W Dubai is a diverse group, with activities ranging from construction, foodstuff’s, real estate, equities, mining, aviation and commodities. We are active in a number of countries including Hungary, Romania, Australia, United Kingdom, India, Sudan, Indonesia, along with the GCC countries. The diversity keeps the business interesting as you are not solely concentrating on just one thing. Similarly with the diversity of the W Dubai companies, it is almost a natural hedge as when one market is up, another market maybe be down which allows for us to balance our businesses. Obviously you always want to be in markets that are buoyant, but markets and the global economy have been difficult to predict for the last decade
UAE trade policy and business environment has helped W Dubai enormously. The UAE geographical location is a tremendous benefit from both an infrastructure and transport links perspective. Many people come to the UAE to do business and it is a very pro-business culture here. The support from ministries such as the MOFT has proved invaluable to W Dubai and has greatly increased our awareness of doing business on an international basis.
W Dubai first started to venture into international business in early 2006, we realized as a company that through our international business network that we had the potential to both make and execute strategic investments outside the UAE.In a way, it was a conscious way of hedging our exposure to the business and investments that we had made in the UAE and therefore, felt like it was a natural move.One of our most successful ventures was through WMI Investments, which was established to carry out our investments in the mining sector