DUBAI -- Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today launched ‘Salaam Gateway’, the first and only online platform for all Islamic economy-related industry intelligence, news, information, and data needed by industry-related professionals to advance their businesses and fuel their innovations.
The launch of the portal took place on the opening day of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2015) taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. An initiative of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) in partnership with Thomson Reuters, the electronic platform reaffirms the UAE’s status as a hub for the Islamic economy. More significantly, the portal articulates Dubai's strategy for Islamic economy development that was launched in 2013.
Highlighting the electronic gateway has been named after ‘Salaam’, the Arabic word for peace, Sheikh Mohammed said the initiative represents a real and sincere message of peace from the UAE to the world. He further said the message "carries a promise for the strength and welfare of the people of the UAE, which is the highest kind of security our people can enjoy."