Chairman's Message

We are proud to be one of the key players in Abu Dhabi’s transformational journey. As the emirate’s strategic partner, we will continue to realize the vision of Abu Dhabi’s leadership by raising the standard of living and ensuring resident’s quality of life is enhanced by providing sustainable urban development, municipal services and integrated transport networks.

Our aim is to unite the community and encourage them to preserve the emirate, so Abu Dhabi remains the leading destination of choice for foreign investment and visitors alike. We are achieving this with a range of technologies and new processes to deliver world-class services to residents, thereby promoting their happiness and well-being, ensuring a better future for all and making Abu Dhabi one of the most livable cities in the world.

H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi
Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport


The Government of Abu Dhabi has directly committed itself to strengthen and develop four key priority areas:

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    Economic Development
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    Social & human resources development
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    Infrastructure development & enviormental sustanbility 
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    Optimisation of goverment operations

More About Us

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision is "To plan Abu Dhabi Emirate as a model of sustainable urban development".

Who We Are

At the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), we initiate, drive and support Abu Dhabi's urban development strategy.