Law No. (27) of 2023
Establishing the Engineering Office
We, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai,
After perusal of:
Law No. (1) of 2016 Concerning the Financial Regulations of the Government of Dubai, its Implementing Bylaw, and their amendments;
Law No. (8) of 2019 Concerning His Highness the Ruler of Dubai’s Court;
Law No. (8) of 2022 Regulating the Public Debt of the Government of Dubai; and
Decree No. (22) of 2021 Concerning the Chairman of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai’s Court,
Do hereby issue this Law.
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Every effort has been made to produce an accurate and complete English version of this legislation. However, for the purpose of its interpretation and application, reference must be made to the original Arabic text. In case of conflict, the Arabic text will prevail.
Pursuant to this Law, a public corporation named the “Engineering Office” is established. The EO will conduct its business on a commercial basis, and will have legal personality, financial and administrative autonomy, and the full legal capacity required to exercise its duties and powers under this Law. The EO is hereby affiliated to the Ruler.
The head office of the EO will be located in the Emirate. Other branches of the EO may be established within and outside of the Emirate pursuant to a resolution of the Chairman.
The EO will have the duties and powers to:
The EO will have the following organisational levels:
A Chairman will be appointed to the EO pursuant to a decree issued by the Ruler.
A Director General will be appointed to the EO pursuant to a resolution issued by the Chairman.
The financial resources of the EO will consist of:
The Government will not be liable to third parties for any debts or obligations arising from conducting the activities of the EO, or from the performance of its functions under this Law, the resolutions issued in pursuance hereof, and other legislation in force in the Emirate. The EO will be solely liable to third parties for such debts and obligations.
Except in cases of fraud and gross fault, neither the Chairman, nor the Director General, nor any of the employees of the EO will, in the course of managing the EO and its operations, incur civil liability towards third parties for any act or omission committed by them in connection with this management. The EO will be solely liable to third parties for any such act or omission.
All Government Entities in the Emirate and the companies owned by the Government, or in which the Government holds shares, must fully cooperate with the EO and provide it with the data, information, statistics, documents, and studies it requests and deems necessary to enable it to perform its functions under this Law, the resolutions issued in pursuance hereof, and other legislation in force in the Emirate; and must provide the EO, upon request, with the necessary support.
The Chairman or his authorised representative will issue the resolutions required for the implementation of the provisions of this Law.
This Law comes into force on the day on which it is issued, and will be published in the Official Gazette.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai
Issued in Dubai on 14 December 2023
Corresponding to 1 Jumada al-Thaniyah 1445 A.H.