About the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport:
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport has been formed in November 2016 pursuant to a law issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, thus replacing the ex “Department of Municipal Affairs” and “Department of Transport”.
Responsibilities of the Department of Municipal Affairs & Transport span a wide array of sectors including municipal affairs, civil aviation as well as land & marine transport sectors. The Department drafts legislations of relevance to these fields and submits them to the Executive Council. It also prepares relevant plans & strategies in accordance with the development policy of the government.
The Law states that the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality and the Western Region Municipality as well as any municipality that may be established in future, has to be affiliated to the Department in order to ensure their compliance with the applicable legislations, and ensure the sound implementation thereof. Such changes are part of the endeavours of the Department of Municipal Affairs & Transport to set a platform conducive to the improvement of living standards and capable of serving the entire needs of community members besides adding to their happiness by enhancing the services offered to them. At the same time, these responsibilities will support the government efforts towards achieving a balanced, comprehensive and sustainable development in the Emirate.