The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) is an independent agency of the Abu Dhabi Government established through Law (14) of 2008 under the authority of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority replaces the Abu Dhabi Audit Authority. Vision "To be one of the top 5 accountability bodies in the world" Mission "To help improve the performance and promote accountability and transparency across the Abu Dhabi Government and public entities through providing independent and objective assurance and advisory services" Objectives of ADAA The objectives of ADAA are stated in Article (4) of the Law which is as follows: Ensure that Subject Entities’ resources and funds are managed, collected and expended efficiently, effectively and economically. Ensure accuracy of the Financial Reports and compliance of the Subject Entities’ with the relevant laws, rules and regulations and governance guidelines as outlined in this Law. Promote accountability and transparency principles at the Subject Entities. Subject Entities Article (13) defines the entities over which ADAA shall exercise its functions, duties and responsibilities: Local Departments. Local council and authorities and other similar entities. Institutions, companies and projects in which the government’s share is not less than 50% and also on the subsidiaries of these institutions, companies and projects. The same Article further states that: “The Crown Prince may instruct the Authority to exercise its powers on any entity in which the government’s share is less than the above mentioned 50% or on any entity which is given donations or grants by Government and to submit a report on what it discovers in this respect.” Functions and Duties The functions and duties of ADAA are defined in Article (14) which are as follows: The Authority shall exercise the following responsibilities: Audit the Government consolidated Financial Reports and Subject Entities’ Financial Reports. If the establishment law of a Subject Entity requires that its Financial Reports be audited by Statutory Auditor then this entity and its Statutory Auditor should comply with the rules issued by the Chairman for the appointment of the Statutory Auditor, and the Authority shall have access to documents, records and working papers of the Statutory Auditor and shall have the right to receive all information, data and reports as the Authority deems necessary. Review performance and risk; and for doing so the Authority may from time to time: Examine the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the financial and operational activities of Subject Entities. Ensure compliance of Subject Entity’s with laws, regulations, and rules and governance guidelines. Examine violations which are investigated by Subject Entities. Provide advice and recommendations and perform other procedures and services to Subject Entities as the Chairman deems reasonable and appropriate. Train and qualify UAE National graduates of universities and institutions and establish training centres as necessary. Issue regulations, rules, guidelines and standards that enable the Authority to exercise its functions and duties by a resolution of the Chairman. Carry out any other functions and duties requested by the Crown Prince. The Authority shall conduct investigation of complaints referred to it and other violations it may discover.
Vision, Mission & Values At Abu Dhabi Airports, everything we do is driven by the desire to realize our vision of being the worldâs leading airports group. Read about how we are going about accomplishing this goal and the values that drive us. Our Vision Our vision is to be the worldâs leading airports group. Our mission We will achieve our vision by: Being an efficient organization with high performing people Understanding our customers and stakeholders Delivering world class airport services and infrastructure Embracing a culture of quality and excellence Growing our business regionally and beyond Honouring our corporate and social responsibilities Our Values Proactive & Ambitious We strive to exceed expectations and achieve the highest standards in everything that we do. Innovative & Pragmatic We are creative in our approach to business and realistic about the goals that we set. Focused & Accountable We are driven by clarity of purpose and take responsibility for our actions. Collaborative & Responsive We are united in our approach to work and receptive to fresh ideas and perspectives.
Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and vocational education and training (ACTVET) was established in accordance with the Resolution No. 49 of 2010 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The type of education that the centre provides, aims to prepare qualified citizen workforce, able to meet the challenges and actively participate in economic and social development efforts. The centre also provides individuals with the knowledge, experiences, and skills required in the labour market. Main tasks of the centre: ACTVET is committed to technical and vocational training to perform regulatory functions, which aims to ensure the quality of technical and vocational education training providers' performance and elevate it to be a viable option for all who wish to specialize in the areas of technical and practical work. Supported by the National Authority for Qualifications, ACTVET is empowered to grant qualifications for education and training institutions. Vision: That technical and vocational education to be the first choice for the citizens of the state. Mission: Regulate the TVET sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to build a national workforce that is capable of effectively participating in the sustainable development of the country.
In order for the Chamber to accomplish its requirements, it seeks to undertake the following: Assist in the resolution of problems of the private sector with the official and non-official bodies and authorities locally and abroad. Provide opinion over law drafts and regulations committed to it by the official bodies and authorities. Strengthen the cooperation between the Chamber and other UAE, regional and foreign Chambers of Commerce. Provide high level services to its members by establishing study centres and using latest technical and scientific methods. Facilitate the process of conducting the commercial and industrial business activities in the Emirate and maximizing investment opportunities. Study quality standards and establish and develop exports development centres. Provide a host of other documented services for concerned parties.
The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) was established by Law No. 9. in May 2006. Acting as an economic policy advisory council, ADCED was established to facilitate economic diversification and growth through creating greater understanding, cooperation and engagement between the public and private sectors of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Vision To bring together business and government leaders with the aim of making Abu Dhabi an international economic hub, boasting a world-class economic environment with sustainable growth. Mission To develop policy recommendations and kick-start initiatives that promote sustainable and diversified economic growth by improving Abu Dhabi's infrastructure and business environment, and enhancing human capital. Responsibilities Take part in planning of the emirate’s economic policy. Discuss the obstacles facing investors and businessmen and propose suitable solutions. Participate in proposing means to absorb national manpower in the labour market. Participate in reviewing economic legislations. Support the activities to promote Abu Dhabi as an international business hub. Spread business awareness among citizens.
Abu Dhabi Customs was one of the first governmental departments established in the Emirate. After the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took office in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on June 8, 1966, he issued Emiri Decree No. (2) of September 18, 1966 incorporating a number of governmental departments including the departments of finance, customs and harbours.
Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) is a public joint stock company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority. ADDC is responsible for distributing high quality water and electricity services to all customers in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, excluding the Al Ain region. The company's core business is the planning, design, construction, and operation of the Abu Dhabi water and electricity distribution network. Objectives In accordance with article No. 42 of law No. 2 of 1998, the company’s functional responsibility is to resume and implement the following duties: Development, maintenance, and operation of safe, secured, and cost effective water and electricity distribution systems. Provision of contractual offers for corporate and natural characters related to water and electricity connections. Establish, develop and amend policies followed in distributing water and electricity and procedures governing cost effective distribution services. Offering and providing the best services to consumers through customer service orientation and utilisation of best billing payment alternatives. Operate and develop distribution networks, starting from production sources to consumers. Executing extension and augmentation projects to satisfy the mounting residential, agricultural and industrial demand for water and electricity Give special care to employees within the company through providing them with needed trainings and courses. Ensure the availability of most advanced equipments and devises which will assist in accomplishing the desired outcome of the jobs.
