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Abu Dhabi is planning to spend $13.6 billion over three years and allow free-zone-based companies to take part in government tenders as the oil-rich emirate seeks to stimulate the economy.Abu Dhabi holds about 6 percent of global oil reserves.Non-oil gross domestic product expanded 1.8 percent in 2017 compared with 2.4 percent in the previous year and 5.5 percent in 2015, according to official data.The stimulus program envisages the creation of at least 10,000 jobs for Emiratis in the public and private sectors over five years.Nationals make up about 20 percent of Abu Dhabi's 2.9 million population and the emirate's GDP was at about $230 billion in 2017 .
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