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Doing business in the United Arab Emirates

Take your business to the next level. Explore opportunities to grow your footprint in the UAE with the help of our Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), and read more about the trade relationship between the two countries, market facts and other insights.

Iran is also served from the UAE. Please note that because we do not have offices in Iran, we have only a limited capacity to provide services in that market.

Getting started in the UAE

Prepare for business ventures in the UAE with our resources for export-readiness tools, funding programs and market guides.

Facts

Canadian exports to the UAE:
$1,451,399,095
Canadian imports from the UAE:
$205,530,504
Foreign direct investment in Canada:
$3,874,000,000
Canadian direct investment in the UAE:
$165,000,000
GDP:
$490,180,000,000
GDP per capita:
$48,345.12
GDP growth rate:
0.53%
Inflation:
1.97%
Unemployment:
n/a
Population:
10,139,000

Market insights

Based on our knowledge of the market in the UAE, the following sectors offer the greatest opportunities for Canadian companies:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture, Food & Beverages
  • Clean Technologies
  • Defence and Security
  • Education
  • Forestry and Wood Products
  • Infrastructure, Building Products and Related Services
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Life Sciences
  • Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Sector reports

Learn more about specific sectors and opportunities.

General market information

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Upcoming events

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Visit Information

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Trade offices in the UAE

Embassy of Canada to United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi

Address:
Abu Dhabi Mall
2nd Street
9th Floor, West Trade Tower
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 (0)2 6940 300

Fax: +971 (0)2 6940 398

Email: uae-eau.infocentre@international.gc.ca

Office Hours: Sun - Thurs: 0800-1600 (E.S.T.: +8)

Territories/Responsibilities: 

  • Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE

Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Address:
19th Floor, Emirates Towers
Sheik Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: (011-971)4 404-8444

Fax: (011-971)4 404-8556

Email: uae-eau.infocentre@international.gc.ca

Office Hours: Sun - Thur: 0800-1600 (E.S.T.: +8)

Territories/Responsibilities: 

  • Dubai and the Northern Emirates
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