Dubai, UAE; 9 November 2013: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), the entity responsible for the development of Dubai World Central (DWC), to further explore cooperation between the two parties to enhance the ease of doing business for members.


The Swiss Tower in JLT is taller than any tower in Switzerland and the tallest of its kind in the world

Dubai, UAE; 30 November 2013: The Swiss Tower, the first “country branded” tower in the UAE, officially launched on 29 November 2013. The 40-floor tower in the DMCC Free Zone, the largest and fastest growing free zone in the UAE, has a total structural height of 167 metres. Construction of the Swiss Tower was completed in 2010 and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates moved in early 2012.

The opening ceremony was attended by over 150 dignitaries including Swiss President of the Council of the States, H.E. Filippo Lombardi; Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC; Swiss Ambassador, H.E. Andrea Reichlin; Walter Deplazes, Consul General Switzerland; and Urs Stirnimann, Chairman of Swiss Tower Interim Owner Association.


Dubai, UAE; 22 September 2013: The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (‘DMCC’) Free Zone is now the UAE’s largest Free Zone with over 7,330 active registrations. With an average of 200 companies choosing to join DMCC each month and a 94% retention rate, DMCC also remains the UAE’s fastest growing free zone.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said:

“We are now the UAE’s largest and fastest growing free zone with over 7,330 active member companies – we remain committed to further growth in order to cement Dubai as the global hub for commodities trade and enterprise.

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What is a near-miss?

A “near-miss” is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Other familiar terms for these near misses are a “narrow escape” or in the case of moving objects, “near collision” or a “near hit”.

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What is a hazard?

Anything capable of causing harm or damage to people, property, environment in any possible way, is called a hazard. It is defined as “a source of exposure to danger” that can lead to injuries, illnesses or damage to property or the environment.