Who We Are

 

At the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), we initiate, drive and support Abu Dhabi's urban development strategy. By transferring our vision and overarching principles to physical settings, we develop strategic plans that are designed to shape the Emirate. The vision is built on a comprehensive analysis of the urban fabric, land availability and its best use, environmental issues, mobility, infrastructure and urban services, that need to be integrated in our Emirate-wide planning strategy.

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The Government of Abu Dhabi has directly committed itself to strengthen and develop four key priority areas:

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social & Human Resources Development
  3. Infrastructure Development & Environmental Sustainability 
  4. Optimisation of Government Operations

Developing appropriate infrastructure, while preserving the environment, forms one of the key priority areas. With the expertise of DPM, the Government of Abu Dhabi will ensure the development of a professionally designed and well-managed urban environment in the Emirate's towns and cities, complete with world-class traffic and transport systems.

The simultaneous development of the Al Ain and Al Dhafra Regions is designed to keep pace with that of the Capital Region. It is also an important policy priority to achieve an Emirate-wide distribution of economic activities and associated benefits. The Plans for the Capital, Al Ain, Al Dhafra and the Emirate's marine areas, offers a vision for the evolution of the Emirate over the next years, and provide a blueprint for Abu Dhabi's long-term success. As the first planning programme of this kind and scope within the region, the work of the DPM has become a best-practice benchmark for future urban design within the UAE and beyond.

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Developing appropriate infrastructure, while preserving the environment, forms one of the key priority areas.

More About Us

DPM Management

His Excellency Falah Al Ahbabi is Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), and board member of GSEC.

Chairman's Message

Abu Dhabi plans to achieve a comprehensive goal that covers all aspects of life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi plan requires us to intensify our efforts and cooperate effectively with the private and public sectors

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision is "To plan Abu Dhabi Emirate as a model of sustainable urban development".