BBG Membership

Becoming a member of the BBG family is easy. Simply click on the ‘apply now’ button under the membership heading which best describes you, fill in a few details (including uploading your trade license, passport copy, residence visa, and a profile picture), click ‘submit’, make your payment, and leave the rest to us.

Member benefits include:

- networking and learning opportunities at a number of events at preferential rates (this benefit was extended to all staff at BBG Business Member organisations on 01 January 2018);

- accessing the member directory;

- receiving invitations to exclusive member-only events; 

- marketing your products/services through various BBG channels;

- promoting and receiving exclusive 'member only' offers from BBG members and other organisations;

- entering key words in your directory entry which will allow other members to find you using the BBG website's search function.

If you haven’t already done so, please do read up on making the most of your membership.

Business

This category of membership is open to any business established in Dubai and/or the Northern Emirates under a UAE commercial licence, a UAE freezone license, a legal joint venture, or any other legally recognised form of establishment with a demonstrable interest in the development of UK and UAE business ties.

Non Resident Business Membership is open to any business that is not established in Dubai or the Northern Emirates but has an interest in the development of UK and UAE business.

In both cases, membership includes full member benefits for a primary member (Nominee) and secondary member (Alternate).

Individual

This category of membership is exclusively for residents of Dubai or the Northern Emirates who hold either UK or UAE passport and have a demonstrable interest in the development of UK and UAE business ties. Membership is for one individual with full member benefits.

Not For Profit

This category of membership is open to any organisation established in Dubai and/or the Northern Emirates with an interest in the development of UK and UAE business ties and which operates under not-for-profit or charitable permission, licence or any other legally recognised form of similar establishment granted by an appropriate authority in the UAE. Membership includes full member benefits for a primary member (Nominee) and secondary member (Alternate).


How to Apply

Choose from one of the three options below, click on the ‘apply now’ button, follow the instructions to upload the information needed, and click 'sign up'. You will then be transferred to a secure application site with online credit card payment facility.

If you are unable to make an online payment on our portal, we do also accept cheque and cash payments at our office on the British Embassy grounds as well as bank transfers. Cheques should be made payable to ‘British Business Group’ and you are welcome to call our office on +971 (0)4 397 0303 to get our bank details.

Once you have completed all the steps and uploaded the requested information, we will send you an email acknowledging your submission.

As soon as your payment has been received, you become a member and will receive email confirmation of your membership along with your membership certificate. 


Membership types

Membership of the BBG falls into the following main categories:
The fees quoted below apply to the current year.

Business

(One-time Joining Fee AED 600)

Member Type Membership Fee
Nominee AED 2420
Alternate Free
Additional Members AED 850
Named Associates Free
Document Required
    1. Copy of UAE Trade Licence
    2. Copy of Nominee, Alternate & Additional (if applicable) member passport photo and residence visa pages
    3. Passport photographs of members (upload as JPEG) for uploading on the membership directory

Individual

(One-time Joining Fee AED 600)

Member Type Membership Fee
Nominee AED 1450
Document Required
    1. Copy of passport photo page and residence visa page
    2. Passport photograph (upload as JPEG) for uploading on the membership directory

Not For Profit

(One-time Joining Fee AED 600)

Member Type Membership Fee
Nominee AED 1450
Alternate Free
Additional Members AED 850
Named Associates Free
Document Required
    1. Copy of organisation license
    2. Copy of Nomninee, Alternate & Additional (if applicable) member passport photo and residence visa pages
    3. Passport photographs of members (upload as JPEG) for uploading in the membership directory