ABOUT US

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

We have the infrastructure, the strategic location at the heart of the Islamic world, in addition to the long experience in Islamic economy, Islamic banking, Sukuk and Islamic insurance; and we have, above all, the determination and ambition to achieve our goals.

UAE Vice President 
Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

I am optimistic about achieving the goal of Dubai to be the world Capital of Islamic Economy. Dubai has sufficient experience, the advanced infrastructure, as well as the appropriate strategic geographical location in the heart of the Islamic world. Furthermore, Dubai has the will and determination, but, most importantly, we have HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who leads Dubai with all the wisdom, confidence and resolve towards the future.

Crown Prince of Dubai
Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai
General Supervisor of the Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy Initiative

The Dubai Capital of Islamic Economy strategy was launched in early 2013 under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Establishing Islamic economy as a key pillar of Dubai’s strategic growth, the strategy continues to contribute to diversifying the robust UAE economy through developing the vibrant sector that is rapidly transforming Dubai into the global capital of Islamic economy.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum entrusted His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, with managing the implementation of the initiative and overseeing the development of the Islamic economy.

In this context, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with a clear mandate to lead the transformation of Dubai into the global capital of Islamic economy.

 

In line with its forward-looking direction, DIEDC is keen to develop strategic partnerships with local regional & international organizations to build a robust framework and comprehensive ecosystem of Islamic economy principles and regulations.

To position Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy.

To execute the “Dubai Capital of Islamic Economy” strategy through setting strategic direction and supporting residents in developing and implementing ambitious initiatives to grow the Islamic economy on a global level.

Board Members

H.E Sami Ahmad Dhaen Al Qamzi

Vice-Chairman
Director General of Department of Economic Development, Dubai

H.E. Essa Kazim

Secretary-General
Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni

Member of the board
Director General of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA)

H.E. Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair

Member of the board
Chairman of the Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation

H.E Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri

Member of the board
Director General of Dubai Municipality

H.E Majid Saif Al Ghurair

Member of the board
The Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

H.E. Helal Saeed Al Marri

Member of the board
Director General of the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing ( DTCM )

H.E Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani

Member of the board
General Manager Of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai