What You Can Expect

If you have a business or are working in a company and would like to do business with the Australian community in Dubai, then joining the Australian Business Council Dubai is essential. With over 940 members representing 48 different industries, the ABCD provides connectivity resulting in real business success. We facilitate bilateral business opportunities between the Gulf and Australasian regions. 

The combination of our active professional and social events calendar combined with our variety of marketing platforms creates a vibrant networking forum to facilitate business opportunities. Once you have joined, the key to making the ABCD a success for you is to get engaged. Attend events, contribute to the digital conversations, engage with other members. The ABCD provides a resource for you to leverage yourself and your business, and the more active you are, the more you will receive in return.

Our activities


Our events are a strategic mix of commercial, social and sporting forums designed to provide a relaxed comfortable environment, which enables commercial and personal relationships to blossom:

  • 20 business events each year, including ‘Business at Lunch’ and ‘Knowledge Series’ headlined by senior Gulf or Australian business and Government authorities. These functions provide an effective arena for networking amongst members and guests.
  • General Membership and Young Professional Networking Evenings 
  • Entrepreneurs Series
  • Partners Program
  • Ambassadors Cup: Inter-business Council Golf Tournament
  • Qantas Classic Golf Day
  • Cultural Iftar Dinner
  • Australia Day Celebrations
  • AFL Grand Final Breakfast
  • Anzac Day Celebrations 
  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Long Breakfast
  • Member’s Christmas Event
  • Trade and Business Forums



  • Our website carries up-to-the-minute news, business and regulatory information, 
  • Our Members Directory is a powerful potential networking resource providing contact details for all our members
  • With over 8,000 contacts on social media, we share the current issues from Australia and within the Gulf
  • Eshot communications with information and messaging relevant to the Australian business community in Dubai
  • Up to 10 electronic issues of Focus Newsletter; covering current business issues and upcoming events, is circulated to all members



Your Australian Business Council Dubai brings you a fabulous range of member benefits. In addition to business support, we bring members compelling discounts and special offers on services covering Health & Lifestyle, Retail Therapy, Fine Dining & Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Business Services and Education.


  • Business networking opportunities
  • Assistance with links to key industry and government bodies in the UAE and GCC
  • Representing the views and interests of members to government departments and other organisations in the UAE
  • Trade and Business forums
  • Engaging Calendar of Business and Social events
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Ten electronic issues of ‘Focus’ newsletter per year
  • The opportunity to contribute business related articles within the 'Focus' newsletter
  • Discounts on specific fares on Emirates routes


Our job is to provide support for our members to build success now and in the long-term. 


Latest Member Offers


Six Senses Spa - Corporate Wellness Membership

Enjoy - 15% off any spa treatment for all Members (Nov 2018 - May 2019) - Discount is available only when the individual presents a valid Membership card - Discount is not available in conjunction with any other promotional spa offers Terms & Conditions apply: Once you book your treatment, we automatically add an additional 30 minute complimentary sensory experience based on the suite of your choice. Six Senses Spa Dubai offers six treatment suites which are each dedicated to a different sense to promote well-being and achieve a perfect balance of calm. Located on Level 5 of the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai.

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Molecule Restaurant, Gallery Lounge

ABCD Members are entitled to a 25% discount on all food and beverages at Molecule Restaurant. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Please present your valid membership card at the cashier at the time of payment.

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Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre -YALUMBA

ABCD members pay only AED449 instead of AED529 for Brunchology at Yalumba. A newly revamped brunch concept revolving around the science of brunching. We are the md Yalumba brunch scientists, creating a monster of a brunch for your Fridays. Prepare yourselves for an intrepid formula of spectacular food, bubbling bevvies and wacky games. Join the after-brunch party with DJ Kennedy and enjoy 30% discount on beverages during happy hour (3:30pm to 7pm). ABCD members pay only AED449 for the Yalumba Thursday evening ‘Bubble & Vibes’ with unlimited Taittinger Brut NV pour, cocktails, wines and beer and AED 229 for house beverages package on Thursdays. ABCD members can enjoy 30% discount across the following venues on a la carte orders at M’s Grill, Long Yin, The Dubliner’s, Warehouse, Sukhothai, Jules Bar and Casa Mia. Valid membership cards must be presented on the day to avail the discount. Bookings are essential. *Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other promotions.

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