Recognised for business strategy and contribution to Dubai’s economy
DP World, UAE Region, the leading trade enabler and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the leading free zone in the Middle East won two coveted awards at the 26th edition of the Business Excellence Awards, held virtually on November 11, 2020.
Instituted by Dubai Economy, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the awards honour quality and excellence among businesses.
The event was opened with remarks from Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of the Department of Economic Development (DED). DP World, UAE Region was awarded the Dubai Quality Gold Award, whereas Jafza bagged the Dubai Human Development Award.
Over the last few decades, DP World, UAE Region has continually contributed to the economic growth of Dubai.
The company has been a key economic driver, making for over a third of the emirate’s GDP, which accounts to 33.4%.
The company’s mission to empower ports in Dubai with advanced systems and distinguished customer service is in line with the UAE Vision 2021.
Owing to their extensive network that connects over 3.5 billion people in emerging economies, DP World, UAE Region is touted as a leading enabler of smarter trade for a better future.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, “We are honoured and humbled to win these titles. It is indeed a milestone event for us as our success and robust programmes are being recognised by such a prestigious establishment.
"Since our inception, we have embraced practices that align with the strategic objectives of Dubai and the UAE and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.”
Al Muallem added: “At DP World, creating a workplace that encourages learning and growth is our top-most priority. Constant innovation, collaboration and outstanding performance are essential components of our work ethic.
"The awards are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our team and this will only motivate us to work harder and aspire to achieve greater heights in future.”
DP World, UAE Region has played a significant role in creating the region's most integrated, efficient and valued maritime cluster with its diverse companies.
With an aim to enhance supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. As an integrated multi-modal hub, it offers sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities.
Jafza is the leading free zone in the Middle East and also one of the largest free zones globally. With over 8,000 registered companies from over 140 countries, it contributes to 23.8% of Dubai’s GDP and is one of the leading sources of FDI inflow into Dubai, accounting for 23.9% cent of total foreign investment in the emirate.
DP World, UAE Region’s Jebel Ali Port was recognised as the Shipping Port of the Year at the prestigious annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) for seven consecutive years.
It also received the Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport for nine years in a row.