The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

United Arab Emirates  
Rank: 32 · Score: 64.8  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 8.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 347.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 41,090.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -5.3   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 32 89, 91, 92, 91, 93 64.8
1 Economic Activity 26 115, 111, 97, 96, 99 83.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 37 88, 90, 89, 88, 88 69.0
3 Taxation 123 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 25.6
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 19 98, 98, 99, 97, 106 93.3
5 Human and Social Environment 23 99, 97, 97, 98, 102 47.5
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 38 78, 79, 83, 87, 87 60.3


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
United Arab Emirates  
Middle East
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Israel 83.6 75.8 95.4 94.5 44.0 86.0
United Arab Emirates 83.4 69.0 25.6 93.3 47.5 60.3
Saudi Arabia 83.2 72.6 87.1 77.3 40.6 43.4
Qatar 79.1 47.7 93.9 46.1 42.4 49.5
Kuwait 76.2 61.2 85.8 64.1 28.1 39.0
Bahrain 67.4 45.0 95.3 71.6 33.7 39.8
Oman 62.8 55.7 84.8 65.9 36.2 30.8
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021