Dubai International Chamber expands its presence in Africa with new office

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai International Chamber's new Johannesburg office
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Dubai International Chamber, one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, has officially inaugurated its latest international office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The new office further strengthens the UAE’s growing trade links with Africa and will seek to boost the level of bilateral investments between Dubai and South Africa.

According to the statement, “The Johannesburg office brings the chamber’s total number of international representative offices to 21, five of which are located in Africa.”

The opening further consolidates Dubai International Chamber’s growing presence on the continent following the launch of representative offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Ghana.

Mohammed Ali Rashed Lootah
Mohammed Ali Rashed Lootah
CEO & President
Dubai Chambers

“The new office in Johannesburg is yet another example of our commitment to positioning Dubai favorably in Africa, strengthening trade links with this vital continent, and unlocking two-way investments. In line with our strategic priorities and the emirate’s foreign trade plan, we are anticipating further growth in Dubai’s non-oil trade with South Africa and other key African markets, together with increased strategic investments from businesses on both sides.”

The inauguration of the Johannesburg office comes as part of the ‘Dubai Global’ initiative, which was launched in 2022 by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to establish 50 representative offices for Dubai across five continents by the end of the decade.

The initiative supports Dubai Chambers’ strategic goals of attracting international business and investment to Dubai and driving the global expansion of its members, as per the reports.

Dubai International Chamber will focus on providing comprehensive support to the South African business community and building strong relationships with key public and private sector stakeholders. The team at the office will deliver on-ground assistance to South African companies seeking to enter the Dubai market and expand internationally through the emirate.

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