News Archive

Invitation: Virtual Get-Together for ABC Members

Dear Members, In phone calls over the past week with some of you, we proposed to set up a frequent “virtual get-together” for ABC members:  A small group of members getting together on a video conferencing platform with the sole purpose of exchanging experiences, information, solutions and concerns regarding the current situation – basically an […]

Ministerial Resolution No. (281) of 2020 Regulating the Remote Work in Private Establishments during the Period of Application of Precautionary Measures to Curb the Spread of Novel Coronavirus 

Please find the English translation of the Ministerial Resolution No. (281) of 2020 Regulating the Remote Work in Private Establishments during the Period of Application of Precautionary Measures to Curb the Spread of Novel Coronavirus: CLICK HERE

Dubai Customs’ Economic Stimulus Package

Dubai Customs’ Economic Stimulus Package provided by the Department of Economic Development:  CLICK HERE

COVID-19: Resolution of the Attorney General on Violations & Administrative Sanctions

Please find the official and translated version of COVID-19 resolution on the penalties for violating the rules:  CLICK HERE

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH NEW SERVICE TO VIENNA

Great news – for a change 🙂 – thanks to Etihad – Etihad launches service to Vienna in May 2020. Read Media Release

POSTPONED – ABC Member Speed Networking (09 March) & Event with Dubai Future Foundation (16 March)

We regret to inform you that we will have to postpone the ABC Member Speed Networking Event scheduled for Monday, March 9.  Although getting to know other members in a structured manner was mentioned often when we requested feedback from you on what we could do to improve our services, the response was rather reluctant. […]

Departer – The German Headhunter / New Job Posting

“Departer-The German Headhunter´s” client,  an internationally operating events and projects management company providing excellent customer service in the areas of lighting and audio-visual project planning and management, is looking for a German Speaking Executive Assistant (f/m/d). For more info click here: “German Speaking Executive Assistant (f/m/d)”

“Colors of Life”  – Solo Exhibition of Austrian painter Thomas Salamonski in Abu Dhabi

Thomas Salamonski, an Austrian contemporary painter, is returning to Abu Dhabi and invitates you to the opening reception of his solo exhibition “Colors of Life”  on Tuesday, Feb 25th, at 7 pm in Coya Abu Dhabi, Maryah Island. RSVP: reservations.ad@coyarestaurant.ae

Stellenausschreibung an der Österreichischen Botschaft Abu Dhabi

Die Österreichische Botschaft Abu Dhabi sucht eine/n “Verwaltungs- und Konsulat Mitarbeiter” in Teilzeit (20 Stunden pro Woche).  Mehr Infos HIER. 

Einladung zur Zeitzeugenstunde – Von der Berliner Mauer zu den Palästen Arabiens

EINLADUNG ZUR ZEITZEUGEN-STUNDE – Julika Oldenburg, eine deutsche Autorin und Journalistin wird unter anderem über ihren autobiographischen Roman sowie ihre Bücher über und Erlebnisse in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten sprechen. Am Montag, 20. Januar 2020 um 19.00 Uhr im andiamo! bistro Al Zeina C2, Abu Dhabi. Mehr Infos HIER. 

“Economic Substance Regulations” by Anders Legal Consultancy

Our member Anders Legal Consultany kindly provides us with a circular on “Economic Substance Regulations” which is available for you in both German and English:  “Economic Substance Regulations – New Regulations for Conducting Business in the United Arab Emirates”” “Economic Substance Regulations – Neue Vorschriften für Geschäftstätigkeiten in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten”

Departer – The German Headhunter / New Job Postings

Our member “Departer-The German Headhunter” has some great new openings to announce. Interested? Have a look: “Intern Talent Research (f/m) and Sales Support” “Senior Strategy Officer (f/m/d)” “Head of Project Management and Planning (f/m/d)” “Director Business Unit System Integration (f/m/d)” “General Manager (f/m/d) Industrial Automation” “Arabic Speaking Junior Legal & Tax Consultant (f/m/d)”

Complimentary Tax Event by Crowe Mak on 14. January in Dubai

Our member Crowe Mak invites you to a complimentary Tax event “OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) in the GCC Countries – What does it mean for multinational companies with a presence in the region?” on 14. January at the Ritz Carlton DIFC . INVITATION GCC Tax Event 14th January. 

ABC-Indikator Umfrage 2019

Im Oktober 2019 wurde von der WKO die jährliche Umfrage unter den österreichischen Niederlassungen in den VAE durchgeführt. Hier finden sie die gesamte Auswertung. 

Experiencing the inaugural flight of Air Arabia to VIENNA

Our Chairman Werner Baumgartner had the honour of joining the inaugural flight of Air Arabia from Sharjah to Vienna! Read about his experience!

