Health and Wellness in the United Arab Emirates

Five things you will gain from Bolst Global’s market access programme

Despite the many changes to everyday life since the COVID-19 pandemic began, international business is still going strong, particularly for those exporting to the United Arab Emirates.

If you’re new to doing business with the UAE, or are looking for export opportunities for your brand, then you’ve come to the right place.

Bolst Global has launched its first ever online market access programme aimed at exporters in the food and beverage sector, with an initial spotlight on health and wellness products.

Still not sure if our programme is right for you? Here are just five of the things you will gain by signing up today.

1. Health and wellness market spotlight

In recent years, there has been a shift in consumer attitude towards healthy living, weight loss, and addressing food intolerances, leading to several export opportunities in the UAE.

In 2019, the UAE health and wellness sector recorded a value of $1.97 million USD and is expected to reach $2.1 million USD by the end of 2020[1].

This market access programme highlights some of the prime positioning within the sector, including the increasing popularity of organic and plant-based products.

2. Routes to market for health and wellness products

In addition to an overview of the market in the UAE, it’s important to know the different entry points for health and wellness products.

The retail landscape in the UAE is quite diverse with opportunities to partner with local distributors and agencies, or via the foodservice industry

As a result of our experience working in the Middle East, we have developed a catalogue of all the major retailers in the UAE as part of the market access programme.

This exclusive content is only available as part of the programme.

Want to know more about routes to market?

Watch our UAE interview with food and drink distributor, Davina Shah, of The Goods Collective Co. 

2. Export opportunities in the UAE

Did you know that the main import categories for the UAE are machinery, transport equipment, gold, precious stones, and foods?

Given this, our programme covers some of the main opportunities for international food and beverage exporters looking to enter the UAE. If this is the stage you’re at with your business, then this will be incredibly valuable information for you.

“My hope is that this programme will arm you with the information that you need to starting thinking about exporting to the UAE and believe me when I say that the opportunities are endless

In fact, the UAE import around 90% of all food consumed in the region, and you could be a part of it.”

Victoria Boldison, Founder of Bolst Global

4. Tips for doing business in the UAE

Once you’ve identified an opportunity for your brand, it’s important to familiarise yourself with how to do business in the UAE.

From registering your product to customs clearance, right through to taxes and cultural considerations, this access programme provides you with actionable and practical tips to boost your business.

5. One-to-one consultation

Once you’ve digested the full programme, you will get the opportunity to arrange a personal online consultation with one of our experts.

The UAE market access package includes a 1-hour session to allow you to ask questions about the programme content, gather recommendations on your business, and gain insight into the best route to market for your products.

And there we have it! These are just five of the things you will gain from our online UAE market access programme. If you have any questions about the programme, or would like to discuss food and beverage export opportunities outside of the health and wellness sector, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Victoria Boldison