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Dubai, U.A.E.

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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

  • The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Click on "Enterprise Client Access" to launch the database, then click on United Arab Emirates in the country menu to retrieve these reports:
    • "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries.
    • "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends. 
  • ISI Emerging Markets includes U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates), and is a good source of country, industry, business, macroeconomic and news information. Note: Some of the information is written in Arabic and may require a special character set on your computer.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Click on 'Countries' to begin searching for specific indicators. Under 'Consumers' find "Consumer Lifestyle Reports" by country (United Arab Emirates).
    Select Globus/NTDB for international information. STAT-USA compiles information that is produced by the U.S. government. Much of this information is freely available elsewhere; see "" below.
  • USA Trade Online
    Import and export information for the U.S.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
    Find market research reports on a number of commodities.  Keyword search "United Arab Emirates" or "Dubai."
  • Global Road Warrior
    Find basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and BUSINESS" or "DUBAI and BUSINESS" or "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and CULTURE" to locate books on these topics.  Try other search terms as well.  NOTE: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall.  You can also find full-text books online through eBrary.

Crocker Library

  • Global Business Practices (Reference HD58.7 S3477 2006)
  • Cross-Cultural Business Behavior (Reference HF5389 .G47 2002x)
  • Global Etiquette Guide to Africa and the Middle East (Reference BJ1838 .F669 2002)
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets (Reference HD62.4 .C387 2002)


Search for articles written about business in the United Arab Emirates or Dubai in ProQuest, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis Academic.  Some possible topics are "DUBAI and INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "DUBAI and [specific industry here]" or "DUBAI and BUSINESS."  NOTE: These are USC subscription-based resources.

Also look at locally published resources:


Government Information

United Arab Emirates/Dubai Websites

Need More Help?

  • Try more resources on our International Business and Marketing page.
  • Visit Crocker Library (HOH 201) between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Email the library staff at

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