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Excerpted from the United Arab Emirates Guide.

Business Organizations

International Business Women’s Group in Dubai (IBWG)
http://www.ibwgdubai.com (English)
The International Business Women’s Group (IBWG) in Dubai is part of an international organization and open to business and professional women of all nationalities and backgrounds across all industry sectors. The organization offers its members opportunities for networking, professional growth and development. The IBWG also provides support services and a platform of events through which members can share experiences and best practices. There is also an IBWG in Abu Dhabi, which has reciprocity with the Dubai group.

International Business Women’s Group in Dubai
PO Box 24407
Satwa, Dubai, UAE
Tel: Members’ contact numbers available on the website.
Email: info@ibwgdubai.com or Online contact form

International Business Women’s Group in Abu Dhabi
Email: info@ibwgabudhabi.org

Professional Associations

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
http://www.ice.org.uk/nearyou/Middle-East/United-Arab-Emirates (English)
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association representing civil engineers. This London-based international organization has tens of thousands of members around the world, and several hundred in the UAE. Members regularly meet to exchange ideas and information, visit engineering sites, and promote ICE and civil engineering. Contact information is available on the website.

Institution of Civil Engineers
ED03, 1st Floor
Block 03
Dubai Knowledge Village
PO Box 502221
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 50 298 7840
Email: mjamieson@tcco.com

Indsutry Organizations and Councils

Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA)
http://www.gpca.org.ae (English)
The GPCA is a non-profit association of global petrochemical producers and service companies founded in Dubai to promote the petrochemicals and chemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf and to provide the data, technical assistance and resources required by its members. The group has expanded its services to include networking, and it provides a forum for discussion and a place where like-minded people can meet and share concepts and ideas.

Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
Aspect Tower, Business Bay
PO Box 123055
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 44 510 666
Fax: +971 44 510 777

Networking Groups

Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/ (English)
Toastmasters offers an enjoyable and affordable way to improve one’s communication skills. Members meet to become more persuasive and confident when giving presentations as well as to improve one-on-one dealings. More than 100 Toastmasters International Clubs are listed for the UAE on the Toastmasters International main website, including more than 60 clubs in Dubai and more than 25 in Abu Dhabi. Club locations can be found at http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub/

Chambers of Commerce

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI)
http://www.abudhabichamber.ae (Arabic, English)
The aim of the ADCCI is to be the leading voice of Abu Dhabi’s business community and to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s sustainable economic development. The chamber works to advocate policies, connect businesses and expand member opportunities by providing world-class member services. The organization provides information about the UAE and Abu Dhabi, including business, trade and investment opportunities, as well as seminars, exhibitions, training programs, and other activities. ADCCI is represented on a number of international boards. The chamber also has a branch office in Al-Ain City.

Chamber Tower (Main Building)
Corniche Road
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mailing address:
PO Box 662 
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 26 214 000 
Fax: +971 26 215 867
Email: contact.us@adcci.gov.ae

Telephone Directories

GulFind.com is the official website for the Gulf Directory, published in cooperation with the Federation of GCC Chambers and Primedia International. The website offers users access to directory services, such as addresses and other contact information, local maps, and promotions, pictures, brochures or videos.

Major Trade Publications

Oil & Gas Middle East
http://www.arabianoilandgas.com/magazine-39-oilgas-middle-east/ (English)
Oil & Gas Middle East, a publication of the ITP group, is a monthly magazine that delivers news, data, analysis and opinion for the region’s most prominent industry. The publication is designed to give readers an overview of the month’s major industry news, while offering insight into salient issues behind the headlines.

Oil & Gas Middle East
Registered at Dubai Media City
PO Box 500024
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 444 3000
Fax: + 971 4 444 3030
Email: ogcontact@itp.com

This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete United Arab Emirates Guide.

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