DSOA and GDRFA to collaborate on services

MoU includes GDRFA opening office at Dubai Silicon Oasis

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DSOA and GDRFA to collaborate on services (l-r): Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, GDRFA, and Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, DSOA.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 12, 2018

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has signed an MoU with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA).

As part of the MoU, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs will set up an office in DSOA's headquarters to provide government services directly to DSO-based entrepreneurs and investors.

Dr Mohammed Alzarooni, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DSOA, signed the MoU with Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, GDRFA, in the presence of senior officials from the two sides.

Dr Mohammed Alzarooni said: "DSOA is committed to growing and developing its services according to the Smart Dubai initiative, which aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. We are pleased to sign this partnership agreement with a pioneering entity such as GFRFA that is known for its extremely effective and efficient smart government services and for achieving high levels of customer happiness. Notably, the agreement supports the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 in shaping an attractive environment that empowers creative entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful projects that serve the national economy."

He added: "We continue to work towards DSO's strategy to become the first integrated smart city in Dubai while proactively looking to gain valuable expertise from other renowned entities. Such partnerships are crucial to DSOA and its business partners for they ease the operations of existing businesses and make it more attractive for investors, entrepreneurs, and startups to establish their creative and commercial projects at the integrated hi-tech park."

For his part, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri said: "Our agreement is one way of bringing entities together and joining ventures to achieve the UAE's Strategy and Vision 2021. We hope to build an attractive ecosystem, and innovative work environment for creative entrepreneurs and rising businesses that will make Dubai a home for their operations. We continue to join efforts to develop a generation of leaders that will build the future of the UAE."

He continued: "GDRFA and DSOA are committed to developing services and offerings that ensure the satisfaction of customers and end users. Our efforts are aligned with Dubai's vision to become a sustainable and innovative city in managing its operations and resources."

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