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The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai’s premier freezone aims at attracting local and national foreign direct investments (FDIs), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow DAFZA’s hosted companies to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai. The MoU is in line with intensified efforts between DAFZA and DED to support the Dubai Government's goal of establishing a diversified and flexible knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and investment.

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed ways to enhance economic cooperation, developing trade relations and investment with an official delegation from Kazakhstan to enhance bilateral relations of both business communities. The meeting was held at the sideline of Sharjah FDI Forum 2017 and attended by HE abdullah bin Sultan Al Owais, chairman of SCCI and HE Kairat Lama Sharif, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE.

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, discussed the need to strengthen joint efforts to raise the level of economic, trade and investment cooperation between their two brotherly countries with H.E. Mohamed Shi'a Al-Sudani, Minister of Industry and Minerals of the Republic of Iraq, during a meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi.

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today chaired a meeting of the Year of Giving Higher Committee to follow up on the progress of the Year of Giving. His Highness also approved of ten new initiatives and work policies in order to cement the UAE’s role as a philanthropic leader in the region through a sustainable framework that integrates both private and public sector institutions.

According to Sharjah Executive Council no.10 of year 2017, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas, in line with its efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate. Sharjah is known for its attractive natural heritage and wildlife parks, as well as an ideal destination for desert Safari trips and adventures, which has witnessed huge demand in recent years.