Since its establishment in 1965, Dubai Chamber has supported the rise of Dubai as one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
In 2021 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced plans to boost Dubai’s foreign trade to AED 2 trillion within the next five years and cement the emirate’s position as the world’s most dynamic business hub.
In line with this ambition, Dubai Chamber is expanding its role to drive growth in key areas. The expanded structure, under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, now includes:
On January 2022, the Dubai Chambers’ Board of Directors approved the organisation’s strategy for the next three years (2022-2024). This is based on four distinct objectives:
This focus strategy provides a blueprint for a competitive economy, with bold ambitions to future challenges.
It also reaffirms the commitment of Dubai Chambers to ensure a business-friendly regulatory environment, foster public-private sector cooperation and partnerships, drive policy advocacy, and raise the standards of customer service.
“I am honoured that Dubai Chambers has been appointed to play such an important role in helping meet Dubai’s economic aspirations as the emirate looks towards building a prosperous future full of even more achievements and success. The restructuring of the chamber is a testament to the faith that the leadership has in our capacity to be an instrumental part of Dubai’s innovation journey and a key driver of its economic transformation over the next fifty years and beyond.
As part of the new structure, Dubai Chamber of Commerce will continue to advocate for the interests of Dubai’s vibrant business community, while Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy will concentrate on the evolving nature of an economy driven by digitalisation. Dubai International Chamber will prioritise bi-lateral trade as a central component of Dubai’s growth and development.
Focusing on Dubai Chambers, the three-year integrated strategy adopted by the chamber early in 2022 has been designed to ensure a business-friendly environment across all sectors in Dubai as well as foster greater public-private sector cooperation; and continuous improvement in customer service standards. This will be instrumental in helping us realise the vision of our wise leadership.
I am looking forward to taking Dubai’s business landscape to the next level and being part of what is a momentous and exciting new chapter in the history of Dubai Chambers.”
H.E. Abdulaziz Al Ghurair
Chairman, Dubai Chambers
Each entity is supported by a board of directors and an advisory council. The boards and advisory councils bring together experts from all over the world reflecting Dubai’s status as a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The new model will shape a robust entrepreneurship ecosystem, based on representation of diverse business interests, effective strategic partnerships, backed by world-class infrastructure and agile legislation.
H.E. ABDULAZIZ AL GHURAIR is the newly appointed chair of the Board of Dubai Chambers, with board members:
The full list of board members and advisory council members can be foundHere