Who We Are


The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) was established by Law No. 30 of 2019 and is the entity responsible for managing the urban planning and transport sectors, and three regional municipalities.

As the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate, the DMT guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities. The expert authority improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities.

The DMT ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological developments of land, air and maritime transport networks of the Emirate, in line with the highest international standards and UAE legislation.

One of the DMT’s top priorities is to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of our UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Our Goals

  • Support the growth and urban development in the Emirate

  • Direct, organise and monitor urban development work

  • Achieve the highest level of economic growth, service, safety, security, environmental protection and technological development in the Emirate's transport sector

  • Raise the standard of living for all residents of the Emirate

  • Enhance municipal work to provide the appropriate level of services

  • Achieve the optimum standards of ship services, cargo handling and logistics, and keeping pace with developments in the field of maritime transport