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Thailand-UAE Relations


General Profile

United Arab Emirates / สหรัฐอาหรับเอมิเรตส์








  
   


  • The first trade partner country of Thailand in the Middle East with the highest oil import value of Thailand from the UAE
  • The trading center and the most important re-export in the Middle East, thus, the great opportunity of Thai products to enter to the Middle East
  • The rich country with overbalance of trade, including a lot of reserve money and deposit for investment, both domestic and abroad 
General information 

    Area                 90,559 square kilometers (About 17% Thailand)  
    Capital             Abu Dhabi 
    Population       9.15 million people (2016) 
    Languages       Arabic, English 
    Religions          Muslim (mostly Sunni) 
    President         H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan 
    Prime Minister/ Vice President/ Ruler of Dubai   
                        H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum 
    Foreign MinisterH.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan 
    Independence Day December 2 
    Thai-Emirati Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day       December 12, 1975 

Economic information  
  
    GDP    
   Natural resources     Oil, natural gas 
   Industries                  Petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement, 
                                     fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, textiles 
   Imports - commoditiesMachinery and transport equipment, chemical products, food 
   Imports - partners        China, India, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, 
                                             the United States of America 
   Exports - commodities     Crude oil, natural gas, re-exports, dried fish, dates 
   Ex

Statistics of Thailand-UAE 
    Export products of Thailand      Cars, equipment and parts, air conditioners, computers, 
                                                        radio-receivers, televisions, jewelry and accessory, 
                                                        fabric, clothing, iron, steel, pallets, shoes and parts 
    Import products from the UAE   Crude oil, metal ore, scrap metal, jewelry, silver and 
                                                        gold, chemical products, oil, pulp,fresh and frozen fish 
    Tourism       121,000 Emirati tourists to Thailand (2015) 
    Thai people in the UAE        About 8,000 people (2016)
    Visa      Gratis visa for Thai diplomatic and official passports 
                 Visa exemption for UAE tourists who stay in the Kingdom not longer than 30 days 
    Office of Thailand in the UAE   The Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi 
                                                      The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Dubai 
    Office of the UAE in Thailand   The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Bangkok 

Political Profile

Economical Profile

Relations

Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TAXES ON INCOME 
    Date Signed 1 March 2000
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 20 March 1990


Updated by : Royal Thai Consulate General - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Last Updated : 17/04/2017

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