The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates (ABC Dubai), the first bilateral trade organization established in the UAE, operates under the local patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ABC Dubai represents corporate and individual members with business interests across the Middle East and functions as an official international chapter of the US Chamber of Commerce. The organization’s membership is comprised of American Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, large and small UAE organizations, and professionals from all sectors of business and industry – all accepted after review of eligibility based upon membership qualification criteria. ABC Dubai maintains strong ties with local and international, public and private sector leaders, providing a wide range of services and organizing events and business advocacy efforts on behalf of its members.