Dubai Customs wins 9 awards at IdeasAmerica 2018

DUBAI, 3rd September, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Customs has won nine awards at IdeasAmerica 2018, which annually recognises the best ideas submitted by employees of its organisational members.

Four golden, two silver, one bronze and two honourable mention awards have put Dubai Customs on top of all government and private organisations in IdeasAmerica’s this year’s edition.

Thanks to the incessant efforts of Dubai Customs in encouraging innovation, and the friendly, innovative work environment, Dubai Customs managed to bag a big number of accolades, which is the biggest in one single edition since its first participation in the award in 2010.

The awards won by Dubai Customs are Falcon SDS (World’s First Customs Smart Detection System) Gold Award to Rashid bin Harb; X-Patrol (Middle East’s First Customs Patrol Vehicle) Gold Award to Saeed Al Katbi; Best Programme Administrator of the Year Gold Award to Adel Al Bastaki; Advocate of the Year Gold Award to Khalid Al Zarouni; Champion of the year Silver Award to Hussain Al Fardan; The Advisor (World’s First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase) Silver Award to Mohammed Al Khinjari; The Advisor (World’s First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase) Silver Award; Evaluator of the Year Bronze Award to Nashwan Saeed; Executive Leadership of the Year Honourable Mention Award to Director of the Technical Support Department, and Smart Parking Assistant (Middle East’s First) Honourable Mention Award to Anwar Abdul Rahim and Mostapha Mohammed.

Winning these nine awards raised the total number of awards won by Dubai Customs at IdeasAmerica to 37 since its first participation in 2010.

Commenting on this achievement, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said, “We have worked hard to ensure innovation is a priority at the PCFC following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. We are following certain strategies to keep up the good work and maintain our leading position around the world.

“We focus on AI applications in the coming phase. New uses and applications of artificial intelligence, AI, are developed every day, bringing us closer to an unparalleled future. A future that we could have never imagined. This will put us closer to fulfil the requirements of the UAE Centennial 2071.”

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said, “Dubai Customs is turning innovation into a daily practice. Innovation does not need to come in the form of accelerators, incubators, or labs; it can be fostered internally and rapidly through any and all employees. Our employees are our most precious asset and we turn their ideas into practical applications that can serve customs work within our mission of facilitating legitimate trade.”

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