BCB May Newsletter: digital SMEs, dairy industry, medical tourism, RAK and UAE-UK Business Council

26 May, 2021

Good Morning

Much has been written about the UAE’s on-going ‘red list’ status with regards to UK travel and whilst this continues to impede trade & investment, the BCB remains fully engaged on a variety of projects. We continue to see a steady flow of digital-first British SMEs who have thrived over the last 12-18 months for whom the UAE is the obvious Middle East landing zone – see the article we wrote for the BBG in Abu Dhabi below.

We also highlight developments across sectors such as medical tourismhospitality and dairy industry and emerging business opportunities in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Finally, we’re delighted to announce our formal partnership with the UAE-UK Business Council. We have our first formal meeting scheduled for early June to develop this and we look forward to working with them to build bilateral business.



The BCB partners with the UAE-UK Business Council

When the BCB started in 2013, it was as a result of the UAE-UK Business Council’s efforts to develop tangible support for SMEs. Learn more on the shared DNA.

Brexit, Covid and the Rise of ‘Born Global’

Learn more on the importance of UK firms developing a robust business model and quality tech offer for their Middle East expansion plans.

Medical tourism & wellness in the UAE

The healthcare industry in recent years has emerged as one of the key sectors for economic growth of the UAE. Find out the contributing factors and areas of market opportunities.

Hospitality in the UAE

2020 posed challenges in Dubai’s hospitality industry, but all signs point towards a more vibrant and faster recovery. Click here to learn more on the driving factors & sector outlook.

Increase in demand for Dairy alternatives in the Middle East

Many consumers have shifted towards plant-based milk which is considered a healthier alternative to dairy. Learn more on the factors help driving consumer demand in the Middle East.

Ras Al Khaimah: more than an investment destination

Ras Al Khaimah is home to more than 13,000 multinational companies from 100 countries, and across 50 industries. Find out what it has to offer UK firms considering expansion to the Middle East region.