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UAE Advanced Manufacturing - Industry - Market, Share and Trends 2023-2028

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Summary of Advanced Manufacturing

The UAE has the most diversified, globally integrated economy in the region. Emirati manufacturing focuses on aerospace, renewable energy equipment, electronics, and machinery. Dubai in particular has developed into a hub for 3D printing technology, hosting companies like Stratasys. Government initiatives provide funding and infrastructure to boost innovative manufacturing firms.

Based on our estimates, we can say that the United Arab Emirates’s advanced manufacturing industry is forecasted to be a $7.62 billion industry in 2029 from $4.8 billion in 2023 with a CAGR of 8 %.

Some major trends shaping advanced manufacturing adoption in the Middle East include rising private sector R&D spending, growing demand for localization and self-sufficiency in strategic industries, government incentives and special economic zones aimed at diversifying economies, and increasing focus on developing high-tech startups through incubators and accelerators.

Many countries in the region, notably Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have set ambitious goals for localizing defense, automotive, machinery, and chemical production to reduce reliance on imports. Developing advanced manufacturing capabilities in these strategic sectors is seen as vital for economic and national security. This is driving public and private investment in advanced production methods.

There has also been substantial growth in advanced manufacturing R&D centers and startups across the region. Accelerators and government innovation funds are supporting young firms developing 3D printing, robotics, IoT, and other Industry 4.0 technologies tailored to regional market needs. These grassroots efforts help build local expertise and IP in advanced production techniques.

Recent Trends and Insights

The UAE has emerged as the leading adopter of advanced manufacturing techniques in the Middle East region. The government aims to increase the industrial sector's GDP contribution from 13% to 25% by 2025 through initiatives like 'Operation 300bn' and the 'Industrial Strategy 2031'.

Special economic zones play a major role, with over 100 zones established to attract multinational manufacturers. Examples include Dubai Industrial City, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Zones provide infrastructure, tax incentives and streamlined regulations to support Industry 4.0 adoption.

The UAE also hosts technology parks focused on 3D printing, robotics, renewable energy and biomanufacturing. Examples are - Dubai 3D Printing Hub, Masdar City and Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park. These facilitate R&D collaboration and skills development in advanced fields.

Strategic investment funds like: Mubadala and ADQ provide funding for local SMEs to develop advanced manufacturing capabilities and technologies applicable to priority sectors. This includes— AI, blockchain, autonomous systems and digital twin modeling.

The government aims to position the UAE as a global leader in fields like aerospace, renewable energy, biotechnology and advanced materials through sustained focus on skills training, infrastructure and innovation ecosystem support.

Product Insights

Aircraft components, satellites, drones produced by major firms like Strata using composite materials, robotics, 3D printing. Solar panels, wind turbines, energy storage batteries fabricated through advanced materials R&D and automation.

Countries with growing aviation industries in the UAE are pursuing opportunities in aircraft components, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), satellites and related technologies. For example— Strata Manufacturing in the UAE produces Airbus A380 wings and other aerostructures using advanced composite materials and robotics.

Specialty chemicals, plastics, fertilizers manufactured via process optimization, predictive maintenance, real-time quality control. Semiconductors, PCBs, displays, sensors, networking equipment produced through nanotechnology, cleanroom fabrication techniques.

Prefabricated building panels, pipes, valves developed leveraging digital design, robotics, modular construction. Medical devices, prosthetics, pharmaceuticals manufactured with precision engineering, bioprinting, biosimulation software.

Desalination plants, irrigation systems, aquaculture equipment produced using advanced treatment, purification and monitoring technologies. With abundant solar resources, the region also aims to create advanced manufacturing capabilities in solar panels, wind turbine parts, energy storage systems and other renewables components. Firms like UAE-based Enviromena design and locally manufacture solar steam generators, reducing costs.

Key companies

Some major players within this vast domain of industry are:

  • IBM Middle East
  • Oracle
  • Ducab
  • Sharp Consumer Electronics
  • Dangote Cement Cameroon
  • Genetco
  • Elsewedy Electric
  • Mobility for Africa
  • Hulamin Limited
  • Genesis Global Solutions

Country Analysis

The UAE has taken the lead in advanced manufacturing adoption in the Middle East. The country offers strong logistics infrastructure, economic stability and openness to foreign trade and investment.

