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Invest in Scotland with our help

SDI’s Middle East office is based at the British Embassy in Dubai. We work alongside our the Department for International Trade (DIT) colleagues in the region focusing mainly on the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.

  • Key investment opportunities
  • Market research
  • Financial, skills and training support
  • Research and development programmes
  • Partnering and collaboration opportunities
  • Government, industry and academic contacts
  • Visits to Scotland
  • Setting up in Scotland


Scottish Development International,
c/o British Embassy,
Al Seef Road, PO Box 65,


+971 4 309 4334

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Whether you’re looking to invest, relocate, partner or expand in Scotland, take a look at the key opportunities that will give you the best return on your investment.

We can provide international companies with the latest information on Scotland’s economy and our world-leading products and technologies. We can also help facilitate introductions with leading Scottish companies in their sector.

We also provide ongoing support to Middle East companies already operating in Scotland.

Scotland already has a number of successful inward investors from the Middle East including:

  • Jumeirah Group, which is planning a five star hotel development in Glasgow city centre
  • TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company), which has a strong presence in Aberdeen
  • Highland Spring which is owned by the Al Tajir family