The Western Australian Trade Offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Nairobi, Kenya were established in 2002 and 2013 respectively. These offices facilitate trade and investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.

The Middle East region presents diverse economic and commercial potential, and the United Arab Emirates is an emerging investor. Western Australia provides potential investment opportunities for the United Arab Emirates in mining, agriculture, maritime, and infrastructure developments. 

The Middle East is an important export market for Western Australia. IN 2017, the United Arab Emirates ($1.6 billion) and Bahrain ($0.7 billion) were Western Australia's largest export markets for aluminium, together accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the total value of the state's alumina exports. 

Western Australia remains one of Australia’s largest livestock exporters into the Middle East Region. Kuwait, Qatar, Israel, Turkey, Oman, The United Arab Emirates and Jordan were among the state's top 10 markets for live animal exports in 2017. Western Australia exports a range of other agricultural products to countries in the Middle East, including wheat, lamb and mutton, vegetables, fruit, canola seeds and beef.

Opportunities in the African region are pursued through the existing Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) nations. Signed in Lusaka in 2014, the MOU focusses on education, training and capacity building in the mining and resources sectors.


Contact the Government of Western Australia Office Dubai and Nairobi

Pankaj Savara,  Commissioner
Emarat Atrium PO Box 58007 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 343 3226
pankaj.savara@wato.ae