His Excellency Eng. Dawood Al Hajri


H.E. Dawood Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Hajri serves as Director General of Dubai Municipality since March 2018; with the key tasks of supervising the urban planning in the emirate of Dubai, approving policies related to the building and development system and ensuring their implementation, as well as the sustainable management of public projects within municipal operations and urban heritage projects. His Excellency is also in charge of enhancing infrastructure services in the Emirate of Dubai to ensure the development of green areas and the management of an integrated sewage and waste system in Dubai, based on the best global practices to help the emirate of Dubai achieve global leadership and competitiveness. He also oversees the management of natural reserves, public gardens and recreational facilities affiliated to the department. His duties also include organizing and supervising all activities pertaining to environmental protection, public health and food safety and related legislations within the emirate of Dubai. Al Hajiri has also been a member of many councils and committees locally and internationally. He is Chairman of the Emirates International Accreditation Center’s Board of Directors; Chairman of the Dubai's Committee for Building Permit Procedures Development and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Food Bank. His Excellency is also member of several councils and committees, such as the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai; the Strategic Affairs Council of the Dubai Executive Council; the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI); the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; the Dubai Free Zone Council; the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee; the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Board of Directors and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment Board of Directors. A graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Leadership Development Program, Al Hajiri holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and construction technology from the Eastern University, USA; and was awarded the Creative Leader Award of the Dubai Government Excellence Program in 2015.