DUBAI, 11th April, 2018 (WAM) — The Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, DCAA, teamed-up today to strengthen supervision and inspection of businesses related to civil aviation activities in the emirate and share knowledge, expertise and institutional experience.
Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, and Mohammed Al Ahli, Director General of the DCAA, was signed the partnership agreement in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
As per the agreement, DED will inspect commercial establishments authorised for civil aviation activities by DCAA as well as businesses operating in violation of Law No. 7 of 2015 on the security and safety of Dubai’s air space and the Executive Council decision No. 4 of 2017 regarding fees and fines that fall under the jurisdiction of DCAA.
DED will coo-ordinate with DCAA on imposing fines while the Authority will provide DED with the required data and train DED inspectors to assume control of the inspection procedures. The two parties shall also co-ordinate with the competent government authorities on enforcing the provisions of the partnership agreement.
“DED and the DCAA working in partnership will further enhance economic and business activity in Dubai and the UAE, and will add further value to the services provided to the business community,” Al Qamzi said.
Adding, “the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in DED promotes consumer rights protection and adherence to fair trade practices in Dubai by providing information and advice to consumers and retailers about their rights and responsibilities, supporting consumer disputes resolution, and regulating commercial activity”.
“Through this partnership, we seek to improve commercial compliance and provide a well-integrated and ideal economic environment in Dubai. DED will submit periodic reports to DCAA on the inspection campaigns through which we seek to develop a culture of compliance and raise awareness among businesses on the role of the Authority as well as DED in enforcing laws and provisions governing civil aviation in Dubai, and in strengthening relations between traders and consumers,” added Al Qamzi.
Al Ahli said: “The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is mandated to regulate all civil aviation activity in the Dubai. Our partnership with DED will help to strengthen supervision and raise awareness of civil aviation and related activities and highlight the role played by the Authority in cooperation with government agencies, including DED, in enforcing laws and regulations.”
Al Ahli said, “DCAA is striving to develop the civil aviation sector in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group.”
The focal points of the DCAA strategy include enabling the civil aviation sector to meet challenges, creating opportunities for innovation, promoting business-friendliness, and evolving a balanced regulatory framework that takes into consideration the commercial aspects of aviation as well as the happiness and confidence of people across Dubai.