Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is the governing body that undertakes the development of the air transport industry in Dubai and oversees all aviation related activities, including management of Dubai International Airport as well as the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. The Authority oversees the administration and coordination of all matters relating to civilian airport operations, including traffic rights, operating permissions, flight training, duty free shops, and cargo including the Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Hotel and Dubai Aviation Club.
Formerly a department that was established in March, 1971 to handle all matters relating to airport operations, including granting landing rights and operating permissions;it became an autonomous authority in 2007, by a decree of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai.
The DCAA includes five departments: namely, Department of Air Transport, Department of International Government Affairs, Department of Finance and Administration, Department of Aviation Security Standards and Department of Standards and Regulations.
Some of its objectives include creating policies for civil aviation, signing air agreements on behalf of Dubai government, authorizing and providing landing approval of foreign air transportation and aircraft charters, monitoring of air-crew, licensing travel agencies and restricting the carriage of dangerous goods.
Phone: (+9714) 2162009
Fax: (+9714) 2244502