Matteo Ippoliti – Italian translator, interpreter in Abu Dhabi

Matteo Ippoliti is an Italian translator and interpreter and he is able to provide comprehensive translation and interpreting services for individuals and corporate clients in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as well as in the rest of the gulf region.

Translation and interpreting services focus on these fields (among the others):

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital and seat of government of the United Arab Emirates. Over the past decade or so the city has grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis and its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed it into one of the world’s leading cities. As capital of the UAE it is at the very core of the region’s political and industrial activities and a major cultural and commercial centre. In 2008, Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates.

The city is home to key financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and is the corporate headquarters of many leading companies and multinational corporations. Despite being one of the world’s largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years by investing heavily in financial services and tourism.

Abu Dhabi is the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region and 67th most expensive city in the world. In 2007, both Fortune Magazine and CNN announced that Abu Dhabi was the wealthiest city in the world.

Italy and the UAE

Addressing an Italian trade mission to the UAE, the county’s Minister of Economy, His Excellency Sultan Al Mansouri, confirmed that the level of trade being carried out between the two countries had been increasing rapidly over the years. In 2012 the volume of non-oil trade between Italy and the UAE amounted to US$ 7.3 billion. The Minister added: “Such has been the level of economic activity between our countries that today Italy is considered the UAE’s second strategic trade partner among the European countries.”

Sultan Al Mansouri noted: “The GDP growth rate of the UAE over the past 42 years of its existence as a federation reached record levels, exceeding those of many developed and emerging countries, increasing more than 200 times from just $1.77 billion in 1971 to $360 billion in 2012. A report from the Institute for International Finance shows that the UAE economy accounted for more than a quarter of the GCC’s GDP of $1.482 trillion in 2012. We expect the UAE’s GDP to expand 4.5% this year.”

Heading the country’s third business mission to the UAE in seven years and representing 115 companies, Carlo Calenda, Italy’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development, said that Italy considered the UAE to be a strategic partner. Sig Calenda went on to say: “Our goal is to continue to deepen and strengthen the already flourishing ties between Italy and the UAE, especially focusing on those areas of excellence of Italy that meet local interest: agri-food, oil & gas equipment, bio-medical equipment, renewable energy.”