Dubai Customs' first Customs Week to coincide with International Customs Day

DUBAI, 12th January, 2016 (WAM) — The first Dubai Customs Week is scheduled to set off on January 24th till 28th, under the motto ‘Dubai Customs. A World of Digital Innovations’. The first-of-its-kind event to be organised by a Customs Administration worldwide will coincide with International Customs Day celebrations on January 26th.

The programme of events for the DC Customs Week includes various lectures, workshops and awareness sessions for customers and the public across different locations. The aim is to bring all stakeholders and the community closer to customs work and the vital role it plays in keeping society safe, supporting legitimate trade and economic development.

“Through this creative Customs Week, we wanted to share with the world the celebration of the International Customs Day by rolling out a host of activities that help us open up to our clients and the public, thereby further increasing their awareness of customs’ efforts towards community protection as well as sustainable economic and societal development,” Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said.

The inaugural Dubai Customs Week targets building public consciousness of the services Dubai Customs is offering to streamline the movement of passengers, goods and consignments across Dubai borders, he added.

“We strive to make the first edition of Dubai Customs Week a resounding success, by involving all stakeholders, active business and trade communities, foreign business councils, employees and the community including school students and the youth. Workshops and exhibitions tackling, among others, vibrant topics such as IPR and the adverse effects of drugs and misuse of restricted medications, will take place at Dubai Customs headquarters, air, sea and inland centres around Dubai, major shopping malls, fishing harbours at Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, as well as schools and universities,” said Musabih.

Special awareness lectures will be held for fishermen to shed light on safety measures they should take to ensure their safety around fishing gear.