(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It products traded between dubai and the rest of the world witnessed a 35 per cent increase a top official at the hp customs forum has revealed.
ahmed mahboob musabih director of dubai customs opened the first hp customs forum held by hp corporation at the oberoi hotel in dubai. the event brought together prominent gcc customs officials such as shaikh mohammed bin khalifa al khalifa president of bahrain customs; and abdulkarim al walei assistant director general of saudi customs’ general directorate for restrictions and tariffs alongside a host of local and international hp officials.
ahmed mahboob musabih said: “the project of transforming dubai into the world’s smartest city is being accompanied by a remarkable growth in its foreign trade in it hardware and software. in 2013 the various it products traded between dubai and the rest of the world saw a 35 per cent growth rate and amounted to dh237 billion making up 18 per cent of the emirate’s total trade volume which amounted to dh1.329 trillion in the same year. these figures show how active this sector is and how technology is becoming a fundamental aspect of life in dubai. they also reflect dubai’s prestigious position of as a global trade hub connecting the markets of the east and the west.”
he added: “the emirate of dubai is a leader in keeping pace with the latest high-tech it applications and employing them in the service of economic and social development under the wise leadership of his highness shaikh mohammed bin rashid al maktoum vice-president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai. stemming from the sharp vision of his highness shaikh mohammed dubai has made great strides towards becoming the smartest city in the world within three years. transforming dubai into the world’s smartest city will crown its experience and milestones in the it realm through to the implementation of mgovernment.”