Report | 2009

Clusters and Dubai's Competitiveness

by Christian H.M. Ketels


The Dubai Cluster Competitiveness Report presents a consistent analysis of the four clusters that currently dominate the Dubai economy: construction, financial services, tourism, and transportation and logistics. Each of the four cluster chapter provides a profile of the cluster, an assessment of its current performance, and a discussion of the cluster-specific business environment that drives these outcomes. Based on this analysis the chapters then discuss the outlook for the clusters and provide recommendations on key action priorities to improve the cluster's competitiveness. Key findings are summarized at the beginning of each of the four cluster chapters.

Keywords: Economy; Industry Clusters; Performance Evaluation; Competitive Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Construction Industry; Financial Services Industry; Tourism Industry; Transportation Industry; Dubai;


Ketels, Christian H.M. "Clusters and Dubai's Competitiveness." Report, Dubai Economic Council, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2009.