Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri
Director General of Dubai Municipality
Eng. Dawood Al Hajiri, who holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning and construction technology from the Eastern University, USA in 1993, started his career in Dubai Municipality in the same year as a Town Planning engineer in the Planning Department. He then held several positions in the same field, including the Head of the Planning Section, and Director of Planning Department and went on to become the Assistant Director General of the Municipality for Engineering and Planning Sector in September 2016.
He was also a graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Leadership Development Program and was awarded the Creative Leader Award of the Dubai Government Excellence Program. He is also the President of the Society of Engineers, United Arab Emirates (SOE UAE).
Al Hajiri has represented Dubai Municipality in a large number of conferences and seminars and has extensive experience in planning, investment and urban development. He has also been member of many committees inside and outside the Municipality, the most important of which are the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineers, the Higher Committee of the Urban Plan of Dubai 2020 as well as the American Association of Urban Planners. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Al Nasr Sports Club, as well as the Committee for the allocation of industrial and investment lands in the Municipality, besides his membership in the Committee of Educational Schools.