BASF has been present in the UAE since the 1970s. The company’s Dubai office in Jebel Ali is home to BASF’s  headquarters for Market Area Middle East and Egypt. Business units based out of the Dubai office include chemicals, coatings, performance materials, plastics, nutrition and health, personal care and home care, automotive refinishing and oilfield solutions. The BASF office in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi focuses on a product portfolio which includes gas treatment, catalysts and adsorbents and petrochemical solutions.