The Abu Dhabi Education Council was established on September 10, 2005, in accordance with Law No. 24 enacted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The chairman of ADEC is His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the Vice Chairman is HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. Vision Education First - Recognised as a world class education system that supports all learners in reaching their full potential to compete in the global market. Mission To produce world-class learners who embody a strong sense of culture and heritage and are prepared to meet global challenges. Role Develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It will provide technical assistance in this regard. Coordinate with the Ministry of Education in planning education strategies within the framework of the UAE’s general education policy. Conduct studies and make suggestions to develop education and vocational training and enhance the capabilities of educational institutions and their employees to advance with the general progress of the country. Provide technical and material assistance to educational institutions. Support relations between educational institutions and the private sector. Raise the standard of education and vocational training for graduates, providing them with training and exposing them to wider employment opportunities. Provide assistance, counselling and technical services to educational institutions and coordinate among these institutions to enable them to implement the education plans of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Participate in establishing an educational database for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Encourage the private sector to provide quality education services according to existing laws.
We work with local farmers to improve farming practices, resulting in higher production levels and better quality crops while conserving the country’s environmental resources. In turn, we partner with retailers and large corporate and government customers to provide them with a secure supply of quality local produce fresh from Abu Dhabi's farms
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is responsible for food safety and agriculture in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including animal health. The Authority encourages and supports research in all areas of food and agriculture that leads to the development of specifications, standards and regulations that match the latest scientific knowledge in its areas of responsibility. The Authority carried out its tasks, which include enforcement of rules and regulations as well as creation of awareness among the public, in coordination with all the concerned government bodies and private sector organizations. Vision An internationally recognised food and agriculture organisation that contributes to the well-being of the community. Mission To develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector that ensures the delivery of safe food to the public and protects the health of animals and plants while promoting sound environmental practices through cohesive and effective policies and regulations, quality standards, research and education.
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is an autonomous institution owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was established on July 15, 1971 to help developing countries to achieve development through assistance in the form of concessionary loans, developments grants and equity participation. The Fund supports developing companies suffering from challenges in the fields of social and economic development by assisting vital projects aimed at strengthening infrastructure and providing employment and capital. So far it has implemented, and is currently financing, projects in the Middle East and North, Eastern and Central Africa, as well as South, Central and Northern Asia. Vision To be a model institution in providing development assistance that alleviates global poverty. Mission To help developing countries achieve sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty by providing financial resources, forging partnerships in the public and private sectors, and adopting international best practices to ensure aid effectiveness.
The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) was established in April 2006 and aims at the development, commercialisation and deployment of renewable energy solutions and clean technologies in the UAE. Masdar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company. The multi-faceted company integrates the full renewable and clean technology lifecycle - from research to commercial deployment. Masdar works with global partners and institutions in order to integrate new research with proven technologies in order to produce efficient systems and processes that can be replicated globally. Furthermore, the development of a knowledge-based clean energy sector in the UAE contributes to the country’s economic diversification. Masdar is responsible for the development of Masdar City, the emerging global clean-technology cluster developed on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. In addition, Masdar is associated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. The world’s first graduate-only academic institution focuses on research into alternative energies and sustainable technologies.
The vision of Abu Dhabi Emirate is to become one of the top 5 governments in the world, and Musanada will help make that a reality by providing services and solutions that focus on efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction. Strong and lasting relationships with government customers are at the heart of everything it does. Musanada's services are developed to provide economies of scale, with quality and repeatability at the core. Musanada focuses on building the capability of its people and strategic partners whom it secures from across the globe. It strives for world-class standards that meet all health, safety and environment requirements.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) was launched on 2007 under Emiri Decree No. (10) of 2007 and is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. While the full name of the company is Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, the corporate name is SEHA. SEHA is Health in Arabic. The establishment of SEHA is part of the Government of Abu DhabiÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs healthcare sector reform initiatives and represents another step in the realisation of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE's vision to provide the people of the UAE with the best healthcare facilities in the world, locally. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company is an independent, public joint-stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA owns and operates eight hospital systems totalling 12 facilities, 2,644 licensed beds, more than 65 Ambulatory, Primary Health and ancillary care clinics. SEHA employs more than 15,500 doctors, nurses and other clinical staff and administration. SEHA delivers world class healthcare, locally, by partnering with internationally recognised healthcare leaders. SEHAÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs partners include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Bumrungrad International, New England Center for Children, Vamed, and Vienna Medical University. Vision leading worldwide integrated,outstanding healthcareservices with the highest and safety standards. Mission Transform our healthcare system services to the highest medical quality and customer care international standards. Values Ihsan- Innovation - Sustainability - Transparency -Quality - Culturally sensitive
Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, was established under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Deputy Chairman of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of ADHA, to realize the vision of the UAE prudent leadership through the development of housing programs and initiatives to meet the needs of the citizens of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADHA's remit is to work on the development and implementation of housing programs for the citizens propose rules and legislations. Also, building and maintaining a central database of the citizens, and identifying tools and frameworks to engage the private sector towards the achievements of ADHA's vision and aspirations. ADHA's vision focuses on providing decent housing that meets the needs and special requirements of all citizens of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Such vision includes terms of preferences of the citizen including but not limited to, location, design, size and cultural values. ADHA's main offices are located in the city of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. However, there are future plans to establish new customer service branches in the city of Abu Dhabi, and the Eastern and Western region.
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Council is an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The Council started its operations in April 2007 and is responsible for investing part of the government’s surplus financial resources through a globally diversified investment strategy, targeting positive capital returns through an expansive portfolio of highly diversified asset classes and active investment management strategies. The council is also empowered with an important direct investment mandate to broaden Abu Dhabi’s economic base and facilitate the international development of local companies. Vision To be one of the world’s foremost effective and efficient investment institutions capable of managing assets and generating high and consistent returns over the long-term. Mission To assist the Government of Abu Dhabi in achieving continuous financial success and wealth protection, while sustaining prosperity for the future. To increasingly participate in and support sustainable growth for the Abu Dhabi economy
The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department was established on June 15, 2007 under law No. 23 of 2006 to ensure the delivery and administration of justice and equality to all citizens and residents throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Department supervises and coordinates the primary legal and judicial mechanisms and processes that protect individual rights and safeguard the rule of law through a tri-tiered court system, Court of Cassation, Court of Appeals, Courts of First Instance. In addition, the Department’s service divisions such as Fatwa, Authentication, Notary Public, Family Guidance, Reconciliation and Settlement Committees, as well as specialised courts work concurrently to ensure the administration of justice in the Emirate. Each court is managed by a Court President and supported by dedicated judges and administrative staff. Vision An efficient and independent judicial system based on excellence that provides world class judicial services. Mission Safeguard the rule of law by ensuring justice, freedom and peace in society. Objectives Access to justice. Fair and accomplished judicial system that provides effective and innovative judicial services. Public trust and confidence. Highly qualified workforce and motivating work environment. Transparency and accountability.
