Membership is by invitation only, although the CEOs of interested companies may contact the Joint Secretariat to express an interest.

Membership fees are currently under review. A new membership policy will be launched in February 2021

Membership is by invitation only but interested parties should express an interest to the Joint Secretariat

The first meeting of the Business Council took place in September 2011.

Please submit your details on our contact form, advising the sectors you are interested in.

While both organisations seek to promote and increase bilateral trade between the UK and the UAE, the UAE-UK Business Council is a high-level CEO forum that aims to identify areas where the two sides can co-operate to extend trading relations, while removing market barriers.  The British Business Group (of which there are two in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and the Northern Emirates) provides a platform for the British business community to network, share best practice, and demonstrate in practical terms the commitment of British business to the country and the wider region. 

The UAE-UK Business Council and the British Business Groups work closely together to identify ways of enhancing opportunities and benefits for the business community and the two-way trading relationship.  Both BBG Chairmen are members of the UAE-UK Business Council.

There are currently five Working Groups:
  • Industry and Infrastructure
  • Energy and Sustainable Growth
  • Innovation, Future Tech and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Education, Culture and Skills
  • Healthcare