Local Government Profile
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
 
 
H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah
MAYOR
Website of the city : www.dm.gov.ae
Size : 4,112 km2 sq km
Population : 2016 - 2500000
Leader Title : Crown Prince, Ruler
Government Type : Constitutional_monarchy
Part Of : Dubai
Hazards : Drought, Earthquake, Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Heat Wave, Technical Disaster
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
Dubai faces several natural hazards but the main threat to its residents would be those that are human made or technological in nature. Explosion of illegal fireworks warehouse in Al Quoz in 2008 ; More than 100 shops gutted by fire at the Naif Open Market in 2008; Fire at cluster of warehouses in Al Quoz Industrial area in 2009; Maritime Accident off Jebel Ali Freeport Zone in 2009; Multiple vehicular accident caused by poor visibility due to fog in 2011.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
1. Established local coordination mechanism with all emergency response stakeholders; Assigned roles and responsibility ( Primary: Police, Civil Defense) ( Support: Dubai Municipality, Roads and Transport, Ambulance Services, Health Authority, Electric an