DEWA was formed on 1 January 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently operating for several years until then. Both these organizations were established in 1959 by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government provided its full, unwavering support to Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department to make available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water.
Today, after five decades, DEWA is an inspiring success story known for its efficiency and reliability in every facet of its operations. Constant planning and forecasting to meet the growing demand of the customer have always been DEWA’s well-entrenched philosophy. Owing to this policy, DEWA has come a long way in serving the customers and thereby making its own contributions to the economic growth of Dubai.
For 50 years, DEWA has been providing its services as per the highest, world-class standards of availability, efficiency, and reliability. Today, DEWA generates 9,656 kilowatts of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of water per day. It has a workforce of over 10,000 employees serving over 670,000 customers in Dubai, which illustrates DEWA’s ready capacity to support Dubai’s future development projects.
DEWA expands continuously to meet the ever-growing demand for electricity and water. DEWA also reinforces its corporate structure and capabilities to play a vital role in the lives of Dubai residents led by the latest scientific approaches and state-of-the-art technology, which pave the way for DEWA to further build on its track record in the future.