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The best of Australian
business in Abu Dhabi





Acorn Strategy unravels the complexities of the market to create marketing and communications strategies that optimise your company’s performance. We are a results-driven marketing and communications agency helping companies to successfully grow from acorns to mighty oak trees.

At Acorn Strategy, we relate marketing and communications strategy to business objectives and business growth.  We connect marketing strategy with business decision making, multiplying the efficiency and impact of both. You won’t get that anywhere else.


ANZ DIFC is a branch of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.  We provide Corporate and Institutional banking services through our global network  in places like Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, London and USA.

Aquarius Global

Your partner in International Business. Our previous 25 years experience in Military, Special Forces, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Mining and Emergency Response Services allows us to tailor our services to build the capability of your people and organisation to excel in a broad range of emergency and critical situations including Emergency Incidents, Natural Disasters, Conflict and Terrorism Events. View our services brochure here.

Atlas Wealth Management

Atlas Wealth Management is the leading provider of Australian expat financial advice. With clients in over 28 countries, we are the only financial services firm in Australia that specialises in providing Australian expat financial planning, tax and wealth management services to Australian expats.

The days of when you could jump on a plane without taking into consideration the tax implications of moving overseas are over. Obtaining specialised Australian expat tax advice is vital to ensuring that your journey as a Australian expat is financially successful.

Our clients gain peace of mind knowing they are working with an award-winning firm that holds an Australian Financial Services License with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) as well as a licence with the Dubai Financial Service Authority (DFSA).


Aurecon is an engineering, management, design, planning, project management and consulting company based in Australia and South Africa. Aurecon has over 7500 staff members. The company operates in 28 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

In the UAE, Aurecon has been involved in major projects including but not limited to Motiongate – Dubai, Etihad Towers, St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Yas Acres.

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. We aim to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society. Our membership of more than 43,000 includes directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

Australian International School Sharjah

The Australian International School (AIS), Sharjah, started in 2005, Partnership between Government of Queensland and Al Sharif Group. The Agreement was signed in Brisbane in 2004, offering Australian Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and IB Diploma.

Australian International Nursery (AIN) started 2009, accepts children 2 months to 4 years old and AIS KG to Grade 12, engaging more than 90 Australian teachers and 28 Arabic, fully managed by Australians. Both AIS and AIN are accredited with distinction by Australia and UAE.





Founded in 1970, we are an award-winning, employee owned consulting engineering practice working internationally from offices located in Australia, the Middle East, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Our team brings together innovative ideas and problem-solving attitudes. We focus on being specialised in specific areas of engineering rather than being ‘generalists’ in many disciplines and as a result we provide high quality engineering services, technical skills and competence in our chosen fields of expertise.


CBD Corporate Services

The UAE offers significant opportunities for business across a wide range of sectors and in a wide range of markets in the region. However, as with any growth, expansion into the Gulf region should be carefully planned and executed. Part of that execution will involve working with the right partners throughout each phase.

With over 30 years’ experience in UAE company structuring and set-ups, and a team of experienced professionals from both commercial and legal backgrounds, CBD is best placed with its corporate services to ensure ease of incorporation and continued growth.

Core Bookkeeping Solutions

Established in 2009, Core Bookkeeping Solutions is a bookkeeping and secretarial business offering knowledgeable, high quality, responsive service. Fully qualified Certificate IV in Financial Services Bookkeeping – FNS402010. Member of the Australian Bookkeeping Network. Accounting software packages we are proficient in are:  MYOB, Xero, Sassu, Bibby, Astute


Des Spencer Art

Des has had a long career as an International artist spanning 30 years. His paintings have been collected by art lovers right across the world from Corporate Collections to private collectors. Des has exhibited Internationally around the world and has operated his own art galleries since the early 1990’s. Now residing in the UAE, Des exhibits in 5-star hotels and local galleries. Des continually searches for new experiences that push him to create new and exciting art.

