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    • 1 Jan 2024
    • 31 Dec 2024

    Member Discounts

    As a member of the BeNeLux Business Council you can redeem special offers and discounts for products and services from select outlets in Abu Dhabi. Please present your valid BBC Membership Card to take advantage of our membership benefits. Enjoy discounts at outlets of the following partners:

    The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

    20% discount on food and beverages at their amazing restaurants:

    • The Forge (Steakhouse)
    • Li Jang (Pan Asian)
    • Mijana (Lebanese)
    • Gironotte (all day dining - Italian)
    • Al Fresco (pool restaurant & bar)
    • Dolce (Club house)
    • Sorso (Bar)
    • Alba (Lobby lounge)
    This offer does not include alcoholic beverages, tobacco/shisha and special events.

    Intercontinental, Abu Dhabi

    20% discount on food and beverages when you dine at one of the following restaurants:

    • Selections Restaurant
    • Belgian Café
    • Chamas Restaurant
    • Bayshore
    • Fishmarket
    • Piano Lounge
    • Circo
    • Byblos Sur Mer
    • Aquarius
    • Cho Gao Marina Walk

    This offer is valid for a maximum of 4 guests per member card. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with other special rates, promotions, banquet or conference event.

    Dusit Thani

    Special corporate room rate:

    Please contact: - +971 2 698 8888

    20% discount on food and beverages at the following restaurants:

    • Benjarong
    • Namak
    • Urban Kitchen
    • Orchid Loung
    • McGettigan's

    Conrad Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers
    • 20% discount during winter season (January - April & October - December) or 25% discount during summer season (May - September) on the best available Rate for rooms upon showing their membership card. 
      Please contact:  Sinoj Baskaran - +971 52 781 3738

    • 20% discount on Food and Beverages with the exception of IRD and "Le Petit Chef" upon presentation your BBC membership card.

    Fairmont, Bab Al Bahr
    • The best available Corporate Rate for rooms upon showing their membership card. 
      Please contact:  Viktoriia Khurtovska

    • 25% discount on Food and Beverages upon presentation of your BBC membership card.

    Centro Capital Centre
    Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
    Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana

    • The best available Corporate Rate for rooms upon showing their membership card
      Please contact:  Jennifer Navarez - +971 2 495 4567

    Marriott, Al Forsan
    • 20% discount on Best available Room Rate
    • 20% discount on Hotel Restaurants including in Room dining
    • 20% discount on Saray Spa

    St Regis, Abu Dhabi
    • 20% discount on Food and Beverage in any restaurants
    • 20% discount on SPA treatments excluded the packages and the add-ons from the menu; Il will be applied on treatment duration from 50min or above. 

    • 20% discount at all dining outlets (exclusive of business lunch offers, promotions and tobacco)
    • Discount on the 90min massage and facial treatments at Sense Spa

    • 1 Jan 2024
    • 31 Dec 2024

    Member Discounts

    As a member of the BeNeLux Business Council you can redeem special offers and discounts for products and services from select outlets in Abu Dhabi. Please present your valid BBC Membership Card to take advantage of our membership benefits. Enjoy discounts at outlets of the following partners:


    Special offer only for members

    Please send an email to to receive your promotional code.


    Receive up to 50% discount on published rates (rack rates) for daily, weekly, and monthly rates when renting a car in Abu Dhabi with Europe Car. This discount can also be availed in other Emirates, but there will be a surplus charge for delivery and collection of the car. Outside the UAE, BBC members have a 15% discount for car rentals.

    To book please contact 
    Mr. Noushad T Yoosef +971 
    2 626 1441 Ext.155 or +971 50 611 8396


    Contact LeasePlan Emirates on: +971 24 046 444 or

    to receive 100aed off per month on leasing a car upon showing BBC membership card.


    20% discount when purchasing these beverages at all Cheers shops located in Abu Dhabi: Cheers Intercontinental Hotel (Marina carpark), Cheers Al Raha Beach hotel (inside the hotel), Cheers NCTH & Head office building (close to Adnec), Cheers Mussafah and Cheers Dhafra.

    Please present your BBC membership card in order to receive avail the 20% discount (not valid on special offers).

    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • Haibu Space, Abu Dhabi Mall

    BeNeLux Business Council is inviting its members for a talk with Mohammed Marria from Just Wills (JW Legal Consultants LLC) on "UAE Inheritance Laws"

    Mohammad established Just Wills Eighteen years ago after having worked with Just Wills PLC in the UK since its inception back in 1990. He has a number of diplomas in Business Studies, Computer Studies and Islamic Banking and has also had training in Accounts. He has a Professional Will Writing from both Just Wills and the Institute of Professional Will Writers. Mohammad has a wide range of experience in both Financial Services and in the Real Estate industry which adds to his wealth of knowledge regarding Succession Issues. Mohammad has been a key personality in the media in the UAE educating people here as to the necessity of drafting a Will to protect their Assets. He was the first person to suggest the need for an Interim guardian and continues to look for new and innovative ways in which to further his business and protect his clients. His latest project has been researching into drafting Hiba (Lifetime gift) contracts and this has now come to fruition.

