Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Trade & Commercial Office in Washington, DC.
On behalf of HE Sultan Al Mansoori the UAE Minister of Economy, and HE Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US, I would like to thank you for your interest to learn more about trade and commerce in the UAE.
Over the past few years, the UAE managed to diversify its economy and consistently adapt to an ever-changing world. This exceptional achievement can be attributed to the role the UAE plays as an economic oasis, which serves as a hub for international trade, business development, tourism, and financial services.
One of the main lessons learned from the recent economic downturn is how deeply interconnected the global markets are. Events in the US, the Far East, and Europe reverberated throughout the world, affecting the global economy. Despite the challenges, the UAE remains steadfast in its commitment to a cooperative and interdependent global economic framework, and it is in this framework that we see the most viable route towards tackling challenges facing the global financial system.
The Ministry of Economy - particularly the Foreign Trade division, has embarked on a mission to restructure and expand the operations of all Trade Offices representing the UAE in major economies. This task began with the Trade Office in Washington, DC. The US is one of the UAE’s most important economic partners. In fact, the UAE is the single largest export market for US goods and services in the Arab world, and for 30 years the UAE has been investing in US capital markets making it a reliable long term contributor to US economic growth.
The mission of the UAE Trade Office in the US is to further enhance and maintain the positive nature of the UAE/US bilateral trade and commerce relationship. The intent of this website is to assist individuals and companies in both countries, who seek information on trade and commerce in the UAE. I recommend browsing our Interactive Trade map for the most current breakdown of UAE-US bilateral trade numbers. If you are interested in exporting, either from the US or the UAE, please take a moment to look at our import export portal. I hope you will find it useful and helps meet your objectives.
Saud H. Al Nowais
UAE Embassy Commercial Counselor
Washington D.C. USA