The number of French companies and French-speaking professionals in the UAE and Oman has increased significantly over the past ten years. There are now more than 650 French companies in the lower gulf. The volume of activity and investment between Francophone countries and the UAE and Oman suggests a need for professionals with a shared culture, and who are familiar with local requirements. KPMG Lower Gulf launched a French desk in 2016 in order to respond to the needs of French companies and French-speaking decisionmakers in the region. Through French Konnection, a network managed by KPMG in France, our local French desk is also connected with Frenchspeaking professionals working in KPMG offices around the world. Over the last four years, our French desk has been supporting the French business community in the lower gulf, and we are delighted to continue to do so. We look forward to working with you and providing the services you may need in the pursuit of your organization’s growth in the UAE and Oman.