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This study is aimed at identifying the impact of corporate cultural factors on successful development of data warehousing in the United Arab Emirates. The theoretical framework of the study is formulated based on analysis of related literature coupled with the information gained from interviewing data warehousing experts. Five hundred and eighty data warehouse users in 34 companies were surveyed to obtain their perceptions of the extent that each of 132 items had actually contributed to their firms’ DW success at different phases of development. Rigorous multivariate statistical analysis procedure has been followed to design and construct an overall model of DW success. The model has proven that all its independent variables have significant influence on the DW overall success and that corporate cultural factors have dominant impact on this success throughout the different phases of DW development.