UAE: Bigger budgets to boost growth

Country Views
UAE: Bigger budgets to boost growth
  • The UAE 2020 federal budget is the largest ever. As in previous years, it emphasises social development, education and health.
  • Although individual emirates have their own budgets, the UAE federal budget allows federal entities to provide for security, social programmes and some utilities.
  • Despite the completion of some major projects related to Expo 2020, we expect the 2020 Dubai budget to still dedicate at least one-fifth of its total spending for further growth through infrastructure programmes.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Senior Analyst

Leila Lajevardi, Analyst

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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