Interest for Business Mission to the United Arab Emirates

Singapore Business Federation is organizing a Business Mission to the United Arab Emirates (date to be advised). The delegation will be visiting Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.


This mission aims to gain a first-hand understanding of the market dynamics and emerging sectors, and establish useful business and official contacts through SBF’s network of business chambers and associations, investment promotion & economic development agencies as well as professional service multipliers.

The following sector-specific industry tracks are being arranged. Other industry tracks may also be included, which will be dependent on the final delegation’s industry composition and relevance.

  • Track 1: Information Communications Technology (ICT)

  • Track 2: Oil & Gas

  • Track 3: Logistics

  • Track 4: Trading and Distribution

Mission Program Highlights

  • Briefing sessions on the market’s’ latest developments, investment and business opportunities, tax and legal system, industry specific overviews and insights

  • Meetings and site visits with various local conglomerates and government ministries where relevant

  • Business matching and networking with members of the respective local business communities, and representatives of the chambers and associations, government ministries and key conglomerates

Please contact Ms Stella Ng (  / 6827 6842) or Mr Alan Tan (  / 6827 6894) to indicate your participation interest,
and to be kept updated on latest details of the program and costs.



Key Facts about the United Arab Emirates

  • Market


    • A member state of the Greater Area Free Trade Area (GAFTA) provides access to the Arab Market with a population of over 260million


    • The GCC-Singapore FTA grants 99 percent of tariff lines for Singapore goods exported to the GCC tariff-free concessions


    • Singapore companies can easily choose amongst the 30 plus free zones that the UAE has to set up a company, a branch or a representative office


  • Economy


    • UAE has the second-largest economy in the Arab world. GDP in 2017 recorded at USD382 billion and is expected to remain above 3 percent for 2018 and 2019.


    • EXPO 2020, the third largest global event after Olympic games and FIFA world cup, will attract more than 25 million visitors from 180 different countries. This major event will leave a significant impact on UAE's economic growth.


  • Sectors of Opportunity


    • Consumer goods, Oil and Gas equipment, Information and Communications Technology, Airport and Ancillary Facilities, Construction / Architectural Services, Urban Development, Franchising, Waste Management, and Healthcare.

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