Dubai International Financial Centre gets full-service immigration office for convenience of member firmsPress Release 04 Jun 2009 11:48 am
Office opened as part of the efforts by DNRA to provide access to its services across the rapidly growing city
A VIP delegation from the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Administration (DNRA), paid an official visit to the full-service immigration office at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which caters to the needs of the growing DIFC community.
Marwan Lootah, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at the DIFC Authority, welcomed the top-level delegation, which was led by Lt. Col. Awad Alowaim, Assitant Director for Management and Finance.
Members of the high-ranking DNRA delegation included Lt. Col. Khalifa Matar Mubarak, Assistant Director for External Centres Sector, as well as Khalid Adullkarim, Director of Finance and Investment; and 1st. Lieutenant Salem Bin Ali Head of Naturalization & Residency - DIFC.
Marwan Lootah, DIFC Authority Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, said: “We have created a lifestyle option at the DIFC, making it a preferred destination to live and work in for the global financial industry.
“Today, the DIFC is ranked the world's fastest growing international financial hub. We have 20 of the world’s top 25 banks and 6 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers. Attracting top institutions from across the world has been helped in a major way by the ease of doing business from the DIFC. The partnership with the DRNA has brought another added convenience to the DIFC Community,” Lootah added.
LT. Col. Awadh Al Owaim Director of General Dep. Of Human Resourses & Finance at Department of Naturalization & Residency– Dubai (DNRD) said, "This visit comes in line with strengthening the strategic partnership and finding ways for collaboration with DIFC. He stressed the Department's efforts to expand its corporate and community relations to execute one of the strategic plan goals that the Department pursues and to reinforce the integral and strong role between DNRD and its major strategic partners so they can achieve security system for the community in the Emirate of Dubai.
Lt. Col. Khalifa Matar Mubarak Asst Manager of External Centres Sections praised the efforts of staff in specialised areas at DIFC and pledged to overcome any obstacles facing them. He asserted his endeavour to enhance DNRD work at DIFC through creating a distinguished work environment to raise the performance level and support the sense of professional dedication of staff.
This strengthens DNRD role, according to Balqoubaa, and its responsibilities in community through its contribution to the development of its political systems and internal communications and sustainability of the high quality and excellence in achievement.