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The UAE IT field has become a driving sector for growth where ICT tools are used in creating employment, in absorbing manpower from other countries and in transforming their public services by increasingly taking advantage of new technologies.
ICT infrastructure in UAE has a strong government support through policy and funding as well as having a talented ICT workforce. This was a strong push to diversify the country's economy through investment in ICT, particularly in education and infrastructure, instead of relying on Oil. The UAE geographic location, especially Dubai, as well does make it an attractive hub for international companies looking to do business in the Middle East.
The only potential weakness in the UAE is the close ties between the legal system and the ruling elites in the country. There is concern that disputes over intellectual property may not be resolved justly because of this. No notable cases of this have occurred, and it's likely the government's pro-business stance would prevent this. The UAE has fared very well on the front of technology according to the World Bank's competitiveness survey. The Technology Index ranks UAE 25th on a world scale in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The table below ranks UAE 29th on network readiness index (World Economic Forum). The index is composed of three component indexes which assess: