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1 Business Landscape in the Gulf Maggie N. Nassif, PhD, MBA Administrative Director National Middle East Language Resource Center

2 Orientalism

3 Terrorism

4 Dubai Marina

5 GCC Countries

6 GCC Countries: The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) Established in 1981 Political, and economic

7 GCC Flag

8 How do we measure success in the Gulf? Do the commonly used tools apply? returns on investments self sustainability full employment

9 What is there beyond the real estate phenomenon? Potential Challenges SWOT analysis

10 Different urban growth models: New York Las Vegas, Nevada Does one size fit all? Two generations

11 Saudi Arabia’s Population: 26,939,583 Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10% Non-nationals 20% Growth rate: 1.5%

12 Saudi Arabia : USA: GDP: $760 Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 6%2.2% Per Capita GDP: $25,700$49.800 Investments: 21%GDP12.9%GDP Debt: $127.4 Billion$14.7 Trillion (US economy passed the trillion dollar mark in 1969)

13 Saudi Exports: Petroleum and petroleum products 17% of the world's proven petroleum reserves 80% of budget revenues 90% of exports Partners: Japan 13.9%, China 13.6%, US 13.4%, South Korea 10.2%, India 7.8%, Singapore 4.8%

14 Saudi Arabia: Imports: machinery, foodstuffs, chemicals, vehicles, textiles Partners: China 12.8%, US 11.9%, Germany 7.1%, South Korea 6%, Japan 5.6%, India 4.9%, Italy 4.1%

15 Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues: Labor and trafficking issues 2009 anti-trafficking law Unemployment 10% 80% labor force are non-nationals

16 Borg Al Arab Hotel : UAE

17 UAE’s Population: 5,473,972 Emirati citizens 19%, Arab and Iranian expatriates 23%, South Asian 50%, Other 8% Growth rate: 3%

18 UAE:USA: GDP: 271 Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 4%2.2% Per Capita GDP: $49,000$49.800 Investments: 28.5%GDP12.9%GDP Debt Billion$158.9 Billion$14.7 Trillion

19 UAE : Transnational issue: Trafficking

20 Kuwait City

21 Kuwait’s Population: 2,695,316 Kuwaiti 45%, Arab Expatriates 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, Other 7% Growth rate: 1.8%

22 Kuwait:USA: GDP: $165.9Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 6.3%2.2% Per Capita GDP: $43,000$49.800 Investments: 15.3%GDP12.9%GDP Debt Billion: $28.2 Billion$14.7 Trillion

23 Kuwait: Transnational issue: Trafficking and employment issues Maritime boundaries with Iran

24 Bahrain Financial Center

25 Bahrain’s Population: 1,281,332 Bahraini 46%, Non nationals 54% 15% unemployment Growth Rate: 2.6%

26 BahrainUSA: GDP: $32.4 Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 2%2.2% Per Capita GDP: $28,000$49.800 Investments: 19%GDP12.9%GDP Debt Billion:$25.2$14.7 Trillion

27 Oman

28 Oman’s Population: 3,154,134 Ethnic groups: Arab, South Asian, African Non-nationals 20% Growth rate: 2%

29 Oman:USA: GDP: $90.6 Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 5%2.2% Per Capita GDP:$28,000 $49.800 Investments: 25,5%GDP12.9%GDP Debt:$9.7 Billion$14.7 Trillion

30 Qatar Islamic Art Museum

31 Qatar’s Population: 2,042,444 Arab 40%, South Asian 36% Iranian 10%, Other 14% Growth rate: 4.93% : Highest in the world

32 Qatar:USA: GDP: 189 Billion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 6.3%2.2% Per Capita GDP:$102,800 $49.800 Highest in the world Investments: 28%GDP12.9%GDP Debt:$137 Billion$14.7 Trillion

33 Qatar: Imports Machinery, transport equipment, food, chemicals, consumer goods Partners: US 12.7%, UAE 12.3%, Saudi Arabia 9.3%, UK 6.2%, China 5.4%, Germany 5.2%, Japan 4.6%, France 4.6%, Italy 4.5%

34 Qatar: Exports: Natural gas -3rd largest reserve in the world, petroleum products, fertilizers, steel Partners: Japan 25.7%, South Korea 17.7%, India 9.6%, Singapore 6.3%, UK 6.2%

35 Construction in Dubai

36 China:USA: GDP: $12.38 Trillion $15.6 Trillion GDP Growth: 7.8%2.2% Per Capita GDP:$9,100$49.800 Investments: 47.8% GDP12.9%GDP Debt:$770.8 Billion $14.7 Trillion

37 Competitive Advantage: Saudi Arabia: Largest oil reserve in the world Qatar: 2 nd Largest natural gas reserve Highest per capita GDP Dubai: Highest investment in infra structure Abu Dhabi: The largest sovereign wealth in the world

38 Investments and infra-structure building: Education/vocational training Healthcare Urban Planning/construction Tourism Service industries: Financial/IT Media Logistics( Shipping/ airlines) UAE 3 rd re-export center: 1 Singapore, 2 Hong Kong.

39 Foreign Investments: GCC companies invest globally eg: Investcorp In West In Middle East Attracting most of the headquarters of foreign companies in the region through tax free laws.

40 Innovation: Dubai Executive Office Education and culture: Qatar Foundation international Gender Equality: Women entrepreneurship Environment: Masdar City

41 The Palm Project

42 The hotel

43 Crucial Issues: Demographics Up to 80% of population non national- guest workers Unemployment : Saudi Arabia 10% Bahrain and Oman 15% Water Restrictions on some diversification

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