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Our Commissioner for India Gulf

Nashid Chowdhury Investment and Trade Commissioner for India Gulf


Our Locations in the Region


India Chennai

Taj Connemara, No. 2, Binny Road, off Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600002 India Phone: +91 72 00 05 17 51

India Mumbai

93, 9th Floor, Jolly Maker Chambers II, Nariman Point Mumbai Maharashtra 400 021 India Phone: +91 22 6630 3973-76

United Arab Emirates Dubai

Office 106, Emarat Atrium Building Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 58007 Dubai United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 343 3226

Abu Dhabi gets a 'Taste of Western Australia'

It was a stunning (and tasty) night beneath the stars as more than 200 guests gathered for the 10th annual Taste of Australia event in Abu Dhabi.

Organised by the Australian Business Group Abu Dhabi, the event brought together business community members from Abu Dhabi and Dubai for an evening of fine Australian food and wine. 

Guests gathered on the garden lawn of the Beach Rotana Hotel while feasting on western rock lobster from the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative and wild-caught octopus from the Fremantle Octopus Group.


They also had the chance to sample Margaret River and Swan Valley wines from Leeuwin Estate and Sandalford Wines.

Present at the event were Nashid Chowdhury, the Western Australia Investment and Trade Commissioner for India-Gulf, representatives of the Dubai Office of the Government of Western Australia, and guest of honour, Her Excellency Heidi Venamore, the Ambassador of Australia to the United Arab Emirates.


In her address to the crowd, Ms Chowdhury highlighted the excellent qualities of the Western Australian products showcased at the event, including environmental sustainability and traceability of supply chain. 

The Western Australian products featured at Taste of Australia are currently available on the Emirati market, with a look toward exportation to the rest of the Middle East.

The event also provided networking opportunities for other Western Australian companies keen to start exporting local produce to Dubai, which is a gateway to the Middle East market.

The Gulf Region is a leading export market for Western Australia’s primary industries, with WA regarded as a provider of high quality food and agribusiness commodities within the region.

 For more information about trade and investment opportunities in the Gulf region, visit Invest and Trade.

Published on: 23 January 2023




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