Relations between Brazil and the United Arab Emirates were established in 1974.
1978 - Brazil opened its embassy in Abu Dhabi.
1991 - The United Arab Emirates opened its embassy in Brazil, the first UAE embassy in Latin America.
2013 - The General Consulate of the United Arab Emirates was opened in São Paulo.
December 2003 - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva headed an important delegation of ministers, governors and about 200 businessmen on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.
November 2013 - The Vice President of the Republic, Michel Temer, visited the United Arab Emirates. It was the highest Brazilian official visit to the UAE since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's trip in December 2003.
The Vice President held meetings with his counterpart, Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates, Emir of Dubai, and other emirate authorities.
At the meetings, the two leaders discussed the possibilities of intensifying the exchange of goods, services and investments.
April 2014 - His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates, Emir of Dubai, made an official visit to Brazil on April 22, 2014, in return for the visit of the Vice-President of the Republic, Michel Temer.
The Head of Government of the United Arab Emirates held a working meeting with the Vice-President of the Republic at the Itamaraty Palace. In addition, the emiratic authority and its entourage were received in audience by the President of the Republic at the Planalto Palace.
At that time, the bilateral agreement on defense cooperation was concluded and the prospects for deepening bilateral relations were considered, in the light of the interest of businessmen and government leaders of both countries in intensifying the bilateral flow of goods, services and investments.
The United Arab Emirates is currently an important commercial warehouse, logistics hub and business center. Today, approximately 30 Brazilian companies have commercial offices in the country, using the UAE as a platform for exports in the region. The Export and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brazil) maintains an office in Jebel Ali, a free zone of Dubai, to assist Brazilian companies that intend to settle in the Emirates.
The commercial exchange between Brazil and the UAE registered, in this period, continuous and expressive growth. From 2008, the UAE became the second partner of Brazil in the Middle East, in terms of amount of bilateral exchanges, behind only Saudi Arabia. Total trade with the UAE, which in 2000 amounted to US $ 300 million, reached US $ 3 billion in 2017, with a Brazilian surplus of US $ 2 billion. Bilateral investments have also assumed an increasingly important role, boosting the development of both countries. The stock of emirate investments in Brazil is approximately US $ 5 billion.