Paper Title
Transforming the United Arab Emirates Into an Innovation-Based Economy: SWOT Analysis

Abstract
Innovation is considered as the driving force of a country's growth, long-term prosperity and social welfare. Therefore, transforming into an innovation-based economy where growth is driven by knowledge, creativity and talented human capital is a fundamental key to be a leading economy of the twenty-first century. The main objective of this paper is hence to shed light on innovation and technological progress in the United Arab Emirates using SWOT analysis. Keywordsó Innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, education and economic growth.