Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities

Published October 14th, 2018 - 07:40 GMT

The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) was established by Law No. 5 of 2018 and is the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The expert authority guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities, improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities and municipal councils.

The DPM ensures the use of best practices in all aspects of its business, and provides advice on urban development and municipal services, in line with the highest international standards. One of the DPM’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.