The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has launched a website and smart phone application to make daily shopping easier for consumers.

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DED sees consumer complaints increasing with rights awareness on the rise.

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Dubai SME launches eighth cycle of ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders’.

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Businesses across Dubai remain upbeat on growth and revenues with expectations riding high, especially in the manufacturing sector, as reflected in the quarterly business survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) during the first three months of 2012. According to the survey the composite Business Confidence Index... Read more
The number of trade licenses issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED) during the first three months of 2012 reached 4,343, registering an increase of 27% over the same period in 2011. The tourism sector accounted for the highest increase in number of licenses (213%) followed by the... Read more
Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has launched an innovative diploma programme to equip potential entrepreneurs with practical knowledge on launching their own businesses and managing it successfully. The Dubai Entrepreneurship Diploma, launched in association with Dubai Consulting, Training & Research Center – DuExcel,... Read more
The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) Division at the Department of Economic Development (DED) honoured six shopping malls and three major outlets for their support to DED’s consumer protection campaign organised during the last quarter of 2011. The honouring ceremony, held in conjunction with the Gulf Consumer Protection... Read more
The partnership between Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), and  Swiss law firm Cramer-Salamian, has led to growing interest among European countries, particularly Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Britain, in investment opportunities and environment in Dubai. The partnership is part of Dubai FDI’s... Read more
Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development, organised a networking breakfast for local exporters as well as international trade promotion agencies and companies overseas as part of Gulfood, the annual food and hospitality exhibition in which concluded in Dubai recently. The event was aimed... Read more
Key economic sectors and economic activity in Dubai remained stable and growing in 2011, with the Department of Economic Development (DED) issuing 14,360 business licenses during the year. The professional services sector, at 7%, accounted for the most number of licenses in 2011 followed by the tourism sector at... Read more