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Dubai Chamber brings business community with Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, April 20 - 2010 @ 13:00

The networking event that had Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director General of Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs as main speaker, provided a fitting platform for the private sector to get a first-hand update on the residency rules in light of doing business in Dubai.

Presiding over the networking event, HE Eng Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, said that in its quest to provide value-added services to its members and stakeholders the Chamber has set up this networking event to help build bridges between the public and private sectors and to seek common solutions to the problems faced by the business community in regards to the smooth operations of their businesses.

Said Buamim:

“As an active business facilitator, Dubai Chamber has been providing timely advice and updates on the Government’s strategies in dealing with the current issues and has been likewise voicing the concerns of the business community to the relevant Government authorities. Today’s gathering is yet another effort in that

Buamim added that Dubai is rigorously continuing to diversify its economy by going back to basics which is trading besides penetrating deep into logistics, services, banking and tourism as well as some of the untapped economic sectors. Citing the example of the export sector, the Director General of the Chamber said, “Our trade and export sector is extremely healthy as the exports of our members in the first three months of the year gradually increased with March recording the largest exports of Dhs18.7bn in comparison to Dhs15.4bn during the same month in 2009 while January and February figures of Dhs15.9bn and Dhs16.2bn respectively compared to Dhs14.5bn in January 2009 and Dhs14.3bn in February 2009. This is a clear indicator that the export sector has regained its momentum and its long tradition of being the driving force behind Dubai’s developed economy.”

Buamim reiterated Dubai Chamber’s commitment in providing world-class services to it members by informing about the Chamber’s winning of three awards at the Dubai Government Excellence Programme in the categories of the Distinguished Agency/Organization, the Best in Customer Satisfaction and the Best in Employee Satisfaction which he said will help enhance the Chamber’s performance under its strategic objectives of creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business and promoting Dubai as an international business hub.

HE. Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director of the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs said that the participation in the networking event organized by Dubai Chamber comes as part of his department’s commitment to build effective communication channels with the business community and contribute to the continuous improvement of the government performance based on the highest quality government excellence standards.

Major General Al Marri explained to the attendees the rules and regulations of his department and highlighted the sophisticated e-services provided by the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs that keep pace with the overall development of the UAE.

Al Marri added that his department’s priority is to provide value added services to the community which will consolidate the status of UAE as a global financial and business hub.

These networking meetings organized by Dubai Chamber from time to time helps build strong alliances, open communication channels with key regional and international trade partners and facilitate networking opportunities for the business community while enhancing their competitiveness in the global trading arena.

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