Abu Dhabi Media Company is a public joint stock company created from the assets of Emirates Media Incorporated in 2007. The company employs 2098 people across its operating units which include publishing, television, radio, digital media, distribution and printing. ADMC has proved itself an innovator in identifying new opportunities and target segments. With a reputation for accuracy in news gathering and reporting, Al Ittihad has become a name synonymous with local news especially for Abu Dhabi. Imagenation Abu Dhabi is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media Company which was launched on September 3, 2008 to develop, finance and produce full length feature films and digital content for Arabic and global markets. From its base in Abu Dhabi, the company is establishing partnerships with high-profile and internationally-based producers to develop and produce content for distribution internationally, in addition to supporting Middle East filmmakers and Arabian film production. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Media Company launched its first English-language newspaper, The National. Furthermore, its portfolio of weekly magazines have maintained some of the highest circulation figures due to their content which is suited to all audiences. These publications include the leading family lifestyle magazine, Zahrat Al Khaleej, children's magazine, Majid, and Super, a sports magazine for football and sports enthusiasts. The company is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices in Cairo, Dubai and Washington D.C.
twofour54 is creating a community for Arabic content creation in the media and entertainment sector in the Middle East and North Africa; a regional centre of excellence which is internationally renowned. twofour54 provides a collaborative infrastructure for content creation companies and individuals in the film, broadcast, digital, gaming, publishing and music industries. Through its three pillars, twofour54 tadreeb, twofour54 ibtikar, twofour54 intaj and its business enabler twofour54 tawasol, twofour54 offers a vocational learning centre, media industry funding and business support and world-class production and post-production facilities.
The Abu Dhabi Motors Club is an independent entity, approved to be registered by the Executive Council resolution No. 31 dated September 17, 2003 and the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare No. 100 dated October 23, 2004. Abu Dhabi Motors Club is located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. The club is mainly in charge of the following activities: Organising races and all events related to cars and bikes sports. Organising Liwa International Festival/ Moreeb Dune Championship. Participation in organising and referee national and global motors sports championships. Organising Al Ain Dune Championship.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established in 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry and since then has steadily broadened its activity establishing companies and subsidiaries and creating an integrated oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi. Today, the company manages and oversees oil production of more than 2.7 million barrels a day which ranks it among the top ten oil and gas companies in the world. The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), chaired by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al–Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, overseas all of the activities of ADNOC and is responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of Abu Dhabi's petroleum policies. ADNOC has 14 subsidiary companies working in the various fields of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry as well as crude oil and gas transport and services. They include Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (GASCO), Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS), Zakum Development Company (ZADCO), Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER), National Drilling Company (NDC), (ESNAAD) company, Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD), Ruwais Fertiliser Industries (FERTIL), Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (BOROUGE), Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO), and ADNOC- Distribution.
The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was established in March 2006 by Emiri Decree No. 6 as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate and was given control and regulatory enforcement power over all commercial ports assets previously owned by the Abu Dhabi Seaports Authority (ADSA). Vision To be the preferred provider of world-class integrated ports and industrial zone services. Mission To fulfil ADPC’s role into realisation of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. To develop and maintain long-term relationships with leading local and international customers. To achieve sustainable development while supporting community needs and preserving local values. To be the employer of choice that attracts and retains high calibre staff. To increase shareholders value and satisfy other stakeholders’ expectations.
The Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund (ADRPBF) was founded in 2000 as a government entity, to manage contributions, pensions and end of service benefits for UAE Nationals working in or retired from the Government, semi- Government and private sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and their beneficiaries. Vision To be one of the top five providers of retirement pensions and benefits services in the world. Mission To be one of the most innovative, progressive and successful providers of retirement services. To manage the Fund’s investments with due care for the sole benefit of its members. To protect and guarantee future pensions and benefits payments. To work with the Abu Dhabi Government to promote the development of pension policies and legislation.
The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established on November 15, 2000 by Local Law No. (3) of 2000 as a legal entity of autonomous status, enjoying financial and administrative independence. The law gave ADX the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions and the authority to establish centres and branches outside the emirate of Abu Dhabi. To date, it has established branches in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Zayed City. Vision Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange aspires to become the market of choice in the region. Mission To lead the development of the capital market in the UAE and the region through a well-regulated marketplace in a lawful environment that ensures integrity, transparency and disclosure. Values Integrity, transparency, fairness, professionalism innovation, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency. Main Functions Provides opportunities to invest savings and funds in securities to benefit the national economy. Ensures the soundness and accuracy of transactions and the interaction between demand and supply in order to determine prices. Protects investors through establishing fair and proper dealing principles among various investors. Imposes stringent control over securities transactions to ensure their safety. Creates investment awareness by conducting studies and issuing recommendations in order to ensure that savings are invested in productive sectors. Ensures financial and economic stability and develops trading methods to ensure liquidity and stability of prices of securities listed on the market.
Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) was established in June 2005 as a public organisation wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government. It is a subsidiary company of the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, and was previously operated and maintained by the Municipalities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. ADSSC stipulates protecting the environment, public health and customer interests by regulating the activities of waste water collection and treatment as well as the safe and sustainable disposal of end products. Vision To be recognised by communities, businesses and regulators as a leader in the provision of sewerage services in the region. Mission To achieve excellence in the provision of high quality, cost effective, safe and environment friendly sewerage services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADSSC a member of ADWEA In alignment with ADWEA, ADSSC’s vision and objectives entail defining and measuring the success of key focus areas such as, but not limited to; Providing safe, reliable, and sustainable sewerage and waste water treatment services to meet the needs of Abu Dhabi. Planning and constructing the necessary sewerage infrastructure to meet future demand. Supporting the development of the Emirate by providing timely and cost effective sewerage services for developers & industries. Ensuring that projects are managed efficiently at minimum cost, through effective project cost control and project completion within budget.
