Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

Dubai: The emirate of Dubai will aim to be the centre for halal accreditation worldwide, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality.

“It is part of the vision of Dubai’s rulers and government to turn Dubai into the capital of Islamic economy, UAE Halal Markwhich includes the food industry, and ensuring that food providers are halal-certified,” said Lootah.

He said that at the moment, Dubai Municipality is handling the certification of halal establishments and products; however, the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages. Lootah explained that, in the future, Dubai can become the hub for countries worldwide to attain halal accreditation.