MIDDLE EAST: Dubai DCA starts restructuring

The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation has commenced implementation of a project to restructure its organisational set up, the Khaleej Times reported. The proposal, which is linked to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, was approved late last year by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of DCA and chairman of Emirates Group. The implementation […]


The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation has commenced implementation of a project to restructure its organisational set up, the Khaleej Times reported.

The proposal, which is linked to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, was approved late last year by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of DCA and chairman of Emirates Group.

The implementation of the restructuring project began late last year under an internal project team and will be completed over the next three months.

Under the new structure, the organisation will comprise of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, air traffic services, an airports company, engineering projects, and other units. The DCAA will be a regulatory authority directly under Shaikh Ahmed and the Dubai Ruler’s Court.

The airports company will include Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central International Airport.

Commenting on the move to restructure the DCA, Shaikh Ahmed noted that the objective behind the move was primarily aimed at harmonising the strategic goals of the departments within the organisation and to streamline the existing organisational structure.

Shaikh Ahmed said that with its ongoing economic boom, Dubai has acquired centre stage in international tourism and trade. "The restructuring of the DCA will help us perform to our full potential as an organisation and meet the growing competitive challenges of the international civil aviation business," he said.