Dubai e-Government inks deal with DED

Dubai eGovernment has struck a major deal with the Department of Economic Development (DED) to create the Dubai Investment and Business Portal.

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By  Administrator Published  September 11, 2007

Dubai eGovernment has struck a major deal with the Department of Economic Development (DED) to create the Dubai Investment and Business Portal.

The business portal - aimed at investors and business firms - consists of a collection of eServices developed according to the needs of all Dubai eGovernment and DED customers.

"This is an important step in our ultimate goal to provide a hassle-free, easily accessible single point of contact for all information and services required by both potential and existing members of Dubai's business community," reveals Salem Al Shair, eServices Director, Dubai eGovernment.

"Dubai eGovernment is committed to facilitate a seamless transition into a knowledge-based economy, and we are pleased to work with the Department of Economic Development to jointly develop new and more appropriate services based on long-term, sustainable norms of business."

The business requirements addressed by the new online platform include the following: information in general about the UAE, Dubai and the economy; business registration; business opportunities in Dubai; licenses and permits; identifying business location and choosing a business name; business planning consultation; business laws, rules and regulations and more.

The DED is also confident about the success of the portal in Dubai and reckons it will help economic growth.

Khalid Al Qassim, deputy general manager of the Research and Planning Department of DED says, "To realise the full economic potential of Dubai, we must be able to adopt the latest best practices and take advantage of cutting-edge technology to fast track business development.

"This portal can contribute to economic growth and business expansion in Dubai as it provides customer-focused information and services through a single point of contact," he concludes.

The Dubai Investment and Business Portal is targeted at investor groups, including local or foreign individuals, existing firms, or companies who wish to start up a new business in Dubai.

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