The road ahead

The Business Year (TBY) has launched two research projects aimed at examining growth and resilience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over 2020.

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 5:29 PM

The Business Year (TBY), a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world's most dynamic markets for over a decade, has launched two new research projects in the UAE, which will eventually culminate in two special digital reports, Dubai Resilience & Growth and Abu Dhabi Resilience & Growth. The research is being carried out in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Dubai Chamber and at a time when the country has faced the twin threats of Covid-19 and volatile oil prices.

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have shown remarkable resilience in the face of Covid-19 and the resultant economic downturn, with their governments launching business stimulus packages and working to reduce the cost of living.

And while the national economy remains dominated by hydrocarbons, efforts over recent years to diversify and develop a meaningful knowledge economy have been strenuously tested, with businesses successfully adapting to digital sales and service provision. With the end now in sight, sustainability initiatives are top of the agenda as much of the world looks to a green recovery.

Such a momentous change in the market and economy also provides new avenues for growth. It is in this context that the TBY team, Led by UAE managing director Neslihan Aydagül, is sitting down with key players in critical sectors - education, health, investment, logistics, oil and gas, and transformative technologies and digitalisation - to learn how various companies and sectors have worked to remain resilient in these challenging times. Work on both special reports is also being accompanied by a series of digital events, which have become a key platform for TBY over recent months.

The report, set to be launched in 2021, is also supported by strategic partners Parsons, as well as Total, Dragon Oil, and Al Masaood Oil & Gas.

It will be available on key business information platforms, including Bloomberg Terminal, Refinitiv Eikon, Dow Jones Factiva, and FactSet.

It will also be available at, as well as on the PressReader and Google Books platforms.


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