Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realized the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy of the country. Thereby, Dubai Chamber started its activities with 450 members and a 12-member Board of Directors. The number of members increased to reach more than 100,000 by the end of 2008, representing all economic sectors.
Throughout the past four decades and with the numbers of Dubai Chamber’s members gradually increasing, Dubai Chamber opened three branches and three representative offices in different parts of Dubai aiming to facilitate the delivery of its outstanding services to the members wherever they work. Besides the headquarters, the three branches are located at Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), and Al Awir area. The three representative offices are located at the Department of Economic Development (DED), Al Twar Center, and a new representative office in Dubai Industrial City.
With over 100,000 members, Dubai Chamber is continually streamlining its processes to make it easier and quicker for companies to set up their business in Dubai, and to further Dubai’s mission to be an international business hub. By reacting and coping with the economical changes worldwide, Dubai Chamber is always interested in developing its performance and activities to keep up its pioneering position not only in the UAE and in the region, but globally, by acting as an information and research centre, by providing business documentation, offering legal services, facilitating business networking opportunities and by providing effective business solutions to the business community.
Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favorable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.
“To ensure a healthy, prosperous and secure environment for business in the future, Dubai Chamber recognises that we have to build responsible businesses today. Such businesses succeed in reducing costs and enhancing efficiency, while attracting and retaining top staff and customers, and are recognised as valuable members of the communities in which they operate.” Hamad Buamim, Director General
With over 100,000 members and a critical role as the facilitator between business and government, Dubai Chambers is well placed to encourage change which provides economic, social and environmental benefits beyond the boundaries of our own offices.We do this in two main ways. Firstly, by enhancing our own environmental and social performance, through a number of community, workplace and environmental or green building initiatives. Secondly, by encouraging such change among our members and suppliers, through marketplace initiatives including awards, our Centre for Responsible Business, policy advocacy and sustainable purchasing. We are committed to making such efforts knowing that it is vital to our objectives of creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business, and promoting Dubai as an international business hub.
To learn more about our sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, in particular how we are working to enhance our environmental performance, support the local community, ensure one of the best workplaces for our staff, and support sustainability amongst our members and suppliers, please click on the area of interest below.