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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

Honour for DCAA

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​​The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones honoured the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), where H.E. Saif Sultan Al Ariani, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security, delivered an honorary shield to H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA at the Strategic Partners Forum. The event was attended by H.E. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri Chairman of the General Authority for Ports, Borders and Free Zones Security and H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Ku ...

DCAA Participation in ICA ...


Headed by Saood Kankazar, Executive Director Air Transport and International Affairs Sector, a delegation from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) participated in the ICAO Air Service Negotiation Conference (ICAN) held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and attended by about 70 countries.

MoU between DCAA and Depa ...


H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah and H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding between the two parties concerning airspace safety and control of the obstacles surrounding Dubai International Airport and Al Sharjah International Airport.The signing of the MoU comes to strengthen coordination between the Emirate of Dubai and the Emirate of Sharjah in all air ...

DCAA Participates in Duba ...


The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participated in Dubai Airshow 2019, the world’s largest dedicated airshow. During the show, a number of VIPs and senior officials were received and many sector-related meetings were held, while also introducing participants and visitors to the Authority’s role and current and future industry developments.

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