Contributors

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a non-profit public organisation that represents, supports, and protects the interests of Dubai’s business community. It works to build a favourable business environment, and promote the Emirate as an international business hub. Services include dispute resolution, issuing ce...

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) is responsible for managing Dubai Silicon Oasis, a government-owned free zone. It was set up in 2005 to facilitate technology-based industries, support business expansion and create an integrated community. Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is an integrated technology park that provides b...

Dubai Statistics Center

The Dubai Statistics Center is the official source for the collection, analysis and publication of statistical information and data in the Emirate of Dubai. It is responsible for the collection, updating, maintenance, and protection of statistical data on the Emirate. It designs and carries out studies and surveys to sup...

Community Development Authority (CDA)

Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups by equipping them with the skills they need to make an impact in their communities.

Islamic Affairs and charitable activities Department (IACAD)

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) was founded on the twentieth of October 1969 by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum to establish the Department of Awqaf, which was responsible of listing, registering, and managing endowments in Dubai according to Islamic Shariah. The ...

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS)

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) provides air navigation services at four airports in the UAE: Dubai International, Al Maktoum International, Al Minhad Air Space, and Sharjah International Airport. Formally established in 1967, DANS has promoted the rapid growth of the aviation sector in Dubai and the UAE. The organi...

Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) oversees the health sector for Dubai. It provides an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system that protects public health and improves quality of life in the emirate. The DHA aims to make Dubai a leader in healthcare through innovative and integrated care models, and by enha...

Dubai Legal Affairs Department

The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department is affiliated with The Ruler’s Court, and was established as per Law No. 32 of 2008. It provides legal services to government entities in the Emirate of Dubai, and supervises all legal matters involving the Government of Dubai and its entities. Its mission is to provide le...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) provides water and electricity services to over 780,000 customers across the emirate of Dubai. It was formed in 1992 through a merger between the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently since 1959. DEWA has invested in ...

Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE)

The Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) is a government entity providing housing and housing-related services to UAE nationals in Dubai. Services include the granting of residential plots, supplying government houses, and maintaining and extending existing properties. MRHE also offers housing loans in accord...

Dubai Courts

Dubai Courts is Dubai's primary judicial authority. It is an integrated entity which consists of the First Instance Court, the Appeals Court, and the Cassation Court. It also includes numerous supporting organizational units which enable the organization's judicial mission through administrative and financial activities....

Dubai Land Department (DLD)

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) is the Dubai Government entity responsible for the registration, organization, and promotion of real-estate investments in Dubai. The department aims to provide an attractive environment for investment by implementing international standards across the real estate sector, particularly in t...

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai. It markets and promotes the emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services including hotels, tour ope...

Department of Dubai Economic Development (DED)

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) sets and drives the economic agenda of the emirate. The DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative, service-based economy. The DED and its agencies develop economic plans and policies, identify and support the growth of strategic sec...

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Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is a government department that assists in enhancing the sustainable development of the emirate. This is achieved by facilitating the smooth movement of trade through a safe, fast, and practical environment in order to meet the needs of Dubai’s residents, businesses, and others. Of primary importance is pro...

Department of Finance (DOF)

The Department of Finance (DOF) supervises all financial and accounting affairs for the Government of Dubai, and is responsible for the Dubai government’s general annual budget. The organisation provides liquidity to the government by transferring approved budgetary allocations to government entities. It also oversees fi...

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) regulates the residency of foreign nationals, and the entry and exit of international travellers to the Emirate of Dubai. Smart services allow customers to upload forms and visa applications rapidly and securely. Smart gate border facilities enable peopl...

Dubai Municipality

The Dubai Municipality is one of the emirate’s largest government institutions in terms of services rendered and projects executed. It has jurisdiction over city services including waste management, health and public safety, planning and construction services. It’s also responsible for the upkeep of facilities including ...

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is entrusted with building and maintaining Dubai’s roads and transportation systems, and with overseeing vehicle registration and licensing procedures. Its mission is to develop and manage integrated and sustainable roads and transportation systems to a world-class level, to delive...

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) monitors, develops and promotes maritime activities in the emirate. Formed in 2007, DMCA develops international-standard regulations and guidelines to underpin Dubai’s infrastructure, operations and logistics services. One of the authority’s main objectives is to create a safe invest...

DAFZA

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) was set up in 1996 as part of Dubai Government’s strategic plan to be an investment driven economy. It was one of the first free zones in the country and continues to be one of the fastest growing free zones in the region, housing 1,600 companies from around the world.

Dubai Police

Dubai Police is part of the United Arab Emirates Police Force. Its mission is to enforce the law and to maintain security and safety. A modern police establishment, Dubai Police has a force of more than fifteen thousand highly-trained and multi-skilled employees. Dubai Police has embraced technology-led service delive...

Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports is an entity that plays a key role in Dubai’s Aviation sector, handling information regarding Cargo, Logistics, Finance, Passengers, and more.

Dubai Sports Council (DubaiSC)

Dubai Sports Council oversees, manages and develops the sporting sector in the Emirate. It launches sporting initiatives and raises community awareness of them. DSC also spots and nurtures talent, and invests in infrastructure to modernise operations and facilities. It fosters strategic partnerships and encourages the se...

Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF)

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation looks after the care of minors and Islamic endowments in the Emirate of Dubai. It cares for minors, invests their money, and provides social care where it is needed. It sets up and manages programmes to provide scholarships and educational assistance for students. The institution’s...

Dubai Culture

Dubai Culture manages and supports arts and culture in the Emirate of Dubai. It is also responsible for preserving Dubai’s cultural heritage. Since its establishment in 2008, Dubai Culture has played a central role in establishing the city as a centre for culture and arts in the region and the world in line with the Duba...

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. The entity dedicates itself to high quality education, happiness and wellbeing. It focuses on supporting schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners. KHD...