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The expo is a platform to attract halal foreign direct investment (FDI) to UAE

The expo is a platform to attract halal foreign direct investment (FDI) to UAE



Dubai to host top halal industry expo

August 2017

The Halal Expo Dubai, scheduled to be held on September 18 and 19, in Dubai, will strengthen and develop the halal industry in the Arab region and beyond, organisers of the event said.

The country has immense potential to be the hub of Islamic economy and for attracting foreign investments to the UAE as the country ranked third after Malaysia and Bahrain in Islamic economy and finance, said a statement from Orange Fairs and Events, organisers of the expo.

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre in a recent meeting announced what it calls a “refreshed” growth strategy for the next five years until 2021, after multiple sessions of stakeholder engagement, with the objective of measuring and expanding its impact on the UAE’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Dubai’s strategy consolidates the original seven pillars of the Islamic Economy into three. The initial strategy in operation since the inception of the centre in 2013 rested on seven sectors – Islamic finance; halal industry; family-friendly tourism; digital infrastructure; Islamic arts, fashion and design; and standards and certification.

Raees Ahmed, director of Orange Fairs and Events, said: “We are immensely inspired by the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who is keen to make Dubai the hub of halal economy.”

“The expo is a platform to attract halal foreign direct investment (FDI) to UAE,” he said.

 




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