Chairman's Message

Through the Abu Dhabi plan, our wise leadership aims to achieve a comprehensive mega-plan that covers all aspects of life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi plan requires us to intensify our efforts and cooperate effectively with the private and public sectors to achieve our goals by walking in the footsteps and abiding by the values of our Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

In the Department of Municipalities and Transport, We are working to translate the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him, and the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, onto initiatives and programs that support the achievement of the goals of Abu Dhabi Plan to ensure the Emirate’s transit to a comprehensive and integrated sustainability, and join it with the global cities through the process of comprehensive strategic planning and preparation of general plans and the development of policies and systems based on global best practices that take into consideration all aspects of sustainability.

Falah Mohammed 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.