Relaxation of Foreign District Investment in the United Arab Emirates by Anders Legal Consultancy

Our member Anders Legal Consultany provided us with a circular on “Relaxation of Foreign District Investment in the United Arab Emirates” which is available for you in both German and English:  “Erleichterung ausländischer Direktinvestitionen in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten” “Relaxation of Foreign Direct Investment in the United Arab Emirates”

Departer – New Job Posting “Praktikantin/en in Voll- oder Teilzeit mit der Möglichkeit zur Festeinstellung im Sales Support”

Zur Erweiterung des Departer-Teams suchen wir ab sofort eine/n Praktikantin/en in Voll- oder Teilzeit mit der Möglichkeit zur Festeinstellung im Sales Support und im Talent Research. Sie erwartet ein vielseitiger Tätigkeitsbereich mit diversen Freiräumen zur Verwirklichung von Ideen, die durch flache Hierarchiestrukturen ermöglicht werden. Sie werden Mitglied eines motivierten und kollegialen deutschen Teams mit internationalen […]

UAE Labour Law Legal Proceedings in Front of the Dubai Labour Court: The Most Important Questions by Anders Legal Consultancy Dubai

Our member Anders Legal Consultany provided us with a circular on UAE Labour Law Legal Proceedings in Front of the Dubai Labour Court, which is available for you in both German and English:  “Das arbeitsgerichtliche Verfahren in Dubai: Die wichtigsten Fragen” “Legal Proceedings in Front of the Dubai Labour Court: The Most Important Questions”  

The ABC 10th Anniversary Beach Gala – 06th December 2018

The highlights of the ABC ‘s 10 anniversary Beach gala celebrations included the introduction by Werner Baumgartner and his presentation of awards to key ABC board members including Dr. Wolfgang Penzias, Josef Kleindienst, Theodor Strohal, Klaus Eidelpes, and ABC’s core team members Marie Luise Hohengassner. Mr. Richard Bandera, the Austrian Commercial Counsellor took the opportunity to highlight the […]

Results – Election of the Administrative Board

It is our great pleasure to announce the results of the election of the new Austrian Business Council (ABC) Administrative Board that was held on Monday, 22nd of May 2017 during the ABC Annual General Assembly at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The main purpose of the evening was to review the progress […]

Election of the Administrative Board

Kindly find below the program and the list of candidates for our Annual General Assembly & the Election of the Administrative Board on Monday, the 22nd of May 2017. Program of the ABC review: 1. Welcome & Report by Secretary General Mr. Richard Bandera 2. Welcome & ABC Event Review by Chairman Mr. Werner Baumgartner […]

World Classical Music Series – Gergely Bogányi

Date: 10th February 2017 Time: 20:00 – 22:00 Location: The Ballroom, One & Only Royal Mirage On February 10, the famous Star Pianist Gergely Bogányi will take the stage of the One & Only Royal Mirage Ballroom performing masterpieces by Chopin, Schubert, and Liszt. Organised by the Dubai Concert Committee, this event is sure to […]

“Austrian Business Council – Personality of the Year” Award 2016

Award Notification We are delighted to announce the winner of the “Austrian Business Council – Personality of the Year” Award 2016 during the Festive Christmas Gala Evening held on 8th of December 2016 at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai: Klaus Ehrenbrandtner Regional Director Asia & Middle East, Austrian National Tourist Office Dubai has shown initiative […]

Austrian Artist Dagmar Braendle has been nomiated for Palm Award 2016

Dagmar BRAENDLE has been nominated for the Palm Art Award 2016! It’s a world wide competition for Artists!  The winner will be announced at 30th of December!  A jury of different kind of Art specialists will decide,  who will be the winner for 2016!      

Corporate Social Responsibility

For the 2nd year in a row, RoadSafetyUAE won the most prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility awards in the region, the Arabia CSR Awards in the Small Enterprises Category. Thomas Edelmann, Founder and Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE states: “Road safety is such an important cause of UAE’s society and we are proud that our work gets recognized […]

“Austrian Business Council – Personality of the Year” Award 2016

After having run the “ABC Best Company of the Year” award for 3 years, we have chosen to change our yearly award to become the “Austrian Business Council – Personality of the Year”. We are looking to broaden the base of submissions to Individuals in the GCC who have shown initiative, support and invested ideas […]

Departer & AHK HR Survey 2016

The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) and Departer – The German Headhunter are again conducting a HR Survey to identify salary structures and HR trends in the UAE. The results of this HR Survey will help us to create an overview of different salary levels in various industrial sectors in the […]

Bandera meets Battuta

Invitation to the first exhibition in the UAE of the Austrian ceramics artist Doris Bandera at the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower (World Trade Center, 91st floor) in Abu Dhabi on October 5th at 5 PM.    

MESTER at the MODUL University

Our member DACH Advisory succeeded in establishing an Austrian University in Dubai: The MODUL university. Established in Vienna in 1908, the MODUL brand has over 100 years of legacy in hospitality and tourism education. The Dubai branch marks the opening of the first ever Austrian university in the region. Founded by Dubai Investments, the University offers […]

Austria Business Center wins Department of Economic Development (DED) Partners Forum Award 2016

Austria Business Center has won the prestigious Partners Forum Award 2016 from The Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED). The award ceremony took place on 16th March 2016 at The Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai and the CEO for Austria Business Center, Mr. Josef Kleindienst was present to receive the award.  

Departer celebrates 8th anniversary in Dubai

Departer – The German Headhunter – was founded in March 2008 as a specialist recruitment consultancy and agency for international HR projects of companies headquartered in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The founders recognised early the need for innovative recruitment approaches and an international candidate pool to ensure the successful recruitment of professionals in a globalised […]

Saubermacher mit Großauftrag im Nahen Osten

Der steirische Entsorgungsspezialist Saubermacher fährt gleich zwei Großaufträge im Oman ein, wie das Unternehmen am Donnerstag bekannt gab. Wien. Über ein Joint Venture mit lokalen Unternehmen wird Saubermacher bei der Errichtung einer innovativen Ressourcenwirtschaft im Sultanat Oman federführend mitwirken, erklärte das Unternehmen am Donnerstag in einer Aussendung. Weiterer Meilenstein im Nahen Osten Nach Abu Dhabi […]

Austrian Best Business in the GCC Award 2015 Ceremony

We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Oliver Zuegel from Franck & Prime who has kindly sponsored the AWARD Trophy for 2015. The 2015 Award for the Austrian Best Business in the GCC was specially designed and handcrafted by the Austrian designer Christoph Steindorfer – www.wedenstein.com. In the Middle East „Wedenstein” is represented […]

Award Notification – Austrian Best Business in the GCC Award 2015

We are delighted to announce the winner of the “Austrian Best Business in the GCC” Award 2015 for outstanding achievements in fostering business relations between Austria and the Gulf Countries PORR Bau GmbH Thomas Stiegler, Member of Executive Board Thorsten Härtel – Technical Manager PORR Group is one of Austria’s largest construction companies and a […]

“AUSTRIAN BEST BUSINESS IN THE GCC” AWARD 2015

We kindly invite you and your company to participate at the “AUSTRIAN BEST BUSINESS IN THE GCC” AWARD 2015. The entry is open for ABC members as well as for Austrian companies being active in the UAE and other GCC countries even if they are not members. If interested, please fill in the online questionnaire, […]

AUSTRIA CONNECT GULF 2015

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, the Foreign Trade Promotion Organization of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) proudly announces the regional conference Austria Connect Gulf 2015 Date: Sunday, 22nd November 2015 Venue: Raffles Hotel Dubai, Ballroom Time: 09.30 am to 5.00 pm, followed by an evening reception “Rethink Gulf – From Integration to Education” is the topic of […]

Results – Election of Executive Board

It is our great pleasure to announce the results of the election of the new Austrian Business Council (ABC) Executive Committee Board that was held on Thursday, 3rd June 2015 during the ABC Annual General Meeting at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. The main purpose of the evening was to review the progress and activities […]

"DUBAI'S COMPULSORY HEALTH INSURANCE LAW"

We are pleased to inform you about the latest Employer’s guide to the Dubai Health Insurance Law issued 01/10/14. Please click here to access the presentations. Furthermore, we are providing the presentation from Clyde & Co. For further information please contact Ms. Rebecca Bleek, Assistant Vice President DMCC Business Development / Insure Direct (Brokers) LLC. P.O. […]

Join the world's largest agricultural innovation event

Join the world’s largest agricultural innovation event – be at GFIA 2014 and be ready for the future. Hosted by the City of Abu Dhabi from 3-5 February 2014, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculturewill host the world’s largest collection of game-changing agricultural innovations.From Government Ministries and UN entities to NGO’s, scientists and entrepreneurs, […]

Discover the World of the Future Louvre Abu Dhabi

“Discover the World of the Future Louvre Abu Dhabi” Exclusive Tour guided by Ms. Verena Formanek, Senior Project Manager of the Guggenheim Museum on May 22nd 2013 We are pleased to invite you to our very first Austrian Business Council (ABC) event in Abu Dhabi. It has always been our wish to organize an event in Abu […]

Oktoberfest in Dubai

9th October 2013 at the “Brauhaus” Jumeira Rotana & 24th October 2013 at the Sheraton Jumeirah Hotel “O’zapft is!” Celebrate with us and soak up the atmosphere at the most authentic Oktoberfest Festivals in Dubai and enjoy traditional Bavarian food, drinks & live entertainment. Special thanks to our board members Siegfried Spiegl and Thomas Edelmann, who have […]

Results: Election of Executive Committee

It’s our great pleasure to announce to you the new Austrian Business Council (ABC) Executive Committee that was elected on Thursday, 30th May 2013 during the ABC Annual General Meeting at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. The main purpose of the evening was to review the progress and activities during the past two years (June 2011 […]