The UAE's manufacturing industry encompasses key sectors such as chemicals, rubber and plastics, metals, and food manufacturing and play a significant role in the nation's GDP.

The chemicals, rubber, and plastics sector account for a considerable portion of the national manufacturing value added. The UAE aims to increase its petrochemical capacity, further strengthening this sector's contribution. Dubai alone hosts a significant number of plastic manufacturing plants.

The metals manufacturing sector contributes significantly to the overall manufacturing market. The UAE's metal fabrication equipment market is expected to experience steady growth in the coming years. Moreover, the UAE ranks as one of the top aluminum-producing countries globally.

The food manufacturing sector also plays an important role in the UAE's manufacturing landscape. The country is home to numerous food and beverage manufacturing units, attracting substantial investments.

For more information on the UAE’s manufacturing sectors, see below:

Overview of Manufacturing in UAE

Manufacturing industry growth environment in UAE

Major manufacturing sectors in UAE (1/2)

Major manufacturing sectors in UAE (2/2)