His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZ), recently chaired the 25th meeting of the Council, during which he highlighted the importance of Dubai Free Zones as an enabler of Emirati talents, a engine of diversification and agility and a catalyst for its economic agenda.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed saying:
“The Dubai Economic Agenda (D33) calls for the creation of new economic opportunities and the activation of the role of Emirati talent. “It is a strategic objective through which Dubai Free Zones contribute to supporting economic diversification, attracting direct investments and international businesses, empowering entrepreneurs and providing an enabling environment for emerging projects in the various verticals of the future economy.”
Emirati talent, a strategic priority for Dubai’s free zones
An achievement report was presented on the successes and initiatives of each free zone in supporting the Emiratization process, attracting Emirati talent and creating Emirati capital. The meeting reviewed the implementation process in the free zones of the plans, programs and decisions in which the Council plays a coordinating or supervisory role to stimulate and develop work within the free zones and between their commercial partners.
Simple licensing procedures and simplification of service development within free zones
The Council reviewed ongoing efforts to improve the fluidity and speed of issuance of licenses in accordance with the simplified procedures adopted by Dubai Free Zones, which contributed to achieving and strengthening its leadership in this field since its inception. The council also discussed how to benefit from best practices and the importance of comprehensively improving government services and boosting global competitiveness by developing the capabilities of free zones and service-oriented specialized people.
News source: Dubai Press Office