HE Helal Saeed Al-Marri, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism
The UAE is undergoing rapid and unprecedented economic and social transformation. This past year alone has seen the UAE adopt a new four-and-a-half day working week spanning Monday to Friday, aligning itself with Asian and Western markets; the introduction of new visa and foreign ownership regulations to entice overseas investors; and the most significant revision to the country’s social, legal, and employment regulations since the UAE’s foundation, to make it easier for ex-pats to live, work, and invest in the UAE.
Dubai, the country’s financial centre, has been central in the drive to attract more investment, talent, and business from Asia and the West. Expo 2020 has attracted over 13 million visitors, but with the global fair ending in March, Dubai is focussed on new initiatives to encourage economic growth. The Emirate is, for example, focussed on strengthening its capital markets through new incentives and funds to encourage firms to go public, an ambition to list 10 Dubai government-owned entities in 2022, and the introduction of a US$545 million market-maker fund.
To discuss the impact of Dubai’s recent economic and social reforms, Asia House will welcome HE Helal Al-Marri, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, for a briefing with Asia House’s corporate network on Tuesday 15 March.
Appointed last year to lead Dubai’s newly formed Department of Economy and Tourism, HE Helal Al-Marri will discuss the impact of Dubai’s recent economic and social reforms, his role strengthening Dubai’s competitive edge, and forthcoming initiatives to attract new investment, business, and talent from Asia and the West.
In addition to his responsibilities as Director General of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, HE Helal Al-Marri is also a member of the Executive Council of Dubai, a member of the Board of Directors of the Investment Corporation of Dubai and the Director General of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA). Al-Marri was recently appointed as chairman of Dubai Financial Market and also serves as a member of the Supreme Committee of the Expo 2020 and board member at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Emaar Properties PJSC, and Taaleem PJSC.
To register interest in attending this digital briefing, please email Edward Danks, Programme Associate, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This briefing is being held as part of the Asia House Middle East Programme.
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