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The Environment Department of the Dubai Municipality is the relevant government authority which regulates and enforces the environmental regulations applicable in Dubai. The activities of businesses carrying out projects involving industrial uses, telecommunications, roads construction, well drilling and drainage services are closely monitored and regulated by the Environment Department so as to ensure their compliance with the regulations. Various free zones within Dubai have their own regulatory arms which deal with environmental issues. For example, Trakhees has a regulatory department for Environment Health and Safety (known as EHS), which regulates and enforces rules and regulations related to environmental protection such as air and water quality, marine mammals, and 'landscaping' within a number of the free zones including Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Dubai Media City and the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Trade restriction and tariffs
Political stabiliThe Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United Arab Emirates expanded 4.40 percent in 2012 from the previous year. GDP Growth Rate in the United Arab Emirates is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, UAE. The United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate averaged 4.62 Percent from 2000 until 2012, reaching an all time high of 9.80 Percent in December of 2006 and a record low of -4.80 Percent in December of 2009. United Arab Emirates is one of the most developed countries in the Arab Gulf and has one of world´s highest GDP per capita. The country still has a commodity-based economy, with shipments of oil and natural gas accounting for 40 percent of total exports and for 38 percent of GDP. Yet, in order to diversify the economy and reduce the dependence on oil revenues, UAE has been making huge investments in the tourism, financial and construction sectors. In 2012, manufacturing activity accounted for 42% of output growth,...
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