Dubai: The Arab Business Club will strive to bring like-minded businesswomen together and offer the support, consultancy and advice they need, Elham Abbas, Vice-President of the club, has told Gulf News.

The ABC, an international networking platform for professional and business leaders in Arab countries, was launched in 2008. It has established a division that aims to support female entrepreneurs and enhance their role within the club.

Abbas, who believes that actions speak louder than words, said: "New businesswomen are coming to the UAE and they're in need of an extended professional network to promote their business."

The role of businesswomen in the UAE is "very advanced" and they have achieved "unprecedented growth", she added. "Our role in the Arab Business Club will not be restricted to monitoring or offering advice or consultancy. We're going to host a number of activities and events in the UAE, enabling interaction among business people."

Abbas said she created a network of businesswomen's associations not only in the Arab world but globally in order to achieve her division's aims. "By extending our network of professional associations and organisations, the club will become more efficient in strengthening relationships."