World Bank ranks UAE first in region, third globally

By DG Staff

Abu Dhabi

DUBAI 4 November 2019: The UAE  has been ranked first in the region, and third in the world, in easing the issuing of building permits, as per the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report.

The Ease of Building Permits is a global standard in which the World Bank measures the performance of countries through sub-areas that differentiate between building permits in all countries.

Dubai has added an interactive service to the smartphone app that is synonymous with the electronic Dubai Building Permits System, said Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality and Chairman of the Committee for Developing Building Permits in the emirate of Dubai, said Wam.

He pointed out that Dubai, representing the UAE in the area of building permits, has achieved pioneering and sustainable results in this area, surpassing more than 190 countries in the world participating in the global competitiveness race.