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Abu Dhabi City Receives Dynamic Communities Award

The Dynamic Communities Award granted the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City the Gold Award in the City E category on June 2, 2023. The Department of Municipalities and Transport presented this award at a ceremony held in Malta. It won the Gold award in Urban Planning and Design and the Silver award in the Project category for the Abu Dhabi Corniche Parks and Gardens project.

City Outperforms All Participants with Impressive Results

Abu Dhabi City Municipality outshone all other participating countries by winning both Gold and Silver awards. This achievement highlights Abu Dhabi City’s prestigious global standing as one of the world’s most progressive capitals. Its livability and inclusive approach, which caters to the needs of all residents and visitors including the elderly, have earned it renown.

Collaborative Initiative

This award is a collaborative initiative between the LivCom Committee, the United Nations International Institute on Ageing – Malta (UN-INIA), ISOCARP, the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), the local government of Birgu city, and the American University of Malta (AUM).

‎Abu Dhabi City wins gold and silver at International Dynamic Communities Award in Malta‎
‎Abu Dhabi City wins gold and silver at International Dynamic Communities Award in Malta‎

Director-General Expresses Immense Pride

Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, and all affiliates express immense pride in the international recognition earned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The achievement is significant and serves as a catalyst for further milestones. It also provides motivation for greater accomplishments. It mirrors the comprehensive resurgence that Abu Dhabi City has been witnessing under wise leadership and a forward-thinking vision.

LivCom Award: A Prestigious International Competition

Incepted in 1997, the LivCom Award stands as the most prestigious international competition endorsed by the United Nations. It aims to spotlight global best practices in local environmental management and sustainable development of cities based on six criteria. The objective is to enhance the quality of life by fostering “livable communities”. The LivCom Award attracts participation from 260 cities and 42 projects.

Abu Dhabi City’s Sustainable Development Initiatives

Abu Dhabi City’s sustainable development initiatives have earned global recognition for implementing sustainable practices that promote environmental protection and enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. These initiatives include:

  • The Abu Dhabi Corniche Parks and Gardens project, which provides green spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.
  • The Masdar City project, which is a sustainable city project that aims to be carbon-neutral and zero-waste.
  • The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which is an annual event that brings together global leaders to discuss sustainable development.


Receiving the Dynamic Communities Award for promoting sustainable development and livable communities that inspire other cities to adopt sustainable practices benefiting people and the environment.

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