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Industrial, Manufacturing & Transportation

Ensuring the smooth operation of the UAE’s industrial, manufacturing and transportation industry.

The UAE’s industrial, manufacturing & transportation sectors play a crucial role in its ongoing efforts to diversify its economy. 2021 served as a bellwether year for manufacturing. The country opened 220 new factories and launched an initiative to increase manufacturing’s contribution to the GDP from $33 billion to $81 billion within a decade. The country also saw its ranking in the United Nation’s Competitive Industrial Performance Index jump five spots globally, from 35th in 2020 to 30th in 2021. Meanwhile, the country’s transportation sector is already internationally renowned, having the world’s busiest airport, ninth-largest port, state-of-the-art public transport, and the region’s most advanced transport and infrastructure facilities.

Regulatory oversight of the industrial, manufacturing, and transportation sectors is multi-jurisdictional, complex, and constantly evolving. Habib Al Mulla & Partners provides clients conducting business in these fields with comprehensive counsel and representation designed to overcome potential impediments and facilitate smooth operations. We provide services covering all elements of the law that might intersect a company’s operations and take a proactive approach designed to facilitate its strategic goals.

Our history talks more than just words

The firm’s success is partly driven by its decades-long work helping the UAE modernise their laws to make them more compatible with international business and enhance participation in the global economy. In addition to drafting legislation and serving in an advisory role on regulatory development, Dr. Al Mulla and the firm were instrumental in developing the legal framework for the UAE’s first financial free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).



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Industries and sectors that we serve include healthcare, technology, financial services, retail, and more. We have a track record of success in helping businesses in these and other industries navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve their goals.

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