About Us


Austria is an important member of the European Union and is located in southern Central Europe in the very heart of Europe. Austria has common borders with eight other countries: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

As one of the most prosperous EU member states Austria is politically as well as economically connected with the United Arab Emirates since its creation in the 1970ies. Austrian engineers and companies have contributed greatly to the large infrastructure developments in the UAE. As a result of this commitment more than 180 companies from Austria are operating in the UAE. This group forms the basis of the Austrian Business Council UAE and was established under the patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in June 2008.

Purposes of the council

  • To facilitate the exchange of business information

    and to promote business opportunities between Austria and the UAE as well as among Austrian and other nationalities in the UAE.

  • To promote Austrian - Arabian relations

    within the UAE community.

  • To maintain close social and business links

    with the Chambers of Commerce in all the Emirates.

  • To develop links or affiliations

    with other trade or business groups worldwide.

  • To promote

    social and sporting activities.


Our mission is to bring together UAE and Austrian business people and companies, further on to foster sound business relations, to strengthen networking and communication as well as to increase awareness of business opportunities between both countries.