Dubai is widely regarded as having some of the best logistics facilities in the world. Its location, both geographic and strategic, is a natural business gateway between East and West and has been an essential element of trade routes between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond for centuries.
With the current booming economies of India and China in particular, Dubai is once again a focal point for global distribution, and its low logistics costs and superb infrastructure (ranked number one in the Middle East by the World Bank) have led to massive foreign investment.
Dubai is the world's third largest re-export hub, and in 2011 the Emirate reached new highs, with exports and re-exports registering a record AED 246 billion, a 15% increase on the previous year.
The Emirate's Jebel Ali Port is one of the top ten container ports in the world, and Dubai International Airport last year attracted handled more than 66 million passengers in 2013, once again highlighting Dubai's commitment to a world class global business network.
This unrivalled logistics infrastructure is a business magnet for those companies who either want to set up in Dubai or expand into the Middle East. As a rapidly increasing number of foreign investors will testify, there is no other location in the region which can match Dubai's efficiency, viability or profitability as a logistics hub.