The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities: the business of building trust and understanding between nations.

The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. Their office in the United Arab Emirates is one of over 100 worldwide - this was established 46 years ago and is one of their most important operations today.

The British Council works in three key areas: arts, English and education, with a focus on young people.

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