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United Arab Emirates
RegionMiddle East & North Africa
Income CategoryHigh income
Population9,269,612
GNI per Capita (USD)40,480
City CoveredDubai
Doing Business 2017 Rank*** Doing Business 2018 Rank*** Change in Rank***
26215
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**
Change in DTF**
(% points)
76.86 78.73 1.87

Doing Business Ranking Overview

Rankings***
Topics
DB 2018 Rank*** DB 2018 DTF ** DB 2017 DTF** Change in DTF (% points)
Overall 21 78.73 76.86 1.87
Starting a Business 51 91.16 91.21 -0.05
Dealing with Construction Permits 2 86.38 82.93 3.45
Getting Electricity 1 99.92 98.84 1.08
Registering Property 10 90.02 90.04 -0.02
Getting Credit 90 50.00 45.00 5
Protecting Minority Investors 10 75.00 75.00 0
Paying Taxes 1 99.44 99.44 0
Trading Across Borders 91 71.50 71.50 0
Enforcing Contracts 12 74.02 74.02 0
Resolving Insolvency 69 49.80 40.61 9.19
*Last years rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.
**The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier.
***Ranking is World Ranking (190 countries)