DUBAI, -- The Department of Economic Development, DED, has trained 100 employees from Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region's largest integrated theme park destination, to conduct compliance checks as part of its Self Inspector programme.

Under the programme, launched last year by the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection or CCCP sector at DED, employees nominated by business groups and retail outlets are trained to ensure that their respective businesses fully comply with the commercial laws and regulations in the emirate, without any need for inspection from CCCP.

The Self Inspector initiative is part of DED's efforts to promote the retail sector in line with international best practices and create a competitive environment that will enhance Dubai's position as one of the best shopping destinations in the world. The initiative also seeks to support economic activity in Dubai and the emirate's strategy to improve ease of business.

According to Mohammed Ali Rashed Lootah, CEO of CCCP, the programme equips participants with knowledge on laws and regulations governing commercial activities, and also teaches them how to avoid penalties and repeated violations of such regulations.

"Dubai is continuously launching major projects and therefore, it is necessary for the Self Inspector programme to focus on new facilities and educate their owners, as well as employees, on the laws and regulations. Dubai Parks and Resorts comprises a number of large-scale theme parks and it is important that the staff at such facilities should be aware of various regulations, particularly those relating to health and safety," Lootah said.

"We are very pleased with this fruitful collaboration with the Department of Economic Development, and confident about the positive impact of this training session on our employees and their ability to create a working environment that adheres to international management standards," said Aida Hamza, Senior Vice President, Business Support, at DXB Entertainments PJSC that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Dubai Parks and Resorts includes three theme parks. One is Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters. Another is MOTIONGATE Dubai, a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood's most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate. The third one is the region's first LEGOLAND Park and a LEGOLAND Water Park.

The entire destination will be connected to Riverland Dubai, a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family hotel, which is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. The place is expected to open in late 2019. Six Flags Dubai will be the destination's fourth theme park and the region's first Six Flags theme park.

Source: Emirates News Agency