A partnership built on trust
A relationship that matters
The Emirates Society strengthens the UK-UAE relationship, deepening public understanding about the UAE in Britain.
The Emirates Society offers its deepest condolences to the people of the UAE on the death of their President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and its congratulations on the election of its new President HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The United Arab Emirates is:
One of the UK’s top trading partners
A force for stability and counter-extremism in the Middle East
Where 100,000 British people call home
The Society exists to promote the relationship between Britain and the UAE, and increase awareness of it in both countries. To do this, we publish material and host events relating to the UAE and the UK relationship. These include panel discussions, lectures, ﬁlm screenings and social occasions. You can see our latest recordings here. Sign up here to receive our occasional newsletter.
The UK-UAE Relationship
The UK and UAE have a deep and historic partnership which supports jobs and prosperity for both countries and peace and moderation in the Middle East.
Partners for prosperity and in investment
The UAE is the UK’s fourth biggest trading partner outside Europe and the UK’s largest export market in the Middle East.
Partners in education
Dozens of British schools and universities operate in the UAE and thousands of Emiratis study in the UK each year.
Partners in green energy
The UAE is a big investor in British green energy, including major offshore wind farms.