BCB August: 36 days to go!

Date Posted:Thu, 26th Aug 2021

BCB August: 36 days to go!

As the weather in the UAE starts to show some signs of cooling down (it?s all relative but, 45C to 39C is a big & welcome drop!) things are hotting up with Expo 2020 Dubai on the immediate horizon, now just over a month away. You will hear lots more from us on Expo over the coming months!


The UAE’s recent addition to the UK’s ‘Amber’ travel list is therefore a very welcome development as it makes visiting the UAE for business, pleasure or Expo altogether move practicable and we hope to see many of you here in the coming months. We’re also very pleased to see the return to a full series of physical trade shows in the UAE over the coming 6-7 months with the first, WETEX in Dubai (sustainability & green energy), starting on October 5th.

This month, we bring you a number of articles and news pieces on various industries and sectors from our colleagues. This includes a general overview on tradethe UAE defence industryscrap metal; and a really interesting article on economic competition in the GCC. Your feedback is welcome.

And finally, we’re delighted to be working again with our friends in Yorkshire, Chamber International, on their 1st September GCC Trade Forum (see details and registration here) and hope you can join us on that.


Update on UAE’s trade shows & exhibitions
Check out the upcoming scheduled (in-person) trade shows & exhibitions over the next 7 months in the UAE.

Trade recovery coming into 2021’s last quarter
The value of international trade is expected to undergo a quick recovery as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected at the start of 2021. Click here to learn more.

Defence and security in the UAE
As the UAE government continues its efforts to expand the economy, a steady growth in defence expenditure is expected over the coming years. Find out the areas requiring UK expertise and innovative solutions.

Scrap that: it’s no waste of time!
The UAE is among the top ten suppliers of ferrous scrap metal in the world. Learn more on the contributing factors and areas of market opportunities for UK companies.

The benefits of a competitive GCC in the post-oil era
The GCC landscape is shifting and with increased competition comes increased opportunity for the region. Find out what can be expected in this new post-oil landscape.