institution offering innovative and professional brokering services. ADFS has a history of providing the highest levels of customer service in financial management.

27 Sep 2012 - 2:08pm

ADSIC paves way for Abu Dhabi's IT modernisation

Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, director general

Having a sustainable knowledge-based economy is among the nine pillars Abu Dhabi has identified to bolster its social, political and economic future. Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) ensures that the emirate is on track to realising such a vision by enabling the modernisation of government services through information technology (IT).

27 Sep 2012 - 2:04pm

Al Wathba Services ensures competitive leasing solutions

Qusai Abdulaziz Kankazar, deputy CEO

The outsourcing of non-core business operations has become a major trend worldwide. Al Wathba Services dominates the plant, equipment and vehicle rental and leasing market in the UAE, especially with Asian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:39pm

Alderley customises systems for Middle East

Mike Shepherd, general manager

When it comes to solutions for the oil and gas industry, Alderley FZE knows that one size does not fit all. Alderley customises gas and liquid metering and produces water-treatment systems specifically for the Middle East environment.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:23pm

AMI Middle East links East Africa trade with China

Vincent Hachez, Managing Director

Bridging the burgeoning trade between the mainland and East Africa, AMI Middle East is a medium-sized player that is big enough to matter but small enough to care.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:13pm

Atlantic Maritime Group goes full steam ahead in service expansion

Bill Wong, CEO and chairman

After building a fleet that has served the Middle East, from the Red Sea to India, Atlantic Maritime Group (AMG) intends to expand its service territories to include the Far East.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:03pm

BBS reaps rewards of 25-year strategy

Haridas Kondath, Director

A pioneer in Dubai's fast-paced logistics industry, Blue Bell Shipping (BBS) knows that freight forwarding has more to do with reliable service than cut-throat pricing. Celebrating 25 years in the business, BBS reaps the rewards of its long-term strategy with revitalised turnovers and strong profitability.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:01pm

Clarion Shipping Services charts course for Asia

Aniyan Kutty, managing director

To become a truly global operator is a calling that not many can answer, but Clarion Shipping Services has chosen to go beyond its stronghold in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries to take up the challenge.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:55am

Coyne Airways braces for more Asian cargo

Darrin Quern, managing director

Asian nations are investing more and more in oil, gas and mineral-rich countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Libya. With more than 18 years of delivering critical and oversized cargo to challenging destinations, Coyne Airways is able to capitalise on these changing trade patterns.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:53am

Dynamic JLW brings legacy to emirates' contracting industry

Michael Boufarhat, CEO

The UAE's vibrant construction industry demands equally dynamic contracting service providers that can support the region's rapid growth. With more than 130 years of experience, Australia's most respected mechanical services contractor James L Williams (JLW) brings not only world-class expertise but also a legacy of commitment.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:49am

Emirates Aluminium leads diversification towards Abu Dhabi 2030 economic vision

Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, president and CEO

The journey towards fulfilment of the Abu Dhabi 2030 economic vision is focused, with many targets along the way that require commitment from the public and private sectors. Recognising economic diversification as a fundamental driver in shaping its future, Abu Dhabi finds new champions in local businesses that showcase the emirate's strength in non-oil industries.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:42am