The Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi covers United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
The Embassy is taking care of the general mission mentioned in the Foreign Service Strategy in this region. The mission of the Embassy of Finland is to promote and maintain national interests and also to monitor the rights and interests of Finnish citizens and Finnish companies who are located in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.
Embassy’s main tasks are to strengthen relations between Finland and the domain countries, especially in trade and economic matters, as well as assisting Finnish citizens. This includes particular exports of Finnish companies and promoting the internationalization of Finland. The Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi also does the follow-up of economic development in the region.
The Embassy aims to increase knowledge about Finland’s information and cultural activities. Each year the local press publishes attachments of Finland in the local news papers. In addition the Embassy produces and distributes information about Finland to local media.The Embassy organizes with Finnish companies and Finnish associations such as Finnish-Arabic Society Association. Embassy of Finland also works with other embassies in various cultural events, with the aim of clear image of Finland. The last few years have included musical performances, art exhibitions, participation in film festivals, translating the Kalevala in Arabic and present the plays in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. In addition, the Embassy will support the coming cultural performances by informing about them. More information can be found from our website and also by contacting the Embassy.
The Embassy and Finpro serve Finnish companies and promote exports and internationalization related operations. For more information on our site on Team Finland tab.
The Embassy is proactive towards Finnish companies and is working closely with the Finnish Business Council. Finnish Business Council supports Team Finland –activity and is part of a global FinnCham-network. The local partner of the Finnish Business Council is Dubai Chamber. Ambassador Riitta Swan is the honory chairman of the Finnish Business Council.