Dubai, UK trade hits Dhs19.4 billion in first half

The UK came ninth in the list of Dubai’s trade partners in the first half of 2014 totalling Dhs19.4 billion.

This includes Dhs12.1 billion of imports, Dhs2.8 billion of exports and Dhs4.4 billion of re-exports.

DP World Chairman and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, met with the new UK Ambassador to the U.A.E., Philip Parham, to discuss trade, business and maritime issues.

During the introductory meeting, Ambassador Parham was given a tour of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali facility and briefed on the operational efficiencies that have made DP World one of the leading marine terminal operators worldwide, and Jebel Ali Port one of the top ten container ports globally ? the only port ranked in the top ten outside the Far East.