Dubai's DED and DCAA Join Hands to Monitor Aviation-Related Businesses

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Published April 11th, 2018 - 10:13 GMT
The partnership agreement was signed by Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, and Mohammed Al Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
The partnership agreement was signed by Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, and Mohammed Al Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) will co-operate to strengthen supervision and inspection of businesses related to civil aviation activities in the emirate and also share knowledge, expertise and institutional experience. The partnership is in line with the concerted efforts of government entities to enhance supervision and enforce laws for improved transparency, ease of doing business and quality of government services in Dubai

The partnership agreement was signed by Their Excellences Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, and Mohammed Al Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

As per the agreement, DED will inspect commercial establishments authorised for civil aviation activities by DCAA as well as businesses operating in violation of Law No. 7 of 2015 on the security and safety of Dubai’s air space and the Executive Council decision No. 4 of 2017 regarding fees and fines that fall under the jurisdiction of DCAA. DED will coo-ordinate with DCAA on imposing fines while the Authority will provide DED with the required data and train DED inspectors to assume control of the inspection procedures. The two parties shall also co-ordinate with the competent government authorities on enforcing the provisions of the partnership agreement.

"DED and the DCAA working in partnership will further enhance economic and business activity in Dubai and the UAE, and add further value to the services provided to the business community," Al Qamzi said, adding that the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in DED promotes consumer rights protection and adherence to fair trade practices in Dubai by providing information and advice to consumers and retailers about their rights and responsibilities, supporting consumer disputes resolution, and regulating commercial activity.

"Through this partnership, we seek to improve commercial compliance and provide a well-integrated and ideal economic environment in Dubai. DED will submit periodic reports to DCAA on the inspection campaigns through which we seek to develop a culture of compliance and raise awareness among businesses on the role of the Authority as well as DED in enforcing laws and provisions governing civil aviation in Dubai, and in strengthening relations between traders and consumers,” added Al Qamzi.

Al Ahli said: "The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is mandated to regulate all civil aviation activity in the Dubai. Our partnership with DED will help to strengthen supervision and raise awareness of civil aviation and related activities and highlight the role played by the Authority in cooperation with government agencies, including DED, in enforcing laws and regulations.”

Al Ahli said that civil aviation being a vital sector for Dubai, DCAA is developing it into a role model based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The focal points of the DCAA strategy include enabling the civil aviation sector to meet challenges, creating opportunities for innovation, promoting business-friendliness, and evolving a balanced regulatory framework that takes into consideration the commercial aspects of aviation as well as the happiness and confidence of people across Dubai.

Background Information

Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development (DED) was established in March 1992, with the objective to organise, regulate and boost trade and industry within the Emirate of Dubai.

In October 2008, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Vice-President, and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree no. 25 giving full responsibility to DED to plan and regulate the overall economic performance of Dubai, supervise its functions and support the economic development to ensure the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan are achieved.

Contact Information

Department of Economic Development
PO Box 13223
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax number
+971 (0) 4 222 5577
Company email

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority was established as an autonomous body, by a decree of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, on proclamation of law No. 21 of 2007, to undertake development of Air Transport Industry in the Emirate of Dubai and to oversee all aviation related activities.

Contact Information

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Dubai International Airport
Terminal 1, Arrival
PO Box 2525
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax number
+971 (0) 4 224 4502
Company email

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