Press Release: ICBU publishes list of “UAE Companies to Boycott”

Oct 11 2017
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Madrid, Spain – 12/10/2017,  International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) published the first list of “UAE Companies to Boycott” The new list includes major Government owned companies and other private ones. The step is an initial effort to escalate international boycott campaign and to raise awareness of constant UAE human rights violations.

The step aims to mount “serious” pressure on UAE Government so it improves the basic human rights for migrants, fight the endless slavery, human trafficking and end its bloody war on Yemen.

In a statement circulated to the European press this morning, the campaign stated “Many of the companies included in the list have abused the rights of workers constantly. Others arbitrary sacked dozens of Indian migrant workers. Migrant workers in the field of constructions and transport are the most vulnerable victims to UAE corporate businesses.”

“Despite the short existence of the campaign, we received complaints from 150 individuals. Some of the complaints were about arbitrary dismal from work, while others were on maltreatment at the workplace. Some of other accounts provided details of names and locations of “forced slavery agents in some of Dubai Night-clubs and casinos. These facts made our new boycott list as a priority”

UAE government have sided with its businesses and helped silencing workers who call for their rights.  The campaign considers the position of UAE Government is an encouragement for more human rights abuses.

Meanwhile, the list comprised of other companies like Etihad airways and Emirates Airline‎  due to their failure in fighting the human trafficking into Dubai” Both of the airlines staff were subject to training to spot “human trafficking” in clear UAE propaganda stunt to improve the image of the government.  However, no concrete measures were adopted to help ending this dangerous phenomenon.

The campaign will circulate this list to key International organisations including the UN Agencies. It will push towards created a United Nation UAE blacklist of these companies. The campaign will use various tools to inform the International public opinion of what’s happening in UAE.

The list will also be sent to key International labour and workers unions and will urge them to blacklist these companies.

ICBU will consider dropping the list in the case that UAE show improvement in the human rights conditions for migrant workers and ending the war on Yemen.

A second list of UAE companies will be announced in the upcoming few weeks. Various Boycott campaigns will also be launched to target prominent UAE companies.


UAE Companies to Boycott

Aabar Investments

Abu Dhabi Aviation

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO)

Abu Dhabi Media

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)

Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

Air Arabia

Al Ghurair Group

Al Tayer Group

Aldar Properties

Alpha Data



Armada Group

Dana Gas

Dar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing

Dubai Bank

Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Holding

Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Media Incorporated

DP World

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC

Emaar Properties


Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du)

Emirates Trading Agency

Etihad Airways


First Gulf Bank

Information Systems Associates FZE


Jumeirah Group

Liwa Chemicals


Nakheel Properties

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

National Bank of Dubai

Noor Islamic Bank

Noor Takaful


Saltflow, Inc.

Sharjah Islamic Bank

SHUAA Capital

Sorouh Real Estate



Unibeton Ready Mix

Union National Bank

Warid Telecom