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March 9, 1998: Emirates Glass plant opens in Dubai

Dubai Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister inaugurates Dh70m plant

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1998 General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, inaugurated the Dh70 million Emirates Glass plant in the Al Quoz industrial area in Dubai. He toured the factory attended by several prominent guests. Emirates Glass, which began commercial production in September, is a subsidiary of Dubai Investments and operates one of the most modern glass processing facilities with an annual production capacity of over 1.5 million square metres of glass used in the construction sector. Emirates Glass is projecting an annual sales turnover of Dh65 million for 1998 and wishes to reach a figure of Dh110 million by the year 2000, said Anis Al Jallaf, chairman. “We introduced state-of-the-art glass processing to the region and thus the company [is] in an excellent position to supply a truly global product to local, regional and international markets,” said Al Jallaf.

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