Please spend a few minutes of your time for filling out this questionnaire. Data that you provide will go directly to the Data Management Centre of the Dubai Chamber, where individual responses will be confidential. Reports will be in the form of summaries and aggregates, with no reference to the identity of the respondents.
Survey Quarter - Quarter 2 2017
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name:*
Designation:*
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
E-Mail Address:*
Company Name:*
Membership Number:
Economic activity:
If other, please specify:
No. of employees:
I. GENERAL BUSINESS OUTLOOK
1. Compared to the current quarter (Apr-Jun 2017), how do you expect the general business condition in Dubai to change in the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
Next quarter would be better
No change
Next quarter would be worse
II. BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS
2. How do the current quarter (Apr-Jun 2017) conditions on the factors listed below compare with the previous quarter (Jan-Mar 2017) conditions? What are your expectations for the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
Business condition Current quarter conditions Next quarter expectations
Better Same Worse Better Same Worse
i. Manpower quality/productivity
ii. Total receipts/revenues
iii. Total expenses
iv. Rentals (office, warehouse, plant, machinery/equipment)
v. Access to facilities (port, road, parking, and similar infrastructures)
vi. Access to financing
vii. Debt collection
viii. Access to government services
III. BUSINESS CONFIDENCE
3.a. What would be the level of your business confidence for the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
Better
No change
Worse
3.b. What would be the impact of the following factors affect your business confidence for the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
  Positive Negative None Not sure/ Don't Know
i. Easing visa restriction on Indian, Chinese and Russian tourists
ii. Strong US Dollar
iii. International political risk
3.c. How do you expect the above factors to affect your business activities in the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
 
IV. FACTORS LIMITING BUSINESS OPERATIONS
4. Are there factors that you expect to limit your operations in the next quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)?
Yes
No(Please proceed to Question 5)
If Yes, Please check all the factors that would be limiting your business operations next quarter.
Keen price competition
High bank service charges
High rental cost (office, warehouse, etc)
High cost of capital (interest rates/charges)
High equipment costs (machinery/transport)
Limited access to credit
High costs of raw materials
Debt collection/Payment defaults
High employment cost (recruitment, visa)
Inadequate market information
Low global demand
High cost of accessing foreign markets
Changes in foreign policies of other countries
Other international pressures (ex. insurgencies)
Others , please specify:
 
V. POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED
5. Please identify major problems that businesses face in Dubai which can be addressed by actions of the government of Dubai or by the UAE Federal government. Please list down the needed actions.
Problems Needed government actions