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The BBG provides a forum for the British business community in Abu Dhabi.
The BBG provides advice and help to British Trade Missions, Business Groups and other visitors to Abu Dhabi.
The BBG assists British enterprises who have formed or who are contemplating business in and with Abu Dhabi.
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Following the sad passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, an Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence:

Visit for updates from Buckingham Palace and information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s life and work.

UK in UAE and COVID-19:

British individuals in the UAE are encouraged to sign up to the UK government’s travel advice portal, and to stay up to date with government announcements surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 situation: 


Sign up to UK Government Email Alerts for #UKinUAE :


British Embassy Abu Dhabi Consular Services contact:


British Embassy Abu Dhabi contact for businesses:


UK Government COVID-19 Travel Advisory Notice:


UK Export Finance can help business facing disruption due to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you find you are having difficulties accessing support being made available by governments to companies in your region in a similar situation to yours, please contact our teams via for further advice.

To contact the UAE team email:


What financial support is available for UK businesses? The Chancellor has set out an unprecedented package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Full details of all financial support is available on the business support website:


Guidance for businesses:



Doing Business in the UAE:

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development has launched the Abu Dhabi Local Content Program (ADLC). To view this important user guide on how to receive an ADCL Certification Engagement for your company, please click HERE.



The intention of the BBG is to promote and develop business relations in and between Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the UK by providing a forum for the British business community in Abu Dhabi.


BBG Abu Dhabi is proud to be an affiliate organisation of the

British Chambers of Commerce Global Business Networks


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Chairman's Message

Thank you for visiting our website. The British and UAE governments have set a challenging goal for increasing bilateral trade to £25 billion by 2020. Towards that objective, the British Business Group (BBG) in Abu Dhabi aims to help UK companies identify and pursue business opportunities specifically in Abu Dhabi, but also across the wider UAE. We do this through a variety of regular networking, sector specific and speaker events…

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Ambassador's Message

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi. The BBG is one of the British government’s key stakeholders in the UAE. Our new Department for International Trade, led by its Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox, is determined to boost collaboration between government and business in pursuit of greater prosperity for the UK.

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BBG's Sponsors

Want to get involved as an official BBG sponsor for 2020? We have 4 levels of sponsorship, to find out which one is right for you please contact . .

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Capital Letter

Capital Letter is the official magazine for the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi. Click here to find out more and see our past issues.

The British Business Group wants to hear your news! Please email us on if you have news you think we may wish to feature.

To advertise in Capital Letter, review our cost effective Rate Card

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The BCBUAE is part of a wider global UKTI programme to provide practical on-the-ground support for UK SMEs & exporters to access new markets.

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