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Founded in Dubai over 40 years ago, DHL (UAE) has been a pioneer in the Middle East logistics industry, the first logistics operator in the region has grown from 15 employees to over 1000 employees and now enjoys the largest market share of the transport and logistics sector within the emirates.
Predictions forecast that by 2020, British retailers will earn £28 billion from global online sales, a 600% growth since 2012 and DHL are an integral part in achieving this, especially in the UAE and the wider GCC.
Thousands of UK companies are already doing business across all seven emirates of the UAE with the support of DHL. Their vast local network and knowledge has led to remarkable success which mirrors growth of the markets in which it operates and will ultimately help you understand trading and cultural differences making UK to UAE trade very simple.
Across Middle East & North Africa, DHL boasts 360 service centres and service points, 30 hubs and gateways, and over 4,400 employees as well as more than 1,760 vehicles operating on DHL's regional road network. They also have dedicated airside facilities in every market it operates.
DHL have recently furthered their ongoing commitment to the UAE’s growth and development by expanding their regional hub within Dubai International Airport. The newly enlarged facility at terminal 2 with a span of 13,100 square metres, will help serve 70,000 customers across the Middle East and North Africa region, managing approximately 5,000 shipments per hour, which is double of the previous capacity.
Currently, the UAE is witnessing a major boom in e-commerce and attracting investment from the world’s biggest online retailers as well as establishing and growing some local powerful e-commerce brands. Such trade has seen double digit quarterly growth for DHL and the new hub extension is now a major asset to maximising local UAE trade.
If you are taking part of the increase in UAE e-commerce, DHL are dedicated to going beyond your expectations and can help you understand each step of your trading journey, help you choose the right shipping service, take care of all local customs handling and also offer full online visibility of your shipment status at all times.
As the international specialists, DHL offers unrivalled speed, efficiency and customer service across the Middle East and beyond - providing international businesses and individuals alike with better, faster and more cost-efficient logistics solutions.
DHL keeps the world in motion.