Vision The Council will strive to lead, organise and support all sports activities in Abu Dhabi to serve the community at large and sports development in the UAE. In addition, the Council will sponsor the establishment of sports and social community clubs throughout Abu Dhabi and will provide all necessary elements to support these community clubs to achieve their ultimate objective of promoting youths’ participation in sports and serving as an alternative of sports clubs for the identification of elite performers. Mission Lead and organise sports development in Abu Dhabi and the UAE at large with the goal of meeting international standards and requirements for professionalism by supporting sports clubs/organisations as well as individuals. Values The following values strongly underpin ADSC action: Sport has the potential to enrich the lives of everyone; therefore, no one should be excluded from it on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, and social position. ADSC will be an open, honest and accountable organisation, which seeks to base its decisions on objective evidence. We will expect every individual or organisation managed, funded or associated by the Council to adhere to this principle. ADSC will co-operate with and support; within its resource limitations, other agencies and organisations that share our desire to promote sport. Core Business Area Support sports development in Abu Dhabi with the goal of building UAE’s reputation as a Sports Capital in the region. Provide a comprehensive database about sport and athletes in Abu Dhabi. Applying “Professionalism” in all Abu Dhabi clubs. Legislation: The Council will serve as the prime legislative body for all sports clubs and organisations in Abu Dhabi. Events management: The Council will develop the yearly calendar for sports activities and events in Abu Dhabi as well as policies and procedures for events management to be circulated to all sports clubs in Abu Dhabi and monitor the proper implementation of such policies. ADSC will synchronise between all related parties in any sports events, police, hospitals & medical clinics, hotels, airport protocol services, etc.. Women & Disabled People: Women and disabled people will find the courage and daring to pursue their goals by ADSC. The Council is dedicated in providing role models for women athletes who signify the accomplishment of women in sports and perpetuate a new vision of women's abilities, autonomy and self determination. It will also increase participation in sports among disabled people and assist them in gaining confidence and dignity.
Provide sustainable employment opportunities and distinctive to the citizens of the UAE and through the establishment of institutional and strategic partnerships with various bodies and government and private institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is charged with the development of a leading cultural landscape with the aim of supporting the evolution of Abu Dhabi into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction. It is a multi-faceted organisation with a mandate inextricably linked to Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision as laid down by Their Highnesses Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) was created by law number 23 of the year 2007 as the responsible agency for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, and the expert authority behind the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the UPC defines the shape of the Emirate, ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, community planning and quality of life, by overseeing development across the city and the Emirate as a whole. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council ensures best practice in planning for both new and existing urban areas. Vision "Planning Abu Dhabi for the Next Generation." Mission "The Urban Planning Council produces plans and development regulations that govern Abu Dhabi's physical environment. In alignment with the clear targets identified by Economic Vision 2030, the Council manages the Emirate's sustainable urban growth through efficient development review and proactive implementation in coordination with the public and private sector partners."
Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute was established by Decree Law No. (25) of 2007 on the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. ADVETI supports the Government of Abu Dhabi in achieving the goals of the UAE Government Strategy which aims to build an Emirati workforce that can, effectively and efficiently, manage the challenges of the future labour market. The four ADVETI Institutes of Higher Education offer a diverse range of Diploma programmes, developed to meet the current vocational needs and employment opportunities in both the government and private sectors in UAE. Vision To be the benchmark of technical and vocational education in the UAE. Mission To empower Emiratis to lead the nation’s future development through world class workplace and focused technical and vocational education and training.
Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, which is a public joint stock company registered and incorporated in the United Arab Emirates as per Law No. (2) of the year 1998. Since its inception in 1999, AADC has been responsible for operating and developing the distribution network and extending water and electricity services to customers within its geographical zone, including the outlying areas of Al Ain. The company runs an electricity network extending within an area of 16,817 kilometres along with a water network of 300 kilometres. Vision To be one of the best water and electricity distribution companies. Mission To distribute water and electricity in a reliable, secure, safe, environmentally responsible & cost-effective manner. Objectives Improving customer service. Developing a utility infrastructure in Al Ain equal to the best in the region. Reducing expenditure (OPEX & CAPEX) and increasing revenues to reduce government subsidy. Improving financial return on investment. Meeting guarantees & obligations as per operating licence and all applicable regulations.
The Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA) is the government authority tasked with handling the protection and security of Abu Dhabi’s vital assets and infrastructure. Established in May 2007, under the Presidential decree issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, CNIA works to secure Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure and promote economic stability. Working with other government security forces, CNIA takes all necessary precautions to obstruct and prevent any destructive actions by hostile forces which may have a damaging effect on Abu Dhabi’s well-being. Vision "To be a world-class security entity and a source of national pride." Mission "We safeguard critical infrastructure to assure social and economic stability within Abu Dhabi and beyond using integrated security strategies and the sharing of best practices through public-private partnerships."
The Department of Economic Development is responsible for proposing the economic and commercial policy of Abu Dhabi Emirate and preparing the plans and programmes required for implementing this policy. The Department provides commercial licensing and trade name registration and conducts the necessary studies to encourage and promote the private sector. It also participates in economic and trading seminars and conferences locally and internationally. Vision A stakeholder centric entity recognised for its contribution to enable sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi. Mission To lead Abu Dhabi's economic agenda towards a balanced, diversified and sustainable knowledge-based economy that enhances the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi in the global economy and ensures the prosperity for its people.
The Department of Finance (DOF) was established in 1962. It plays a fundamental role in providing Abu Dhabi government entities with the best-in-class financial services and specialised solutions as well as managing available resources efficiently. DOF consists of five main directorates: Budgeting, Customs, Government Accounts, Support Services and Information Technology. Vision To achieve prosperity of Abu Dhabi through world-class financial management and sound fiscal policy. Mission To foster an effective and prudent financial management framework across the Abu Dhabi government. To provide proper financing for government initiatives including private-sector participation. To enable optimal use of financial resources through sound planning and performance monitoring. To advise on fiscal policies. To provide world class customs administration services for Abu Dhabi government.
The Municipality is responsible for providing comprehensive services to the public and ensuring proper planning of the developing city, with regularised road networks, maintenance services, sewerage, lighting works, launching the agriculture development plan in the Emirate and establishing public markets in various areas
Western Region Municipality is an independent governmental department. It is in charge of the planning of western region’s main cities and infrastructure including property management, distribution of housing plots among the UAE nationals as well as management and supervision of the public parks and roads. Vision To provide modern and prosperous cities where state of the art infrastructure and quality municipal services are available. Mission To provide an enjoyable and comfortable lifestyle for the people of the Western Region in an attractive, healthy and cultural setting through the provision of excellent infrastructure and municipal services.
