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Dubai Municipality is the municipal authority in charge of city services and facility maintenance in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is administered by the Dubai Government. Dubai Municipality offers municipal services to the city’s varied population. It just celebrated its 67th anniversary, which took place on February 28, 2021.

About Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality is one of the major governmental organizations in the UAE, and it is regarded as one of the city-top state’s growth and development institutions in terms of smart projects and services.

Dubai Municipality has succeeded in managing six critical areas throughout the years. This has contributed to Dubai’s status as one of the most sophisticated and sustainable global cities. Dubai Municipality has also been able to grow and flourish by utilizing 34 Departments, 126 Sections, and 4 Centers within an organizational framework that includes support and development offices, as well as the tireless efforts of over 11,000 employees and workers.

History of Dubai Municipality

The core of Dubai Municipality was founded in 1954 by Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai with only seven workers. On February 28, 1957, an establishing ordinance was issued, naming the Emirate’s elders and traders to the Municipal Council.

The 23-member Municipal Council had limited jurisdiction, which included preserving the city’s aesthetics and cleanliness, supervising building works, coordinating Dubai’s beautifying efforts, and presenting suggestions relating to healthcare and urban planning.

The late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, issued a Local Order in 1961 to create the Dubai Municipal Council. He then later issued: The Municipality’s Founding Decree of 1974, which repealed the prior Local Order, the Order passed through many stages. It is said that Dubai Municipality is an autonomous administrative authority with a legal existence and functions that extend throughout the emirate.

In line with the Decree, the municipality shall be created of the Municipal Council and an Administrative Body that implements the specified directives and policies. The Municipal Council Decree of 1980, which stated that the council would have 32 members and that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum would be the head of Dubai Municipality.

Another important goal was to convert Dubai into an attractive, green neighborhood, which the municipality has accomplished admirably. In 2001, the municipality launched an e-government project to make 40 of its civic services available online via its web page.

The Dubai Municipality’s offices were relocated to the newly completed Dubai Municipality Museum in Deira the same year. The museum functioned as the municipality’s headquarters until 1964 when it was relocated to a larger structure on Al Maktoum Road. The Architectural Heritage Department then renovated the museum building, which was officially opened to the public in 2006.

Responsibilities of Dubai Municipality

Its responsibilities include urban planning and construction supervision, environmental protection and improvement, public park conservation, managing and maintaining international quality standards in construction and building materials, food and consumable items, and professional services in laboratory certification and accreditation.

Sectors of Dubai municipality

Dubai Municipality has 34 departments organized into six areas. They are as follow:

  1. The sector of Planning and Engineering
  2. The sector of International Affairs and Partnership
  3. The sector of General Support
  4. Control of Environment, Health, and Safety
  5. The sector of Environmental and Public Health Services
  6. The sector of Corporate Support

Services offered by these Sectors

These sectors offer a diverse range of services, which can be classified as follows:

Infrastructure Sector

  • Surveys for building permits
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Geographical information
  • Planning, allocating and compensating for land
  • Services provided by consultants/contractors/suppliers of building materials

Business Sector

  • Services related to food (including food testing)
  • Product evaluation and laboratory services
  • Veterinary services and animal care in general
  • Approvals for trade and advertising licenses and permits
  • Fees for commercial and residential properties
  • Municipalities sell services.

Sustainability, Environment, And Public Interest Sector

  • Agriculture-related services
  • Public health and safety
  • Waste disposal
  • Aside from these services, the Dubai Municipality also supervises pest control services and inspects and authorizes pest control services in Dubai.

Recreational Activities Sector

  • Parks
  • Beaches
  • Sanctuaries for Wildlife

Public Places Sector

The Dubai Municipality administers several public spaces in the city that provide both commercial and leisure services to residents and tourists.


  • Hatta Market
  • Souk Al Fahidi
  • Falcon Center
  • Fish Market Deira
  • Lisaili Camel Market
  • Al Qusais Cattle Market
  • Hamriyah Center Market
  • Rashidiya Center Market
  • Traditional Market (Naif)
  • Automobile Industry (Ras Al Khor)
  • Birds and Animals Market (Warsan 3)
  • The market for Trucks and Heavy Equipment (Ruwayyah)
  • Fruit and vegetable market in Dubai Center (Ras Al Khor)

 Heritage Places

  • DM Museum (Deira)
  • Hatta Heritage Village
  • Souq Al Kabeer (Meena Bazaar
  • Historical Documents Centre (Al Shindagha)
  • Falcon and Heritage Sports Center (Nad Al Sheba)
  • Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum (Al Shindagha)


  • Safa Park
  • Creek Park
  • Zabeel Park
  • Children City
  • Mushrif Park
  • Mamzar Beach Park


  • Mamzar Beach
  • Jumeirah Beach

More information on each operation may be found on the municipality’s website under the ‘Services’ tab.

Municipality Centers In Dubai

The UAE has four Dubai Municipality centers.

Center Al Kifaf

Al Kifaf District, near Al Jafiliya Metro Station

Center Al Manara

Al Manara Area, Al Safa 2, next to Noor Bank Metro Station

The Hatta Center

Hatta Area, Hatta Road, Opposite Hatta Roundabout, Next to Emirates NBD Bank

Al Twar Center

Al Twar District, Al Nahda Road, Opposite Al Tawar Center, next to Al Qusais Metro Station

Contact Details Of Dubai Municipality

You may reach Dubai Municipality at +971-4-221-555-5 and 800-900. You can also contact the Municipality through its official website and social media outlets.

Locations: Building 20, Baniyas Road, Al Rigga Area, Deira, Dubai Municipality

P.O.Box:67 Dubai, UAE

Email: info@dm.gov.ae

The Fares chatbot is available on the DM website at all times to answer all of your questions. In addition, you may contact the organization or use its services online via its various smart applications:

  • IDubai
  • Ramsatna
  • Aleef App
  • Montaji
  • Dubai 24/7
  • Najm Suhail
  • Makani App
  • Kharetati App
  • Green Ticket App
  • Dubai Coast
  • Parks and Beaches App


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