Tuesday July 7, 2020

Arab-Irish: Finding a niche in the Gulf

Companies who make their way in the Arab world soon discover that a different cultural approach is called for, writes Caroline Allen.

30th March, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressing the audience at the Abu Dhabi Ireland Business Forum, hosted by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Irish companies are blazing a trail in the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) markets, particularly in the big three - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar - according to Sean Davis, regional director, Middle East and North Africa at Enterprise Ireland.

With an array of ongoing projects announcements, it is up to Irish companies to look behind the headlines and assess where the niche opportunities lie for them, Davis said.

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