The UAE has successfully attracted global aerospace firms and developed clusters in renewable energy, electronics and machinery production. Dubai in particular has become a center for 3D printing applications.

With its diversified economy integrating advanced production across sectors, the UAE provides a model for regional peers. Special economic zones provide comprehensive incentives that enable manufacturers to leverage technologies like- automation, simulation, AI and digital integration. Zones also facilitate skills and technology transfers between international partners and local SMEs.

Strategic investment funds help nurture an ecosystem of advanced manufacturing startups across priority sectors. This includes applications of technologies like- 3D bioprinting, renewable energy, water treatment and aerospace engineering.

Challenges include developing national talent proficient in advanced fields and attracting skilled expat professionals. Initiatives like- Emirati 4IR Skills aim to equip UAE nationals with Industry 4.0 expertise through university programs tailored to strategic industries.

Market segmentation

By Type:

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Automation/robotics
  • Industrial internet of things (IIoT) and industrial analytics
  • Plant asset management (PAM)
  • Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
  • Industrial controls

By End user:

  • Manufacturer and Retailer
  • Distinct industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics
  • Process industries like oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals
  • Energy and utilities
  • Food and beverage

By Enterprise Size:

  • Large Industries
  • Small & Medium Industries

Our Methodology

We have offered a well-founded review of United Arab Emirate’s advanced manufacturing market along with ongoing trends and upcoming projections to highlight proximate investment opportunities in this report. Moreover, an extensive analysis of any future prospects, challenges, competitors, or navigating aspects is also provided. A methodical detailed regional examination is presented.

Primary Research  

Our multi-pronged research approach includes interviews with industry leaders and a global survey of advanced manufacturing professionals to gain qualitative insights. We utilize our proprietary databases encompassing key performance indicators worldwide in order to collate relevant data points. A multivariate forecasting framework considering historical performance, current dynamics and qualitative factors are utilized to develop market sizing and growth projections through 2029.

We supplement our primary research with a careful examination of secondary materials such as-- case studies, news stories and references from other sources. Organizations can benefit from the strategic advice and conclusions offered because they will be better equipped to respond to the dynamic nature of this industry and seize emerging possibilities.

We employ a comprehensive and iterative research methodology focused on minimizing deviation to provide the most accurate market estimates. Our research utilizes a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches across segments and utilizes databases, primary research insights and industry experts for analysis.

Raw data is obtained from multiple sources and thoroughly filtered to ensure only authenticated and validated sources are considered. We collect data from raw material suppliers, industry associations, technology providers, and buyers to gain a holistic perspective.

Quantitative Analysis

Our market estimates are derived through statistical models, beginning with collection of historical data and analysis of macro- and micro-economic factors influencing the market. Gathered information on market dynamics, technology and pricing trends are utilised to build the models.

Econometric and technological models are applied to project short- and long-term market potential respectively. A bottom-up approach is preferred to minimize errors. Key parameters considered include market drivers and restraints, material pricing trends, regulatory scenarios, and capacity additions.

Weights are assigned to these parameters based on impact analysis and market forecasting is performed via statistical tools and techniques. We believe this methodology results in an accurate and realistic market picture.

We value your investment and offer free customization with every report to fulfil your research needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The UAE National value of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry is USD 480 Billion in 2023 and is expected to grow to USD 762 Billion by 2029

The CAGR of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE is 8%

Dubai accounts for 25% of the total market share of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE

The key players in UAE in Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market are Emirates Global Aluminium, Etihad Aviation Group, Mubadala Aerospace, Strata Manufacturing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. These industry leaders collectively contribute to shaping the landscape of this market and driving growth within the industry.

The factors driving the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE are Government initiatives, Adoption of automated equipment, Collaboration, Digital technologies and Customized products. These factors contribute to the overall growth of this industry, establishing it as a key player in the interconnected global economy.

