Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a booming tourist trade. The second largest city in the UAE after Abu Dhabi, Dubai has long been a major port – including the development in the 1970s of the biggest man-made harbour in the world.
It is also increasingly a centre for service industries such as IT and finance, with the new Dubai International Financial Centre. Transport links are helped by its rapidly-expanding Emirates Airline, created by the government in 1985 and still state-owned. The airline is based at Dubai International Airport and carries over 12 million passengers every year.
Everything about Dubai is first-class from the gorgeously hot weather to the golf courses and nightlife – which includes some of the world’s finest restaurants and bars. Meanwhile a short drive brings you to rugged mountains and desert landscapes under huge cloudless skies.
With its strategic location as a bridge between east and west, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a business hub for the Middle East. Like many of the world's multinationals, our Gulf headquarters are in the UAE. Our understanding of the local business environment enables us to work with government entities, locally owned companies and international corporations.
As you would expect, we are fully conversant in all aspects of regulation and local law. We're familiar with the issues our clients are likely to face in this market and have the expertise needed to support their businesses. There are also opportunities for UK based trainee solicitors to spend six months on secondment to the Dubia office during their training contract.