We promote commercial interests for Norwegian companies in the UAE and create opportunities for Norwegians residing in the UAE to meet, collaborate and learn.

What we do

NBC is an active forum for Norwegian companies and business people to exchange experience and draw knowledge about business-related issues in Dubai. We encourage all newcomers, as well as already established Norwegian companies, to become members. Our strength and value is all about having a broad range of businesses represented and a variety of experiences to be shared.

Young Professionals

The Young Professional network is a new venture by the Norwegian Business Council. In cooperation with other Nordic business councils, NBC YP aims to provide a platform for young professionals between the ages 21 and 35 to attend events catered to young professionals, gain insightful advice from industry executives and expand their network. Board member Maria Gharesifard is NBC´s Young Professional representative.

NBC YP mentorship program is a six-month program which links ambitious young professionals with knowledgeable executives and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please send a few lines on what you would offer as a mentor to

Social Events

We host social events in accordance with Norwegian traditions, and welcome the Norwegian community in Dubai to meet and socialize.

Professional Events

In collaboration with individuals, companies and government entities we host professional events for learning and networking.


We facilitate contact and meetings between organizations and individuals to support and promote Norwegian business interests.


We inform our members about important issues in regional business and politics through our website, newsletter and events.

Team Norway

Together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway and other partners, we are part of the cross-collaboration group Team Norway.


The UAE has a vibrant Norwegian community of expats, professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.

Norwegian SME's operate in the UAE

Norwegians live in the UAE


of NBC's members are entrepreneurs


Our work is made possible by the generous contributions of our platinum sponsors:

Membership benefits

A membership in the Norwegian Business Council gives you numerous benefits


  • Participate in business-related events to keep you on top of the latest regional developments.
  • Get exclusive invitations to events hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce
  • Expand your social and your professional network
  • Connect with the Nordic community in Dubai through social events like dinners, golf tournaments and sundowners
  • Promote your own business through our channels
  • Support NBC’s work for the common good of all Norwegian businesses and individuals in the region
  • Access to support and advice from professionals in a wide range of fields

Our members

  • Expats – 62%
  • Entrepreneurs – 14%
  • Investors – 9%
  • Local hires – 5%

Managing Performance while remote working during COVID-19

Together with Olam Group, we are inviting you to this  free webinar. The COVID-19  pandemic has forever changed the way businesses operate. Remote working is now a legal option and common practice as employees in the UAE quickly transitioned to working from home...

Essential information on the Covid-19 outbreak in the United Arab Emirates

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have cancelled all scheduled events until further notice and are working on ways to support the Norwegian business community digitally.  During this time, we encourage you to get in touch with us to share your experience and ideas on...

Payment information

Payment information If you need to make a payment to NBC, please find information on different options below.   Next Previous Bank transfer Cheque Cash Bank Name: Emirates Islamic   Account Number: 3707621164901 IBAN: AE740340003707621164901 SWIFT code:...

UAEs nye firma- og visumregler

Tidlig sommer 2018 publiserte regjeringen i UAE at det blir gjort store endringer rundt eierskap i lokale bedrifter og visum for enkelte yrkesgrupper. Denne artikkelen tar for seg hva som ble kommunisert, og hvordan det kan påvirker livet for nordmenn i UAE.

Situasjonen i Qatar – hvordan påvirker det norske forretninger i UAE?

I lys av det endrede politiske landskapet etter mandagens nyheter har NBC arbeidet for å samle informasjon om hva slags betydning det kan ha for norske forretninger i UAE. 

LET’s get acquainted

Moving to Dubai? Starting a business? Curious about NBC membership? No question is too big or small. Let us know how we can help you.
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