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UAE federal government ministries and departments, and ministers

The UAE system of government consists of several federal authorities:

  • Office of the President and Vice President - the President is the head of the Supreme Council, and appoints the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet.
  • Federal Supreme Council - consists of the rulers of each emirate and is the highest constitutional, legislative, end executive authority in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Federal Cabinet, or Council of Ministers - is the executive authority for the federation of the UAE, manages all internal and foreign affairs under the UAE constitution and UAE federal laws. Headed by the UAE Prime Minister.
  • Ministerial Council for Services - established in 2006, serves the UAE Cabinet as an executive council.
  • Federal National Council (FNC) - a legislative and supervisory body, half the members are elected by an electoral college whose members are chosen by the rulers of each emirate, the other half are chosen by the rulers of each emirate.
  • Federal Judicial Authority, or Federal Judiciary - includes the Supreme Court and the Courts of First Instance. Constitutionally independent.

UAE government top administration and leaders

Position Name C M Dates
President of the UAE H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan     03 Nov 2004 - present
President of the UAE (died on 02 November 2004) H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan     02 Dec 1971-02 Nov 2004
Vice President of the UAE H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum    
Prime Minister of the UAE H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum    
Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan    
Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE H.H. Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan    
President of the UAE Ministerial Council for Services H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  
President of the UAE Ministerial Council for Services H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi    
Secretary General of Cabinet - Coordinator of Ministerial Council for Services H.E. Najla Mohammed Al Awar    
  • H.H. - His Highness, or Her Highness
  • H.E. - His Excellency, or Her Excellency
  • C - Member of the UAE Cabinet
  • M - Member of the UAE Ministerial Council for Services

List of UAE federal government ministries, departments, and ministers

  • The difference between a "Ministry" and a "Department" depends on who you listen to, where you are, what you read, what language you speak, etc. A simple definition can be misleading but as a starting point, consider a "Ministry" to be headed by a cabinet minister, and a "Department" as either a Ministry or another government division without a cabinet member as the head, but it comes under the authority of another ministry. For example:
    • traffic departments are not ministries - there is no Minister of Traffic, although traffic departments have a boss.
    • the transport department is the same as Ministry of Transport.
    • labour departments are the same as the labour ministries.
    • a police department is not the Ministry of Police.
  • Other terms used for ministries and departments in different countries include: Agency, Bureau, Directorate-General, Office, People's Commissariat, Secretariat,
  • Department heads might be called: Commissioner, Director-General, Minister, Secretary.
UAE Federal Ministry Website Email Telephone
Abu Dhabi
Telephone
Dubai
Minister C M
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries www.uae.gov.ae/maf maf@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6662781 +971-4-2958161 H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Raqbani    
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs www.moca.gov.ae moca@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6811113 +971-4-3967555 H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Qarqawi
Ministry of Communications     +971-2-6651900 +971-4-2953330 H.E. Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer    
Ministry of Culture Youth & Community Development www.mcycd.ae mcycd@moic.gov.ae +971-2-4453000   H.E. AbdulRahman Mohammed Al Oweis
Ministry of Defense www.mod.gov.ae   +971-2-4461300 +971-4-3532330 H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  
Ministry of Economy www.economy.ae economy@emirates.net.ae +971-2-6265000 +971-4-2954000 H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri
Ministry of Economy & Commerce www.uae.gov.ae/moec moec@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6265000 +971-4-2954000 H.E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi    
Ministry of Education www.moe.gov.ae   +971-2-4089999 +971-4-2176666 H.E. Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami
Ministry of Education & Youth www.education.gov.ae   +971-2-6213800 +971-4-2994100 Dr. Abdul Aziz Sharhan    
Ministry of Electricity & Water     +971-2-6274222 +971-4-2626262 Humaid Bin Nasir Al Owais    
Ministry of Energy www.moenr.gov.ae mopmr@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6671999   H.E. Mohammed Bin Dhaen Al Hamli1  
Ministry of Environment and Water www.moew.gov.ae archives@moew.gov.ae +971-2-4495100   H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd
Ministry of Finance www.mof.gov.ae mofi@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6726000 +971-4-3939000 H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum  
Ministry of Finance & Industry www.fedfin.gov.ae www.government.ae +971-2-6726000 +971-4-3939000 H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum    
Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mofa.gov.ae mofa@uae.gov.ae +971-2-4444488 +971-4-2221144 H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  
Ministry for Foreign Affairs   mofa@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6652200 +971-4-2221144 H.E. Rashid Abdullah Al Nuaimi    
Ministry of Foreign Trade www.moft.gov.ae       H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi  
Ministry of Health www.moh.gov.ae postmaster@moh.gov.ae +971-2-6334716 +971-4-3966000 H.E. Dr. Hanif Hasan Ali
Ministry of Health www.uae.gov.ae/moh moh@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6330000 +971-4-3966000 H.E. Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa    
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research www.mohesr.ae mohe@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6428000   H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan  
Ministry of Information & Culture   mic@uae.gov.ae +971-2-4453000 +971-4-2615500 H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan    
Ministry of Interior www.moi.gov.ae   +971-2-4414666 +971-4-3980000 H.E. Lt General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  
Ministry of Interior     +971-2-4414666 +971-4-3980000 Lt Gen Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Badi    
Ministry of Justice ejustice.gov.ae   +971-2-6814000 +971-4-2825999 H.E. Dr. Hadef Jawa'an Al Dhaheri
Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf     +971-2-6814000 +971-4-2825999 Mohammed Jumaa Nukhaira Al Dhahiri    
Ministry of Labour www.mol.gov.ae   +971-2-6671700 +971-4-2691666 H.E. Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash
Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs     +971-2-6671700 +971-4-2691666 H.E. Mattar Humaid Al Tayer    
Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources   mopmr@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6651810   H.E. Obeid bin Saif Al Nassiri    
Ministry of Planning www.uae.gov.ae/mop mop@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6271100 +971-4-3531060 Sheikh Humaid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla    
Ministry of Presidential Affairs www.mopa.ae   +971-2-6222221   H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  
Ministry of Public Works www.mopw.gov.ae mpwh@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6651778 +971-4-2693900 H.E. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Ministry of Public Works & Housing   mpwh@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6651778 +971-4-2693900 Rakad bin Salem Al Rakad    
Ministry of Social Affairs www.msa.gov.ae prsa@mol.gov.ae +971-2-6322500   H.E. Maryam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi
Other UAE Government Ministers
Minister of State         H.E. Dr. Maitha' Salem Al Shamsi  
Minister of State         H.E. Reem Ibraheem Al Hashemi  
Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs www.uae.gov.ae/moca moca@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6811113 +971-4-3967555 H.E. Saeed Khalfan Al Ghaith    
Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs www.mfnca.gov.ae       H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash
Minister of State for Financial Affairs         H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer
Minister of State for Financial & Industrial Affairs         Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash    
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs         H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash  
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs         H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi    
Ministry of State for Foreign Affairs   mofa@uae.gov.ae +971-2-6652200 +971-4-2221144 H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan    
Ministry of State for Supreme Council Affairs     +971-2-6323900   H.E. Sheikh Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi    
  1. UAE Minister of Oil is Mohammed Al Hamli (same as Ministry of Energy?).
  • External website links open in a new window.
  • Most UAE Government websites are in Arabic and English.
  • Information in grey and/or italics is to be updated, or refers to old information (usually prior to new cabinet in 2006). Mostly based on data from www.government.ae.

