Exporting to the United Arab Emirates

Our next market visit to the UAE will be in June 2023

Following another successful market visit to the UAE for the Arab Health exhibition and Gulfood trade show in Dubai we will be heading back out to the UAE in June to meet with our retailer and distribution network. Both of these exhibitions are the largest of their kind and provide a global platform for brands looking to increase their export business opportunities.

Whilst out in market we will be meeting with our connections to showcase our portfolio of client products to potential buyers and develop relationships with key stake holders.

We have a number of resources for brands considering the UAE as an export territory, take a look further down this page for helpful guides and key insights as well as the latest opportunities from our partners out in market.

If you are a retailer or distributor who would like to have a face to face meeting whilst we are in this region, please get in touch.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions in the UAE

The Specialty Food Festival

November 7 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Organic & Natural Products Expo Dubai

December 12 @ 10:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm

Trends, insights and articles on the United Arab Emirates

Client requests and current export opportunities in the UAE

Pet Food / Care Items

Various requests to expand the pet food, care and general pet sector through our retailer and distributor network. If you have an innovative or unique offering for the sector and would like to see if the UAE has an interest then please put forward your products for consideration

High Protein Shakes

A distributor is looking for high protein (30g minimum per serving) RTD shakes that are not currently present in the UAE but would like to enter this market. This partner already has an established customer base for this kind of product and would work off net net pricing without any significant investment support needed by the brand.

Single Serve Cereals

A distributor is looking for competitively priced single serve museli/porridge/cereals for the hospitality sector.  Must be willing to start with small quantities and build the opportunity organically.

Collagen Products

With high demand for this kind of product that works wonders for your skin, joints and more we have a number of partners in the market asking for convenient ready to consume collagen products. If these products contain animal sources then they must be appropriately halal certified.

Granola/Breakfast Cereals

A UAE Distributor is looking for a new to the UAE brand of healthy granolas/breakfast bowls which is both wholesome and also competitively priced.

High Protein Ready-to-Eat Pancakes

A large health and nutrition retailer is seeking a manufacturer of long shelf life (9 months minimum) high protein, low carbohydrate flavoured pancakes who is willing to offer private label manufacturing.

High Protein Baked Goods

A Middle Eastern retailer is looking to source a high protein baked goods for their outlets – these can be loaves, morning goods and any other bakery items

The product should be with a minimum of 7 days shelf life and ambient.

The products would be required to be sent to a UK destination for exporting and no Arabic labelling or date coding is required as this will be done by the company taking title of the goods in the UK.

Alternative Vegan Cheese

A UAE contact would like to source alternative vegan cheese products. These products should not already be available in the UAE market. (various types i.e. mozzarella, cheddar; & formats i.e. slices, grated, spreads, etc.)

Alternative Milk Products

A UAE distributor is actively sourcing a supplier of alternative milk products (i.e. ready-to-drink, coffees, actual milk alternatives)

Please take a look around our website to find more information on the specific services we provide. For new start up businesses and companies with limited budget or resources, we have developed a range of low cost digital products to help you kick start your export journey. In addition, we can provide one-to-one video support alongside the specific market reports available.

  • Marketing Framework Tutorial

  • Commercial Invoice Tutorial

  • Product Information Sheet For Export

  • Global Trends Report

  • UAE Market Access Programme

Please complete the contact form below and one of our team will come back to you shortly.

If you are a retailer or distributor looking to source reputable products in the health and wellness space, please contact us to request access to our pre-validated brand portfolio.

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