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REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies

Arabian Business counts down the Gulf state's largest companies by market capitalisation

REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies
REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies
REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies

UAE telecommunications giant Etisalat has topped Arabian Business's countdown of the Gulf state's largest listed companies.

With a market capitalisation of AED71.78bn (US$19.54bn) at the start of 2013, the firm beat lender National Bank of Abu Dhabi and port operator DP World to come first in the rankings.

Click here to see the full countdown of the UAE's top 50 listed companies

The countdown indexes UAE-based firms listed on the Dubai Financial Market, NASDAQ Dubai and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange bourses.

This latest list was heavily dominated by banks and construction firms, with six of the top ten firms operating in these sectors.

* All rankings based on companies' market capitalisation on January 2 2012

Click here to see the full countdown of the UAE's top 50 listed companies