Al Ain City Municipality was established in 1967 and restructured according to an Emiri Decree issued in 1974 to regulate the city's affairs. As one of the Municipal Affairs departments, the Municipality provides customer services and support services for the completion and development of municipal services in Al Ain City and its districts
The Department of Transport (DOT) was established pursuant to Law No. 4 of year 2006 to cover the entire value chain and ensure fully coordinated planning in all aspects of transport policy and development. Previously, Abu Dhabi’s transport responsibilities were handled by a variety of entities, across both the local and Federal Government, including: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Department of Civil Aviation, Department of Municipal Affairs and the Sea Ports Authority (SPA). Vision To deliver an effective transport system that contributes to the economic growth, quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Mission Regulate, plan and develop an efficient and well-integrated transport system that serves the public interest by enhancing mobility and delivering safe, secure and environmentally responsible Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport and Highways sectors.
Emirates Driving Company (EDC) was established as a public joint stock company partially owned by Abu Dhabi Government. The company sets a Quality Management System which aims to provide road safety and driving training services. The system was ISO 9001-2000 certified in 2007. Goal The Emirates Driving Company aims to improve road safety in the United Arab Emirates by providing training of internationally recognised standards to all drivers or trainees. Vision To provide world-class driver’s training services that set a new concept in traffic safety and driving education in the Middle East. The Emirates Driving Company aims to be an academic research centre dealing with traffic research and studies in the region.
The Emirates Foundation is an independent, philanthropic organisation set up by the Government of Abu Dhabi on April 12, 2005 to facilitate new public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of all people across the UAE. The Foundation funds important programmes and projects related to three key themes: youth leadership, knowledge creation, and society & culture and is funded collectively through the private sector, the government and private individuals interested in philanthropy. Vision The Emirates Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all people in the UAE. Through a variety of projects that stimulate intellectual and social growth, the Foundation aims to increase access to cultural, educational and technological resources, and foster increased participation in civic life. Mission Through the establishment of a sustainable public-private partnership, Emirates Foundation seeks to continually benefit the United Arab Emirates through the development and support of community-based initiatives. The Foundation will: Cultivate a supportive partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve increased social consciousness of vital community-related issues. Progressively develop valuable community-based initiatives, programmes and centres of excellence in support of the foundation's core areas of interest. Foster, support and maintain long-term initiatives through the management and disbursement of the Foundation's Endowment Fund.
To deliver safe, clean, efficient and reliable nuclear energy to the UAE grid by 2017 and beyond
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) was established in 1996. Today with over 500 staff, EAD’s mission is to protect and conserve the environment for people’s well being and a better life for all. It is responsible for promoting sustainable development in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The Agency is responsible for formulating and enforcing policies towards environment protection, while achieving sustainable economic development.
The Executive Affairs Authority (EAA) was established pursuant to Law No. (3) of 2006. The Executive Affairs Authority (EAA) is a specialized government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The EAA provides the Chairman of the Executive Council with analysis and advice across all portfolios of Government, and facilitates greater coordination in the development and implementation of policy in the Emirate. In addition, the EAA conducts research on matters of importance and implements a range of special projects at the request of the Chairman of the Executive Council. Vision To formulate, incubate and implement strategic policy, where required, across all portfolios of government, on behalf of the Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, in order to realize Abu Dhabi's vision of a secure society and a dynamic open economy based on the following pillars: A significant and ongoing contribution to the federation of the United Arab Emirates; Premium education, healthcare and infrastructure assets; A large empowered private sector; The creation of a sustainable knowledge based economy; An optimal transparent regulatory environment; Complete international and domestic security; A continuation of strong and diverse international relationships; Emirate resource optimization; The maintenance of Abu Dhabi's values, culture and heritage. Mission Reporting solely to the Chairman of the Executive Council, the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi will: Identify future policy requirements; Develop policy recommendations; Incubate and implement policy; Act as a strategic counsel resource for government departments when necessary; Provide independent insights and recommendations relating to the performance of government in the delivery of policy implementation; Attract the highest calibre of personnel in their respective policy fields; Continuously evolve and update as an organisation, depending on the requirements.
Vision: To work effectively to the UAE one of the world's most secure and safety. The message: a commitment to providing the highest protection methods through the application of the highest standards of prevention and excellence in the implementation of the fire and rescue operations efficiently. We believe in the following values: - - the Truthfulness and honesty - Justice and Human Rights - Leadership and teamwork - Creativity and excellence
The General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police works to achieve its goals for enhancing the levels of safety in the community, maintaining order and security, reducing crime and eliminating feelings of insecurity, and contributing to the achievement of justice in a manner that promotes public confidence. Vision To be the most operationally effective police force possible in one of the safest countries in the world. Mission "Our purpose is to bring about a safer society, to maintain stability, to reduce crime and contribute to the delivery of justice in a way which secures and maintains public confidence." Priorities Controlling crime. Increasing community confidence in police and public safety services. Maintaining security and safety in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Making the roads safer. Making the most of our people/staff through the implementation of the best international practices. Providing all policing operations with functional support. Satisfying the needs of all citizens, residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi Emirate is a main priority of the Abu Dhabi Police.
The General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs - Abu Dhabi provides services related to security, nationality, residence and passports. To achieve such objectives, the General Directorate: Issues passports to Nationals. Issues entry permits and their ancillaries. Issues residence permits and their corresponding documents. Issues entry and exit permits. Undertakes follow up and conducts required procedures. Seizes violators of rules and regulations. Participates in all security, administrative and technological areas in the Emirate.
The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population. HAAD defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system. In addition HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate. HAAD also drives programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Supported by the Government, "ZonesCorp" is directly responsible for the establishment, management and operation of specialised economic zones in Abu Dhabi. It is committed to the development of industrial infrastructure in the capital and to the creation of a business environment conducive to driving growth and diversification of the economy. The institution has a lot to offer to businesses through the valuable propositions and operational incentives it provides. With specialised zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi boasting state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge utilities, logistics capabilities, advanced communications infrastructure and workers’ residential cities, investors can easily set up their businesses in the country’s capital and kick start their industrial projects in a matter of few weeks.
