Jafza shows off drone delivery concept

Presentation made during annual gala dinner.
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 Jafza has showed off its futuristic concept of delivery by drones during its annual gala dinner, an event celebrating the Free Zone’s landmark achievements in 2013.

The annual event was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World; the top EZW Management and Board Members including Salma Hareb, Chief Executive Officer, high-level government officials, strategic partners and key customers.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum witnessed the Free Zone’ futuristic concept of “Delivery by Jafza” using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Through this initiative, Jafza seeks to use technology to further augment its delivery system to ensure faster execution of transactions.

Salma Hareb, CEO of EZW, welcomed the distinguished guests attending the event. In her welcome address she stressed on the significance and the tremendous strength of the spirit of working together, united by a vision that has led to unique achievements of Dubai and the Free Zone.

Addressing the strategic partners and customers Salma Hareb said the gala dinner was a celebration of Dubai’s business community.

“Today, we celebrate you, the leaders of our business and Dubai community. Today we celebrate your innovative journey and accomplishments. We all know that innovations can be created within an organisation or a small team; but innovations created beyond an organisation boundary bring lasting and more impactful results to each contributor and the group as a whole,” Hareb said.

She said the best example is winning the bid of Expo 2020.

“A proud moment for Dubai. Many organisations collaborated, guided by our leader. All UAE nationals, residents of Dubai and the UAE, and nations beyond our boundary shared the spirit. That is the spirit of working together, united by a vision,” Hareb added.

“Another example is the development of Dubai Logistics Corridor. We removed our organisational boundaries and took a single view. We transformed disconnected units, to a powerful value proposition: a Single Customs Bonded Area with access to sea, air, and land: one of its kinds in the whole world.

“And a recent example when we and Dubai Customs partnered together to launch the first purpose built Smart Retail Hub in the world named “Matajircom”.

She elaborated on Dubai’s distinguished achievements in the year including the evolution of Dubai as the home of the 2nd busiest airport and the home of the largest semi-automated container terminal in the world, as well as, the emergence of Dubai Duty Free as the largest airport retailer. She also dwelled on Dubai’s several ambitious projects such as “Developing Dubai as a hub for Islamic Economy”, turning Dubai into a “Smart City”, the first in the region, and the initiative to develop the Emirate into a Green city, launched in 2013.

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