Exporting to the United Arab Emirates

Our next market visit to the UAE will be in May 2024

Following another successful market visit in February to the UAE for Arab Health, Gulfood and to meet with our retailer and distribution network, we will be heading back out to the UAE in May 2024.

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

Trends, insights and articles on the United Arab Emirates

Client requests and current export opportunities in the UAE

Protein shakes

A long-standing distributor is seeking RTD high protein shakes that have a minimum 12 month shelf life and are not avaialble in the UAE at present but wanting to enter and willing to make the packaging UAE market compliant

Pet food/pet care items

A well established distributor is looking to source a range of pet food, treats or pet care items which are not currently available in the UAE market

Feminine hygiene

A distributor is looking for an innovative eco-friendly range of feminine hygiene products to bring into the UAE grocery retail market. Should not be available in the market already.

Fertility supplements

In sachets, minimum 5000 packs to begin with of both female and male developed formulations

Bulk capsules and tablets

A distributor supplying the wider MENA region is looking for a GMP accredited or ISO22000 facility who are able to provide high volumes of halal friendly bulk capsules and tablets.

Liposomal Supplements

A beauty focused distributor is seeking a range of liposomal supplements to add to their present portfolio and customer base of high end retailers, pharmacy chains and department stores. Ideally a brand not currently present in the UAE

Marine collagen protein bars

A retailer is seeking a marine collagen layered protein bar manufacturer to support their growing range of private label snack brands

Carbonated Preworkout RTD in a can

A retailer is seeking a low MOQ manufacturer who can produce this kind of soft beverages

Kids biscuits for lunchboxes

A retailer is looking for mini portion size snacks, biscuits and more for children’s school lunchboxes. Must be allergen free and ideally not already available in the UAE.

British brands/produce

A distributor already importing and specialising in traditional British produce is looking to expand their retail offerings with more British brands ready to enter the UAE and work exclusively

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.

    Sign up to the Bolst Global community for updates, information and opportunities


    Export Product Sourcing