Is the richest emirate and a thriving city-state that makes up a part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Along with Dubai, another Emirate in the UAE, they are major economic powerhouses that have put the UAE on the world map. Villages with an income mainly based on pearl fishing seventy years ago, oil and then a highly imaginative programme to attract new industries have created two city-states of glittering towers that have bloomed in the desert and are among the top most dynamic cities in the world. Abu Dhabi and Dubai both host some of the world’s most imaginative buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and the construction and property sector has bounced back strongly after the financial crisis of 2008. Abu Dhabi is undertaking a massive investment in culture that will transform it into not just a great business destination, but also a tourist destination. Expected to be completed this year is the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is part of a new Cultural District on Saadiyat Island that will also include the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum. Watch this space. Based in Abu Dhani, Ozone Real Estate is well-positioned to tap into this exciting corner of the world.
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This tiny Central American country punches well above its weight and its economy has moved far beyond just coffee and bananas. Since 1991, Costa Rica’s GDP has been increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3%. Poverty has dropped from 40% to less than 20% in the last 20 years. To lessen its dependence on coffee and bananas, its historical exports, the government has encouraged new industries with tax incentives and as a result, pharmaceuticals, technology and financial services are now important industries in Costa Rica. After Switzerland, Costa Rica is ranked by The World Energy Council second for sustainability, producing 95.6 per cent of its energy from renewables. And with beautiful rain forests it is a hot environmental tourist destination. The friendly, hard-working and education focused Costa Ricans – or Ticos/Ticas, have helped made Grafix Softech, Kohli Ventures’ innovative payment processing and fraud data management solutions provider a major success story. Tej Kohli’s affection for the country is considerable. After all, his wife, Wendy, is from this beautiful country.