Director Legal Affairs, Dubai Customs

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 6 months ago
  • 50000-60000 AED / Month

Dubai Customs UAE presently requires qualified and experienced candidate for the job position of a Director Legal Affairs. Dubai Customs is a leading Government Department taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide. It works relentlessly to deliver top notch services to clients by innovating new ways & methods to facilitate Customs Procedures, in line with Dubai Government Strategic Plan. Organization endeavors to consolidate Emirate’s position, maintain rates of economic growth & support creativity / innovation within UAE. Dubai Customs also plays a key role in protecting the community from the infiltration of drugs and prohibited goods to local use.

Job Purpose of A Director Legal Affairs

Provide strategic legal guidance and oversee legal operations within Dubai Customs to ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks.

Duties of A Director Legal Affairs

  • Design the policies and procedures of the Legal Affairs Department.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Prepare and review all decisions and instructions issued by the UAE government and the Dubai government.
  • Educating Dubai Customs stakeholders on the legal requirements related to their duties and responsibilities.
  • Assess and provide advice on legal issues and risks associated with Dubai Customs operations.
  • Monitoring & introducing legal amendments proposed by the Government of Dubai and the UAE.
  • Representing Dubai Customs before governmental bodies within the country, external organizations and other relevant organizations to ensure that there is no harm to Dubai Customs services.
  • Contributing to investigations related to violations of Dubai Customs laws and regulations.
  • Referring cases to Dubai Courts when necessary.
  • Follow up on the prosecution’s actions regarding all cases related to Dubai Customs and ensure that they are managed effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Keeping stakeholders informed of developments in conflict situations and legal prosecutions.
  • Participate in the process of settling disputes and lawsuit.
  • Providing advice on inquiries related to signing sound contracts needed by contractors, consultants, suppliers and engagement In settling disputes.
  • Review future contracts to ensure they are consistent with Dubai Customs rules and regulations and ensure their enforceability.
  • Developing standards and guidelines for various legal documents such as employment contracts between Dubai Customs and its employees and purchase contracts.
  • Performing any duties assigned by direct manager in a proper and timely manner.

Who Can Apply?


  • Degree in law, preferably with a
    specialization in trade & customs studies.
  • Degree or diploma in business.


  • 13-15 years of business related experience.

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