Dubai World Central restructures free zone

Michael Proffitt (SUPPLIED)

Dubai World Central, one of Dubai's most strategically important infrastructure developments, has restructured its free zone to enhance the project's operation as the new airport draws close to commencing its cargo operations.

Dubai Logistics City, the world's first truly integrated multi-modal logistics proposition and DWC Aviation City have been brought together within one free zone, creating a powerful logistics and aviation component to support the world's largest airport – DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport.

Michael Proffitt, earlier DLC's CEO, has been appointed as Senior Advisor while Abdulla Al Qurashi has been tasked to head the free zone entity as its CEO.

Al Qurashi will manage and oversee key operations of the project's vital logistics and aviation components.

"Proffitt has been instrumental in developing DLC from its inception in 2005 and raising it to a global scale in terms of its awareness," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai City of Aviation Corporation – DWC, in a statement.