In 2007, the functions of the Department of Civil Aviation were restructured. Accordingly, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) was established as a regulatory body, by a decree of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, on proclamation of law No. 21 of 2007, as amended by law No. 19 of 2010, to undertake development of Air Transport Industry in the Emirate of Dubai and to oversee all aviation-related activities.


Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is driven by the vision of Dubai to become the global Aviation Capital contributing to prosperity and enabling growth for Dubai.


Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is committed to support the aviation sector in:

  • Capturing the full value potential as a global passenger, tourism, trade, cargo and logistic hub
  • Providing the capacity, connectivity and leveraging existing assets to meet the aviation sector and economic growth plans of Dubai,
  • Ensuring sustainable and responsible growth committed to safety, health, environment and security,
  • Providing and creating customer-focused services to gain competitive advantage from innovation, knowledge and efficiency
  • Building and retaining capabilities, for the aviation sector, while offering career opportunities for Nationals,
  • Ensuring a transparent, effective and commercially balanced regulatory framework that reflects the interests of the aviation industry, Dubai and the UAE,
  • Providing efficient and cost-effective services to the aviation sector

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