Dubai Government

Vision

To be the strategic partner for the Government of Dubai in economic policy-making.

Mission

To advise the government on innovative economic strategies and advocate sound economic policies that promote prosperous business environments, productivity, and a healthy investment climate, as well as to enhance Dubai's competitiveness in the world economy.

Partnerships

Strategic Partners & Collaborators

  • Economic Zones World (EZW)

    The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) has signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with Economic Zones World (EZW), parent company of Jafza. Both parties have agreed to cooperate in exchanging statistical data, studies, reports that may be technical, commercial, economical, financial or social in nature and experiences to enhance the investment climate in Dubai. Both parties will also jointly conduct seminars, workshops and meetings to achieve the objectives of the programme.

  • Dubai Statistics Centre

    The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) and the Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the terms of the strategic partnership in the areas of research, studies, and the exchange of statistical data and expertise.

    The strategic aims of the MOU include strengthening the foundations of collaboration in the areas of sharing of statistical data, providing guidelines and foundations for this collaboration in terms of mandates of the two parties, in addition to unifying their efforts and resources in terms of data exchange.

    The MOU outlines several areas of collaboration, such as the conducting and exchanging of data, the sharing of statistical reports and any other materials whether technical, commercial, economic, financial or social, reviewing proposals in common interest matters made by any party to another before forwarding it to the officials concerned, spreading awareness to the local business community through published statistical reports, and consulting one another in any other related areas. The agreement also includes exchanging invitations to participate in events and activities organized by either party especially in common interest areas. Moreover, the MOU will allow the DEC to access the Statistical System made by DSC whereby the DEC would supply relevant data from its studies and other research activities. In turn, the center would train the Council’s staff to utilize the said system including extracting statistical reports that may be required.

  • General Pension & Social Security Authority

    The DEC’s Secretariat-General has signed an MOU with General Pension & Social Security Authority (GPSSA) to kick off a strategic partnership between the two entities in various areas. Those include: data and information exchange; joint research particularly in socio-economic issues; in addition to collaboration in activities and initiatives.

    HE Hani Al Hamli, DEC Secretary-general and his counterpart HE Muzafar A. Muzafar, Director-General of Pension Authority have signed the MOU. DEC Executive team has attended the ceremony: Dr Ibrahim Al Badawi, Mr Tarek ALHajjiri, Stefan Muckstein and Irfan Al Hassani. From Pension Authority side, Mr mohamed Al Sharhan, and Ms. Ibtisam Alsabiri.
     

     

  • Dubai Land Department

    The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) & Dubai Land Department (LD) have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the beginning of a strategic partnership that will aim to enhance cooperation in areas of common interest. The agreement was signed during an official ceremony organized by the LD. Hani Rashid Al Hamli, Secretary General of the Dubai Economic Council & Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of the Land Department, signed the agreement in the presence of senior executives from DEC & LD.
    Dubai Land Department

  • Executive Council of Dubai

    The DEC has collaborated with the Executive Council of Dubai in reviewing the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 and enhancing the section on Economic Development

  • Linyi city- People’s Republic of China
    The DEC signed an MOU Linyi city of the People’s Republic of China in the presence of H.E. Juma Al Majed. H.E. Hani Al Hamli has signed the MOU on behalf of the DEC; and Mr. Shaojun signed the MOU on behalf of the Government of Linyi city. The MOU stipulates a number of clauses about the areas of collaboration between the two parties.
  • The China Economic and Social Council

    The Secretariat General of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC) signed an MOU with the China Economic and Social Council (CESC). The MOU with CESC will enable both parties to exchange experiences, share knowledge and data and expand the circle of debate and research on various economic issues. This partnership emphasizes the strong bilateral relations that the UAE has with its Chinese counterpart and its continued efforts in strengthening trade and economic ties.

  • UAE Central Bank
    The DEC's Secretariat has discussed several issues with the UAE Central Bank regarding banking sector and monetary policy in the UAE.
  • Latham & Watkins LLP

    The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) and global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) paving the way for closer collaboration on strategic projects. Under the MOU, the DEC and Latham have agreed to foster closer collaborative ties, particularly in the areas of joint research, strategic market analysis and knowledge sharing in mutual areas of interest.

  • Pinsent Masons

    The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) and international law firm Pinsent Masons (PM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the terms of the strategic partnership in areas of collaboration. The signing ceremony which took place at DEC headquarters included exchange and cooperation in execution of research studies, exchange of data and expertise in mutual areas of interest.

  • Statistical Coordination Committee
    The DEC's Secretariat has coordinated with the Dubai Statistics Centre along with the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Finance, and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to ensure the availability and continuous updating of Dubai's economic statistics.
  • Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)

    The DEC's Secretariat has collaborated with RERA to discuss specific laws and regulations established by RERA including regulationof the relation between tenants and landlords in Dubai, lease agreements etc,which led to a joint study on real estate.

  • Ministry of Economy

    The DEC's Secretariat has cooperated with the Ministry of Economy in reviewing a number of federal laws drafts such as Commercial Companies Law, Competition Law, and Foreign Investment Law. The DEC also discussed several issues of concern for the Ministry such as inflation. Additionally, the DEC engaged in a joint committee with the Ministry to assess the effects of the global financial crisis on the UAE's economy.

  • China Council for the Promotion of International T

    The Dubai Economic Council and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) have signed an MOU to establish a strategic partnership in various areas. The MIU sign ceremony has been taken place in the CCPIT headquarter based in Beijing, China. The MOU includes a franework o fthe areas of collaboration between the two partices in various issues of common interest.   

  • VAT Joint Committee

    The DEC's Secretariat has involved in a joint committee with the Executive Council of Dubai, the Department of Economic Development, and the Finance Department of Dubai to study the proposed implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) and its potential impacts on the UAE's and Dubai's economy.

  • The Permanent National Population Committee
    The DEC's Secretariat has participated in the Permanent National Population Committee formed by the UAE Federal National Council.
  • Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

    The Dubai Economic Council forged a strategic partnership with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The move aims to enhance the regulatory and legislative framework for the UAE/ Dubai. This came during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and the U.S. program at the headquarters in Washington, DC.

  • Ministry of Labour

    The DEC has collaborated with the Ministry of Labor in several projects. Those include amendments to the Labor Law, Emiratization, the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai, and the Ministry of Labour's regulations and their impacts on the business sector in Dubai.

  • World Economic Forum (WEF)
    The Dubai Competitiveness Center (DCC) has collaborated with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to conduct an Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) covering various sectors of Dubai's economy.
  • Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC)
    The DEC's Secretariat has cooperated with the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) to discuss matters related to Dubai’s economy and the DIFC’s role in it.