    Moderator during this event:
    Raya Abu Gulal, Founder of R.A.G Legal Consultancy

    • Date: Tuesday, February 27th 2024
    • Time: From 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Location: Haibu Space Co-Working Abu Dhabi Mall
    • Fee: Free

    • 6 Mar 2024
    • 18:30 - 21:00
    • Al Naseem Pool Bar - Novotel & IBIS Abu Dhabi Gate


    The BeNeLux Business Council, the CCI France UAE and the Canadian Business Council in collaboration with Institut Français invite you to celebrate the French language and culture and to join the 8th edition of "Rendez-vous Francophone", on March 6th at 6:30pm.

    Come and spend a fun evening with members of the different francophone and non-francophone communities of Abu Dhabi, participate to a quiz and win some prizes!

    Pre-registration mandatory
    Free for BBC, CCI France UAE and CBC members
    50aed for non members

    Entrance includes 1 drink and nibbles.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 6th 2024
    • Time: From 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    • Location: Al Naseem Pool Bar - Novotel & IBIS Abu Dhabi Gate
    • Fee: Free for Benelux Business Council Abu Dhabi, CCI France UAE and Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi members
      50aed for non-members

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 18:30 - 21:00
    • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

    Come and enjoy a Join Ramadan IFTAR with other Business councils for the celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan and embrace the quintessence of the Holy Month – togetherness.

    The evening will commence after the Athan, the call to prayer at sunset and break the fast to enjoy Arabic coffee and dates, before Iftar is served; a sprawling buffet of traditional delights.

    Join the BeNeLux Business Council as well as, 

    • Canadian Business Council
    • CCI France
    • Irish Business Council
    • Pakistan Business Professional Council
    • Philippine Business council
    • Spanish business Council

    • Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2024
    • Time: From 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    • Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Tent, Abu Dhabi
    • Fee: 200aed for BBC members
      275aed for non-members

