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DP World

DP World operates several container terminals in Australia, contributing significantly to the country's ports infrastructure. DP World Australia operates terminals in key ports such as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle. According to DP World Australia's website, their terminals handle approximately 3.8 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually, facilitating a substantial portion of Australia's maritime trade. DP World's investments in port infrastructure help improve efficiency and capacity, supporting Australia's trade growth and global competitiveness.

DP World's operations in Australia have a substantial economic impact. According to a report by Deloitte Access Economics commissioned by DP World Australia, the company's activities contributed AU$6.4 billion to Australia's GDP in 2017. The report also highlighted that DP World's operations supported over 23,000 direct and indirect jobs across Australia in various sectors, including logistics, transport, and manufacturing.


Dnata, a leading airport services provider and part of the Emirates Group, is the largest flight caterer in Australia, operating in seven airports and employing 3,000 people for ground handling and cargo services.

DNATA (Dubai National Air Transport Association) is a leading provider of ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in Australia. The company operates at several major airports, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. According to DNATA's website, the company handles over 16,000 flights and processes over 780,000 tons of cargo annually in Australia, showcasing its significant presence in the aviation sector. DNATA's services support Australia's tourism and travel industry by ensuring smooth operations at airports and efficient handling of passengers and cargo. This contributes to the overall travel experience and supports the growth of tourism-related businesses.

According to Tourism Research Australia, international tourism expenditure in Australia reached AU$45.4 billion in the year ending September 2019, highlighting the importance of services provided by companies like DNATA in facilitating travel and tourism. DNATA's operations in Australia contribute to job creation and employment opportunities. The company employs thousands of staff across its various business units, including ground handling, cargo handling, and catering services. Additionally, DNATA's presence at airports and in the aviation, sector indirectly supports jobs in related industries such as hospitality, retail, and transportation.

Emirates Airlines 

Since the initiation of flights between the UAE and Australia in 1996, Emirates Airlines and Qantas have forged a pioneering partnership, an historic collaboration that has transformed the landscape of global aviation. This partnership leverages the extensive networks of both airlines, encompassing comprehensive routes spanning Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. According to Emirates' annual reports, the airline carried over 2 million passengers on its Australian routes in the fiscal year 2019-2020. This extensive connectivity facilitates business travel, tourism, and trade between Australia and various global markets. Emirates' operations have a significant economic impact on Australia. According to a study commissioned by Emirates and conducted by Frontier Economics, the airline's operations contributed AU$2.1 billion to Australia's GDP and supported over 21,000 jobs in 2018-2019. The study also highlighted that Emirates' operations generated AU$712 million in tax revenues for the Australian government, showcasing the airline's contribution to government coffers.

Etihad Airlines

Etihad Airways is one of two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates, along with Emirates. Etihad commenced operations in November 2003. Etihad launched daily flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and Sydney on March 27, 2007, and later that year launched flights to Brisbane, followed by Melbourne in 2009 and Perth in 2014. According to Etihad's annual reports the airline carried over 1 million passengers on its Australian routes in the fiscal year 2019. This connectivity supports tourism, business travel, and trade between Australia and various international destinations.


Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy investment company, and Tribe Infrastructure Group, a UAE headquartered infrastructure financial advisor and project developer, established a joint venture to develop utility-scale renewable energy projects in Australia, the primary focus being waste-to-energy (WtE) projects, in November 2020. Masdar Tribe’s first WtE project is being built in East Rockingham, 45 minutes south of Perth. Masdar Tribe is also developing a project in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, and is assessing other sites for WtE projects around Australia.  

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