The Dubai Government Departments belongs to the federation of United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Until 1971, the seven emirates were known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, due to a truce between Britain and some Arab Sheikhs in the 19 th century.
The constitution of Dubai Government along with the entire country United Arab Emirates was drafted on 2nd December and made permanent in 1971. The premiership and presidency of Dubai is hereditary to the Al Maktoum family and to the Al Nahyan family of Abu Dhabi respectively.
The leader of seven emirates consist the Supreme Council. These seven rulers elect the Council of Ministers.
The proposed laws of UAE are reviewed by an appointed forty member Federal National Council. Unlike other five emirates, the government of Dubai along with Ras al-Khaimah does not follow the federal court system. However, the Government of Dubai practices both Islamic and secular systems of law for criminal, civil and high courts. Dubai owns a veto power over critical matters of national importance in the UAE. The emirate of Dubai and its Government follows federal system of laws with some specified powers assigned only to the UAE.
Below is the list of Dubai Government Departments and a link to more information on each of them.
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Dubai Civil Defence
- Dapartment of Civil Aviation
- Dubai Court
- Dubai Cultural Council
- Dubai Development Board
- Dubai Department of Economic Development
- Dubai Education Council
- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
- Dubai Government Workshop
- Department of Health and Medical Services, Dubai
- Dubai Land Department
- Dubai Media Corporation
- Dubai Municipality Department
- Naturalization and Residency Department
- Dubai Police Department
- Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zones
- Public Prosecution Department
- Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai
- Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing