The Dubai Municipality (DM) was founded in 1954 commencing its activities with a cadre of seven employees undertaking simple tasks in cleaning the city.
DM passed a series of evolutionary stages through the years of its multiplied tasks. In 1980 a decree had been issued establishing the Municipal Council appointing 32 members headed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Municipality. The Municipality continued its development coinciding with the growth of the Emirate of Dubai and reached to 11,000 employees working in 34 departments under six sectors, namely: (1) Communication and Community Sector; (2) Corporate Support Sector; (3) General Support Sector; (4) Environmental Health & Safety Control Sector; (5) Environment & Public Health Services Sector; and (6) Engineering & Planning Sector.
Hence, the Dubai Municipality is regarded as one of the largest governmental institutions in terms of services rendered and projects executed. Thus, the municipality is the leading drive of growth and evolution of the Emirate of Dubai.
Contact: Mr. Fahed Ahmed Al Awadhi, Director of Drainage & Irrigation Department, , Dubai Municipality, Drainage and Irrigation Department, NOC and Technical Support Office, Emirate of Dubai, UAE. P.O. Box 67, United Arab Emirates