x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

UAE and Algeria mark 40 years of ties

A look at the relationship between the two countries ahead of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed's visit to Algeria.

Bilateral relations began in 1974*

UAE opened an embassy in Algeria in 1974

Algeria opened an embassy in Abu Dhabi in 1975


Recent official visits during 2012-2013

2013 Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

2013 Minister of Labour - UAE

2013 Minister of Industry - Algeria

2013 Minister of Interior - Algeria

2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs - UAE

2012 Minister of Economy - UAE


Number of Algerians living in the UAE in 2012

About 10,000


UAE - Algeria Trade **

US$271 million (Dh995m) for the first eight months of 2012


UAE companies invested in Algeria:

DP World, Mubadala, Aabar Investments, Al Qudra Holding, Caracal, United Arab Emirates Company for Medical Supplies, Emirates International Investment Company, Khalifa Butti Amir Yusuf Group, Arabtec Holding Pjsc, Epic Companies, Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, Julphar, Emaar, Emirates Future


Total GDP - Algeria ***

$275 billion in 2012


Flight durations

From UAE to Algeria - about 6hr 30min

From Algeria to UAE - almost 7hr


Total of 10 weekly flights from UAE to Algeria

7 flights on Emirates, 3 flights on Air Algeria


Time difference

UAE is ahead by 3 hours


Source: *UAE Embassy in Algeria;**UAE Ministry for International Cooperation and Development; and ***IMF