Department of Economic Development
The Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, has set up an External Relations section as part of reaching out to potential investors and enabling them to set up and expand their businesses in Dubai. The new section focuses on attending local and international exhibitions to meet investors and provide information on the business registration and licensing options available in Dubai.
Saeed Matar Al Marri, Deputy CEO of BRL said the new section reflects DED’s keenness to implement the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to go to the investor than waiting for the investor to come to the authorities.
“The External Relations section will strengthen ongoing efforts to enhance Dubai’s rankings in the Doing Business Report of the World Bank in 2014. A main objective of DED is to make it easier for businesses to make the best use of Dubai’s competitiveness. The value additions we offer to businesses in turn contribute to overall economic development in Dubai,” Al Marri added.
Presently, investors can approach DED branches, service centres and institutional partners for information and transactions relating to business registration and licensing. The External Relations section opens a new interface for BRL to connect with the investor and build on the growing momentum seen across business registration and licensing in Dubai.
“The External Relations team has already started developing a strategic plan for 2013. They will showcase best practices in business licensing and registration procedures adopted in Dubai across various events as well as address queries from potential customers,” said Saeed Matar Al Marri, Deputy CEO of BRL.
Humaid Ali Al Amri, Head of External Relations said the section will serve as the official representative of BRL, connecting with investors across local and international events and meeting their requests. “We plan to participate in six different events this year and will liaise with event organisers to ensure our presence in as many strategic events as possible,” he added.