Past events

22 Feb 2024 Network After Work - February
21 Feb 2024 The Partnership Summit: Elevating Business Collaboration in Abu Dhabi.
6 Feb 2024 Exclusive Yahsat Tour
25 Jan 2024 New Year Reception and Speed Networking Event
16 Jan 2024 New Year's Back to Business
12 Dec 2023 Big Inter-Council Festive Networking
23 Nov 2023 Network After Work - November
21 Nov 2023 Behind the Scene: DGRADE Site Visit
14 Nov 2023 Cyber Security
4 Nov 2023 The Big Benelux Mangrove Tree Planting
1 Nov 2023 Real Estate Vision: UAE Market Insights.
27 Oct 2023 Battle of the Business Groups Golf Day
26 Oct 2023 Network After Work - October
25 Oct 2023 Energy Networking Event
21 Oct 2023 ADCB PINK RUN 2023
12 Oct 2023 Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) session
3 Oct 2023 ADIPEC Breakfast session
28 Sep 2023 Command The Room: How To Attract, Engage and Inspire Any Audience
27 Sep 2023 Evening with H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
21 Sep 2023 Back to Business
18 Sep 2023 CTW Global Summit 2023: Transforming Special Economic Zones and Inspiring Sustainability & Innovation
12 Sep 2023 Big Inter-Council Networking Event
6 Sep 2023 Powering Productivity - Exploring Robotics, AI, and Beyond
5 Sep 2023 Workshop: CCUS and H2 Business towards Net Zero – Opportunities and Challenges
13 Jun 2023 Workshop and Networking Event: How to leave work behind and Get into the holiday mood with Ease
8 Jun 2023 Network After Work
7 Jun 2023 Webinar: "Demystifying Artificial Intelligence"
5 Jun 2023 Pathway Towards COP28 – Spotlight on the Private Sector
1 Jun 2023 UAE Inheritance Laws
1 Jun 2023 Webinar: "Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health & Addiction"
24 May 2023 Speed Networking Event
17 May 2023 Annual General Meeting 2023
8 May 2023 Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)
2 May 2023 CCUS and H2 driving COP28: Opportunities and Challenges
26 Apr 2023 Network after Work
12 Apr 2023 Join Ramadan Iftar
14 Mar 2023 Legal Workshop: “Commercial Contracts in the UAE"
9 Mar 2023 La Lorraine Bakery: On-site visit
1 Mar 2023 Brand Protection in UAE
28 Feb 2023 Communication Skills - The Art of Listening
24 Feb 2023 Developing a Positive Mindset, Boost Your Energy as a Leader
16 Feb 2023 QUIZ NIGHT
10 Feb 2023 Arabian Chemical Terminals Abu Dhabi (ACTAD): On-site information session
1 Feb 2023 Webinar: Addressing the 2 Trillion Dollars Halal Market Opportunity
31 Jan 2023 Opportunities in the UAE Aviation Sector
19 Jan 2023 New Year Reception and Speed Networking Event
17 Jan 2023 ADSW Breakfast session
12 Jan 2023 Introduction & Explanation to the Corporate Tax in the UAE
6 Dec 2022 Presentation and Panel on Sustainable Building
23 Nov 2022 The Evolving Nature of UAE Government Affairs
21 Nov 2022 POSTPONED - Keeping your organization up to date on the latest health and safety laws
1 Nov 2022 ADIPEC Breakfast session
22 Oct 2022 ADCB PINK RUN
20 Oct 2022 Back to Business
10 Oct 2022 Cybersecurity: Law, Insurance and Technology
10 Oct 2022 GITEX
6 Oct 2022 Innovation park (developed by ACTVET and EmiratesSkills)
3 Oct 2022 Webinar: "UAE – Luxembourg Tech Startup Opportunities"
3 Oct 2022 Women & Wellness: 'FINDING BALANCE'
29 Sep 2022 WETEX
23 Sep 2022 Networking & Breakfast - Corporate Tax in UAE
20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Food Security in the UAE
14 Sep 2022 Health, Medical Repatriation & Sick Leave Reduction
5 Jul 2022 Webinar: Slow Down, Power up
29 Jun 2022 Webinar: Proposed UAE Corporate Tax Regime
23 Jun 2022 Webinar: Joint Business Group Forum - Abu Dhabi Residents Office
21 Jun 2022 8th International Day of Yoga 2022
21 Jun 2022 UAE - Championing Global Recovery
11 Jun 2022 Conference on Organ Transplant
9 Jun 2022 Meet the new Board
8 Jun 2022 Webinar: Talk with Confidence and Clarity
6 Jun 2022 CineMAS Film Festival 2022
1 Jun 2022 Trends in Real Estate - Globally and in UAE
24 May 2022 Webinar: Advancing Climate Solutions
24 May 2022 Global Aerospace Summit 2022
23 May 2022 Doing business in Dubai!
17 May 2022 Annual General Meeting 2022
22 Apr 2022 Joint Ramadan Iftar
20 Apr 2022 What are NFTs?
19 Apr 2022 Multi-Nation Business Group Event: Annual Review of National In Country Value (ICV) Program.
30 Mar 2022 Abu Dhabi Residents Office Business Briefing
9 Mar 2022 Networking & Breakfast - FTA Tax Audit & Corporate Tax Introduction in the UAE
28 Feb 2022 Business community luncheon
8 Feb 2022 Reception at the Luxembourg Pavilion
25 Jan 2022 New Year's Reception at "La Cava"
23 Jan 2022 International Business Meeting by B2fair
19 Jan 2022 Benelux Get Together
19 Jan 2022 ADSW Business Talks on Circular Economy
14 Jan 2022 Webinar UAE Data Protection Law
8 Dec 2021 VIP Diner
28 Nov 2021 Exclusive Breakfast with our guest of honor Chiara Corazza
16 Nov 2021 ADIPEC Breakfast Seminar
10 Nov 2021 Mediclinic Webinar
7 Nov 2021 Developments in Urban Design to cope with climate change
27 Oct 2021 Will we meet again?
20 Oct 2021 Social Evening
19 Oct 2021 The United Arab Emirates meets the Netherlands on Circular Economy!
17 Oct 2021 Dutch Sustainability Group
