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Making it easy to do business in the UAE

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18 Nov 2014

Making it easy to do business in the UAE

A special conference in Dubai on Nov 19 will offer a unique insight into finding business success in the region.

How To Trade in the UAE is one of the highlights of this year’s conference and workshop programme at The Big 5 building and construction show at The World Trade Centre in Dubai.

It is a must-attend for any of the thousands of exhibitors and visitors who are looking to establish a business in the UAE.

“There are huge opportunities in the UAE for new enterprises or expanding international companies,” said Andy White, Group Event Director of The Big 5.

“But it is vital to understand the structure and the culture of the country and the region and our How to Trade in the UAE seminar will help people navigate it.”

The seminar starts with an introduction to the culture of the region followed by a checklist for anyone considering moving to the UAE. There is a look at the work of freezones and an introduction to product licensing and registration.

Adil Al Zarooni is senior vice president of sales at Jebel Ali Free Zone and Economic Zone (JAFZA) in Dubai. He will be speaking about freezones, unrestricted labour import and capital export.

There are 20 freezones in the UAE - more than half of the total in the GCC - with 7,300 companies operating in JAFZA alone.

Al Zarooni said: “I will be speaking about the types of businesses and industries that will be attracted and I will highlight some of the success stories from Jafza.”

But he will also explain to his audience why Dubai is the first choice for a Middle East HQ for companies from around the world.

He said: “My message to people looking to set up in this country will be simple: Here is why Dubai is a great place to live and work in the UAE and this is why Jafza is a good place from which to work. It is an element of the city.

“Quite simply, Dubai is the supermarket of the region and JAFZA is the warehouse.”

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