Vision The Emiratis become the first choice of employment in Abu Dhabi Mission ADTC's Mission is to ensure full utilization of Emirati Human Capital potential for Abu Dhabi’s social and economic development through: •Employment & Up Skilling Services for Emiratis in Abu Dhabi •Abu Dhabi Labor Market Intelligence & Policy Development
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was launched on June 3, 2007 to help develop local enterprises, with a total capital investment of AED 1 billion. The Fund aims to create a new generation of Emirati entrepreneurs by instilling and deepening the culture of investment amongst young people, as well as supporting and developing small to medium-sized investments in the Emirate. The Fund provides integrated and comprehensive programmes to meet the needs and requirements of investors seeking to establish or expand investments. The Fund has developed a system of support services for entrepreneurs, including training, development, data and consulting services, in addition to a number of marketing-focused initiatives. Vision To lead entrepreneurship development and to facilitate the growth of competitive SMEs. Mission To fuel an entrepreneurial culture, drive innovation and sustainable growth of Emirati SMEs that contribute to the social and economic development of Abu Dhabi, by providing access to services and financing, and by facilitating an SME-friendly environment.
Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) was established in October 2002 with the mandate to facilitate the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy. Owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company is administered by a board of directors chaired by HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Mubadala focuses on managing long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for Abu Dhabi Emirate. Mubadala works in close partnerships with world class industry leaders in order to bring the knowledge, expertise and technical skills needed to build a balanced and sustainable economy in Abu Dhabi. Vision "To be a catalyst that is facilitating Abu Dhabi’s ambition to diversify and transform its economy, developing a new generation of business leaders, and building a prosperous future for its people." Mission "By harnessing expertise and resources we generate sustainable financial returns and build businesses, clusters of expertise and whole new industries. We bring together and manage a diverse portfolio of opportunities, investing for the long term as an active and diligent partner."
The National Consultative Council is a legislative body that is part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s public legislative authority. It specialises in discussing by-laws and public subjects in addition to addressing questions to the Executive Council Chairman or one of its members in order to enquire about matters under their jurisdictions. It also receives citizens’ complaints and petitions.
The National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) in Abu Dhabi was established in May 2002. Vision To be the leading regional Center in the provision of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services relating to drug and alcohol addiction. Mission To provide outstanding prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services relating to drug and alcohol addiction through the following: Providing every possible means of treating and rehabilitating drug and alcohol patients in society. Implementing and adopting prevention, treatment and health education programmes in order to qualify patients to be re-integrated into society. Provision of an integrated and comprehensive treatment approach that includes psychological and social support programmes to patients and to their families. Building and maintaining effective partnerships with local, regional and international organisations that are specialised in treating and fighting addiction problems, according to best practices and international standards. Developing those members of the Emirati workforce who are both successfully rehabilitated and capable, to become active themselves in the field of treatment and rehabilitation by providing psychological, social, preventative and educational counselling in the wider society. Objective Treatment and rehabilitation of addiction patients, providing after care services to engage them back into society and promoting the culture of fighting drugs of any kind.
The Bureau’s main role is to ensure that a safe and reliable supply of water and electricity is provided to the people of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and that wastewater is disposed of safely and sustainably. Water, power and wastewater services in the Emirate are provided by a range of government-owned and private companies. Any company providing services in this sector must be licensed by the Bureau. Companies wishing to enter the sector in the Emirate must apply to the Bureau for a licence. Through licensing and regulation, the Bureau regulates and supervisors the sector with the aim of achieving world-class reliability and quality services for the people of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Ruler's Representative Court of the Western Region was established by Emiri Decree No. (2) of 1977 and was reorganised in 2006. On June 2009 HH President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued a decree appointing HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region. The Ruler's Representative Court of the Western Region is responsible for the following: Support the Ruler’s Representative in carrying out his honorary duties. Receive delegations coming to the region, prepare for their visits, and deal with the media and the press with regard to the Court's activities. Plan social awareness programmes for senior citizens and persons with special needs and work with concerned entities to implement these programmes. Promote women's institutions working in the field of providing services and support to women's needs in the region. Assist young people by providing them with access to training opportunities during the school holidays, which help them in finding jobs or professional work in line with the needs of the region and the Emirate. Coordinate support and relief efforts for affected citizens in cases of natural disasters in the region in cooperation with the stakeholders. Assess the needs of citizens in the region and provide relevant reports.
Pursuant to the provisions of Article No. 7 for 2008 the Statistics Center was established with a separate juristic personality, and shall enjoy financial and administrative independence and full legal capacity to act. The Center shall be the sole source of official statistics in the Emirate. It aims to develop and provide accurate and reliable statistics on the social, economic, environmental and other situations to decision and policy-makers, the public, the mass media, the business community, researchers and the international community, without prejudice to the confidentiality of individual data set forth in accordance with the provisions of this law and data dissemination policy approved by the Management Council. Vision To be a recognised statistics center, contributing to the development effort of Abu Dhabi. Mission Develop and organise a statistical system in the Emirate. Provide relevant and reliable official statistics serving policy makers, the business community and the public.
Upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative, the Cultural and Media Centre (CMC) was established in 2003 with the aim to enhance the cultural awareness and crystallise the values of belonging and national loyalty as well as to promote the culture and national identity.
The Supreme Petroleum Council was established under law No. (1) of 1988. The law clearly stipulates that the Council is the superior authority responsible for the petroleum industry in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Council formulates and oversees the implementation of Abu Dhabi's petroleum policy and follows up its implementation across all areas of the petroleum industry to ensure that the set goals are accomplished. Upon its establishment the Supreme Petroleum Council received all roles, duties, and authorities of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Petrol Department. This mainly includes upholding the provisions of Law No. (8) for year 1978 regarding the preservation of the oil industry. The law explicitly states that all petroleum operations and relationships with operating companies or foreign shareholders of oil concessions in the emirate, must be in accordance with the provisions of this law.
