Business groups offer support and networking solutions to professionals that share a similar trade. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry maintains several business groups that are organised by sector. These business groups allow for more specialised interactions with the Dubai Chamber as well as business to business networking. Since Dubai is such an international city, a number of business councils have been established to help business owners of the same nationality work together. A list of these business councils can be found on the Dubai Chamber website.
If a business council for your nationality isn’t already listed, you and a group of your compatriots can form one by submitting a written request to the Dubai Chamber. The complete procedure for forming a business council can be found on the Dubai Chamber website
If your business has already been established outside of a free zone, it is often possible to open a branch office inside the free zone in order to take advantage of the services and networking aspects it offers.