New Generation of Cutting-Edge Smart Kiosks
The RTA in the Emirate of Dubai launched a new generation of 32 smart kiosks with advanced features and modern designs to improve ease of use and provide its services round the clock to all including people of determination, to achieve its strategic goals of enhancing customer happiness
Launching 3rd Sustainable Transport Means Photo Competition
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set for the launch of the 3rd edition of Dubai’s Best Sustainable Transport Means Photo Competition, which is held under the theme: Mobility in Dubai.
DTC fits its fleet with top safety systems
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has equipped its taxis and school buses with automated engine fire suppression equipment. The move underscores DTC's commitment to fitting the fleets with systems matching the top safety practices and standards.
Completion of 90% construction of cycling tracks at Al Khawaneej, Mushrif
This 7-km stretch connects with the existing cycling tracks extending 32 km in the two areas, and as such the total length of cycling tracks in both districts reaches 39 km.
200 Job Opportunities at Ru’ya Careers UAE 2023
RTA is participating in the ‘Ru’ya – Careers UAE Redefined’ 2023, offering 200 job vacancies across a range of engineering and scientific fields. The objective is to draw in Emirati graduates and talents to build a database of qualified talents ready to adopt new skills and professional work practices.
Joining DYOD campaign to educate underprivileged students worldwide
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has donated 450 computers to the Donate Your Own Device (DYOD) campaign initiated by the Digital School; an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Customers Council ponders on the improvement of the Right-Of-Way Permits System
The Customers Council of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) held a gathering to discuss the improvement of services rendered to holders of Right-Of-Way permits
An agreement to construct bridges linking Dubai Islands from Bur Dubai
Building a 1,425m-long bridge featuring 4 lanes in each direction to facilitate the entry and exit for the Dubai Islands project
13 awards during first half of 2023
During the first half of 2023, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) garnered 13 esteemed local, regional, and international awards during the first half of 2023
Holding the third edition of Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council, RTA will host the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport at the Dubai World Trade Centre on September 26-27, 2023.
Hamdan bin Mohammed approves Dubai Marine Transport Master Plan 2030
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has approved the Dubai Marine Transport Master Plan 2030.
16.8 million maintenance hours devoted to Dubai Metro since 2009
Dubai's Metro has set a new milestone in operational excellence, logging more than 16.8 million hours of specialised maintenance work since its inception in 2009
Concluding a workshop to enhance customer experience
RTA concluded a successful workshop in cooperation with Avaya, a global leader in customer experience solutions, to enhance customer experience through the next generation of modern technologies
Inspections to ensure compliance with stipulations set for school buses
Officials from RTA’s Public Transport Agency conducted site visits to several schools in Dubai at the onset of the 2023-2024 school year.
Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking return of Sultan Al Neyadi
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, General Commissioner of the Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar offered sincere congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, marking the triumphant return of the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to Earth.
Over AED49 million raised at Dubai’s 113th open auction for premium vehicle plates
The proceeds of the 113th Open Auction for Distinctive Vehicle Number Plates of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), held at the InternContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 amounted to AED49.789 million
10 finalists announced for Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2023
10 local and international establishments qualified for the final round at the 3rd Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport held under the theme: Self-Driving Buses representing the Industry Leaders and Local Academia categories.
Revamping 4 traditional abra stations along Dubai Creek
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA announced the completion of the revamping of four traditional abras stations along Dubai Creek
Dubai Taxi launches 4 smart app-based services
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) subsidiary Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has announced the launch of four smart and innovative services to its digital application (DTC App)
Using Eco-Friendly LED Technology to upgrade lighting
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently upgraded 2,000 conventional lighting units with energy-efficient LED lights. The project scope extends 19.5 km and serves 16 lanes in both directions on the Airport and Al Ittihad Roads
Women Committee celebrates Emirati Women’s Day
The Women Committee of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) celebrated the Emirati Women’s Day themed ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow’ in line with the The Year of Sustainability.
Statement of Director General Chairman of the Board marking Emirati Women’s Day
The UAE has prioritised the welfare of Emirati women and endeavours to empower them and facilitate the achievement of their aspirations and capitalise their capabilities in the development of the community.”
