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Premium free zones and the UAE’s best business consultants: Paving your road to success

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director. HFZA
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HAMRIYAH FREE ZONE AUTHORITY

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director

What is HFZA doing to attract business from global players, especially in a post-COVID world?

We are following a well-thought-out strategy to attract new investments and investors. Understanding the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, we are fully utilising the digital media platforms in reaching out to new investors. We are continuously working to conclude many bilateral agreements with major countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America to attract more investors in various sectors, and I must emphasise here that HFZA has seen many large companies joining the group of successful firms operating in the free zone during the pandemic.

This indeed reflects our full commitment to developing, upgrading and improving our infrastructure, and highlights the increasing attractiveness and importance of the free zone, which has become a starting point for many

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UAE’s ADIB and MoF launch new e-Dirham cards for 5,000 services

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), in partnership with the Ministry of Finance (MoF), is launching a new range of third-generation e-Dirham cards that will enable residents to access 5,000 government services.

The cards, which can be used to pay for services from ministries and federal and local authorities, allow payment through different platforms including apps, e-wallet, vouchers and self-service eKiosks.

The ADIB eDirham Gold and ADIB eDirham Signature are designed to reduce transaction fees and can be topped up at its branches, the bank said. They can also be linked to the eDirham Instant app so customers can make instant payments and view their transaction history on their smartphones. 

“The launch of the new e-Dirham cards will mark a major milestone in the development of the UAE’s cashless payment industry, and will meet the current and prospective requirements of government service fees payments,” said Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, assistant undersecretary

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