Dow in the UAE Wins Business Excellence Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 02, 2017

Dow in the UAE has received the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Award, which is one of the highest recognitions for business in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The ceremony for the 9th MRM Business Award was held in February 2017 at Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah Arena, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

UAE GCCDuring the ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, presented the award to Dow in the “Business Excellence” category. The MRM Business Award, which is part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, was initiated in 2005 by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to recognize and celebrate the success of organizations that contribute to the sustainable development of economies within the UAE and the wider GCC region.

Moosa AL-Moosa, president of Dow in the UAE and Finance director for India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey (IMEAT) received the award on behalf of the Company and said, “Dow's relationship with the UAE and the Middle East region is over 35 years old, and our focus has always been to be an active contributor to the long-time growth of the economy and the science and technology sector.”

UAE GCCHe also added, “Sustainability, safety and innovation are key pillars within Dow and our business decisions are driven by these goals. This is consistent with the UAE's vision for economic and social development, thus providing a conducive environment for business growth and high performance. We are honored to become a recipient of the prestigious MRM Business Award, which we believe is recognition of our business excellence and commitment to the advancement of the regional economy.”

Dow in the UAE has been delivering a broad range of solutions to local customers across multiple industries, including packaging, oil and gas, building and construction, and water treatment. The UAE serves as the hub for Dow's growing business and organizational presence in India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. In addition to contributing to the chemical industry, Dow is also committed to supporting the UAE's vision by partnering more closely with the government and key stakeholders through its Sustainability initiatives.

About Dow in the Middle East
Dow has a longstanding relationship with the Middle East beginning with the establishment of manufacturing and commercial facilities in the United Arab Emirates more than 35 years ago. Since then, Dow has established a solid presence in the Middle East petrochemicals industry, partnering with leading regional companies to set up state-of-the-art petrochemical complexes across the region. For 18 years, Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. (PIC) of Kuwait have shared one successful milestone after another, partnering on six industry-leading joint ventures. Saudi Aramco and Dow have formed a joint venture. Sadara Chemical Company, to build, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From the entrepreneurship initiatives of LoYac in Kuwait to the new Dow Middle East and Africa R&D Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, Dow actively supports the social and economic aspirations of the communities where it operates. For more information about Dow in the Middle East, please visit: middleast.dow.com