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Dubai Customs empowers youth at UAE Career Fair 2019


Dubai, UAE : ‘Empowering national youth is our goal is the logo and vision that embedded Dubai Customs’ efforts in recruiting and attracting Emirati university graduates to work with them. With this logo Dubai Customs is taking part in the UAE Career Fair 2019 with more focus on the people of determination (special needs) segment. A total of 60 vacancies ... Read More »

China, Iraq, UAE, Afghanistan, Turkey are main importers of Iranian products.


The Islamic Republic of Iran is an economically developed country in South-West Asia and is the largest economy in the region, coming after China, Japan, India, Turkey, Indonesia and South Korea in Asia in terms of GDP. According to the Iranian Customs Administration, Iran’s trade balance for April 2018-March 2019 is $ 1.5 billion. The export of non-oil products from ... Read More »

Pakistan supermodel declared proclaimed offender

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Dubai: Pakistan’s supermodel, Ayyan Ali, has been declared proclaimed offender by special court of customs, excise and taxation in a currency smuggling case on Saturday. The court issued orders after Ali failed to surrender and appear before the court and her transferable and non-transferable assets were also attached. According to reports in Dawn, Ali’s lawyer sought more time for his ... Read More »

Special Olympics team heads for UAE with high hopes

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JAMAICA’S delegation to the 2019 Special Olympics Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates departed the island early yesterday ahead of the opening ceremony set for March 14. The Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) contingent is numbered at 98 — comprising 73 athletes, 22 coaches, two officials and a medical representative. They will be based in the city of Al Ain ... Read More »

UAE non-oil companies cutting jobs at fastest rate in decade


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A leading Dubai bank warned on Tuesday that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an economic slowdown. A report by Emirates NBD, which is majority owned by Dubai’s government, said it relied on data from some 400 private sector companies outside of ... Read More »


Dubai Customs said its in-house framework, Enterprise Architecture, has won the President’s Award – Service Delivery and Automation at the Open Group Innovation and Excellence conference, held in the south Indian city of Kochi last month. The event was organised by Open Group, a global consortium headquartered in the US, that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. ... Read More »

Dubai Customs Showcases Its Unique Work To Participants Of UAE Government Leaders Programme


Dubai, Dubai Customs touched upon its leading experience in customs field in front of a group of the UAE Government Leaders Programme as part of the program’s “Practices from the Emirates” initiative. The initiative aims to augment the ongoing learning tools for the graduates by helping them learn more about distinctive work of leading national organizations. Director of Dubai Customs, ... Read More »

Al-Dossari aims to build on home success in Dubai Baja


DUBAI : Saudi Arabia’s Essa Al-Dossari is ready for battle on the World Cup stage in next month’s Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani which has drawn a powerful line-up of Middle East and overseas competitors. Al-Dossari aims to make his mark in Dubai in the Nissan Navara which gave him a second successive Hail Nissan International ... Read More »

Food delivery business gets crowded in the UAE

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Dubai: Ordering in a meal is no longer just about going through a menu and selecting the option you want delivered to the home or wherever you are. That’s the easy part. What’s nowhere near as easy is choosing which F&B (food and beverages) delivery app to press on the smartphone to make that transaction happen. Should you go with ... Read More »

Jaguar cubs for sale on Instagram in UAE; we posed as buyers


DUBAI: Animal traffickers are peddling jaguar cubs in the UAE on Instagram. A short video clip uploaded on the photo-sharing app this week from an account with over 16,000 followers shows a pair of jaguar cubs with their mother in a mesh fronted enclosure. The accompanying caption reads: “Jag cubs available upon serious requests, not pets — zoos only! DM ... Read More »

EU’s big food producers look to Middle East to reduce hard Brexit exposure


EU countries are looking to markets like the UAE and Middle East to reduce their expose to a hard Brexit, a senior Irish food board figure has said. The prospect of a hard Brexit – in which the UK would give up full access to the single market and the customs union in its exit from the European Union – ... Read More »

ECI, StanChart plan to ease funding for UAE firms

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Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE Federal export credit company, has signed an agreement with Standard Chartered Bank to provide seamless access to trade credit solutions and funding for UAE businesses. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), both institutions will collaborate to support UAE-based exporters through various financing and funding solutions. Areas of focus include credit risk management solutions, export ... Read More »

UAE wants to expand business in Bangladesh


The UAE economic minister proposes forming a joint business forum to focus on investment opportunities, potential and markets in Bangladesh The United Arab Emirates (UAE) wants to expand its business in Bangladesh, especially investing in various sectors like energy, port and industrial zone, in a newer way, said it’s Economic Minister Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori on Sunday. The UAE ... Read More »

Emirates signs deal for 40 A330-900s, 30 A350-900s


Emirates airline today announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of agreement signed with Airbus. The deal is worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices. The latest generation Airbus A330neo and A350 aircraft, will be delivered to Emirates starting from 2021 and 2024 respectively. In addition, Airbus and Emirates reached an agreement on ... Read More »

Dubai Customs made 203 seizures at Terminal 2 last year


Dubai: Dubai Customs made 203 seizures at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2 last year. Of these, 81 were narcotic contraband cases, 59 were customs cases and 63 were criminal cases. Customs officers also inspected six million suitcases in Terminal 2 last year. During a recent tour of Terminal 2, Ahmad Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, said: “We keep innovating ... Read More »

125km trek in honour of UAE tradition comes to an end today

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ABU DHABI: A group of 60 women from 20 nationalities including 11 Emiratis will complete a gruelling five-day trek across the desert when they reach the UAE capital today where a gala function awaits them later in the evening. The 125km annual Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) retraces the footsteps of Bedouin women who used to take this challenging route twice ... Read More »

UAE increases duty on some steel imports to 10%


Dubai : The UAE increased import duties on rebar and wire rod from 5 percent to 10 percent in an anti-dumping move that aims to protect the domestic steel industry. The decision falls in line with a GCC-wide initiative to raise the duties across the Gulf region, according to Ali Saeed Matar Al Neyadi, customs commissioner and chairman of the ... Read More »

Dubai travel rules: Pack this item on your trip to UAE and risk confiscation at the border


DUBAI is a destination which many Britons travel to each year. However, there’s one item which you could end up losing, if you pack it for your trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It won’t come as a surprise that different countries have different rules about what is and isn’t allowed. A number of rules which do not exist ... Read More »

Dubai Customs Launches National Project Fair For 30 Companies


Dubai : Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih inaugurated the National Project Fair as part of the 2 nd UAE Customs Week activities which take place this year under the theme “Smart Borders”. The inauguration took place in the presence of Dubai Customs executive directors, government representatives and owners of national projects. The Fair supports member companies in the ... Read More »

Dubai Customs launches Customs Woman Award


Dubai Customs launched a new award that aims at enabling women and enhancing their competitive performance. The Customs Woman Award: Al Thurayya was inaugurated with the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, and a number of executive directors and female members of government committees. The award will ... Read More »