Hotels in the UAE were the world's second busiest after China in 2020 due to government efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, encourage domestic tourism and take measures to accelerate the sector's recovery.
Dubai Customs completed 5 million transactions in Q1 this year, according to latest figures. This is equivalent to double the number of transactions in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, and 20% more than Q1 2020, in which 4 million transactions were completed.
The application enables customers to safely enter all government and quasi-governmental websites and applications and benefit from over 6,000 services provided by over 130 government, quasi-governmental, federal and local authorities.
The case dates back to last November, when Customs officers suspected a package that came through an express shipping company, and decided that it must go under inspection.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed has hailed the success of the Dubai Paperless Strategy as a key accomplishment for the city of Dubai. A total of 88 Dubai Government services are now being provided through a single digital application, “Dubai Now.”
The number of customs transactions completed by Dubai Customs has grown to a record 44 per cent in five years (2015-2019) to 13 million at the end of 2019 from 8.9 million in 2015, reflecting a robust national economy and the pivotal role Dubai plays as a global trade hub.
According to the new scheme, government employees will receive an average salary increase of ten per cent.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has approved the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Dubai Government employees in the presence of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.
This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 Captagon pills in 2018.
The Department of Finance (DoF) of the Government of Dubai on Sunday launched a massive promotional campaign to encourage emirate's residents to increase their use of smart channels, for paying fees for various government transactions with all Dubai government entities.