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 600 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:

  • Various business events each year, including knowledge building seminars headlined by senior Gulf or Australian business representatives and Government authorities. These functions provide an effective arena for members and guests to build their commercial networks. 
  • General Membership and Young Professional Networking Evenings 
  • Entrepreneurs Series
  • Partners Program
  • Cultural Iftar Dinner
  • Australia Day Celebrations
  • AFL Grand Final Breakfast
  • Anzac Day Celebrations 
  • 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 10,000 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 6 electronic issues of the John Dory Newsletter; covering current business issues and upcoming events and 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 'John Dory' 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. 

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