UAE’s credit rating has remained stable throughout the years, as evaluated by the most important credit rating agencies in the world. The Emirates offer several great opportunities for investments, including those in real estate or services. A cosmopolitan market, the UAE is attractive for foreign investors not only because of the business climate but also because of the geographical location. Investors who are interested in doing business for the first time in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or one of the other Emirates can rely on the help provided by the experts at our law firm in Dubai.
UAE’s credit strengths
The United Arab Emirates have a good credit rating because of their string fiscal climate and high GDP. Net foreign assets are evaluated at a relatively high percentage, with approximately 22% of the GDP only in Abu Dhabi. The recent shift from an oil-based economy to one that relies more on services was made possible with an ongoing adjustment and changes in the budget and Government policies. It was estimated that the UAE will continue the public finances adjustment until the end of 2016.
Here is a video about the UAE ratings established by the worlds' biggest agencies:
United Arab Emirates credit rating
The three most important credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s, have issued stable outlooks for the Emirates in 2016. Moody’s rating is Aa2 while Fitch’s rating is AA with a stable outlook. The agencies provide an individual credit rating for each of the seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain and Ras al-Khaimah. The credit rating is usually based on indicators like sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investment schemes that may influence the general borrowing costs.
Investors in Dubai and other emirates have various opportunities, however, the legislation for foreign investments restricts full foreign ownership outside of the Free Zones. One of our lawyers in Dubai can give you complete information about these rules.
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