Marking Back-To-School season by distributing school bags to students
Marking the Back to School season, RTA celebrated the distribution of school bags and basic school supplies to students, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, the Transportation Security Department of Dubai Police and Keolis MHI, operator of the Dubai Metro and Tram.
90 Premium number plates up for grabs at the open auction
The super number plates (AA70), (Y96), (Z43), (S888), (W22222), (X7777), (X300), and (W10000) highlight a pack of 90 fabulous vehicle licensing plates of two, three, four and five digits on offer at the forthcoming 113th Open Auction of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Winning Construction Technology Awards 2023
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Construction Technology Awards 2023 under the Digital Transformation of the Year category.
Hi-tech buses will be deployed to serve Dubai students during the new academic year 2023-2024
DTC's school transport fleet meets the highest quality and safety local and international standards, ensuring students' secure travel to and from school.
Dubai scores advanced position in TomTom Traffic Index
Dubai has secured exceptional rankings in the traffic flow index, as per the 2022 traffic index report by TomTom, a multinational company specializing in monitoring congestion and traffic worldwide.
Gearing up for new school year with educational initiatives & activities
With the new academic year 2023-2024 edging closer, (RTA) is gearing up with an array of educational initiatives and activities tailored to various academic levels
Training 4,400 Taxi drivers, carrying out 134 training courses
4400 drivers have been trained by Dubai Taxi as per its 2023 training plan to boost their efficiency and achieve excellent operation while providing transportation services in line with the highest international standards
RoSPA award under Fleet Safety category
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) won the Bronze Award from the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the United Kingdom under the category of Fleet Safety
Digitising free parking permits service for Senior Emiratis, People of Determination
RTA is complementing its smart service offering by digitising the parking permits service for Senior Emiratis and People of Determination, thus eliminating the need to print and display them.
Awareness campaigns for truck drivers
RTA has recently carried out, through its Licensing Activities Monitoring and Traffic Departments, many inspection and awareness campaigns targeting truck and heavy vehicle drivers in the Emirate
10% growth rate in taxi sector trips for first half of 2023
The taxi sector in Dubai has experienced substantial growth rate of 10% during the first half of 2023 in comparison to the same period last year. The achievement is the highest in the history of the emirate.
Completion of road maintenance works spanning 16.7 km in the first half of 2023
In the first half of 2023, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) completed 16.7 km of road maintenance throughout Dubai These activities are part of the RTA's commitment to the maintenance of the structural condition of the roads
DTC launches digital transformation strategic plan 2022-2025
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), a subsidiary of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched its strategic plan for digital transformation 2022-2025
Holding innovation labs on legislation, licensing systems, and enhancing financial sustainability
During the first half of 2023, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) held three innovation labs at RTA's Transportation Research and Innovation Pavilion (TRIP) focusing on legislation, licensing systems, and enhancing financial sustainability.
Receiving 482 applications for scholarship programme
RTA announced that its Human Resources and Development Department received 482 applications for RTA’s scholarship programme in various local colleges and universities
Approving the 10th edition of Dubai’s Railway Protection Code of Practice
This updated version includes numerous enhancements and advancements that have contributed to the achievement of optimal functional techniques and protection measures for RTA's train facilities
4 innovative features of the updated nol Pay app
RTA released an updated version of the nol Pay app, replete with a refreshed design and innovative features.
337 million riders used public transport and shared mobility means
RTA announced that the ridership of public transportation and shared mobility means in Dubai that include Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, public buses, marine transport modes (abras, ferry, water taxi, water bus), e-hail rides, smart car rental, Bus-On-Demand, and taxis.
Digitising 400 thousand metro documents, registering 600 thousand digital asset IDs
The goal is to obtain data governance across rail asset data and documents, thereby enriching data about assets in maintenance and operation
Online auction of 350 premium plates numbers for private and vintage vehicles
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 350 fancy number plates of 3, 4 and 5 digits for private and vintage vehicles bearing (A-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-Y) codes
Marine transport services to be resumed between Dubai and Sharjah
The marine transport service will be running 8 journeys a day from Monday-Thursday (weekdays), and 6 journeys from Friday-Sunday (weekends).
