UAE - Israel Business Council
Building Ties that Promote Trade, Innovation & Cooperation
About the UIBC
The UAE-Israel Business Council was established by business and public sector leaders from the UAE and Israel to help foster shared opportunities, economic cooperation and business partnerships between Emiratis and Israelis.
We connect between Israel’s dynamic technology and innovation ecosystem, and the UAE’s unique strengths in finance, trade, and logistics.
Together, we can build a brighter future for the entire region.
Startups in Israel
Trading With UAE
Fortune 500 Companies
with a presence in UAE
UAE’s airports in 2019
A New Era of Opportunity
On September 15, 2020, the leaders of the UAE and Israel signed the historic accords at the White House, fully normalizing relations between the two countries.
Unique among the countries of the Middle East, the UAE is the region’s preeminent trade, transport, and financial hub, and one of the world’s leading commercial centers. Israel, the “Start-Up Nation”, is an undisputed leader in technology and innovation, with the most per capita startups, R&D spending, tech unicorns, and Nobel Prizes, and the source of many of the world’s key enabling technologies.
The UAE and Israel are open, dynamic, and multi-cultural societies, which promote religious tolerance, celebrate innovation, and seek to better the lives of their citizens.
The UAE was established in 1971 and Israel in 1948, yet in the short time since their independence, they have developed into the most socially, economically and educationally advanced nations in the region.
Key Areas for Cooperation
As the region’s most dynamic economies, the UAE and Israel boast a broad range of highly-complementary strengths. When properly matched, these strengths offer unprecedented opportunities to the business communities in each country.
From established technology leaders to innovative and high growth start-ups, our network includes cutting edge technology companies seeking to benefit from commercialization, finance, and expanded trade opportunities.
Agriculture, Energy & Water
The UAE and Israel are among the strongest ecosystems for the development and deployment of innovative technologies in the fields of agriculture, desalination, water conservation, energy production, and renewables.
Finance, Logistics & Transportation
As one of the world’s great commercial and transport hubs, the UAE offers unique opportunities for the commercialization, development and financing of joint initiatives across the spectrum of sectors in which our members are active.
Our members include leading professional services providers in the fields of law, accounting, corporate services, finance, venture capital, and business development, with a strong interest in expanding into each other’s markets.
Medical & Biotech
Israel is a world leader in the life sciences, and home to 2,000 medical device, biotechnology, and health care technology providers, in addition to world class medical and research facilities. The UAE boasts one of the most respected and advanced health care systems in the world.
Tourism & Hospitality
Israel and the UAE are home to thriving tourism industries with world class attractions. Our members include an array of travel and hospitality providers, with significant room for cooperation on both sides.