LocationsMiddle East & North AfricaUAE

UAE Facts

  • 7.90 million Population
  • $360.14 billion GDP, current prices
  • $67,007.98 GDP per capita, current prices
  • 24th Global Competitiveness Index rankings
  • 26 Ease of doing business index (1=best)
  • 75.9 Country credit rating (100=best)
  • U.A.E. dirham Currency Unit
UAE accounts for over 40% of insurance premiums in MENA, ranks top 10 globally in premium growth
The UAE accounts for over 40% of insurance premiums in MENA and ranks top 10 globally in premium growth. The Prospect Group spoke with senior executives from the Insurance Aut...
Takaful Emarat MD: We think of ourselves as a tech company that happens to do insurance
Mohammad Al Hawari is the Managing Director and Executive Board Member of Takaful Emarat. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the digital disruption happening in the insura...
Daman CEO Michael Bitzer on Daman’s role in the UAE market
Michael Bitzer is the CEO of National Health Insurance Company (Daman). He spoke with The Prospect Group about Daman's role in the UAE market, promoting healthiness and well-b...
Oman Insurance CEO Christos Adamantiadis on innovation in the insurance industry
Christos Adamantiadis is the CEO of Oman Insurance Company (OIC). He spoke with The Prospect Group about how innovation is mitigating risk transfer in the insurance industry a...
After return to profitability in 2016, ADNIC focusing on customer experience and technology innovation
Ahmad Idris is the CEO of ADNIC, the Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company. He spoke with The Prospect Group about returning to profitability in 2016, enhancing customer experi...
Abu Dhabi achieves ambition for an international financial center with launch of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Abu Dhabi has long been a thriving business hub with a large concentration of private and institutional wealth. With such a rich financial heritage, the establishment of an in...
DMCC Executive Chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem on the expansion of JLT & Dubai as a global commodities hub
Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a government entity established to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai and the la...
FGB’s strategic direction mirroring the UAE’s economic growth and diversification
FGB is the leading bank in the UAE by net profits. The Prospect Group spoke with FGB’s André Sayegh (CEO), Hana Al Rostamani (Head of Consumer Banking), and Simon Penney (S...
Dubai Islamic Bank CEO Adnan Chilwan on the importance of innovation in the Islamic economy
Adnan Chilwan is the CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by assets. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Dubai’s ambition to become the gl...
Dubai positioning itself as global Islamic economy hub, hosting WIEF 2014
H.E. Hamad Buamim is the President & CEO of the Dubai Chamber. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the factors that make Dubai well suited to become a global hub for the Is...
Waha Capital CEO & MD Salem Al Noaimi on past wins & future plays
Salem Rashid Al Noaimi is the CEO and Managing Director of Waha Capital, an investment company headquartered in Abu Dhabi. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Waha Capital...
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) CEO Alex Thursby on the UAE banking sector
Alex Thursby is the Group CEO of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). He spoke with The Prospect Group about the changing retail banking landscape in the UAE, domestic growth pr...
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) CEO Alex Thursby on NBAD’s growth ambitions
Alex Thursby is the Group CEO of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). He spoke with The Prospect Group about NBAD’s highlights of 2013, future growth prospects, and positionin...
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) CEO Alex Thursby on Abu Dhabi as the new safe haven
Alex Thursby is the Group CEO of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). He spoke with The Prospect Group about Abu Dhabi’s position as a regional financial safe haven and the ro...
Fajr Capital CEO Iqbal Khan on the development of Islamic finance
Iqbal Khan is the CEO of Fajr Capital, one of the world’s leading ethical investment firms and the recipient of the 2012 Royal Award for Islamic Finance. He spoke with The P...
Bank of Baroda Chief Executive of GCC Operations K V Rama Moorthy on the company’s operations in the UAE
K. V. Rama Moorthy is the Chief Executive – GCC Operations for Bank of Baroda, India’s international bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Bank of Baroda’s new in...
Abu Dhabi Capital Management CEO Jassim Alseddiqi on UAE financial markets
Jassim M Alseddiqi is the CEO of Abu Dhabi Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm seeking opportunistic investments across various sectors and geographi...
Deutsche Bank Middle East & North Africa Chairman Henry Azzam on the state of banking and project finance in the UAE
Dr. Henry Azzam is the Chairman of Deutsche Bank for the Middle East and North Africa. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the international financial crisis, the interbank...