Retail, hospitality fastest growing sectors in UAE

LinkedIn predicts that digital jobs will experience the fastest growth in the next 15 years
In the next 15 years, digital jobs will become one of the fastest growing sectors in the UAE according to LinkedIn.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Sun 06 May 2018 04:11 PM

Retail and hospitality have been the fastest growing industries in the UAE over the course of the last 15 years since 2003, according to new data from LinkedIn.

According to the LinkedIn data, retail and hospitality are followed by the hospital and healthcare, food and beverage and marketing and advertising sectors, followed by civil engineering, construction, education management, airlines and aviation, and information technology.

The fastest growing industries in the UAE are significantly different from the top 10 fastest growing industries globally, which were led by the “Internet” and computer games sectors.

The top 10 fastest growing industries around the world were rounded out by outsourcing and offshoring, online media, staffing and recruiting, renewables and environment, E-learning, programme development, health and wellness and event services.

“The UAE has witnessed dramatic growth in industry over the past 15 years,” said Ali Matar, head of LinkedIn Middle East and North Africa. “It’s no surprise to see retail, hospital, hospital and healthcare, F&B and marketing and advertising at the forefront of the list.”

“The UAE is spearheading these industries through innovation and has established itself as a global industry hub,” he added.

In the next 15 years, Matar said he predicts that digital jobs will become one of the fastest growing sectors in the UAE.

“UAE professionals will need to equip themselves with the right skills for roles in technology, specifically the technology that will be transforming business models across all industries,”

LinkedIn opened its first office in the MENA region in 2012 in Dubai which serves as a regional headquarters to members and customers. In 2017, LinkedIn released data which ranked UAE members as the most connected in the world with an average of more than 200 connections per individual.

There are over three million members on LinkedIn from the UAE.

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Last Updated: Sun 06 May 2018 05:21 PM GST

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