Summary of Advanced Manufacturing

The UAE has the most diversified, globally integrated economy in the region. Emirati manufacturing focuses on aerospace, renewable energy equipment, electronics, and machinery. Dubai in particular has developed into a hub for 3D printing technology, hosting companies like Stratasys. Government initiatives provide funding and infrastructure to boost innovative manufacturing firms.

Based on our estimates, we can say that the United Arab Emirates’s advanced manufacturing industry is forecasted to be a $7.62 billion industry in 2029 from $4.8 billion in 2023 with a CAGR of 8 %.

Some major trends shaping advanced manufacturing adoption in the Middle East include rising private sector R&D spending, growing demand for localization and self-sufficiency in strategic industries, government incentives and special economic zones aimed at diversifying economies, and increasing focus on developing high-tech startups through incubators and accelerators.

Many countries in the region, notably Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have set ambitious goals for localizing defense, automotive, machinery, and chemical production to reduce reliance on imports. Developing advanced manufacturing capabilities in these strategic sectors is seen as vital for economic and national security. This is driving public and private investment in advanced production methods.

There has also been substantial growth in advanced manufacturing R&D centers and startups across the region. Accelerators and government innovation funds are supporting young firms developing 3D printing, robotics, IoT, and other Industry 4.0 technologies tailored to regional market needs. These grassroots efforts help build local expertise and IP in advanced production techniques.

Recent Trends and Insights

The UAE has emerged as the leading adopter of advanced manufacturing techniques in the Middle East region. The government aims to increase the industrial sector's GDP contribution from 13% to 25% by 2025 through initiatives like 'Operation 300bn' and the 'Industrial Strategy 2031'.

Special economic zones play a major role, with over 100 zones established to attract multinational manufacturers. Examples include Dubai Industrial City, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Zones provide infrastructure, tax incentives and streamlined regulations to support Industry 4.0 adoption.

The UAE also hosts technology parks focused on 3D printing, robotics, renewable energy and biomanufacturing. Examples are - Dubai 3D Printing Hub, Masdar City and Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park. These facilitate R&D collaboration and skills development in advanced fields.

Strategic investment funds like: Mubadala and ADQ provide funding for local SMEs to develop advanced manufacturing capabilities and technologies applicable to priority sectors. This includes— AI, blockchain, autonomous systems and digital twin modeling.

The government aims to position the UAE as a global leader in fields like aerospace, renewable energy, biotechnology and advanced materials through sustained focus on skills training, infrastructure and innovation ecosystem support.

Product Insights

Aircraft components, satellites, drones produced by major firms like Strata using composite materials, robotics, 3D printing. Solar panels, wind turbines, energy storage batteries fabricated through advanced materials R&D and automation.

Countries with growing aviation industries in the UAE are pursuing opportunities in aircraft components, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), satellites and related technologies. For example— Strata Manufacturing in the UAE produces Airbus A380 wings and other aerostructures using advanced composite materials and robotics.

Specialty chemicals, plastics, fertilizers manufactured via process optimization, predictive maintenance, real-time quality control. Semiconductors, PCBs, displays, sensors, networking equipment produced through nanotechnology, cleanroom fabrication techniques.

Prefabricated building panels, pipes, valves developed leveraging digital design, robotics, modular construction. Medical devices, prosthetics, pharmaceuticals manufactured with precision engineering, bioprinting, biosimulation software.

Desalination plants, irrigation systems, aquaculture equipment produced using advanced treatment, purification and monitoring technologies. With abundant solar resources, the region also aims to create advanced manufacturing capabilities in solar panels, wind turbine parts, energy storage systems and other renewables components. Firms like UAE-based Enviromena design and locally manufacture solar steam generators, reducing costs.

Key companies

Some major players within this vast domain of industry are:

  • IBM Middle East
  • Oracle
  • Ducab
  • Sharp Consumer Electronics
  • Dangote Cement Cameroon
  • Genetco
  • Elsewedy Electric
  • Mobility for Africa
  • Hulamin Limited
  • Genesis Global Solutions

Country Analysis

The UAE has taken the lead in advanced manufacturing adoption in the Middle East. The country offers strong logistics infrastructure, economic stability and openness to foreign trade and investment.

