To make itself more effective the Business Council has organised itself into a series of working groups.
The Financial & Professional Services Working Group seeks to look at issues both for people working in its own sector
The Energy Working Group was the first one established by the UAE-UK Business Council back in 2011.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group seeks to help UK companies setting up in the UAE
Developing and promoting excellence in the infrastructure industry.
looking to the future of the infrastructure sector.
The Education & Training Working Group focuses on preparing the education sector for the future.
The Security & Aerospace Working Group is a new addition to the UAE
Useful articles for those thinking of doing business in the UAE
The UAE has made huge progress diversifying its economy
The UK has the 5th largest national economy in the world
The UAE-UK Business Council has committed to help increase bilateral trade and investment to £25bn by 2020.
The cooperation agreements between the UAE and UK reflect the depth and strength of the bilateral relationship
Ensuring the implementation of the Business Council’s action plan
Working with others
HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group seeks to help UK companies setting up in the UAE and has assisted the UAE in developing Government partnerships for strategy and regulation.
UK Business Ambassador, Healthcare & Life Sciences
CEO of UEMS
It is currently focusing on:
2018 – Healthcare & Life Sciences Forum held in London with a view to increasing partnership between the UK and the UAE. The forum involved presentations from British and Emirati Ministers, senior government officials and private organisations on the UK and UAE healthcare and life sciences sectors with a particular emphasis on the UAE government’s vison of being a world class destination for quality and sustainable healthcare. 140 companies from the UK healthcare and life sciences sectors attended the event.
2018 - Kings College Hospital’s partnership with Ashmore Group to establish new clinics and a 100-bed hospital in the UAE came about with the support and advice of this Group. The hospital is due to open in December 2018.
2017 - Successful Bilateral Governmental lobbying on pharmaceutical regulation.
2015 – Queen’s University Belfast entered a partnership with Dubai Healthcare City to develop the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and its College of Medicine. The agreement means that Queen’s University assists in the development of the University and College of Medicine including curriculum development, recruitment and selection of staff and admissions.