Dubai Ruler streamlines government entities to increase efficiency

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announced changes on Tuesday

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has issued legislation aimed at increasing the efficiency of Dubai government entities.

The changes will restructure some government departments. Among them were:

  • The International Institute for Tolerance will be absorbed by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Department.

  • All of the responsibilities of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre will be transferred to the Department of Economic Development (Dubai Economy).
  • The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation will be merged into the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and its chief executive will be appointed according to a resolution issued by the chairman of the Executive Arts Council. The secretary general of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award will be now be appointed by the chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

  • The Central Grievance Committee of Dubai Government Employees will extend the scope of the committee to cover grievances submitted by employees of 44 government entities. 

  • A decree was issued "pertaining to the dissolution" of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council.

All new legislation will come into effect within three months of publication in the Official Gazette.