References to ministry or non-ministry departments in the UAE

  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Foreign Affairs - reference to UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA or MFA).
  • Department of Health UAE - might be reference to UAE Ministry of Health, or to health departments in each emirate, for example the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD).
  • Department of Labor (Labour) - see UAE Ministry of Labor. Labour departments in each emirate come under the MOL authority.
  • Department of Immigration - see individual immigration departments in each emirate of the UAE.
  • Department of Presidential Affairs, or Office of the President. See Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA or MPA). Not the same as the President's Office or Presidential Dewan (describing a building location rather than a political organisation)?
  • Department of Transport (DOT) - DOT in Abu Dhabi, RTA in Dubai.
  • Dubai Police Traffic Department UAE (?)
  • Drug Control Department
  • Economic Department
  • Immigration Department - see the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in each emirate.
  • Labour Department - see UAE Ministry of Labour.
  • Metereological Department
  • Public Works Department - reference to the UAE Ministry of Public Works.
  • State Security Department
  • Traffic Department

UAE ministry jobs and careers

Arab names in the UAE

Many names are written in several different ways, for example

  • Abdulaziz - Abdul Aziz
  • Abdulrahman - Abdul Rahman
  • Ahmed - Ahmad
  • Bin - Ibn (but that's rare in the UAE)
  • Gergawi - Gargawi, Qerqawi, Qarqawi
  • Dhaheri - Daheri
  • Fahed - Fahd, Fahed
  • Hasan - Hassan
  • Ghobash - Ighbash (H.E. Saqr Ighbash Saeed Ighbash)?
  • Jawa'an - Jua'an
  • Jumaa - Juma
  • Majid - Majed
  • Mansoor - Mansour
  • Maktoum - Maktoom, Maktum
  • Mattar - Matar
  • Mohammed - Mohammad, Mohamed, Mohamad, Moh'd, (Muhammad, Muhammed, Muhamad, Muhamed - less common in UAE)
  • Mu'alla - Mualla, Muallah, Mu'allah
  • Nasser - Naser, Nasir
  • Nahyan - Nahayan
  • Najla - Najlah
  • Obaid - Obeid
  • Owais - Oweis
  • Qarqash - Gargash, Ghargash
  • Qasimi - Qassimi
  • Qatami - Katami, Khatami, Qattami
  • Rashed - Rashid
  • Saeed - Saed, Sayed, Sayeed, Sa'id
  • Sheikh (male) - Shaikh, Sheik, Shaik (can be a name or a title), Shaykh
  • Sheikha (female) - Shaikha, Sheikha, Shaikha, Sheika, Shaika, Sheika, Shaikah, Sheikah, Shaikah, Sheikah, Shaikah (can be a name or a title)
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Related pages
  • Church ministries in UAE - list of places of worship for non-Islamic religions in the UAE.
  • Abu Dhabi Government
  • Ajman Government
  • Dubai Government
  • Fujairah Government
  • Ras Al Khaimah Government
  • Sharjah Government
  • Umm Al Quwain Government
Related websites (new window)
  • www.economy.gov.ae - Ministry of Economy website? Not available (last checked 22 May 2010)
  • www.elaws.gov.ae - UAE laws published online from the Ministry of Justice (eventually ... maybe)
  • www.fedfin.gov.ae - Ministry of Finance website? Not available (checked 22 May 2010)
  • www.government.ae - official UAE government website with information for citizens, resident expats, and visitors (seems to be a bit out of date though).
  • www.mopw.gov.ae - UAE Ministry of Public Works website, portal to other federal ministry websites
  • www.uae.gov.ae - UAE Government website? Not available (checked 22 May 2010)
  • www.uaecabinet.gov.ae - UAE Cabinet, and Ministry of Cabinet Affairs official website with list of UAE government ministers
  • www.uaepm.ae - official website of the UAE Primeminister
  • www.uaepresident.ae - official website of the UAE President

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