His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai said the UAE has not stopped moving forward, and the economy is on the rise.
In a turbulent changing world, the UAE has not stopped moving steadily forward, our economy is on the rise. Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Sheikh Mohammed said that the Statistics Centre had finished calculating the gross domestic product (GDP) of the UAE for 2021.
According to the Centre, the country has achieved 3.8 per cent growth, which was higher than in 2019 and the highest in the region.
The Emirates performed better than the World Bank's indication of 2.1 per cent.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: “The expectations of the World Bank indicated a growth of 2.1 per cent for our national economy, and we achieved 3.8 per cent growth in 2021 — higher than the growth of 2019 and the highest growth in the region."
In a latest report, the Central Bank of the UAE said the national economy will grow at 4.2 per cent this year despite inflationary pressure. It estimates that real GDP grew by 2.3 per cent last year compared to an earlier forecast of 2.1 per cent.