16 Oct 2021 GROW: Screening + Talk with Daan Roosegaarde.
13 Oct 2021 Expo 2020 Dubai Webinar
10 Oct 2021 UAE land of opportunities: investment options for foreign companies
4 Oct 2021 Welcome G2G - Belgian Pavilion
29 Sep 2021 Back to Business - Networking Reception
22 Sep 2021 Bridging opportunities: Luxembourg and UAE's startup & innovation ecosystem
30 Jun 2021 Food and Weight How COVID has affected the way we eat and feel and what to do next!
29 Jun 2021 Creating New Opportunities in the Middle East and the UAE
1 Jun 2021 Industrialisation in the UAE and the role of Abu Dhabi's Ports
31 May 2021 Luxembourg ADGM Webcast: The Role of Financial Centers to Scale Up Green Finance
30 May 2021 UAE Netherlands Week
24 May 2021 Powerful Presentation Skills: Connecting with Confidence
18 May 2021 Annual General Meeting
27 Apr 2021 Overcoming supply chain challenges of the Covid-19 Vaccine
21 Apr 2021 Towards the next 50
7 Apr 2021 Joint Business Group Mixer
6 Apr 2021 Be among the first to experience Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at Expo2020
5 Apr 2021 Francophonie Kahoot Quiz | Soirée Kahoot Quiz pour célébrer la Francophonie!
29 Mar 2021 World Immunisation & Logistics Summit
23 Mar 2021 Fit 4 Start - Luxembourg's start-up acceleration program in the ICT and Space sectors
18 Mar 2021 "Invest in Abu Dhabi” hosted by Abu Dhabi Investment Office, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi
15 Mar 2021 Business Mixer – Meet Dutch Companies In The Water, Energy, And Food Sector
22 Feb 2021 Changes in personal law in the UAE
10 Feb 2021 Joint Webinar: Reforms to UAE foreign investment rules and the UAE companies law
8 Feb 2021 Belgian Tax issues for Expats
7 Feb 2021 How to keep motivation and interaction high within your team?
27 Jan 2021 New Year's Reception 2021
25 Jan 2021 Ertebaat Business Meeting, Organized By Dubai Customs
21 Jan 2021 ADSW side event webinar: UAE’s Climate Change and Sustainability policies – contributions of the Dutch private sector
12 Jan 2021 Joint Webinar Digitalization In Port Logistics
14 Dec 2020 Webinar: How To Keep Motivation And Interaction High Within Your Team
30 Nov 2020 Challenges and opportunities for the adoption of Electric Cars and low-emission mobility
30 Nov 2020 Digital ICT Week (organized by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and its Enterprise Europe Network)
26 Nov 2020 ADSW Web Series: Ensuring food and water security for the next decade
23 Nov 2020 A Conversation with Skyne on “Digital Marketing in rapidly changing times: 2020 and beyond”
18 Nov 2020 NBC 2020 Awards Ceremony
10 Nov 2020 ADIPEC webinar: Adaptation and growth, living with COVID-19 in the energy sector and the diplomatic world
4 Nov 2020 Expo2020: BeNeLux Pavilions Update
28 Oct 2020 New opportunities for businesses in the Middle East and UAE
21 Oct 2020 Women Leadership in Multilaterism and International Diplomacy
14 Oct 2020 Customer Experience (CX) Masterclass
6 Oct 2020 Promising Opportunities In The Investment Of Aquaculture Industry In The UAE
5 Oct 2020 A Conversation with MBG on Risk Mitigation in light of COVID-19
29 Sep 2020 A Conversation with Luai Kurdi from BESIX on 3D Concrete Printing in Construction
23 Sep 2020 Back to Business Quiz Night
22 Sep 2020 Food Security Webinar - The Financing of Agritech in the UAE
16 Sep 2020 Become a black belt negotiator - the neuroscience of negotiation
16 Sep 2020 ICT Spring 2020 Global Tech Conference in Luxembourg
14 Sep 2020 A Conversation with Peter Pastijn & Mim Kleiberg on "THE ROOM Online - The pivot of an SME business model in Covid times"
1 Sep 2020 Khalifa Port: Facilitating Trade and Investment in the UAE Webinar
31 Aug 2020 A conversation with Ziad Soussou, the integrated jet manager Middle East for Shell Aviation
16 Jul 2020 St Feuillien Tasting
14 Jul 2020 Joint Webinar: Hospitality & Staycations
6 Jul 2020 Joint Webinar: How to use videos to grow your business?
1 Jul 2020 Luxembourg-UAE: Bilateral Relations and Opportunities in times of COVID-19
1 Jul 2020 Why you should consider Luxembourg for your fund project
30 Jun 2020 AmCham Abu Dhabi's Legal Affairs Committee Present the Legal System of the UAE
29 Jun 2020 A conversation with Philippe Mathijs on: "Why virtual work needs a coaching mind-set"
24 Jun 2020 A conversation with Frank Wouters on: "The energy transition in times of COVID-19"
22 Jun 2020 Food Security in the UAE in a Covid-19 World (Part 2)
17 Jun 2020 Digital transformation in times of Covid-19
15 Jun 2020 Covid-19: An insider view from the UAE's largest Healthcare network
14 Jun 2020 Joint Webinar: on the Oil & Gas Industry and the Economy in COVID-19 times
2 Jun 2020 E-Commerce & Customer Engagement Trends: The Impact of COVID-19
13 May 2020 Live Web Conference: Annual General Meeting 2020
22 Apr 2020 Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
17 Mar 2020 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
2 Mar 2020 Joint Business Group Speed Networking
10 Oct 2019 Behind the Scenes at Pure Harvest

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