Strategic Affairs Council


His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

First Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Strategic Affairs Council

Established in November 2017, the Strategic Affairs Council replaced the previously known sectorial committees and aims to support The Executive Council (TEC) in its strategic objectives to impact Dubai governance, trade, and culture. The council is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. It is mandated to elevate the performance of the TEC by enhancing policy-making strategies across all government sectors; uplifting strategic programs and initiatives that aim to enhance government services and excellence; and ensure collaboration across government entities across the emirate.

The Strategic Affairs Council plays a crucial role in enhancing the decision-making process across government entities in Dubai, and is the driving force behind all strategies, resolutions and policies adopted and implemented across the emirate.

Decisions proposed and implemented by the Strategic Affairs Council ultimately aim to create positive impact in the community and ensure happiness of Dubai citizens and residents.

The Strategic Affairs Council comprises of Secretary Generals and Director Generals of key government entities across the emirate of Dubai, who come together to collectively help implement the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council. The collaboration of government entities across Dubai aims to make government processes more efficient and propose innovative and executional solutions for a sustainable quality of life and a happy emirate.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Second Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council
His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani
Director General of HH the Ruler's Court
His Excellency Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh
Director General of the Department of Finance
His Excellency Abdulla Al Basti
Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai
His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri
Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer
Chairman and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer AlKetbi
Director General, Dubai Health Authority
His Excellency Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri
Director General of Dubai Municipality
His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri
Director General Department of Economy and Tourism