Norway - UAE Relations

The bilateral relations between Norway and the UAE are characterised by political, economic and commercial cooperation. Norway and the UAE have a very good relationship. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited the UAE in 2010.

Economic relations between the UAE and Norway have been growing steadily over the past years. There are currently approximately 100 Norwegian companies operating in the UAE with the majority being from the petroleum and maritime industry sectors.

Jotun Paints is a well-known Norwegian trademark in the Middle East. DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas/GL) is another. DNV GL is active in a range of sectors, offering advice and assessment services to help clients safeguard life, property, and the environment. In the maritime field, Wilhelmsen Ships Services have a strong presence. The oil and energy company Statoil is also present in the UAE.

Innovation Norway has an office in Dubai and NORWEP (Norwegian Energy Partners) is represented by Mr. Nasrollah Gharesifard


The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi opened in 1994. The Royal Norwegian Embassy is playing an active role in maintaining and strengthening the bilateral relations. The Embassy gives high priority to promoting Norwegian business in the UAE and can offer assistance in the following areas:

There is a Norwegian consulate in Dubai that can assist you with similar services.