Opening of surface junction under Falcon Interchange Improvement Project
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a signalised surface junction; which is part of the Falcon Interchange Improvement Project linking Al Khaleej Street, Al Mina Street, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road and Al Ghubaiba Road
Constructing 19 Trucks Rest Stops, Lay-bys in partnership with private sector
The total area of the 19 trucks rest stops and lay-bys is over 300,000 square metres, with a capacity to accommodate over 1,000 trucks and heavy vehicles.
Receiving the interns of the 8th AJYAL summer programme
RTA has received a batch of secondary school and university students taking part in the 8th Ajyal Summer Internship. This programme incorporates on-the-job training across various RTA agencies and sectors as well as remote training workshops.
Service timings during New Hijri Year 1445 Holiday
Marking the holiday of the New Hijri Year 1445, RTA has introduced changes in the time of its services.
Honouring the best company and 200 taxi drivers
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recognised Metro Taxi Company as the best taxi company in Dubai. RTA also commended 200 taxi drivers as part of an event celebrating the Taxi Sector Excellence Award
Releasing distinguished V coded plate numbers
RTA is set to unveil the V-coded vehicle plates that bear premium four- and five-digits. These plates will be offered through a direct sale on RTA's website and the Dubai Drive app on smartphones of various operating systems.
Al Tayer: Commercial Transport Activities contributed AED16 bn to Dubai Economy in 2022
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer revealed that AED16.1 billion was contributed to Dubai’s Economy in 2022 by the commercial transport sector, which is regulated by RTA
Achieving leadership in implementing a specialized strategy for asset maintenance
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved a leading role in executing a specialised asset maintenance strategy aligned with the top global standards of the industry. The achievement fits with future strategies to sustain RTA’s assets and ensure their optimal utilisation.
Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2023 begins field testing
RTA announced that field tests had started for participants in the 3rd Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2023 had begun. Testing will be conducted at Dubai Silicon Oasis, a member of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ).
Dubai Taxi celebrates distinguished employees, showcases top achievements and pioneering services
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) held its annual ceremony to honour distinguished employees in appreciation of their efforts and contributions to DTC’s achievements during the past two years.
Opening of final phase of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Corridor Improvement Project
Works completed entailed the construction of four bridges, stretching 2 km in total. The project is part of RTA's ongoing efforts to improve Dubai’s infrastructure and keep pace with the emirate’s sustainable expansion.
Digital channels garner AED3.5 billion in 2022
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that in 2022 compared with 2021, the number of transactions, users and revenue streams through RTA’s digital channels reflected phenomenal growth.
Carrying out Quick Traffic Solutions on Al Seba Street
RTA carried out improvements and quick traffic management solutions on Al Seba Street in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road - Garn Al Sabkha Street intersection.
Third Innovation Accelerators Programme for employees
RTA has inaugurated the 3rd edition of the Innovation Accelerators Programme for its employees. This round, involving 20 employees spread across 5 specialised teams, aims to develop five innovative ideas that arose from innovation laboratories of youth and stakeholders.
Inspections in the Rail Right-Of-Way
The Rail Agency at RTA has conducted a series of inspection campaigns to monitor the Rail Right-Of-Way infractions and identify potential risks to the infrastructure of rail facilities, such as bridges, stations, and tunnels.
More than 6 million riders during Eid Al Adha holiday
The number of riders who used public and shared transport means as well as taxis during the holiday of Eid Al Adha 1444H (27-30 June 2023) reached 6.396 million riders, which reflects a 14% increase from the numbers recorded during the same period last year, which was 5.615 million riders.
Garn Al Sabkha – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Roads Intersection Improvement Project
In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council to continue with the development of roads infrastructure to keep pace with the thriving profile of Dubai.
Services timing during holiday of Eid Al-Adha
RTA services affected by Eid Al-Adha holiday include customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transit modes, and service-provider centres (Technical Testing of Vehicles).
Multiple community initiatives for Eid Al Adha
RTA launched a host of community initiatives in collaboration with Keolis-MHI, Bagshatna Design, and Toys ‘R’ Us targeting children, orphans and students from limited-income families in celebration of Eid Al Adha.
