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The origins of the Dubai Municipality began in 1954.
The simple task of cleaning up the city was done with a cadre of seven employees.
The first order of the municipality was established on February 28, 1957. He recruited 23 municipal council members from the nation’s elders and merchants with limited powers, most notably the city’s health and architectural affairs.To organize the construction and beautification of the city and give constructive suggestions to the government.
In 1961, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, ordered the establishment of the Dubai Municipal Council.
Dubai Municipality has gone through many evolutionary stages through its multi-tasking years,
In 1974, His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum issued a decree that God rest his soul and establish a municipality, which declared the establishment of a new municipality with independent characteristics, morals and powers. The entire Emirates, including the Municipal Council and the Administration body, enforces the policy and directives and complies with the mandate.
In 1980, Dubai Municipality Chairman His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a decree establishing a municipal council with 32 members.