Huawei to open HQ in Dubai Internet City

Huawei continues to strengthen its ties with the UAE and support the region's digital transformation

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Huawei to open HQ in Dubai Internet City Huawei UAE CEO David Wang and DIC Majed Al Suwaidi at signing ceremony
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 4, 2016

Huawei has announced it has partnered with Dubai Internet City, a member of TECOM Group, to set foundations for its national headquarters within the UAE's ICT and technology community.

The long-term investment will serve as a platform to drive the UAE's digitalisation agenda, as well as support the Emirate's vision to become an innovation-led economy and a smart city. The collaboration also enables Huawei to support the local government, together make the UAE the smartest country and its people happy.

"Since our establishment in the UAE, the company has witnessed exponential growth, with the strong support of TECOM Group and the local government for a conducive business environment," said Huawei UAE, CEO David Wang. "Huawei is well-poised to support the UAE transformation agenda including nurturing local talent.  We truly feel that we are the best partner in helping governments achieve their visions for building smarter cities."

The 92,000 square feet headquarters, located in Dubai Internet City, will host its three core business divisions including Carrier Business Group, Enterprise Business Group and the Consumer Business Group.

Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director of DIC and Dubai Outsource City added: "Dubai Internet City has been a successful business community for over 16 years, and together with Huawei, we have pioneered growth across the UAE's ICT sector. Huawei's expansion is a clear demonstration of sector development across the UAE and the wider region, and we are honoured to be partnering with our longstanding business partner to support their growth further."

Charles Ding, senior vice president at Huawei said: "Now with our expanded presence and international capabilities to match UAE's ICT vision, we look forward to redefining the landscape by being a catalyst to further improving efficiency and transforming industries and being part of the UAE growth story."

During its course of business, Huawei has also set up a technological support and logistics hub in Dubai and also initiated an annual CSR program to train HCT students in the field of IT. The company will continue to leverage these strengths to support local communities and serve them better.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi - Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Federal Government of the UAE, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani - Group CEO of TECOM Group, Malek Al Malek, CEO TECOM Business Parks, Majed Al Suwaidi - Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City, Charles Ding - Global Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Charles Yang - Middle East President, Huawei Technologies and David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE.   

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