Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds dinner for international diplomatic corps
The Dubai Chamber hosted the event to discuss future plans with its partners and inform them about the Emirates’s economic landscape. This aligns with the Dubai Chamber's strategy of highlighting past achievements and future direction while promoting Dubai as a global business hub.
More than 100 diplomats attended the event, which was held in the presence of Abdulrahman Al Mutaiwee, director of the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. A contingent of Dubai Chamber board members also attended, led by Majid Saif Al Ghurair, chairman of the Dubai Chamber, and Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of the Dubai Chamber.
“Trade remained the biggest contributor to Dubai’s economic growth last year, accounting for 30 percent of its GDP," Buamim said. "Dubai’s total non-oil foreign trade remained steady, reaching $348 billion, while we witnessed 14.9 million tourists in 2016. Dubai International Airport was the busiest airport for international passenger traffic with 86.3 million passengers.”