Dubai Municipality Appoints Dawood Al Hajri as Director General

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Published March 15th, 2018 - 11:55 GMT
Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality.
Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, appointed Dawood Al Hajri as Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Dawood Al Hajri was working as the assistant director-general for Engineering and Planning Sector at Dubai Municipality. He was promoted to this position in September 2016. He used to work as the director of Planning Department at the Municipality.

He is also the president of the Society of Engineers, United Arab Emirates (SOE UAE).

"I would to express my thanks and gratitude to Hussain Lootah for his many years of service at Dubai Municipality and his devotion throughout the decades to develop the city of Dubai. I wish him a happy life. Hussain Lootah’s experience will be indispensable for us in different fields,” Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid tweeted.

Source: Gulf News

Background Information

Dubai Municipality

The origin of Dubai Municipality was founded in 1954 commencing its activities with a cadre of seven employees undertaking simple tasks in cleaning the city.

The first decree establishing the Municipality  was on February 28, 1957, whereby 23 municipal council members had been appointed from the elders of the country and traders with limited powers, the most important of which was to take care of health and architectural affairs of the city as well as to organize construction and beautification of the city and provide constructive suggestions to the government.

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