In pictures: Dubai businesses in 2017

Travel and tourism was the best performing area, followed by wholesale and retail while construction companies reported only a modest upturn in overall business conditions.
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General view of Burj Khalifa during sunset on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of lamps shop at Deira Souk on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of textiles shop at Deira Souk on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of Deira Souk on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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Salesman at Deira Souk offers his goods on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of Emirates NBD Bank on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of HSBC Bank on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of Commercial Bank of Dubai on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of Central Bank of the UAE on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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General view of Emirates Islamic Bank on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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Dubai water taxi is pictured on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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Salesman at Deira Souk offers his goods on January 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)