• H.E. Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai

    Director General

    Abdulla Al Habbai is the Director General of Dubai Development Authority. He is also the Chairman of Dubai Holding, Group Chairman of Meraas and Chairman of Engineering Office – The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, a post he has held since 2004.
    Abdulla Al Habbai has more than 25 years of experience in the property and real estate sector. He was also mandated by Dubai Municipality, where he spent 18 years of his career, to oversee and translate the Emirate’s vision for Urban Planning.
    In addition to his capacities at Dubai Development Authority, Dubai Holding, Meraas and the Engineering Office– The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Al Habbai is a board member of several leading private and government entities in Dubai, including Dubai Real Estate Corporation (DREC) and Museum of the Future.
    Abdulla Al Habbai is also the CEO of Shamal.


  • Badr Al Gargawi

    Deputy Director General
    Planning and Development


  • Ali Ahmad BuRuhaima

    Deputy Director General
    Business & Regulatory Affairs


  • Maha Jabr

    Chief Officer
    Legal & Regulatory Affairs


  • Gopalan Nagasubramanian

    Chief Operations Officer


  • Mohamed Essa AlBahri

    Chief Zoning Officer


  • Jamal Alsharif

    Chief Officer
    Business Affairs

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