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Dubai Customs official visits centres in Dubai Logistics City

Director general of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field trip to the customs centres at the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), and Al Maktoum Cargo Center, which operate under the Jebel Ali Customs Center Management, and the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. Musabih met with the employees working at the three centres and received detailed information from ... Read More »

Dubai Customs Discusses More Mutual Cooperation With Ukrainian Consul General

Dubai : Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office His Excellency Oleksandr Khomiak, Consul General of Ukraine to Dubai, accompanied by Timor Redvanov, Deputy Consul. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE especially in bilateral trade and customs business. “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with ... Read More »

UAE service centre earned a Dh159,000 salary in 1 month

Dubai: An Emirati man working at the government service centre Tas-heel made local headlines by earning an impressive salary of Dh159,000 in one month. Tas-heel is a service centre responsible for processing Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) applications. UAE employees working at the centres are paid on a commission of Dh45 for every transaction. In this particular case, ... Read More »

UAE has made ‘great strides’ in protecting the environment

The UAE has made great strides in setting strategic objectives to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, while achieving robust economic and social development, experts said at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2019). Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), ... Read More »

UAE to invest $5 billion in Pakistan refinery project soon

ISLAMABAD: Talks between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on an $5 billion oil refinery project have almost completed and the project would be launched by the end of this year, it emerged Friday. UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi told Aran News that “we are going to launch one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in ... Read More »

Sheikh Hamdan reviews progress of Dh4.4bn Dubai to Abu Dhabi rail project

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said he was encouraged by the progress of the UAE’s ambitious railway network. The Crown Prince of Dubai met Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail, at Emirates Towers in Dubai on Sunday. The duo discussed the 1,200-kilometre railway that will form ... Read More »

Dubai Customs calls for more customer engagement to improve customs work

Dubai Customs organised its 6th monthly client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honour best performing clients and businesses in various categories. Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, attended the event alongside a host of senior officers and heads of departments from Dubai Customs. In his opening remarks, Director General of Dubai Customs, called for more customer engagement towards ... Read More »

Dubai Customs Delegation Visits MBR Space Center

Dubai : A delegation from Dubai Customs paid a field visit to The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MDRSC) where they were introduced to the space center’s various services, projects and achievements, and discussed how Dubai Customs can benefit from these services. Dubai Customs presented the MBRSC with a painting depicting KhalifaSat as the UAE is set to send off ... Read More »

UAE Maritime Week to promote sector growth

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), on the current edition of UAE Maritime Week starting this Sunday UAE Maritime Week has reached its fifth edition and I congratulate the organisers and patrons of this annual global event. It is another promising week of success for the maritime ... Read More »

Etihad Credit Insurance Partners With Dubai Exports To Strengthen The Overseas Expansion Plans Of Dubai-based Businesses

Dubai, UAE, : Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE Federal Export Credit Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Export Development Corporation, the export promotion agency of Dubai to develop and promote trade linkages and investment opportunities for Dubai-based businesses in high growth markets. The MoU was signed by H.E. Engr. Saed Alawadi, CEO of Dubai Export ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi police prevent 18 people from entering UAE illegally

Abu Dhabi police officers were able to thwart the smuggling of 18 workers at the Khatam al Shakla border, which stands as a checkpoint between the Omani Al Buraimi governorate and the UAE city of Al Ain. In an attempt to illegally enter the UAE, the 18 men and women were stuffed into a hollowed-out truck bed. Law enforcement officials ... Read More »

Africa’s trade bloc is a massive opportunity for UAE businesses

Africa has long been a market of strategic importance to Dubai and the emirate serves as a gateway for African companies that are successfully leveraging the emirate to expand their global reach. Yet, infrastructure gaps, a lack of investor-friendly regulation and high tariffs have remained as barriers for Africa’s regional and international trade, limiting the continent’s economic potential. It is ... Read More »

Adihex reports Dh36m in sales thanks to relaxed regulations

This year’s edition was the biggest ever with 650 local and international companies taking part in the exhibition. Hunting weapons worth Dh36 million were sold at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) which ended on Saturday. The Abu Dhabi Police said on Sunday that a total of 2,673 hunting weapons, including shotguns, rifles and pistols for trap ... Read More »

Confectionery giant Mars takes 100% ownership of UAE business

Food giant Mars has become one of the first multinationals to take advantage of the UAE’s new foreign direct investment (FDI) laws offering foreign companies 100 per cent ownership of onshore companies by buying out its local partner. The company, which has had a presence in the UAE for 40 years, has bought all of the shares in its onshore ... Read More »

Mandviwalla for enhanced trade between Sri Lanka, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla Thursday said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka need to make collective efforts to boost mutual trade relationship and search more avenues to increase trade and resolve the tariff issues. In a meeting with High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid at Parliament House, he proposed that the trade agreements should be converted from ... Read More »

UAE and Saudi Arabia to boost customer service at government departments

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have launched a major initiative to improve customer service at government departments in both countries. Over the next few days in Riyadh, scores of workers will learn about dealing with customer complaints, clear communication and foster a positive work environment. The five-day training camp — known as the UAE-Saudi capacity building programme — began in ... Read More »

UAE”s KIZAD inks deal with Indian plastic makers body

Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s visit to the UAE, Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has signed a strategic agreement with the All India Plastics Manufacturers” Association (AIPMA) to support Indian polymer investors in expanding their geographic reach. The move also highlights KIZAD Polymers Park as a tailor-made manufacturing and distribution ... Read More »

Dubai may have to do without Bakewell tarts if UK ports ‘meltdown’ post-Brexit

An official document predicting a “three-month meltdown” at UK ports unable to cope with extra checks after Brexit, has been dismissed as scaremongering by Downing Street, while a senior retail executive Logistics Middle East spoke to said the impact to the Middle East will be mild. “We may have to go without Bakewell tarts and other uniquely British goods for ... Read More »

UAE’s IBC group plans to acquire 10,000 holiday homes in Dubai in $5bn deal

UAE-based investment company IBC Group intends to acquire 10,000 holiday homes in Dubai in a deal valued at $5bn (Dhs18bn), it announced on Wednesday. The company has contracted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gulf Properties on an exclusive basis to play an advisory brokerage role to assist in identifying, acquiring and financing the properties. The properties to be acquired will be financed ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi can’t afford to keep Iran out of Dubai

Writing an article in Lobe Log on Thursday, Esfandiar Batmanghelidj, an Iran-West business diplomacy expert and Columbia University graduate, says new official moves are in the making to revive old business ties between the two Persian Gulf neighbors. The article reads: As the world teeters on the edge of another financial crisis, few places are being gripped by anxiety like ... Read More »