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
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 reliability.
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.