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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) holds some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves. It has one of the highest gross domestic product per capita in the world.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AT A GLANCE

Oil and gas are the backbone of its economy contributing approx. 30% of its GDP.  In the past two decades, the UAE implemented significant diversification strategies and policies allowing it to achieve a more balanced and sustainable economy for the future generations. 

Today, trade, tourism, financial services, logistics and industry are key sectors that drive its non-oil GDP.  With a healthy Government Debt to GDP, prudent fiscal policy, large foreign exchange reserves and foreign investments including those through its Sovereign Wealth Fund, the UAE enjoys excellent credit matrices. 

UAE’s regulatory environment ranks favourably with investors making it one of the best nations to do business in, according to the World Bank’s publications.

OUR OFFERING

We have been present in UAE since 1997, originally through a representative office in Dubai.  Today, it has a well-established Corporate and Investment Banking offering through its branch office in the Dubai International Financial Centre and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Our mandate is to connect you in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to opportunities in sub-Sahara Africa.  Our clients consist of global multinationals with dedicated Africa operations, regional multinationals, financial sponsors, financial institutions as well as Government Related Entities including Sovereign Wealth Funds.     

Africa is our home and from Dubai we link you to our extensive network on the continent to facilitate trade and investment.  We partner with you to unlock Africa’s potential and opportunities.

Dedicated client relationship managers provide a single point of entry into Standard Bank’s full financial services competencies.

OUR EXPERTISE IN UAE

Our bankers have deep knowledge of the local market and terrain.  We leverage our profound understanding of the African markets through our 20 countries that Standard Bank is present in. 

With on the ground expertise we provide a powerful proposition to serve you, our client.  Our sector focus is in line with Standard Bank’s approach on the continent being, Financial Institutions, Power and Infrastructure, Consumer, Industrials, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Telco & Media and Real Estate.  

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialisation.

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AT A GLANCE
  • OUR OFFERING
  • OUR EXPERTISE IN UAE

Oil and gas are the backbone of its economy contributing approx. 30% of its GDP.  In the past two decades, the UAE implemented significant diversification strategies and policies allowing it to achieve a more balanced and sustainable economy for the future generations. 

Today, trade, tourism, financial services, logistics and industry are key sectors that drive its non-oil GDP.  With a healthy Government Debt to GDP, prudent fiscal policy, large foreign exchange reserves and foreign investments including those through its Sovereign Wealth Fund, the UAE enjoys excellent credit matrices. 

UAE’s regulatory environment ranks favourably with investors making it one of the best nations to do business in, according to the World Bank’s publications.

We have been present in UAE since 1997, originally through a representative office in Dubai.  Today, it has a well-established Corporate and Investment Banking offering through its branch office in the Dubai International Financial Centre and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Our mandate is to connect you in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to opportunities in sub-Sahara Africa.  Our clients consist of global multinationals with dedicated Africa operations, regional multinationals, financial sponsors, financial institutions as well as Government Related Entities including Sovereign Wealth Funds.     

Africa is our home and from Dubai we link you to our extensive network on the continent to facilitate trade and investment.  We partner with you to unlock Africa’s potential and opportunities.

Dedicated client relationship managers provide a single point of entry into Standard Bank’s full financial services competencies.

Our bankers have deep knowledge of the local market and terrain.  We leverage our profound understanding of the African markets through our 20 countries that Standard Bank is present in. 

With on the ground expertise we provide a powerful proposition to serve you, our client.  Our sector focus is in line with Standard Bank’s approach on the continent being, Financial Institutions, Power and Infrastructure, Consumer, Industrials, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Telco & Media and Real Estate.  

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialisation.

The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (DIFC Branch)
Al Fattan Currency Tower
15th Floor
Office 1501
Dubai International Financial Centre
P.O. Box 482049
Dubai
UAE

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