Will Brexit benefit UK-UAE ties?
Trade ties between the UAE and UK total $17 billion across multiple industries. And the UAE is targeting trade with the UK to $25 billion by 2020.
Culturally, there is also a strong relationship. There a 50,000 Emirati citizens visit the UK each year and there are currently around 2,000 UAE nationals studying in the country.
But what happens after Brexit? Will the UK be able to deepen these ties and position itself for a more international role? HE Sulaiman Almazroui, the UAE ambassador to the UK, certainly thinks so, as he recently told Arabian Business in an exclusive interview. In this edition of Inside AB, Shruthi Nair and Bernd Debusmann look at the potential upsides to the UK’s changing international role.