Profile - Leather Industry in UAE

The AGCC market for footwear and leather goods is estimated to be around US$1 billion, of which the footwear market in the UAE alone is worth more than US$ 300 million a year. The estimated demand for leather footwear in the UAE is 4 pairs per annum for expatriates and 6 pairs per annum for UAE nationals.

Most of the demand is fulfilled by imported goods. Exports of leather of any kind from the use are negligible.

UAE does have some tanneries and leather finishing factories. A couple of them as found by searching on the internet are mentioned below.