The UAE has successfully attracted global aerospace firms and developed clusters in renewable energy, electronics and machinery production. Dubai in particular has become a center for 3D printing applications.

With its diversified economy integrating advanced production across sectors, the UAE provides a model for regional peers. Special economic zones provide comprehensive incentives that enable manufacturers to leverage technologies like- automation, simulation, AI and digital integration. Zones also facilitate skills and technology transfers between international partners and local SMEs.

Strategic investment funds help nurture an ecosystem of advanced manufacturing startups across priority sectors. This includes applications of technologies like- 3D bioprinting, renewable energy, water treatment and aerospace engineering.

Challenges include developing national talent proficient in advanced fields and attracting skilled expat professionals. Initiatives like- Emirati 4IR Skills aim to equip UAE nationals with Industry 4.0 expertise through university programs tailored to strategic industries.

Market segmentation

By Type:

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Automation/robotics
  • Industrial internet of things (IIoT) and industrial analytics
  • Plant asset management (PAM)
  • Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
  • Industrial controls

By End user:

  • Manufacturer and Retailer
  • Distinct industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics
  • Process industries like oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals
  • Energy and utilities
  • Food and beverage

By Enterprise Size:

  • Large Industries
  • Small & Medium Industries

Our Methodology

We have offered a well-founded review of United Arab Emirate’s advanced manufacturing market along with ongoing trends and upcoming projections to highlight proximate investment opportunities in this report. Moreover, an extensive analysis of any future prospects, challenges, competitors, or navigating aspects is also provided. A methodical detailed regional examination is presented.

Primary Research  

Our multi-pronged research approach includes interviews with industry leaders and a global survey of advanced manufacturing professionals to gain qualitative insights. We utilize our proprietary databases encompassing key performance indicators worldwide in order to collate relevant data points. A multivariate forecasting framework considering historical performance, current dynamics and qualitative factors are utilized to develop market sizing and growth projections through 2029.

We supplement our primary research with a careful examination of secondary materials such as-- case studies, news stories and references from other sources. Organizations can benefit from the strategic advice and conclusions offered because they will be better equipped to respond to the dynamic nature of this industry and seize emerging possibilities.

We employ a comprehensive and iterative research methodology focused on minimizing deviation to provide the most accurate market estimates. Our research utilizes a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches across segments and utilizes databases, primary research insights and industry experts for analysis.

Raw data is obtained from multiple sources and thoroughly filtered to ensure only authenticated and validated sources are considered. We collect data from raw material suppliers, industry associations, technology providers, and buyers to gain a holistic perspective.

Quantitative Analysis

Our market estimates are derived through statistical models, beginning with collection of historical data and analysis of macro- and micro-economic factors influencing the market. Gathered information on market dynamics, technology and pricing trends are utilised to build the models.

Econometric and technological models are applied to project short- and long-term market potential respectively. A bottom-up approach is preferred to minimize errors. Key parameters considered include market drivers and restraints, material pricing trends, regulatory scenarios, and capacity additions.

Weights are assigned to these parameters based on impact analysis and market forecasting is performed via statistical tools and techniques. We believe this methodology results in an accurate and realistic market picture.

We value your investment and offer free customization with every report to fulfil your research needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The UAE National value of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry is USD 480 Billion in 2023 and is expected to grow to USD 762 Billion by 2029

The CAGR of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE is 8%

Dubai accounts for 25% of the total market share of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE

The key players in UAE in Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market are Emirates Global Aluminium, Etihad Aviation Group, Mubadala Aerospace, Strata Manufacturing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. These industry leaders collectively contribute to shaping the landscape of this market and driving growth within the industry.

The factors driving the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Market in UAE are Government initiatives, Adoption of automated equipment, Collaboration, Digital technologies and Customized products. These factors contribute to the overall growth of this industry, establishing it as a key player in the interconnected global economy.

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Creating a sustainable environment for driving multiple countries into a better tomorrow.

Understand how the U.S. discrepancy in accordance to their debt creates a havoc. 

Sustainable blockchain technology has immense benefit for the environment which cannot go unnoticed.

About Us

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