Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai was a pioneer in launching initiatives to overcome challenges faced by individuals and businesses, which had a significant positive impact on minimising the economic impact of the pandemic."
On Sunday, Dubai government employees will resume work at a rate of 100%, after an absence of three months, during which work was done remotely as part of the precautionary measures applied to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
"We are satisfied with the success of Dubai in this issuance. Department of Finance (DoF) was able to obtain the lowest interest rate for thirty-year bonds and the lowest profit for ten-year Sukuk in Dubai government history," confirmed Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director General of DoF.
Dubai Customs busted a major drug trafficking operation, seizing 76.31kg of narcotics at Hamriya Port.
In 2020, Dubai external trade made Dhs1.182 trillion, and the weight touched 100 million tonnes. Last year, exports grew 8% to Dhs167b despite the hard challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19. Imports reached Dhs686b and re-exports totaled Dhs329b.
The Airport’s customs inspectors were checking the traveller’s luggage when they found bags of cereal, with marijuana bags hidden inside and wrapped in tin foil. The drugs weighed 11 kilos and 940 grams in total.
In its initial phase, the Excellence Cards will be given to 15 major national and international companies that won 4- and 5-star ratings in the fourth edition of the Taqdeer Award in 2020 as well as the 50,000 workers of these companies.
Around 68kg of “black magic” contraband were seized by Dubai Customs between 2018 and 2020, successfully thwarting 35 smuggling attempts through Dubai Airport.
Following Dubai Customs strategic plan in 2021, which aims to build competencies and enhance the skills and experience of its human resources, the Customs Training centre at Dubai Customs organised 160 training workshops in Q1, 2021.