Maitha bin Adai
Chief Executive Officer of the Licensing Agency
Engineer Maitha bin Adai is the CEO of Licensing Agency at RTA, 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.
Bin Adai holds a master’s degree in Transport Engineering from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University.
She started her career as an Emirati engineer in the road and projects field and progressed from a section manager to roads director. She oversaw the design and construction of many strategic projects in Dubai. She made a substantial contribution to the improvement of Dubai’s infrastructure to bring it in line with the top international practices.
Bin Adai contributed to the UAE’s top global ranking in roads quality and realising the vision of the senior leadership to transform Dubai into a smart cosmopolitan city. She supported the UAE’s efforts to host international events and exhibitions such as Expo 2020.
She won a plethora of international, regional and local awards such as the Prince Michael International Traffic Safety Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the MEED International Foundation, the Golden Excellence Trophy from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in Jordan, and the Arab Smart Government Trophy in 2016 in Kuwait.
Bin Adai contributes to the hosting of many international and regional conferences and exhibitions in Dubai. She also chairs several important committees in the fields of smart transportation, traffic safety and sustainability.