DED honours winners of “Spirit of the Union” competition

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Published December 8th, 2011 - 10:53 GMT
Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED during the event
Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED during the event

The Department of Economic Development (DED) and its National Identity Team honoured 10 winners at the ‘Spirit of the Union’ competition held during the 40th UAE National Day celebrations from 27 Nov to 1 Dec 2011. 

His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, senior officials from DED and representatives of the partner companies attended the event. 

The ceremony included a video presentation of DED activities organised as part of the National Day celebrations. 

Companies that supported the National Day programmes, including Modern Design Contracting Company, Damas, Patchi, Apollo Flight Centre and 050Telecom were honoured by the DED Director General. 

Commenting on the National Day programme Al Qamzi said it will contribute to enhancing national identity and social relations among DED’s employees. He also lauded the efforts of the partner companies and their commitment to supporting social development through participating in national initiatives.

“The National Identity Team is committed to strengthening social cohesion within DED through meaningful initiatives and programmes. The ‘Spirit of the Union’ competition was one of such programmes and included 40 questions on the formation of the UAE,” said Nisreen Safar, Director, Marketing & Communications at DED and Chairperson of the National Identity Team.

“The competition was interactive and generated an enthusiastic response from employees,” she added. 

The 11-member National Identity Team seeks to organise various celebrations and activities, to enhance national identity and spread awareness on a national work culture within DED. The Team also aims to enable residents in Dubai to participate in driving comprehensive growth, strengthen socials links with mutual respect, acceptance and openness. 

As part of the National Day celebrations the Business Registration and Licensing Division of DED also set up a showcase of Arab hospitality across all DED centres, distributing booklets on the formation of the UAE to all customers.

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Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. The DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth.

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