On Tuesday, WAM news agency reported that in 2009, the Dubai's non-oil direct exports increased on an average rate of 23% whereas the value of exported goods through all Dubai custom sentries previous year amounted to
52.4 billion UAE dirhams (about $14 billion).
In the year 2008, exported goods value was 42.6 billion UAE dirhams where as, over the past five years the growth rate increased to 47%.
Ahmed Butti Ahmed, director general of Dubai Customs explained that to expand the production base and economic activities the UAE adopted a strategy. He informed that economic relations with other countries that played a major role in attracting investment, beneficial the worldwide trade movement and positioning the UAE as a center for trade in the Middle East.