Master Plan Development Division


The Planning Journey:

The Planning Journey consists of a diagrammatic timeline showcasing the master planning stages of Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities’ (DPM) Masterplan Development Division. It also demonstrates parallel and post-planning journeys relevant to the overall masterplan under review by DPM. These additional journeys include a high-level showcase of Estidama’s rating processes, Permitting processes with Municipalities and Construction phase. It also demonstrated different stakeholder’s roles and responsibilities within the review stream timeline as well as highlighting which DPM manuals are relevant at each stage of the entire journey.


The Masterplan Development Division:

The Masterplan Development Division serves the Abu Dhabi community as an intermediary between the DPM’s developers and other stakeholders. It is mandatory that developers, who want to build communities in Abu Dhabi, propose master plans in line with the Abu Dhabi Plan and deliver the DPM’s vision for Complete Sustainable Communities. To ensure all DPM’s initiatives, regulations and policies are implemented and adhered to, the Masterplan Development Division requires all new masterplans are reviewed and approved.


Below are the services related to the Master Plans Development Division:

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Plan Maritime

Abu Dhabi's mainland coastline is approximately 2,435 km long and its waters include around 215 islands and a diverse and rich marine environment, which includes fragile wetlands, mangroves and an internationally important dugong population. These marine areas will become increasingly important contributors towards the diversification of Abu Dhabi's economy, as they will help to attract greater numbers of tourists.

Plan Capital

DPM has developed Capital Plan to optimise the city's development through a comprehensive urban evolution program. In doing so, it is laying the foundations for a socially cohesive and economically sustainable community that preserves the Emirate's unique cultural heritage. This foresight to plan for infrastructure ahead of time is a key example of a visionary governance.

Plan Al Ain

Al Ain is the soul of the Emirate. Its spirit emerges from the unique conjunction of Jebel Hafeet, the nurturing oases and the majestic desert that have sustained continuous settlement over 5,000 years. It now exemplifies both the ancient Bedouin traditions and the modern aspirations of the Emirate.