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welcomeThe Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) was established in 2007 pursuant to Law No. 21 of 2007, as the successor to the Department of Civil Aviation that was established on 18th March 1971.

The Department of Civil Aviation was established in 1971, inter alia, to oversee, under the direction of the Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, all civil aviation matters and to implement the laws and regulations in Dubai on the said matters and supervise the implementation of the convention on the management of Dubai International Airport between Government of Dubai and I.A.L.

At DCAA, we are driven by the vision of our Ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to make Dubai the Airport of the World, guided under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, The President of DCAA.

DCAA has adopted the Dubai Strategy 2021 that established a clear route towards a smart and sustainable city, which occupies a leading status on the global economy map under the patronage of its leaders whose first concern is the prosperity of the individuals and solidarity of the community, and cascading this vision on our objectives to achieve it throughout the aviation sector. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has set a clear strategy that supports the unified vision, which enhances Dubai’s’ position at the international level, a culture of constant compliance with the requirements of safety, security, environment, and social responsibility.In addition, the Authority’s strategy has focused on strengthening correlations with its strategic partners, especially the regional and international aviation organizations through cooperation and supporting the aviation industry to maintain a sustainable growth. Click here​ for ​ complete details

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​​H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), received an honorary shield and certificate presented by the Events Provision Committee in lieu of the Authority’s efforts and effective participation in the provision of events in the Emirate of Dubai. DCAA’s Members of the Events Provision Committee handed over the honorary shield and certificate to the Director General in the presence of Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi, Executive Director, Aviation Securit ...




​Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Department of Organisations Protective Security and Emergency at the General Headquarter of Dubai Police, honoured the Chairman of the Events Provision Committee of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, in lieu of its efforts and effective participation in securing events.

Honouring Yi Jing, Former ...


​The Air Transport Department of the Air Transport and International Affairs Sect​​or of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) honoured Mr Yi Jing, Former Director of Dubai International Airport Terminal of China Airlines, for his efforts, contribution and fruitful cooperation with DCAA.




​The Aviation Safety and Environment Sector of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority honoured the Irrigation and Agriculture Department of Dubai Municipality for its effective efforts and quick response and fruitful cooperation in the project dealing with removing the barriers that may affect the safety of aviation in the proximity of Dubai International Airport.

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