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Dubai Market Study Visit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tuesday 21st Feb 2023 - Thursday 23rd Feb 2023 00:00 - 00:00
Registration Open
€100.00 for each attendee

Dubai Market Study Visit

The Middle East is a rapidly expanding region, with continued strong opportunities for Irish exporters. In 2021, exports to the Middle East market were valued at €311m. Bord Bia has identified Saudi Arabia and the UAE as priority markets in the region, accounting for 50% of the current trade in the Gulf region. 

Bord Bia are hosting a two-day market study visit to Dubai coinciding with Gulfood, the key trade show for the region. Supercharging the global food agenda, Gulfood is the largest annual food and beverage sourcing event in the world. 


Pre MSV Webinar- Maximising visit to Market 

Bord Bia Middle East Team to present Market Overview and update on Gulfood 2023.  

Day 1: Tuesday 21st February  

Visit to Gulfood Tradeshow at WTC Dubai 

·       Join us as over 5000 companies from more than 120 countries, a line-up of industry thought leaders, and the world's greatest chefs chart the way forward and inspire industry-wide transformation for the good of the entire ecosystem. 

Saudi Seminar at Gulfood  

Join us for an exclusive Bord Bia led seminar exploring: 

·       Overview of Macroeconomics/Microenvironment in Saudi Arabia 

·       How to do Business in Saudi Arabia 

·       Launch of the Bord Bia Saudi Arabia Accelerator Programme 

Trade Reception  

·       Bespoke networking event for Bord Bia clients and customers. Location will be at one of our partner venues, with a range of Irish food and drink on the menu for the evening. 

Day 2: Wednesday 22nd February  

Retail and Foodservice Safari 

·       Retail visits to local retailers including – Spinneys HQ in Meydan, Carrefour, Choithrams, LuLu Hypermarket, Grandiose supermarket   

·       Local Industry expert to accompany group and provide insight-led knowledge on UAE retail landscape. 

·       Foodservice visits to Dubai Mall & Foodcourt exploring a mixture of western and local food chains as well as evening meal at Time Out Market. 

Day 3 

Check out of hotel and return to the airport for return flight. 



Recommended Flight Options 

Outward Flight Options- Monday 20th February 2023 

13:10 - 00:45 - Dublin - Dubai (Emirates) 


Return Flight Options - Thursday 23rd February 2023 

07:05 - 11:20 - Dubai - Dublin (Emirates) 


Accommodation recommendations to follow.  

Please register if you would like to attend all or part of the above itinerary.