Bilateral Relations

Western Australia, and its vibrant city of Perth, offers many exciting business and investment opportunities from the UAE. The state's booming economy provides a buoyant investment climate particularly within the tourism sector. This is evident in Perth's hotel sector that has recorded considerable growth than any other Australian city.

The state enjoys an extended upward economic cycle and is actively seeking international investors looking to benefit from the double-digit growth anticipated for the next five years. The Government of Western Australia is playing its part to secure the State's long term future, investing in ambitious multimillion dollar projects that are set to change the face of Perth and Western Australia. Developments include the Perth Waterfront Project which will create an exciting business, tourism, residential and entertainment hub and put Perth in the international spotlight.

Other multimillion dollar investment plans include sports and entertainment stadiums, an art center and museum. These projects are will help position WA as an appealing destination both for investors and visitors. Importantly, sustainability and a focus on the environment is a key factor in all developments. With direct air access between Dubai and Perth, excellent private and public sector support and numerous development opportunities, Western Australia means business. Further the people and Government of Western Australia look forward to welcoming visitors and business investors from the UAE. With tourism experiences like no other, the state's pristine natural environment, fresh local food, award winning wines, untouched beaches and a temperate climate provide developers with a unique destination.

Apart from Infrastructure, WA's world class agricultural and food industries provide premium quality products internationally with significant exports to the Middle East. The agro and food sector generates exports valued at around A$5 billion each year. The fast growing population and wealth in the Middle East opens up tremendous opportunities for Western Australia's food and agriculture producers and exporters with the value of exports averaging more than A$1 billion per year over the past three years. There are a range of opportunities available for investors in the agri-food industry in Western Australia including production, processing and export of grain and fodder, meat and live animals, dairy and horticultural products. WA government officers are available to assist companies to evaluate and commercialise these opportunities. AGWEST International is the consulting arm of the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia and offers worldwide consultancy services in agriculture and the agribusiness.

 

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