Al Ain city Municipality constitutes one of several departments within the Municipal Affairs Authority. It is a government institution basically directed to serve Al Ain Area, which covers Al Ain City and the neighboring outskirts.
Al Ain city Municipality Department was established in 1967. An Emiri Decree was issued in 1974 AD to control and regulate the city's affairs. It was after that date that Al Ain Municipality started to function as a government department that is directed to provide wide range services to Al Ain City.
Al Ain city Municipality stands as a leading institution of development in the area. This is due to the role it plays and the programs and services it renders for improving the quality of life to the highest possible standards.
Al Ain city Municipality has also projected a clear strategy based on a vision entitled, "A Distinguished Municipality and an Enduring Development for the City of Oases". This strategy is expected to be implemented through "Providing such distinguished municipal services and advanced infrastructure to Al Ain City and the surrounding areas, by qualified staff and advanced systems, while taking into account the peculiarity and genuineness of the City", abiding in the same time by the values stemming from heritage, leadership, credibility, quality, innovation, participation and community service within the aims of this strategy.
As a service authority, Al Ain Municipality has been able to absorb the latest and most advanced scientific and professional standards of quality and excellence through development and upgrading work systems, taking benefit, in this respect, from the extensive development of the means of communications and information technology, as well as from the continuous development of its human resources with a view to render faster and more distinguished services for the population of Al Ain City. Such vision and practices followed in providing services by the Municipality have been met with satisfaction and appreciation by both citizens and residents of the Area.