China remains Dubai’s top trading partner
China topped Dubai’s trading partners with bilateral trade totaling 39 billion dirham ($10.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, Dubai Customs said. India followed second with 24 billion dirham worth of trade. The United States came third with 22 billion dirham. China became Dubai’s biggest trading partner in 2014, when it surpassed India for the first time with bilateral trade hitting 175 billion dirham. More than 4,000 Chinese firms run branches in the UAE.