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Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU):

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Trade statistics: 

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UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority:


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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC):

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Department for International Trade (DIT): 

DIT e-exporting programme:

Export Britain: 

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO): 

Institute of Directors (IoD): 

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International Monetary Fund (IMF): 

Market Access database: 

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): 

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Transparency International: 

UK Trade Tariff: 

UK Visas: 

World Bank Group economy rankings: 

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness report:


UAE websites:

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED):

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC):

Abu Dhabi Environment Agency:

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM):

Abu Dhabi International Airport Extension:

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC):

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC):

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA): 

Bluewaters / Citywalk projects (MERAAS):

Dubai Customs:

Dubai Department of Economic Development:

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA):

Dubai Expo 2020:

Dubai FDI:

Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA):

Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA):

Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department:

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC):

Dubai Modern Art Museum and Opera House District:

Dubai Parks and Resorts:

Dubai South (previously World Central) Airport:

Dubai World Trade Centre:

Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA):

Emirates Defence Industries Council (EDIC):

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation:

Etihad Rail:

Expo Centre Sharjah:

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR):

GCC Patents Office:

Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO):

Khalifa University:

Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD):

Mubadala Development Company:  

Saadiyat Island Development:

Shrooq Business Management LLC:  

UAE Embassy in London:

UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority:

UAE Federal Customs Authority (FCA):

UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA):

UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE):

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UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry (MOEI):

UAE Ministry of Finance (MOF):

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA):  

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP):  

UAE Ministry of Human Resources (MOHRE):  

UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID):  

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UAE Ministry of Justice (MOJ):

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