Dubai is the most populous state and one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, located on the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula against the Persian Gulf. The emirate is a popular tourist destination and its main revenues come from financial services, real estate and tourism, resulting in a high demand for courier service Dubai to handle deliveries to the region. Originally the bulk of the emirate’s wealth was contributed by the oil industry, but since then other areas of the economy have taken over. Real estate and construction contribute a large chunk of Dubai’s $37 billion economy, and the emirate has attracted significant international attention through its large scale sporting events and lavish luxury real estate.
The emirate has a very diverse and multicultural society, hosting a variety of foreign nationals and ethnic groups other than the native Arabians. In the early 1960s, Indians and Pakistanis arrived and there is a large population of migrant workers from these countries. There is also a large and wealthy community of Persians. It is considered a peaceful city with very few ethnic clashes between the diverse ethnic groups of the population. Dubai’s government is a constitutional monarchy that is ruled by the Al Maktoum family since 1833. Dubai’s current ruler is also the Prime Minister of the UAE. The city has historically been a port of call for Western manufacturers and has enjoyed a largely profitable trade relationship with both the West and the East, resulting in a high volume of deliveries handled by courier service Dubai companies.
Among the courier companies that service Dubai is TNT NV, an international courier company based in the Netherlands. The group operates the national postal service in the Netherlands and also offers national postal services in eight other European countries, which includes express delivery UK. TNT Express, the company’s express delivery services unit, fully owns operations in approximately 65 countries around the world. It delivers pieces of freight, parcels, documents and packages to over 200 countries internationally. The company’s Dubai express delivery services division alone reported revenue of more than €6.6 billion in 2008, an increase of 1.6% from the previous year.
The majority of TNT’s operations and networks are focused on express delivery Middle East and Asia. In recent years, the group has expanded its operations and increased its presence in South America and the Middle East. Along with UPS, DHL and FedEx, as well as the US Postal Service and Royal Mail, TNT is one of the major competitors in the postal and distribution industry.
GFS Express, as a courier service Dubai company,has access to one of the largest road and air express networks in the world.
The Mumtaz Post Express Mail Service also services Dubai and is part of the national post service. It is an alternative to private enterprise couriers and is a member of the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union. The Express Mail Service (EMS) is an international express courier service and a division of the UPU. The EMS has over 164 postal administrations worldwide and through the UPU seeks to integrate and standardize express delivery around the globe.