Design Confidence

Design Confidence provides expert Fire & Life Safety, Fire Engineering, Acoustics and Accessibility design support services to the Construction Industry, within the Middle East and Australia. In an environment where regulatory compliance is critical within the overall building design, control and approvals process, Design Confidence ensures best practice in the interpretation and application of international building regulations, codes and standards. With offices located in Sydney, Australia and Dubai, U.A.E our GLOBAL REACH and LOCAL EXPERIENCE enables Design Confidence to remain at the forefront of regulatory compliance

DR Care Solutions

Navigating the services offered in aged, disability and home care is difficult at the best of times, let alone from another country. We take the time, stress and pain out of the process by finding the most appropriate care for your loved one. With more than three decades of experience in the Australian aged, disability and home care sector, we have an intimate knowledge of the options available for your family.


Enritsch is the UAEs leading online Health & Wellness platform bringing together buyers and sellers in a way that solves a real problem for both segments of the market. With an active community of 80,000+ prospective buyers-company’s promoting their products and services via increase their sales on average, by more than 300%. To list your company and benefit from a new online store front and an additional promotional and sales channel with proven results get in touch now.


Food Source International

Food Source International (FSI) is a Dubai based food import, export, marketing and Distribution Company dedicated to sourcing and selling premium quality food products for the hospitality industry in the UAE and throughout the region.

Food Source International was founded in January 2005 and has since established itself as a reliable distributor of premium Meat products, Seafood, Cheeses and Chocolate.



Foundra is a cloud-based corporate services provider offering you a completely digital experience throughout the life cycle of your company – from onboarding and online questionnaires, through to the use of electronic signatures and online submission of applications to registration authorities. We provide company incorporation and ongoing corporate support services that are smart, fast and efficient so you can focus on what matters.


GHD Global Pty Ltd

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global market sectors of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.

GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. Driven by a client-service led culture, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.


Gulf Multi Sport

Encouraging the population of the UAE to achieve their fitness goals through sports event participation centred on running, cycling, swimming and multisport races; and to provide safe swim, bike and run training opportunities and in a friendly and welcoming community environment through support of corporate programs and community organisations in Abu Dhabi.


Haddins Fitness

Haddins Fitness is unquestionably Abu Dhabi’s leading boutique provider and for good reason. Why? What sets us apart in the market? Well, our delivery proves we truly believe in what we do and we know we will get you the results you are looking for. Real people, real purpose and real fun! That’s what you can look forward to if you join the Haddins Fitness family.



Maysaffron is a strategic research and fund advisory boutique established in the United Arab Emirates in 2015.

The group advises companies & funds globally across industries, while also proactively seeking opportunities in ‘essential’ strategic sectors of natural resources, disruptive industry, health care, education and technology with a focus on the emerging world of the East-West corridor from East Asia to Eastern Europe.

Meat and Livestock Australia

Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) is a producer-owned, not-for-profit organisation that delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia’s red meat industry.

Milk Chocolate

At Milk Chocolate we plan, research, purchase, renovate and manage properties in Australia. We take care of every last detail – we are the ultimate concierge.  Our process begins with our team of data scientists, which is central to the way we work. They gather data and information, utilising our bespoke AI framework, scraping data across the hundreds of free and paid data sources available.

We help our clients find and buy the right property, in the right state, in the right suburb, on the right street. We then manage the whole process through to completion. We have built an extended professional services team, consisting of town planners, surveyors, solicitors, mortgage brokers, finance brokers and international tax experts.

Murdoch University Dubai

Murdoch University Dubai was established in 2008 as a core branch of Murdoch University which is based in Perth, Western Australia. The Murdoch Dubai campus is situated at Dubai Knowledge Park and the university is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Providing state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student-staff ratios, outstanding student support services and world-class technology, students are equipped with real-life skills and have access to the highest education standards globally. All courses at Murdoch Dubai follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia. Murdoch Dubai awards an internationally recognized Australian degree, exactly the same as the one conferred on campus in Australia. This ensures a 100% transfer of credits if a student wishes to, at any point of time, study at Murdoch in Australia and pursue the same degree course, guaranteeing seamless education. Our mission is to extend knowledge, stimulate learning, and promote understanding, for the benefit of the wider community.

Murdoch University Dubai is committed to promoting intellectual independence within a supportive and sustainable environment for students and staff and to support the UAE’s ambitions in providing an ongoing pool of regional graduates equipped with skills connected to the demands of expanding industry sectors.



