How Dubai Central Laboratory conducts quality tests

A behind-the-scenes look at how it ensures that everything you eat, drink and use is safe.

April 06, 2019

DUBAI: Living in Dubai is a hassle-free experience. When you eat, drink or buy something from the market, you seldom worry about two things: quality and quantity. Chances are you would take this sense of reassurance for granted, little realising that there is a round-the-clock effort that goes on behind the scenes — at the all-encompassing Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) — to make this possible. Functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Municipality, the DCL complex in Karama is a maze of nine massive buildings and seven sections whose long corridors open into a myriad laboratories, each with a distinct function that directly affects your daily life.

"DCL is part of the vital services provided by various government departments and public and private institutions in the country."

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality


“Dubai is a modern city that is racing ahead of time with its rapid growth and development and the Municipality is part of an integrated system of this development.

“Dubai Municipality spares no efforts in implementing service projects that project an advanced Dubai in all spheres of its work. We always ensure that we create a comprehensive infrastructure that can compete with the world’s most prestigious cities, through the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a modern city that provides the essence of success, by combining all efforts and providing ways to offer integrated services to the citizens and residents,” he said.

“DCL is part of the vital services provided by various government departments and public and private institutions in the country,” said Al Hajri. He praised the services provided by DCL, which has become a reference authority for many official bodies in the public and private sectors inside and outside the country.

“The cadre of DCL encompasses many specialised technical competencies with extensive experience and high qualifications in the field of testing and assessment of construction materials in line with the strategic guidelines and directives related to the application of the best international standards and practices in preserving the environment as well as public health and safety,” added Al Hajri

 Source: Gulf News