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Chapter Thirty-Four: His Excellence Sheikh Mohammed issues decree to reconstitute free zones council headed by Ahmed bin Saeed

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Decree No. 48 of 2021 restructuring the Free Zones Council in the Emirate of Dubai, headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Members of the Board are include:

  • The Secretary General of the Dubai Free Zones Council,
  • Chairman of Dubai’s Ports,
  • Customs and Free Zone Corporation,
  • Director General of Dubai Municipality,
  • Director General of Dubai’s State Security Department;
  • Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism;
  • Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre;
  • Director General of the Dubai Development Authority;
  • Director General of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority and
  • CEO of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority.

The Board also includes the CEO of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation; CEO of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre; CEO of Meydan City Corporation; Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Humanitarian City; and CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority.

This Decree annuls Decree No. (23) Of 2015 pertaining to the formation of the Board of the Dubai Free Zones Council, and Decree No. (30) Of 2015, Decree No. (25) Of 2018 and Decree No. (11) Of 2020 to add members to the Board of the Dubai Free Zones Council.

This Decree also annuls any other legislation that may contradict it. It will be officiated effective January 2022.

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