Exporting to the United Arab Emirates


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the UK’s largest civil export market in the Middle East and 12th biggest globally.

The UAE has diversified its economy away from oil. Non-oil sectors now contribute about 70 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The majority of the UAE population is made up of expatriates, with around 120,000 UK residents.

This guide highlights the advantages and challenges of exporting to the United Arab Emirates, the sectoral opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and the support available for exporting to the United Arab Emirates.