British Delegation to Attend 10th World Islamic Economic Forum

10th WIEF

For the tenth year running the Muslim Council of Britain will facilitate a large contingent of business women and men – professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and financiers, to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum between 28 to 30 October 2014. Held this year in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, this will be the largest delegation to the Forum outside Muslim countries.

In addition to deepening economic ties between the Muslim world and the UK, the delegation will also celebrate the growing economic ties between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. To underscore that relationship, the British Embassy in Dubai will be hosting a reception for British delegates, where British entrepreneurs, Ministers and leading Emirati figures will be attending on 28 October.

Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “British Muslims have strong economic, cultural, social and religious ties to the UAE and we are delighted that in addition to business people and entrepreneurs from the UK, our delegation this year consists of many British expats in the UAE who are at the top of their professional game. Once again, we hope to demonstrate that British Muslims can help contribute to the prosperity of the United Kingdom through its links to the Muslim world.”

Leading the UK delegation, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, founding Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and a member of the WIEF’s International Advisory Board said: ‘This year’s Forum in Dubai is most fitting with the ethos of WIEF. Dubai is the largest trade, travel and financial hub of the Middle East, acclaimed for its innovation and growth within the business world. I am confident our delegation will hugely benefit from this year’s Forum.’

Notes to Editors

1. Further information about the Muslim Council of Britain and the World Islamic Economic Forum

2. Media wishing to interview members of the delegation or cover the Dubai reception for the UK delegation on 28 October, please email

3. The Muslim Pound: How British Muslims Contribute to the UK’s Prosperity

4. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.