Engineers working in Dubai can now register with Dubai Municipality (DM) on their own, without the need to go through a licensed engineering or contracting company.

Called the ‘Madmoon’ initiative, Dubai Municipality’s newly launched programme allows individual engineers to register with the Dubai Register of Engineering Practitioners and qualify for the test.

The initiative was introduced in support of the municipality’s aim to develop engineering work in Dubai and improving the efficiency of engineers, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

The committee for registering and licensing engineering consultants and contractors in Dubai has been reviewing applications for the registration of engineers in the Register of Engineering Practitioners, WAM added, quoting Layali Abdulrahman Al Mulla, director of the Buildings Department in Dubai Municipality.


According to Al Mulla, this is on top of DM reviewing applications for the qualifying and licensing of engineering consultancy offices from new local contracting companies and branches of foreign companies in the emirate.

Last month, Dubai Municipality unveiled a new system for registering contractors, allowing contractors to design industrial buildings and supervise implementation without needing to appoint a consultancy office. DM's Buildings Department said it launched the system to cut red tape and “simplify procedures for industrial building owners and customers”.