United Arab Emirates

Be at the forefront of change. Be ambitious. Be with us. Uncover a world of possible.

Our offices in the UAE offer the opportunity to work on exciting projects in cutting-edge industries and sectors aligned with the continuing development of this thriving region and beyond.

Discover what’s possible for you at Bird & Bird.

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For more information on our current vacancies please contact the team here.

Our DNA defines us at our best, and we are at our best when… 

We are truly collegiate.

As one team worldwide, we succeed as a firm by sharing and combining across teams and offices - to deliver truly exceptional advice and service. 

We are super curious.

Our people are actively and intellectually engaged in the complexities, context and commercial implications of their work. It makes them stand out as exceptional lawyers and business professionals.

We are big on trust.

The foundation of our firm is trust. Trusting people to take responsibility, to work flexibly, to deliver exceptionally. Trust is empowering, allowing you to be yourself and fulfil your potential. 

We are full of respect.

Our people respect and support their colleagues, and truly value their difference. They are generous with their time, always happy to help each other, and always take steps to be inclusive. 

We are always evolving.

We have always been a forward-looking law firm - from taking a sector approach to creating one firm internationally. We’ll celebrate success; but we don’t dwell on it. We’re keen to improve, evolve and take on the next big thing.

Offices in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Bird & Bird (MEA) LLP
Level 8 Al Maqam Tower ADGM Square
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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Bird & Bird (MEA) LLP
Level 14, Burj Daman, DIFC, PO BOX 507110
United Arab Emirates

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Diversity & Inclusion

We know an inclusive culture, alongside a diverse workforce, makes us more innovative and agile.

The ability to connect the dots and leap to inspired solutions can't be underestimated. We believe it’s this pioneering approach that unlocks a world of opportunity. It's what our clients value and it helps us to be the firm we want to be.  

To get there, we’re committed to treating everyone with kindness and respect. And creating an environment where everyone feels empowered and supported to succeed, knowing they can make a meaningful contribution to our firm, whoever they are. 

So, we work tirelessly to build a culture that makes it possible – possible for our people, our clients, and our communities. We stay curious and work in truly international teams. And by enabling our people to get the best out of themselves, we give our clients access to a whole world of expertise.

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The shift to a more sustainable way of doing business needs people who embrace change and spark innovation. We’re up for the challenge, are you?

We are responsibly managing our offices, minimising waste and recycling wherever practical. We regularly donate expired and unused medication to Dubai Health Authority pharmacies to ensure correct disposal and keep the environment unharmed. Our offices have also been participating in Earth Hour since 2020 to raise awareness of the issues facing our planet.

This year we embarked on a five week journey through the Zero to Climate Hero Challenge to work towards reducing our carbon footprint. Rivers place a significant part in supporting wildlife, combating climate change and supplying drinking water, and so our team took part in the World River Run for World Environment Day.

Global Sustainability

Pro Bono

The ability to help isn't always enough. In today's world, more often than not, what's needed is time. We believe pro bono is time well spent.

For us pro bono isn’t an add on. We are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives, and giving back to the communities we work within.

We have provided pro bono advice to members of the community in the DIFC and the Dubai Design District.

Global Pro Bono       UAE Pro Bono

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in taking an active role in supporting our communities to make a difference.

We have participated in several CSR initiatives ranging from blood donations quarterly and for World Blood Donor Day, food and beverage distribution semi-annually at construction sites through the Feed-a-Labour campaign, Ramadan Iftar meals through Nefsy and the 100 Million Meals campaign, to supporting families with lost incomes during the pandemic in collaboration with the Stop and Help initiative for World Humanitarian Day.

Through our internal Clean Your Closet Campaign we collect and donate clothes to the Emirates Red Crescent Authority semi-annually. We create awareness amongst our team on numerous health issues such as for World Mental Health Day, women's health during Endometriosis Awareness Month, PINKtober for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and men’s physical and mental health through Movember. Furthermore, we joined the 21 Day Challenge for World Cancer Day committing to improve personal health.

Global CSR       UAE CSR


Future Leaders

The support we provide to aspiring cohorts of diverse potential leaders of the firm is demonstrated through our Future Leaders programme.

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Learning & Development at Bird & Bird

We know you’re looking for support to be the best lawyer or business services professional you can be.

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Bird Benefits

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Our flexible approach to office and home working enables you to find the right balance to deliver at your best.

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Our healthcare benefits and well being initiatives ensure to support physical and mental wellness empowering you towards an improved quality of life.

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Progress your career and personal development with our award-winning development programmes, from our global mentoring scheme to our bespoke coaching opportunities.

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From enhanced maternity leave benefits, study leave options, compassionate leave days to paternity leave, our policies offer flexibility for you to manage your professional career and personal commitments concurrently.

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Equip yourself with a broad range of technical and business skills as well as a deep understanding of business issues through our technical skills based curriculum.

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Give back to the community through our support programs that have a positive social and environmental impact by way of partnerships and volunteerism locally and internationally.

Working at Bird & Bird

abdulla alhashili Module

As a Trainee Solicitor, Bird & Bird has provided me with exceptional training and support throughout my training contract. It’s an absolute pleasure to work in such a supportive and friendly environment.

Abdulla Alhashili Associate

surabhi singhi Module

Before I joined Bird &Bird, I thought culture was one among several rudiments in a company’s ethos apart from vision, strategy, talent, etc. At Bird & Bird, I realised that culture isn't just one facet and that an organization is nothing more than the combined efforts of its people to create synergies.

Surabhi Singhi Partner

greg man Module

Bird & Bird provides an opportunity to work at an organization that is at the cutting edge of many areas of the law. Our people represent some of the leading experts in their fields, but the working environment is friendly, collaborative and very supportive.

Gregory Man Partner

melissa murray Module

The quality of work, integrity and culture at Bird & Bird is exemplary. Combined with the energy of the teams in our specialized sectors, this leads to a greater sense of purpose on an individual level. Bird & Bird not only provides a platform to nurture individuals to grow, but fosters creativity and empowerment to collectively work towards the firm’s vision.

Melissa Murray Partner

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