For more than 75 years, the British Council has been making a real difference to the lives of millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We are driven by our mission to build trust and opportunity. Our goals are ambitious, and we will only achieve them in partnership.

We work with thousands of national and international organisations each year, aligning our strategies and delivering high-performing partnerships around the world.

1. Market presence

We’re on the ground where it matters. We’ve been working in the UAE for more than 45 years, during which time we’ve consistently carried out the cultural relations work we’re known for.

2. Development
 through partnership

Our professional staff are ready to work with you to develop your business, building on our market knowledge and sector expertise. As a world expert in English for example, we are working in partnership with HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd and Affiliates on the Kids Read project, which aims to encourage a love of reading in young children, with the long-term goal of improving academic performance, language and critical thinking.

3. Workforce engagement

Our work reaches 600 million people globally every year. Our capacity to deliver on the ground means we can work with you to develop inspiring and relevant engagement programmes for current and future employees.

4. Global network

Established in 1934, the British Council has 191 offices in 110 countries and territories. We have close working relationships with UK government departments, national governments and ministries, and international government organisations. Our networks operate at all levels, from government ministers to young learners.