Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has approved a total budget of AED22 billion for next year up from 20 billion last year
The increase is aimed at ensuring a reliable, efficient, safe, and sustainable supply of electricity and water to meet Dubai's development plans
The move will meet the requirements of Dubai's large projects such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City.
Climate change will be top of the agenda today, when the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Abu Dhabi.
The 39th summit will see officials discuss the impact of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.
They'll also review the list of conferences and seminars representatives attended throughout 2014.
The meeting coincides with the 10th Arab Energy Conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.