The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) was created as a Committee in October 2005 by Executive Council Decree No. 33, issued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and established as Centre in 2008 by Law No. 18. ADSIC’s role is to develop, drive and support various initiatives within the Government to transform government services in the Emirate. A key objective of this transformation is to establish a modern, efficient and citizen-centric e-Government platform to match the best in the world. Vision To be a high performance government delivering world class services to the benefit of all its customers. Mission To enable modernisation of government services through Information Technology. Values Competency Customer Focus Excellence Innovation Respect Sustainability Teamwork Transparency
The Center of Waste Management (CWM) was established in December 2008 as the lead agency responsible for controlling and coordinating waste management activities throughout the Emirate. This includes implementing the Waste Management Strategy and all aspects of service delivery required to establish a full cycle for an integrated waste management system. The Center has been established to coordinate the policy, strategy and contractual systems of waste management across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Existing agencies will continue in their roles of service monitoring, enforcement or delivery with the center providing policy direction, systems analysis, and service/contractual requirements. The key objectives are: To be the competent waste authority for the emirate of Abu Dhabi. To establish control of all management of waste to avoid or minimise pollution and health risks. To raise waste awareness and remove barriers to waste minimisation, re-use and recycling by efficient communication and stakeholder engagements. To develop and implement an integrated waste system, designed, constructed and operated to the highest international standards. To provide "state of the art" facilities to promote resource conservation, enhance carbon footprint reduction, and maximise net positive social and environmental benefits. To minimise the final disposal of waste to landfill by using the waste hierarchy and innovative practices and technologies. To be the focal point for coordinating all waste management within the Emirate. To work with Government and partners to establish sustainable procurement programmes throughout the Emirate. To work with business to establish producer responsibility systems for control and minimisation of packaging wastes. To establish an electronic market for all types of recoverable wastes to facilitate trade and re-use. To work with the automobile sector to establish a world class recovery systems for scrap cars. To work with construction and industry sectors to establish specifications for re-use of secondary materials arising from waste treatment processes.
The aim of TransAD is to develop, regulate, monitor and continually improve the services provided by hire cars in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. TransAD is a corporate body enjoying financial and administrative independence and a complete legal status to manage and regulate the Transport by Hire Cars sector in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Court of The Crown Prince (CPC) is an independent entity created to support His Highness in carrying out his public and private duties. Specifically: Supports the Crown Prince in carrying out his official duties locally and internationally; Facilitates interactions between the Crown Prince and citizens of the UAE, through general correspondence, the hearing of individual concerns, and the identification of solutions; Manages the private affairs of the Crown Prince, including his involvement in corporate and philanthropic projects.
The Secretariat is the administrative body entrusted to propose general policies and strategies of the Emirate, submit the same to the Council to make appropriate decisions thereon, steer the operations of the Council through preparation, presentation, implementation and follow-up. Vision To facilitate Abu Dhabi to be regarded as one of the best five governments in the world. Mission To develop Abu Dhabi’s strategic plans and policies and champion their effective execution, while providing the necessary support for the Executive Council to carry out its duties efficiently. Duties Study issues directed by the Council or the Chairman, and follow-up the implementation of the instructions issued thereon. Propose strategies, systems and general objectives of the Emirate, and submit the same to the Council for adoption. Conduct studies and research which reflect the Emirate's strategic objectives and future aspirations and needs, provide consultation to the Council and deliver directives issued thereon to relevant departments and entities. Examine entities complaints and consider which matters may require submission to the Council supported by the technical and legal opinion. Study draft laws, decrees, regulations, resolutions, by-laws and agreements prior to their submission to the Council. Monitor the performance of departments, authorities, public institutions, governmental projects and the like in the Emirate, evaluate their implementation of adopted policies and programmes, submit the results to the Council and deliver directives issued thereon. Prepare and issue the Official Gazette of the Emirate. Express opinion on matters of dispute and notify concerned entities. Receive correspondence submitted to the Council, organise their presentation, and deliver directives issued thereon to concerned entities.
The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), established in April 2006, is a master developer of major tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, including Saadiyat Island and the Desert Islands. TDIC’s developments are helping to support Abu Dhabi’s evolution as a world-class destination for tourists, businesses and residents and helping to realise the Emirate’s considerable tourism potential. TDIC is responsible for: Identifying real estate and development opportunities that will support sustainable tourism projects. Delivering the highest standards and meeting the needs of a rapidly growing tourism industry. Creating destinations that will ensure a long-term future for Abu Dhabi tourism. Developing partnerships and relationships that are setting solid foundations for Abu Dhabi’s future. Supporting the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Providing investment opportunities for private and public sector companies within the tourism field.
Dealing with Special Needs and Minors Affairs
Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC) was founded by Decree No. (10) of year 2005, issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate. ZHIC is an Islamic cultural organisation that pays great attention to new Muslims by providing them with maximum care, enlightening them with Islamic culture, as well as trying to absorb them in the Muslim Society. ZHIC also aims to inform non-Muslims about the essence of Islam, its spirit of forgiveness, its core value and what it stands for. Vision To become a leading centre in acquainting new Muslims with the essence of Islamic culture and assimilating them within the religion. Mission To be distinguished for & pioneering in: Introducing new Muslims to Islamic culture. Helping new Muslims with adapting to Islam, and educating society to assist in accommodating them. Teaching the Arabic Language to non-native speakers. Optimally utilising the human resources, financial and technology departments.
Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government It is a research and teaching institution aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy. The school organizes policy forums and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote critical debate on public policy in the Arab world. To achieve this mission, the school is developing strong capabilities to support research and teaching programs including: • applied research in public policy and management • master’s degrees in public policy and public administration • executive education for senior officials and executives • knowledge forums for scholars and policy makers The School was previously known as Dubai School of Government.
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Our Vision Qualified Minor and Growing Waqf Our Mission To become a worldwide model to follow in developing endowments and qualifying & empowering every minor
Vision Dubai, an inspiring model of community well-being and national identity. Mission To continuously elevate social standards, through an integrated system of policies and quality services for everyone. Values • Focus on customer / client • Teamwork • Responsibility • Respect • Transparency • Commitment • Quality
The Department of Economic Development (DED) was initiated to contribute to economic planning and business sector regulation by recommending policies and preparing development programmes and projects. DED seeks to: * achieve Dubai Government’s vision and developing different economic sectors. * prepare a competitive investment environment to attract local and foreign investment; organize the business sector according to best practices. * provide the best human, financial and technical resource and supportive environment for creativity and excellence. Its responsibilities include licensing, classification of economic activity permitted within Dubai, issuing trade permits for marketing activities and setting business work hours. The DED portal is a continuation of the department's endeavors to provide the best possible service and customer satisfaction at all times. For those interested in obtaining further details about Dubai economy, the portal has provided latest data for socio-economic indicators. Its eServices including checking the status of your transactions, cost estimates for trade licenses, cost of renewal of trade license and general inquiries.