RTA wins International award for Dubai RTA’s Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA’s) Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) Centre, Al Barsha, has won the BIG SEE Architecture Award 2023 in the Government Buildings category. This award recognizes the facility's exceptional architectural and interior design capabilities.
Operating individual mobility stations at 11 sites in Hatta
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started operating individual mobility stations for bikes and e-scooters at 11 sites along 9 km route in Hatta.
55th CIECA Congress in Austria
RTA, represented by the Licensing Agency, took part in the 55th annual international congress of the General Assembly of the International Commission for Driver Testing (CIECA). The congress, which drew delegates from 40 countries across all continents.
Completing the construction of 7 footbridges spanning 888m
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of seven new footbridges across various areas of Dubai.
Winning Silver accolade for Expanding nol Micropayment
RTA has been named the winner in the Silver category of the prestigious International Business Excellence Awards (IBAX 2023) in the field of Business Change & Transformation for outstanding efforts in Expanding the Use of nol Micropayment.
Dubai Taxi deploys a fleet of 600 motorbikes to support delivery service sector
This service provides distinctive and reliable transportation and delivery solutions for enterprises including delivery service companies via smart platforms and apps, restaurants and retailers.
RTA upgrades tunnel lighting through 14,400 eco-friendly LED units
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has replaced 14,400 traditional lighting units with contemporary, eco-friendly LED lights. This upgrade included at least 39 tunnels and crossings, spanning a total of 22.6 km.
RTA signs 3 agreements to drive sustainable mobility in public buses
The agreements were made on the sidelines of the 64th UITP Global Public Transport Summit held in Barcelona, Spain 4-7 June 2023
Strategic partnership agreement with Al-Futtaim Automotive
RTA has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Al-Futtaim Automotive to deploy 360 vehicles, including electric and hybrid variants, for use in Dubai's key conferences and events over a three year period.
Positive outcomes for automated procedures of impounded vehicles
RTA has achieved positive outcomes within a very short period for the implementation of the automated procedures for impounding violating vehicles at Lehbab Yard, Dubai, in cooperation with Emirates Parkings, following a contract signed between the two entities earlier this year 2023.
Al Tayer reviews Barcelona's experience in urban planning and fostering wellbeing
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Wellbeing Pillar, and Chair of the Supreme Committee of Urban Planning in Dubai, reviewed during his visit to Barcelona.
RTA showcases self-driving and sustainable transport initiatives at UITP Global Public Transport Summit Barcelona
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has taken part in the 64th UITP Global Public Transport Summit held in Barcelona, Spain featuring the participation of 1900 delegates from 100 countries. About 300 speakers delivered speeches in 85 discussion panels that discussed the latest ideas and visions about urban and sustainable mobility.
RTA and Careem BIKE provide free bike rides to the public for World Environment Day
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with Careem, announced the offering of Careem BIKE rides free of charge for customers at 186 docking stations across Dubai for an unlimited number of trips, provided the single trip does not exceed 45 minutes.
RTA operates seasonal network for marine transit services
This initiative seeks to leverage big data to analyse traffic and ridership to conform with timetables and their frequency according to the seasons and different occasions.
RTA installs 17,500 directional signs for public parking across Dubai
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has installed over 17,500 new directional signs in parking control zones across Dubai.
RTA elevates mobility services through data, Metaverse, and innovation in cooperation with Microsoft
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced its collaboration with Microsoft to harness the power of the Microsoft Cloud to promote data-driven mobility services and own an innovative hub utilising Metaverse technologies to enhance the experience of the residents and visitors of Dubai.
Dubai Taxi sector trips achieve remarkable growth rate in Q1 2023
The taxi sector in Dubai has experienced a robust growth rate, reaching a remarkable 6% during the first quarter of 2023, in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year.
Strategy to transition to zero-emissions operations by 2050
RTA has rolled out its 'Zero-Emissions Public Transportation in Dubai 2050' strategy, which makes it the first Middle Eastern agency to develop a long-term strategy for migrating towards Net-Zero Emission Public Transport by 2050.
DTC signs agreement with ADTECH 7 to operate advertising screens on limousine fleet
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with ADTECH 7 Marketing Management EST., to operate advertising screens onboard DTC's limousine fleet showcasing various products and services from advertising companies. This move is part of DTC's efforts to develop and diversify revenues while continuing to provide innovative, digital and sustainable transportation services at world-class standards.
