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Ideal Home

Ideal Home Initiative

Ideal Home is a pioneering and integrated public initiative launched by DEWA and in cooperation with nine Government entities.

The overriding goal of the initiative is to instill and nurture a culture of an ideal home environment amongst families in Dubai through the fulfillment of varied and integrated requirements of ten government partners. This ensured identifying and recognizing those households that achieve highest standards of sustainability, health and safety, security, environment, social responsibility, smart adoption, emergency preparation and abiding with the residency law.

Register now on the e-training course, which will enable to you to learn the best practices towards achieving a happy and sustainable home environment.

View the tutorial video of the Ideal Home initiative:

Best practices for an Ideal Home

Adopting the following practices will ensure you an ideal, sustainable environment at home:

Conserve Electricity & Water:

    • Use energy-efficient light bulbs.
    • Use environmentally friendly devices and appliances.
    • Set the AC to 24C.
    • Use water-saving tools and smart irrigation systems (for villas).
    • Use solar-powered appliances.
    • Run washing machines with a full load.
    • Turn off unnecessary lights, and make use of natural light as much as possible.

For more conservation tips, please visit our General Conservation Tips page.


    • Ensure a family member practices sports 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes each.
    • Ensure family realises the importance of sports, and encourages others to practice sports.
    • Ensure to conduct regular health check-ups to all family members.
    • Follow a healthy diet.
    • Do not smoke.

For more information, please visit Dubai Health Authority’s official website.


    • Ensure your home’s windows are tightly sealed, and use suitable strong locks.
    • Ensure doors of the house are tightly sealed, and use suitable strong locks.
    • Replace windows and doors locks if they are old and can be easily broken.
    • Place surveillance cameras at house entrance and exit.
    • Inform police of your travel plan through the Homeland Security programme, which is available on Dubai Police’s website and smart application.

For more information, please visit

For emergency, call: 999

Public safety:

    • Ensure good quality of indoor air at home, by supplying the building with mechanical ventilation or mixed ventilation (mechanical and natural) so that the amount of external air entering the building meets the minimum requirements for ventilation.
    • Safely store disinfectants, detergents, and personal care equipment.
    • Get rid of expired products.
    • Match the identification card with the approved specifications (brand, trade name, usage instructions, warnings, storage conditions and validity).
    • Use products safely with gloves and masks.

For more information, please visit Dubai Municipality’s official website.

Fire resistance:

    • Place fire extinguisher in a convenient and easily accessible location. The best place to put the extinguisher in most cases is near the door or at the entrance of the house out of the reach of children.
    • Verify the production and expiry date of the fire extinguisher.
    • Place fire blanket in the right place, such as a kitchen, to extinguish flammable liquids fires such as oils, fats, paint, and gasoline. The fire blanket is an easy-to-use fire extinguisher to deal with household fires caused by gas ovens during cooking.
    • Family members should know how to use a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket.
    • Install smoke detector.
    • Conduct periodic maintenance of electric cables.
    • Conduct regular maintenance of gas installations.
    • Ensure closing gas cylinders before bed or when leaving home.

For more information, please visit Dubai Civil Defence’s official website.

For emergency, call: 997

Preparation for emergencies:

    • Place first-aid kit in the right place, out of the reach of children.
    • Ensure members of the household know how to use the contents of the first aid box.
    • Ensure the presence of the right equipment in the box, including:
        • Medical gloves
        • Adhesive bandages
        • Bandages for wounds
        • Sterile eye bandages
        • Fire bandages
        • Compressive ligaments
        • Triangular ligaments for fractures
        • Pointed scissors
        • Adhesive tape
        • Medical waste bags
    • Check the first aid box periodically and regularly, and fill it after use.
    • Ensure the presence of sufficient quantities of materials in the first aid box.
    • Dispose expired materials.
    • Keep the first aid box clean and protect its contents from dust and moisture.

For more information, please visit Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services’ official website.

For emergency, call: 999

Community responsibility:

    • Family participation in activities that support the rights of People of Determination such as celebrations, marathons, open days, and volunteering.
    • Family members know and have the skills to deal with people of determination and elderly people.
    • Family members can register for providing the necessary training for of those caring for the elderly, to develop the competence of caregivers of older people in their homes and qualify them to deal with them with all situations.
    • Participate in volunteer work, through the Dubai Volunteering Programme on the website of the Community Development Authority’s website, or the Dubai Volunteer application.

For more information, please visit Community Development Authority’s official website.

Smart transformation:

    • Register via DubaiID, this service allows you to complete government related tasks in a faster and more efficient way, like accessing over 600 government services from different 20 government entities with one username & password.

For more information, please visit Dubai Smart Government’s official website.


    • Obtain the required permissions for home front entrance landscape. The application for permits is submitted through one of the branches of customer service offices of the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai or through DEWA’s website.
    • Use environmentally-friendly accessories (recycled, smart, low-power, etc).

For more information, please visit Roads and Transport Authority’s official website.

Compliance with residence laws:

    • Ensure there are no violators on the sponsor's file.
    • Ensure that expired travel documents are renewed.
    • Update travel documents through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai’s website or its smart app.

For more information, please visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs’ official website.

Awareness Videos


Dubai Police


Dubai Health Authority

Community Development Authority

Directorate General of Dubai Civil Defense

Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Dubai Municipality

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

Smart Dubai

Documentary Videos

First cycle – 2016

Second cycle – 2017


For more details and assistance, please contact the following:

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Name:     Aisha Haidar Alhosani

Tel:         +971 4 51 51772