Department of Finance
Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Directorate General of Civil Defence - Dubai
Dubai Airport Freezone
Dubai Airports Established as a commercial entity, the Dubai Airports administers the operation of both Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport-Dbai World Central. Dubai International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world and it comprises of three terminals: Terminal 1 serves all airlines, Terminal 2 serves FlyDubai, low-cost flights, chartered flights and special flights (Hajj) and Terminal 3 is for the use of Emirates Airlines only. Dubai Airports has announced its programme for expanding Dubai International Airport and its airspace to reach a capacity of 90 million passengers per year by 2018. Phase 1 of Al Maktoum International Airport features a runway capable of serving large aircraft (including Airbus A380), a terminal designed to accommodate 7 million passengers per year, a cargo terminal with annual capacity for 250,000 tons of cargo and a 92-metre high control tower.
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services Started its operations in 2010, the Corporation provides ambulance services in Dubai and operates a control centre for the same. The Corporation also maintains a set of comprehensive strategic plans related to preparing, developing and applying the necessary policies for ambulance services in emergency cases .It provides patient transporting services and proposes the rules and regulations that contribute to improving the standard and quality of ambulance services in the emirate for all sporting, business ,social activities as well as official events in Dubai.
Dubai Customs is one of the earliest government departments in the region. It is responsible for facilitating free trade in Dubai and helps secure the integrity of Dubai’s borders against smuggling attempts. Collecting customs revenues and administering trade measures are other major duties of Dubai Customs, which supports fair trade practices and ensures that international conventions and agreements are strictly followed by the trade community. Dubai Customs believes in integrating innovation and technology to keep pace with an ever-changing world. It had the honour of being the first government department to provide its clients with 100% smart services through smartphones. Vision: to be the leading customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade. Mission: to protect society and sustain economic development through compliance and facilitation.
Dubai eGovernment Department
"Meeting customer satisfaction and promoting Dubai's vision through delivery of electricity and water services at a world-class level of reliability, efficiency, safety and environment by a competent workforce and effective partnerships; supporting resources sustainability"
Dubai Export Development Corporation
Dubai Financial Market - World Trade Center, Dubai
Dubai Government Human Resources Department
Dubai Government Workshop
To ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector through a combination of sector-wide policy and strategy and service delivery at the DHA’s own healthcare facilities
Dubai International Holy Quran Award
Dubai Media Incorporated
Working to plan, design, build and manage the municipal infrastructure and other related facilities and services through the appropriate investment in our human and other resources
Dubai Police is an integral part of the United Arab Emirates Police Force. Its mission is to improve the quality of life by operating in accordance with the constitutional rights and maintaining security and safety of the community and of everyone living in the country. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, it is known as the first Arab police institution to apply DNA testing in criminal investigation, to use electronic fingerprinting, to apply the concept of "Clean Desk Policy" to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and to introduce the "Electronic Services" in transactions effectively.
Dubai Public Prosecution
Dubai Sports Council Founded in 2005, the Council aims to create a comprehensive sports environment that meets the requirements of the society and cultivates sporting and cultural talents so that Dubai can become a leading name in the world of sports.
Dubai Statistics Center
Dubai Trade is the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai under a single window. It underlines Dubai’s position as the ideal base for trading across borders with its unique geographical location, excellent infrastructure and seamless processes across the private sector and government agencies. Dubai Trade integrates the major stakeholders in the trade and logistics operations including DP World, Dubai Customs and Economic Zones World. Its portal offers a single window to the online services of its stakeholders. The portal services are on a continuing growth curve and currently include services for traders, shipping lines and agents, clearing and forwarding agents, hauliers, and Free Zone licensees. Vision: to transform the end-to-end trade supply chain and establish Dubai as the leading trading & logistics hub of the world. Mission: to make trade easier, faster and cost effective for all stakeholders through continued improvement of processes and application of technology.
Vision Enhance customers’ lives - any time, anywhere. Mission Delight customers, be the employer of choice for the best talent, create optimal value for their shareholders through business excellence and innovation, and proudly contribute to the transformation of the community. du works to achieve its mission by using its talent, skills and energies to connect, inspire and reward all it touches, every day.
Financial Audit Department
Application of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs laws in justice and firmness. Active utilization and employment of the human, financial, and technological resources Development of services to meet the needs and expectations of our clients and partners. Activation of the national and communal contributions in realizing a sustainable development. Contributing towards enhancing the security, safety, stability, and national sovereignty. Vision: U.A.E. to become one the safest and most secure countries in the world Mission to work efficiently and effectively to enhance the quality of life for UAE society through security, transit, rehabilitation, and residency services; to secure the safety of lives and property.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards
The award was launched by H.H. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and the UAE Minister of Finance & Industry aiming to improve the quality of educational system and to honor all talented and creative categories and parties involved in the educational sector who produce outstanding achievements and innovations. The award contains 18 categories, some of them are applied at the level of GCC countries, and others at Arab countries level and also international level represented by Unesco-Hamdan Bin Rashed Al-Maktoum prize for outstanding practice and performance in enhancing the effectiveness of teachers.
IACAD was established in 1969. It seeks to be the first in the field of offering religious and charitable guidance and values. Its main role is to spread Islamic culture and develop religious awareness in the region. It supervises the printing of the Holy Quran, religious books and other multimedia, in addition to fatwa guidance, organization of Haj & Umrah trips to Mecca, translation of religious books and issues licenses for Islamic religious teachers. IACAD also cares for mosques and supervises their management by coordinating with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Department. The IACAD website has some invaluable eServices, including providing online religious enquiries (fatwa guidance), guidance for new Muslims, listing of all mosques in Dubai, prayer times, religious holidays and accreditation for registered charitable organizations in Dubai.
Jafza is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses from over 100 countries, sustaining over 135,000 jobs and attracting more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment; all the while exceeding 50% of Dubai’s total exports, with an phenomenal value for trade of $69 billion. Jafza commissions the largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in the region, processing close to a million transactions a year, including visas, licenses, leases and other services. Jafza maintains all the right resources in one place; fresh opportunities with suppliers, trade partners and logistics providers to reduce your costs and increase your profits.
An education authority, created to improve schools and other human resource sectors in Dubai. The authority works to promote lifelong learning to fulfill Dubai’s aspirations.
Dubai Land Department is the real estate registry for the Emirate. It is responsible for registering built and unbuilt land, villas, apartments, commercial and residential buildings, leases and mortgages throughout Dubai including the designated freehold areas.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Est
Protocol Department of Dubai
Our mission is to prepare legislation and develop integrated solutions of road systems and land/marine transportation networks that are safe and in line with Dubai’s economic development plans and the highest international standards