Wooden merchant ships coming to Dubai rose to 2,500 in the first quarter

Mansour bin Mohammed: Dubai Creek is a vital commercial artery and tourist attraction

  • Mansour bin Mohammed

  • Launching a package of facilities and initiatives to enhance Dubai's position as one of the most preferred destinations for merchants.

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His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossing Security Council, approved the return of the entry of wooden commercial ships to Dubai Creek, which contributes to promoting the growth of commercial traffic in the emirate, and facilitating local traders and markets, as well as wooden ships coming from outside The state, for direct access to local markets, which are also received in the port of Deira and the port of Hamriya, in light of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide all the necessary services and facilities through the various ports of Dubai, Facing the movement of trade, including facilitating the entry of wooden merchant ships.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed the importance of Dubai Creek as a major tourist attraction and a vital commercial artery for the emirate, given its impact on facilitating trade movement in front of local markets, praising His Highness for the steady growth witnessed by the trade movement in Dubai, through sea ports, which It calls for more efforts to provide all services for commercial ships that contribute to promoting the economic growth of the Emirate and consolidating Dubai's distinguished position on the global map of trade and economy, in line with its continuous endeavor to maintain its attractiveness as a multi-choice economic destination, based on its long history in the field of trade and its technical capabilities. advanced.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised the efforts of the Dubai Border Security Council in achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in keeping pace with the construction and development process that Dubai is witnessing, and the role of the Council in implementing the strategic plan of the Emirate of Dubai with regard to security Border crossings, and improving the performance of government agencies concerned with supervising border crossings to reach the highest levels, and ensuring their competitiveness at the regional and international levels.

ship movement

His Highness also commended the tight regulation of the movement of wooden commercial ships coming to and from Dubai, which is managed by the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, through its office of the shipping agent for wooden ships, noting the flexibility of procedures and services provided and the smooth movement of ships since the launch of the office’s work in 2020. This contributed to the increase in the number of wooden ships coming to the emirate, from 2,200 ships in the first quarter of 2021, to more than 2,500 ships during the same period this year. The increase is the strong performance of economic activities in Dubai during the first quarter of this year, particularly commercial and tourism activities.

His Highness explained, "The remarkable growth in the movement of trade through wooden ships confirms Dubai's attraction to merchants from around the world, as it is a vital commercial center." While continuing to provide a package of facilities and initiatives that will serve to enhance the sustainability of this growth, and confirm Dubai's position as one of the most preferred destinations for merchants.

vital sector

For his part, the Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, indicated the keenness of the Office of the Navigational Agent for Wooden Ships to facilitate and regulate the movement of wooden ships entering and exiting the emirate, in accordance with the finest navigation and customs practices, and to adopt initiatives that would advance the sector, including It ensures providing the best experiences to enhance the development of trade traffic for ships coming to the city, by expanding the circle of options available to traders and investors in Dubai, through ships sailing to it from all over the world.”

Bin Sulayem said: "In line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are continuing our efforts to develop commercial traffic, infrastructure in ports and marinas, utilities, and other services related to this vital sector, to provide A distinguished experience for investors, and to achieve our vision of strengthening Dubai’s position as a leading sustainable hub to support the economic sector at the global level.”

 Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossing Security Council: "The remarkable growth in the movement of trade through wooden ships confirms Dubai's attraction of merchants from around the world."

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