Welcome to KOTRA

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) established to contribute to the development

of the national economy by performing work such as trade promotion, investment

between domestic and foreign companies and support of industrial technology cooperation etc.


Leading the Way for SMEs to Explore

Overseas Markets and to Create Global Jobs


Opened an office in the U.A.E. in 1976

to lay a foundation for a strong economic relationship between the two nations.


In the 1970s, Korea saw the visions of the leaders of the United Arab Emirates to transform the strategically located nation into the business center of the Middle East and North African region. Korea herself was going through the times of development and quickly realized that the U.A.E and Korea can grow together into the stratosphere. In this light, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), as the national trade and investment promotion agency of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), opened an office in the U.A.E. in 1976 to lay a foundation for a strong economic relationship between the two nations.


For more than 40 years, KOTRA has been serving as the bridge to close the gap between fast growing businesses in the U.A.E. and Korea. Thanks to our dedicated staff, very active cooperative efforts from our counterparts in the U.A.E government, fast adapting business leaders of the U.A.E, and innovative companies from Korea, Korea has become a top 10 trading partner for the U.A.E.

Our office in Dubai has grown to become the MENA region’s head office of KOTRA. We currently oversee 15 offices (Korea Trade Centers or Korea Business Centers) in the MENA region.


KOTRA will continue to make strides in our journey to connect the U.A.E. and Korea, so that the two nations can make leaps and bounds together for a better future. We greatly appreciate your support and guidance on our journey!


Thank you.


Kwan Seok Lee,

Regional President of KOTRA MENA Office

General Manager of KOTRA Dubai Office



Our office in Dubai not only serves as the trade center in the U.A.E, but also serves as the MENA region's head office overseeing 15 total offices.