Refurbishing 60k uniforms through Kiswat Khair initiative
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has retrofitted and recycled 60,000 pieces of official uniforms in the 5th annual Kiswat Khair (Clothes for Good) initiative
Dubai Taxi wins the BIZZ award for Innovative Service Delivery
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) was named by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) as the winner of the prestigious The BIZZ AWARDS, which is awarded to leading companies and establishments worldwide
RTA to auction 350 premium plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits online on May 29th
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 350 fancy number plates comprised of 2-digit plates for vintage vehicles and motorbikes in addition to 3, 4 and 5-digit plates for private vehicles bearing (A-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V) codes.
RTA launches Enterprise Platform to design and develop AI solutions
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a comprehensive Enterprise Platform for designing and developing AI and data science solutions at world-class standards in collaboration with top global firms.
RTA conducts inspection campaigns to ensure riders’ commitment to mass transit rules & regulations
RTA conducted an array of inspection operations under the theme of RASID campaign to ensure riders’ commitment to mass transit rules and regulations, on Dubai Bus and intercity routes.
New services for delivering driving licenses and vehicle registration cards
RTA has announced the introduction of new services for delivering driving licenses and vehicle registration cards. Under the new service offering, driving licenses and vehicle registration cards can be delivered in two hours within Dubai, and on the same day to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
RTA opens 3 new bus routes, improves others to enhance integration between buses and metro
On May 19th, 2023, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to launch 3 new metro link bus routes in Dubai. The step aims to expand the reach of the local bus network and step up the integration with other mass transit means in the emirate, particularly the metro.
RTA launches trial operation of ‘First Autonomous Electric Abra’
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on a trial operation of the ‘First Autonomous Electric Abra’, with a capacity to carry eight riders. It was manufactured locally at RTA’s Al Garhoud Marine Maintenance Centre, featuring a design that preserve the heritage identity of abras. The initial journey of this abra took place from Al Jaddaf Station to the Festival City Station on Dubai Creek.
RTA Successfully concludes its 2nd Security and Safety exhibition, Fostering a Culture of Traffic and Road Safety
The exhibition, which is took place for the second year in a row, attracted participants from both public and private entities, targeting RTA employees and its customers across various social segments.
Strategic Partnership with World Logistics Passport (WLP) Initiative
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has become a strategic partner of the World Logistics Passport (WLP) initiative, a private-sector-led programme in Dubai aimed at streamlining international trade and providing access to global markets.
RTA obtains awards for Innovation in Sustainability Technology and Asset Management
RTA was named a winner in the Gulf Sustainability Awards 2022 Award under the category of Innovation in Sustainable Technology for Bridge Maintenance Management System (BMMS) project
Opening two smart customer happiness centres
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated two smart customer happiness centres; one located in Al Manara and the other in Al Kifaf, as part of a master plan to expand service offerings in line with UAE's digital government strategy.
RTA to provide vehicle testing service all days of the week
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will permanently run vehicle technical testing services on all days of the week, including Sundays, beginning April 30, 2023.
Launching integrated platform for monitoring and managing soft mobility means through EC3
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveiled a comprehensive platform for monitoring and managing soft mobility operations, in collaboration with key stakeholders and service providers.
Dubai Taxi to add 58 public schools including 20k students to DTC School Bus App
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), a subsidiary of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has initiated the integration of 58 government schools including more than 20,000 students into its school bus application (DTC School Bus App).
RTA opens 160m cycling underpass at Meydan
RTA has opened a new tunnel specifically designed for cyclists in Meydan area. This tunnel spans 160m in length and 6.6m in width, with a capacity to accommodate approximately 800 bicycles per hour.
RTA celebrates International Workers' Day
RTA celebrated International Workers’ Day on May 1st to honour the remarkable efforts of workers in accomplishing RTA’s projects. This celebration is in line with RTA’s corporate values that call for fostering a supportive and respectful environment for all employees.
Contract for constructing internal roads in 5 Al Qusais Industrial Areas
In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to develop the infrastructure of residential and industrial areas.