Queen Elizabeth in Dubai at the opening of DUBAL 1979


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Dubai at the opening ceremony of DUBAL in 1979

Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of  DUBAL, during her visit to Dubai with Prince Philip sitting next to her and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), located in Jebel Ali, is one of the largest industrial companies in the UAE. Some 16.2% of its total workforce are UAE nationals.

DUBAL was incorporated pursuant to a Decree of the Ruler of Dubai, dated 5 May 1975. It is a corporation, wholly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is DUBAL’s Chairman.

DUBAL is currently ranked among the five largest global producers in the industry, and is the largest single-site primary aluminium smelter in the world using pre-bake anode technology with a current production capacity of more than one million tonnes per annum.

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