Accompanied by Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Mohammed listened to a briefing by DEPE
Director General Laila Suhail on the establishment's vision and future expansion plans to attract tourists and visitors to the UAE.
One should not conclude, however, that from this simple fact situation the DEPE
will capitulate in other cases, especially where larger tracts and more significant environmental considerations are at stake; moreover, the proofs necessary to establish a case for inverse condemnation forcing the governmental body restricting the owner's ability to use the land can be imposing.
A visibly surprised and elated Al Marri thanked his superiors and colleagues and said: "I would like to thank the DEPE and the DWTC for giving me this recognition and, most of all, my colleagues who have always supported me in my work.
Ahmad Al Khaja, vice-president -- Venues, DWTC, thanked the DEPE for the recognition and said: "I would like to thank the DEPE for launching this initiative which further strengthens the collaboration among private and government entities.
DEPE was formally established on October 28, 2009 under the authority of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Now, the sector -- through DEPE -- has a critical role to play in the emirate's future by directly contributing to our economic growth, and by providing indirect contributions to a host of other industry sectors and business, whilst highlighting and celebrating our culture and heritage.
Shaikh Ahmad welcomed the fact that DEPE had been entrusted to grow the events sector, adding that the time was now right to announce its purpose and strategy, saying that "Dubai has set the benchmark for the festival industry across the region, DEPE's enhanced mandate aims at cementing Dubai's leadership and further raising the bar of organising quality events, which positions the emirate as a sector leader on local, regional and international levels.
What this court ruling does is reinforce the DEPE position that property owners are also responsible for any off-site contamination caused by their activities.
He noted, however, that the court trusts the DEPE to act "reasonably in discharging its statutory responsibilities" and to not needlessly require owners and operators to disprove off-site migration.
Dubai Calendar, which is the official listing of events in Dubai, will also be actively promoted by DEPE at WTM.
Apart from promoting DEPE and its festivals to a global audience, the delegation will also be keen on tapping into the UK tourist segment.
, we always look into innovative partnerships that aim at supporting retailers in Dubai, and by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Fragrance Foundation Arabia, we will be tapping into an important retail segment working
towards developing and enhancing its performance," said Laila Suhail, CEO of DEPE