Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realised the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy. Thereby, Dubai Chamber started its activities with 450 members and a 12-member board of directors. The number of members increased to reach more than 193,000 by mid-2016, representing all economic sectors.
With the number of members gradually increasing, Dubai Chamber operates a head office, a branch and three additional offices in different parts of Dubai, reaching out to members with its outstanding services no matter where they are based. The branch is located in Jebel Ali Free Zone and the three representative offices are located in Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA), JAFZA 14 and Dry Port Customs Building in Al Aweer.
Dubai Chamber continually streamline its processes to make it easier for companies to set up their business in the Emirate, furthering Dubai’s mission to be an international business hub. By coping with the economic changes worldwide, Dubai Chamber takes a pioneering position not only in the UAE and in the GCC, but globally too, by acting as an information and research centre, providing business documentation, offering legal services, facilitating networking opportunities and delivering almost every conceivable business solution.