Dubai recognises excellence in economic sector

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Ministry of Finance, Dubal and Jebel Ali Freezone among 35 government departments and private companies honoured

Excellence awards ceremony DubaiAs many as 35 government departments, private companies and individuals were honoured in the latest round of Business Excellence Awards that included the 2010 cycle of the Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Human Development Award and the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the event where Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, presented the awards to winners.

The Ministry of Finance, Dubal, Jebel Ali Freezone, du, Dubai Taxi Corporation, Al Yousuf Electronics, Al Jaber Opticals, Sharjah Islamic Bank, UAE Exchange and Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority were among the winners.

“Excellence should be consolidated amongst the community and business as a culture, behaviour and practice that reflect positively on the work environment in terms of confidence-building between companies and consumers and activation of a trade, tourist, urban and cultural movement,” Shaikh Mohammad said.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of the Department of Economic Development, said: “We did not rest by simply creating economic and job opportunities for the Emirati workforce. We continuously invested in their growth, development and career progression.”

Dubai launched these award schemes about a decade ago to raise private sector services to the international level.