H.E Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri
Member of the board
Director General of Dubai Municipality
His Excellency Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajri assumed the post of Director General of Dubai Municipality since March 2018. He is a member of the Executive Council of Dubai and a member of the Strategic Affairs Council of Dubai. His Excellency also oversees six sectors comprising (34) departments. He also directs (5) departments that are centralized and provide direct administrative support.
He started his career as a city planner in the Town Planning Department and then held several positions in the same field, including the Head of the Executive Planning Section. He was then appointed as Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for the Engineering and Planning Sector.
Al Hajri represented Dubai City and Dubai Municipality in many conferences and seminars and has extensive experience in the field of planning, investment and urban development. His vast experience has a positive impact on his memberships in several committees at the national and international levels. The most important of which is presiding the Emirates Global Center for Accreditation, former president of Society of Engineers and the Higher Committee for the Urban Plan of Dubai 2020 as well as other international associations. He also serves as the President of the UAE Table Tennis Federation and a member of the Board of Directors of the UAE National Olympic Committee.
Moreover, he is a former member of the Board of Directors of Al Nasr Sports Club and as the Secretary General of the Olympic Committee. He is also a member of other boards of directors in several committees in the Emirate.
Al Hajri holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and construction technology from Eastern Washington University from the United States of America. He graduated from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Leadership Development Program and was awarded the Creative Leadership Award of the Dubai Government Excellence Program in 2015.