Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees is deemed the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and the agency responsible for licensing and regulating business in special development zones and areas.
Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees consists of four main departments:
Civil Engineering Department
Commercial Licensing Department
Environment, Health and Safety Department
Corporate Excellence Department
This Department started the implementation of its business in 2009, following the issuance of a decree by His Highness, the Ruler of Dubai, No. 22, with respect to supervising the infrastructure, providing it with public services, as well as imposing, defining and collecting fees of such services in special development zones. This Decree stipulated and stated that services of "Trakhees" shall include lands, complexes and areas owned by Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Dubai World or entities and subsidiaries of any of them in Dubai or those located within the scope of their jurisdiction and authority, in areas defined by Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, or areas identified under a legislation issued by the Ruler of Dubai, including, but not limited to, Nakheel, Limitless, Dubai Maritime City, Investment, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
Department of Planning and Development has been keen and eager that its Strategic Plan 2016 will achieve the goals of Dubai Strategic Plan 2021. It is worth mentioning that the vision and mission have been reformulated, from which "Trakhees" can start its business to keep pace with the escalating development in the sustainable economic development of the emirate and support the comprehensive development of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation's overall performance.
In addition, Department of Planning and Development gives due care for the necessity of adopting best strategic plans that cope with the latest updates in the global and regional developments, in order to set out for us ambitious goals fulfilling the directions of His Highness, the Ruler of Dubai, by pleasing and satisfying the public through stimulating creativity and innovation to improve the quality of services provided to the public by developing and using the latest smart applications of information technology for enhancing Dubai's competitiveness and supporting its ability to solicit trade and investment, so as to continue our progressive journey to reach the position No. 1 globally in all fields.