The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) signed an agreement with Al Tamimi & Company to strengthen eServices offered to customers, speed up the issuance of licences, and simplify the process of doing business in Dubai.

Mr. Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, CEO, Business Registration and Licensing Division of DED, and Mr. Essam Al Tamimi, Founder and Senior Partner of Al Tamimi & Company, signed the agreement at the DED headquarters.

As per the agreement, Al Tamimi & Company will provide a highly-qualified team to use the licence and business registration system of DED for reserving trade names for its customers, while ensuring the accuracy of data that is entered into the electronic system, which is aimed at easing licensing procedures.

Officlals from the DED and Al Tamimi & Company at the signing ceremony

DED will train Al Tamimi & Company staff on the use of the electronic systems and provide them with new standards and technology related to the service, as well as hold periodic meetings to ensure the system benefits are maximised. A monthly statistics report of all completed licensing procedures by the Division will be sent to Al Tamimi & Company.

“The Business Registration and Licensing Division at DED is constantly reviewing existing procedures to simplify rules, regulations related to trade licensing. This agreement comes in line with DED’s strategic objective to create an investor-friendly environment in Dubai, which will encourage investors to consider Dubai as their investment destination of choice. We have simplified several licensing procedures to further ease the process of setting up businesses. Investors can now set up businesses with the minimum of procedures and paperwork,” said Al Saadi.

“Through the agreement with Al Tamimi & Company, which enjoys a vast experience in the legal field, we are reiterating our commitment to enhance the quality of services offered to customers. DED is committed to ensure that our various strategies are applied effectively to customers, and further facilitate the ease of transactions and licensing procedures in Dubai,” added Al Saadi.'

Michael Byrne

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