Dubai home to nearly 2,000 branches of foreign companies

Dubai remains an attractive destination for foreign companies looking to expand their operations.

That's according to the Department of Economic Development's (DED) latest report, which shows 1,985 branches of foreign companies and another 833 branches of GCC firms are currently operating in the emirate.

British (28.6 per cent), Indian (13.9 per cent) and American (12.2 per cent) companies top the list of foreign business branches, with most of them engaged in management, engineering and marketing consultancy services.

Meanwhile, Kuwait (63.3 per cent) leads the way for GCC firms, followed by companies from Saudi Arabia (23.3 per cent) and Bahrain (19.1 per cent).

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