Director General's Message

 Director General's Message

Our wise Leadership, through Vision 2030, has set challenging targets that, ultimately, reflect the principles that were embedded by our nation's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed. 

His foresight to plan for a future - a future that seemed almost impossible just 45 years ago - has resulted in everything we see around us.

Sheikh Zayed's guiding principles are timeless - everything he did was aimed at improving the lives of his people without compromising their future.

These principles were crystalised when the Emirate's Policy Agenda was published. In line with the vision of our President - His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan - for a confident, secure society with a sustainable and globally competitive economy - the Policy is supporting Abu Dhabi's evolution.

We are all witnessing the translation of policy into concrete initiatives, programmes and buildings on the ground, under the careful direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council.

The UPC is working tirelessly to support Abu Dhabi's future growth and evolution into the sustainable Arab capital of the world through the plans, policies, sustainability systems and approvals processes to creates, implements and manages. We are proud of what we have achieved so far, yet we constantly strive to reach new heights of excellence by introducing new concepts, technologies and innovative processes, always remaining respectful of our proud Arab culture.


Falah Mohamed Al Ahbabi
Director General
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)