Dubai Customs has announced that all members of its inspection staff are Emirati, with 1,691 inspectors accounting for 46 percent of the organisation’s total workforce.
In a press statement today, Dubai Customs said it will continue to headhunt and recruit highly-skilled UAE nationals to be part of its workforce in all areas of customs work, and has a full-fledged training and development programme to boost and promote the government’s Emiratisation drive.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs, said, "Dubai Customs plays a key role in supporting the UAE Emiratisation strategy by offering career opportunities to a larger number of nationals."
He added that the organisation is also looking to increase the number of Emiratis employed in other specialties, "where we [currently] have 88 percent Emiratisation, the highest amongst government departments."
Dubai Customs’ Emiratisation plan is regularly reviewed and assessed with defined KPIs to measure performance and efficiency on a yearly basis, according to Fareed Al Marzooqi, Executive Director for HR, Finance and Administration.
"Empowering UAE nationals is a responsibility we take very seriously, as we seek to recruit and retain highly-qualified nationals and integrate them in all areas of customs and administrative work. Inspection staff enjoy round-the-year training and development to sustain performance and deliver high-standard customs service," he explained.
"This year, we have had 1,236 inspection staff enrolled in 108 training courses related to customs and border protection," he concluded.