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Strategic partnership between Dubai Quality Group and Ajman Free Zone

Dubai, 26 December, 2016, UAE; Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) signed an investor partnership agreement with Dubai Quality Group (DQG) to activate fruitful cooperation between both parties to foster quality, business excellence, and innovation in the workplace.

The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials from both the organizations. The delegation from DQG was headed by Eng. Ahmed Al Mulla, Vice Chairman of DQG, who presented the Certificate of Membership to HE Mahmood Khalil Al Hashemi, Director General of AFZ, in appreciation for its investment in DQG’s strategies and initiatives. The signing ceremony was also attended by Mr. Unnikrishnan Sukumaran and Ms. Fatma Abdul Qader, from DQG, and Mr. Abdullah Wahidi and Ms. Maitha Saif Almuseiba, from AFZ.

As a part of their mutual association, this strategic partnership was signed under the framework of both parties’ efforts to develop quality and business excellence, in terms of enhancing the quality of AFZ services, and implementing the latest initiatives and strategic plans that aim at improving performance levels. AFZ’s ‘Ajman Creek Development project (Smart Stores)’ was recently awarded as the winner in the ‘Promoting Business’ category at the 5th UAE Ideas Conference and Award organized by DQG in November this year.

The investor partnership between both the organizations aims at enabling the transfer and exchange of expert knowledge, experience, best practices and ideas, and the expansion of optimal and productive cooperation.

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman of DQG, said "We are delighted with the strategic partnership of Ajman Free Zone and consider this as a value addition to DQG. This partnership is in line with our pursuit to consolidate, develop and promote quality and business excellence practices in UAE’s service sector. This partnership gives us significant leverage to develop and introduce new concepts and ideas that will further consolidate UAE’s reputation as a leading innovator in the service field. The strategic partnership has been signed with the objective of providing more towards meeting the requirements in improving performance at the organizational level. Through the investor partnership with Ajman Free Zone, we look forward to further strengthening our collaboration to commit to the implementation of excellence standards and practices at professional levels.'

She added “Dubai Quality Group is deeply committed at promoting quality and business excellence in this key sector and ultimately establishing a strong foundation that would underpin the long-term growth of services industries”.

HE Mahmood Khalil Al Hashemi, AFZ Director General said “The new partnership will provide to Ajman Free Zone with the latest benchmarks and knowledge in business excellence, in order to strengthen our position as an organization dealing with quality in the field of investment services and competitive facilities to lead the industrial growth of Ajman; and to increase the number of companies that benefit from investment services that are provided by Ajman Free Zone, in order to revive the capital market and business in UAE.”

Dubai Quality Group invites entities from the government and private sectors to join as strategic partners in order to benefit from what it has to offer in terms of improving Quality & Business Excellence. These partnerships will enhance cooperation among government and private entities by provide a platform for knowledge and information exchange, which will in return have a positive impact on the business environment. The partnership will also increase the scale and speed of innovation and creativity implementation at the partnering entities.

DQG's partnership is particularly beneficial to the entire business community, as it provides direct access to a wide range of resources and information that are essential in maintaining focus towards achieving quality and excellence.

To become a member with Dubai Quality Group, please call on +971 4 3431950 or send an email to


About Dubai Quality group:

Dubai Quality Group is non-profit organization set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group was established in 1994 to develop and promote Quality and Business Excellence practices in UAE. Dubai Quality Group organizes Quality and Business Excellence related training, events and programs throughout the year with the objective of improving and promoting Quality of Service & Business Excellence in the region. DQG hosts free Seminars & Business Breakfast events throughout the year, conducted exclusively for its member organizations, to provide their employees with an effective platform for networking and knowledge sharing. Dubai Quality Group offers 3 categories of membership to companies: Investor, Corporate & Affiliate.

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For further information, please contact:

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Tel. +971 4 3431 950

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