NSW Trade & Investment focuses on attracting new investment and expanding exports to the UAE in the following sectors:

  • agribusiness
  • building and construction services
  • financial services
  • food and beverage services
  • marine services


PATON Productions

Founded in 2014 by screenwriter, director and producer Nancy Paton, to focus on original, independent, female character-driven films that capture compelling stories. PATON productions believe in the power of stories to change minds and ignite action therefore it initiates, develops and supports projects of substance and enduring significance. PATON productions sees what a difference a film can make in the world, and this encourages us to think even bigger and bolder with each project we take on. The company operates from London and Abu Dhabi and has projects in development in both these centres as well as in Australia and Saudi Arabia.



Servcorp Workspace Solutions, Virtual Office, and Coworking space lead the world in over 160 locations globally. 40,000+ businesses from SMEs to large global enterprises choose Servcorp as the best solution for their operational needs.

Our buildings are always A-Grade or higher, located in the central business districts of the most dynamic cities. At Servcorp, you have access to a receptionist to answer your calls, IT support and a team to delegate to, boardrooms and meeting rooms and a community of like-minded professionals to collaborate with, giving our clients the power of a multinational corporation. We have offices throughout Australia, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Springbok Butchery & Catering

Since 2009, Springbok has been delivering the finest Australian grass-fed beef and lamb products along with locally accredited chicken, to customers in the United Arab Emirates. All of our butchery products are free of artificial pesticides, fertilisers, antibiotics, hormones, GMOs and other synthetic contaminants.

Fresh and never frozen delivered door to door.



TAHPI is an award-winning, international firm of specialist Health Planners & Healthcare Architects. TAHPI is one of the largest and most experienced Health Planning firms in the world offering Service Planning, Briefing and Design in-house. TAHPI is experienced in modular design and prefabrication.

TAHPI is the author of numerous Health Facility Design Guidelines for Health Authorities and the International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) at

TAHPI has developed a powerful suite of web-based applications known as Health Facility Briefing System (HFBS), used by over 3000 consultants for more than 8000 hospitals. .



Tamas Projects

TAMAS Group of Companies has been in business since 1978 and has grown to become a highly respected utility services provider to Abu Dhabi authorities.

The dynamic development of the Group has facilitated aggressive forward momentum in many areas, capitalizing on solid growth opportunities, improving operational efficiency and sharpening our business portfolio’s focus on infrastructure projects related to the Groups’ water, wastewater, power and transport activities through TAMAS: Projects; Operation & Maintenance; Construction; Engineering Supplies and Technical Services.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Foundation works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to 2.5 million people. We are driven by Fred’s vision to eliminate avoidable blindness, for all to have access to quality health services and to stand up for what is right. We believe that collaboration, getting things done with integrity, and empowering local communities is the best way to make a difference.

We are independent, not-for-profit, politically unaligned and secular. The Fred Hollows Foundation – Dubai became a registered member of the International Humanitarian City in 2017. We are proud to be working with the UAE community to end avoidable blindness around the globe.

Tribe Infrastructure Group

Tribe Infrastructure Group is an independent advisory and development firm focused on the delivery of complex infrastructure transactions. We operate across the Middle East, Asia and Australia and cover a diverse range of infrastructure sectors. Specialising in capital-intensive industries, we provide project development and financial advisory services to our clients. We also offer co-investment participation where a particular project suits our investment mandate.


University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD)

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia – ranked 37th in the world in the Times Higher Education Top 150 under 50 Rankings 2016. UOWD represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the UAE as the country’s oldest private University.


Visual Metrics

Visual Metrics is a digital and data consultancy that specialises in Data Visualisation, Digital Content, Account-based Marketing and Custom Research. We have separate suites of solutions which are geared towards helping leaders in Marketing, Human Resources, Operations and Digital Transformation, better understand, reach and engage with their stakeholders and customers. With global operations and 24-hour turnaround times, we have over 400 customers that have been impressed by our efficiency, knowledge and results.

We help our clients with Data Visualisation, Infographics, Videos, Process Digitisation, Web Apps, Learning Management Systems, Digital Strategy, High-Value Account Penetration Strategy, Channel Marketing, Custom Research,

We are a multidisciplinary team of economists, marketers, architects, management consultants, coders and designers who apply our broad spectrum of expertise to each problem we are faced with. This diverse and multi-faceted background allows us to provide a comprehensive and unique perspective on each client project.


Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company. We place human experience at the centre of our design process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space. We do this as a global design and consulting studio with a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.