Emirates Post opens new post-office in DIFCPress Release02 Nov 2009 09:19 am
Emirates Post has opened a new post office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the world’s fastest growing international financial centre. This is the 106th post office in Emirates Post network.
The new post office was inaugurated by Ibrahim Bin Karam, CEO of Emirates Post and Dhaher Bin Dhaher, Executive Director of Ancillary Services at DIFC Authority, along with senior officials from both organisations.
The post office offers all basic postal and non-postal services, and also has 450 Post Office Boxes, which can be rented by DIFC companies. These are located in the Gate Building and Gate Village 8. The timings of the post office will be 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday to Thursday.
“DIFC is a high-profile and prestigious location that has attracted some of the biggest names from the global financial community,” said Ibrahim Bin Karam. “At Emirates Post, we believe in taking our services to various sectors and communities, driven by need and growth. As DIFC companies do business with different parts of the globe, having a post office within its premises will be a great boon for companies operating from DIFC.”
Dhaher Bin Dhaher, Executive Director of Ancillary Services at DIFC Authority, stated: "One of the main pillars of the DIFC is the focus on creating a most business-friendly world class working environment. That we have achieved and continue to improve upon by making working in the DIFC as easy and pleasant as is possible. We have had express services available for our members and now full-fledged postal services will add to improving of the business environment at the DIFC."
Emirates Post has been opening post offices in strategic business locations as part of its expansion plans. It already has full-fledged post offices in Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Media City and Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The DIFC has emerged as a prestigious international financial centre. It aims to attain the same stature as New York, London and Hong Kong. It primarily serves the vast region between Western Europe and East Asia. Since it opened in September 2004, the DIFC has attracted high caliber firms from around the globe as well as its region. A world-class stock exchange, The NASDAQ Dubai (formerly known as the Dubai International Financial Exchange or DIFX), was opened in the DIFC in September 2005.
The DIFC is a 110-acre free zone, which forms part of the larger vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, together with the Government of Dubai, to create an environment for progress and economic development in the UAE and the wider region.