Relations between Brazil and the United Arab Emirates were established in 1974.
-Brazil opened its embassy in Abu Dhabi in 1978.
-In 1991, the United Arab Emirates opened its embassy in Brazil, where it was the first UAE embassy in Latin America.
-The UAE General Consulate was opened in São Paulo in October 2013.
In December 2003, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva headed an important delegation of ministers,governors of states, senators, deputies, the president of Petrobras and about 200 businessmen, in an official visit to the United Arab Emirates. Following the visit, the two countries expanded their desire to intensify their cooperation in various fields, especially the business sector, as a result, a wide range of Brazilian consumer products began to appear in the UAE local markets. Several offices were opened for Brazilian companies in UAE and others for UAE in Brazil, in addition to establishing investment cooperation between the two countries.
On the commercial level, trade exchange between the two countries has developed significantly in recent years and the United Arab Emirates has become the second trading partner of Brazil in the Middle East, with over $ 3 billion annually.
In view of the importance of UAE geographical Location as a point of contact between the West and East, as well as the quality of its services and infrastructure, UAE could attract the attention of the the most important Brazilian companies; that have opened their offices in the country; to facilitate their operations and re-export their products to the countries of the Asian continent. The Brazilian Export Promotion Agency (Apex) has opened an office in Jebel Ali to assist and support Brazilian companies aiming to set up branches in the United Arab Emirates.