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Aviation Sector in DoT

The Aviation Sector in the Department of Transport (DoT) plays a vital role in developing and  supporting a world class aviation industry in Abu Dhabi.  


Providing efficient air transport services that contribute to economic growth , quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


Regulate, plan and develop an efficient and well-integrated aviation transport system that serves the public interest through effective economic regulation, securing global connectivity and achieving international compliance which leads to a safe, secure and environmentally responsible aviation sector.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop, implement ,oversee and review the aviation policy and regulations.
  • Create and sustain the connectivity of Abu Dhabi.
  • Oversee strategic planning of the aviation industry in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Develop and enhance systems and processes to provide timely and accurate monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of sector performance.  
  • Facilitate sustainable development of the aviation sector by coordinating effectively with GCAA and other stakeholders

The mandate of the Aviation Sector in the Department of Transport ranges from developing and overseeing the application of aviation policies and regulations to coordinating with the relevant stakeholders. Responsibilities assigned to this Sector have been allocated to four divisions that work together to achieve the desired objectives.  

International and Government Affairs Division
The International & Government Affairs team vigorously engages with bilateral partners and stakeholders to enhance linkages through new and enhanced air transport services.
Facilitation and Aviation Standards Division
This division is charged with monitoring and regulating airport and aviation facilitation provision and service standards provided within the Abu Dhabi Aviation Sector.
Aviation Policy Division
With the responsibility for discharging the majority of Civil Aviation regulations, the Policy Division works closely with government departments and operators on a wide range of policy initiatives.
Aviation Development and Planning Division
The Development & Planning team coordinates and combines the long range needs of the government and stakeholders into a cohesive National aviation strategy to create high-quality infrastructure of airports and improved airspace efficiency to support economic and cultural growth in Abu Dhabi.