Dubai Municipality provides municipal services to a diverse population in Dubai. Its work includes urban planning and supervision of construction, environmental protection and improvement, conservation of public parks, regulating and ensuring international quality standards in construction and building materials, food & consumable items, professional services in laboratory certification and accreditation.
Dubai Municipality began with 3 employees operating from a single room in the early 50’s.The Municipality has kept up its steady growth since its inception and now has more than 15,000 staff working in 32 organizational units to become the major driving force behind the development process of Dubai City as a whole and has already delivered a year ahead of schedule on its promise to migrate 90% of its 512 unique services into eServices.
The Municipality has the vision of “creating an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of living.” Dubai Municipality is also instrumental in maintaining the architectural heritage of the emirate through many projects that aimed at reviving and maintaining cultural landmarks of Dubai. Dubai Municipality was the proud winner of the 2006 Public Services Award from the United Nations. It has also won many regional awards including the Arab eContent 2005 Award.