Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre in Dubai.
The centre was open in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the fourth Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES).
The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of Halal economy products and services.
It is hosted at DAFZA, however substantially supported by key partners across the Halal economy ecosystem. This will be achieved by facilitating services in three key categories; market intelligence, halal compliance, and growth support services.
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, said: “The launch of the Center comes 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 to make the emirate the global capital of Islamic economy and promote its international and regional leadership in this critical sector.
“The UAE is widely considered as a major business hub to serve a regional halal consumer market valued at $512 billion.
His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre said: “The launch of the first Halal Trade and Marketing Centre of its kind in the region is an important step in our journey to cement Dubai’s position as the global capital of the Islamic economy.
“The centre will represent a reference on the international level for companies and entrepreneurs, offering a range of sales and marketing services to facilitate operations with various sectors of the Islamic economy including manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of Halal products and services.”