The latest World Investment Report ranks UAE 27th globally, receiving $30.4 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) from 2016 to 2018.
Its overall volume of foreign investments is more than AED135 billion.
The report, released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,shows UAE rises three places from its 2017 classification, ranked 27th globally in attracting FDI in 2018.
The UAE maintains its position as the top recipient in the Arab region as it received more than $10 billion of FDI in 2018. Outflows jumped from $14.060 billion in 2017 to $15.079 last year.
The results and ranking of the UAE coms as overall FDI flows dropped for the third year in succession, by 13 percent in 2018, to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in 2017.