Work for You."
meet customer satisfaction through efficiently
providing reliable, clean and safe supplies
of water and electricity, promoting Dubai as
the preferred choice for business and industry."
become and remain one of the most dependable
and efficient utilities, world-wide"
Glimpse Through the Years
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued
by His Highness Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al
Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electric
Company and the Dubai Water Department that
had been operating independently for several
years until then. Both these organizations were
established in 1959 through the foresight and
initiative of His Highness Shaikh Rashid bin
Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, as
government supported bodies with the objective
of making available to the people of Dubai an
adequate and reliable supply of electricity
the year 1959, His Highness Shaikh Rashid bin
Saeed Al Maktoum issued a decree to establish
the Dubai Electricity Company (DEC) with the
objective of generating electricity and transmitting
and distributing it to consumers in Dubai. The
Company set up its first office in a rented
house near Al Nasr Square, Deira, and soon after
started to supply electricity to its first consumer.
Thus started the operations of a dynamic organization
that was to play a pivotal role in spurring
the growth and development of Dubai, ushering
in a bright era for its people.
Dubai Water Department
1959, the same year that the Dubai Electricity
Company was established, His Highness Shaikh
Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the then Ruler
of Dubai, ordered the establishment of a specialized
organization to carry out the project of supplying
Dubai with water. This was a momentous juncture
in the history of the Emirate for, with adequate
supply of water and power, Dubai could now begin
to confidently undertake a prudent program of
modernization and establish itself as a bustling
center of trade and business.
after more than three and a half decades, DEWA
is an inspiring success story known for its
efficiency and reliability in every facet of
its operations. Constant planning and forecasting
to meet the growing demands of the consumer
has always been DEWA's well entrenched philosophy.
Owing to this policy, the Authority has come
a long way in serving the consumers and thereby
making its own contributions to the economic
growth of Dubai.
DEWA employs a workforce of about 4000 employees
who constantly endeavour to see that both the
quantity and quality of services provided are
of the highest standards in consistency and
the expansion continues in order to meet the
ever growing demand for electricity and water,
and keeping this in mind DEWA continues to maintain
its corporate structure and functioning in the
most professional and advanced ways to ensure
its continued success in the years to come.