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Abdulla Yousef Al Ali

Chief Executive Officer of the Licensing Agency


Abdulla Yousef Al Ali

Mr. Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, is the CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, which is the agency responsible for developing and regulating of drivers licensing and vehicle registration services in Dubai.  The Agency looks into all matters of developing of policies, legislation and technical standards that ensure vehicle safety testing and training & qualifying safer drivers as well as monitoring and enforcing such policies and legislation in order to increase road safety. The Agency also assumes the responsibility of regulating and licensing of commercial organizations with transport-related activities and selling distinguished vehicle plates.


He is currently a Member of RTA’s Board of Executive Directors and Deputy Chairman of Board of UAE Society of Engineers, in addition to various societies & committees in Dubai.  Prior to his current appointment, he served as the CEO of Public Transport Agency, CEO of Rail Agency, performed director roles in RTA departments such as Buildings & Facilities Department, Commercial Investment Department, Franchising and Enforcement Department, Public Buses Department & Roads & Facilities Maintenance Department since 2006. He had contributed to the execution of key RTA projects including Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, and Dubai Public Transport Network & Air Conditioned Passengers Shelters.


Before joining RTA, Mr. Al Ali worked at Dubai Police (2002-2006) & Public Works Department in Abu Dhabi (1998-2002). He was the First UAE National to attain a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Material Science and Engineering from UAE University in Al Ain.


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