Holland+You is a platform initiated by the Dutch economic network in the GCC to further strengthen business relationships between the Netherlands and the GCC countries.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Gulf. It was established in 1981 and its 6 members are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Since the discovery of oil, the GCC region has undergone a profound transformation and is now home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Today, the governments of the GCC countries undertake successful efforts to diversify their economies away from dependence on hydrocarbon industries. These diversified growth sectors, such as finance, logistics, aviation, communications, healthcare and tourism provide abundant business opportunities.

Trade between the Netherlands and the GCC region

A large number of Dutch companies, both multinationals and SMEs, is already doing business in the region. Increasingly, this is done with a local presence and country visits. Trade missions, economic diplomacy initiatives, delegations and joint submissions for exhibitions are organized from the Netherlands to the GCC countries.

Dutch Economic Network in the GCC

The Dutch economic network in the GCC countries comprises of the embassies in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar, in Dutch) and Kuwait City (Kuwait), and the consulate general in Dubai (UAE).

The network offers a number of services that can help Dutch businesses explore opportunities and establish your business within the GCC. These services focus on providing market information, identifying potential partners and advising you in setting up a business.

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Are you working in the healthcare sector for a Dutch company with activities in the UAE? The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi welcomes you to participate in the setup of networking cluster to strengthen the Dutch healthcare community. ow.ly/rOTU30gPnLD pic.twitter.com/mERrM2Ccrv

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UAE private sector growth accelerates but job market remains muted. Steep increases in private sector non-oil output and new business were seen in November, according to Emirates NBD. Read more on: ow.ly/qQYR30h4rNx #uae #economy pic.twitter.com/fJ2N90BDAp

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IATA says Middle East airline net profit will double in 2018. The organization forecast profit would grow to $600m next year from $300m this year on the back of a minor increase in demand. Read more on: ow.ly/K72H30h4rgz #gulfbusiness #aviation pic.twitter.com/nmIIvyeX2V

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EXPO 2020 Dubai awards contracts for major plaza hall. When finished, the structure will include 13.600 metres of intricate steelwork and weigh 2.265 tonnes. The enclosed space is the same volume as 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Read more on: ow.ly/rkY530h4iWn #expo2020 pic.twitter.com/Qt2dU0qch6

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Expand your business in the #UAE by networking at the right opportunities. Register now for @BeneluxBCAD networking event on Dec 13th! twitter.com/BeneluxBCAD/st…

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#VAT in #UAE: what is exempt and what is not? Take a look at this overview that outlines all supplies that will be subject to the 5% Value Added Tax, as well as zero-rated supplies and exempt supplies: ow.ly/Z5KF30h2L9X pic.twitter.com/wzsbLLxIxW

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