Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the Dubai Plan 2021.
Launching Dubai Plan 2021 is the beginning of a new phase of sustainable and systematic developments in all vital sectors in the emirate of Dubai.
On his remarks, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid affirmed the importance of cooperation between all stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the plan, which basically targets people s happiness and welfare by developing all sectors. He asserted that collaboration among various departments in Dubai Government will lead to excellence and a comprehensive development in the quality of government services.
Sheikh Mohammed said that the rapid regional and global changes compel us to double our efforts to protect our achievements and enhance our opportunities to reach new ones; this approach constitutes a strategic objective that serves the best interest, both individually and collectively. Sheikh Mohammed concluded that Dubai Plan 2021 is a clear and detailed roadmap, and the success depends on our commitment and our ability to cope with the changes efficiently.
From his side, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has directed all the entities in the Government of Dubai to align their strategic plans with Dubai Plan 2021 to ensure consistency and synergy. His Highness said in this regard: “Dubai 2021 is a city that puts people first. Dubai Plan 2021 is the highest priority for Government of Dubai for the next seven years. It represents a roadmap documenting the vision of Sheikh Mohammed for Dubai s future and an interpretation for the community’s hopes and aspirations for a promising future.
Dubai Plan 2021 took one year in the preparation phase, following directives from the Crown Prince to the General Secretariat of the Executive Council earlier this year to work on the development of Dubai Plan 2021 with the aim of launching it with the close of 2014. The Plan is inspired by the vision of Sheikh Mohammed. The Executive Council formed teams made up of representatives from various entities in Government of Dubai in addition to a strong representation from the private sector and civil society.
The framework of Dubai Plan 2012 includes six themes that define and describe Dubai in the year 2021: City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People An Inclusive & Cohesive Society The Preferred Place to Live, Work & Visit A Smart & Sustainable City A Pivotal Hub in the Global Economy A Pioneering & Excellent Government.
Commenting on the launch of the plan, Secretary-General of Dubai Executive Council, Abdullah Al Shaibani praised the cooperation of all parties involved in the development of the plan and their eagerness to collaborate through the various workshops organized in this regard. He said, “Dubai is a city that embraces all members of its community with their diverse cultures and languages, and makes them feel an integral part and key players in shaping its future. Our wise leadership constantly urges us to look for ways that guarantee people s happiness and offer them better services with the highest international standards. During our continuous collaboration with all partners in the formulation of Dubai Plan 2021, we have translated these visions into reality through initiatives, programs and strategic plans developed to enhance Dubai’s status locally and globally”.
He added, “Dubai continues to flourish and rise, and launching Dubai Plan 2021 supports Dubai s development, ensuring its sustainability in line with long term well thought out standards that align with leadership s vision and that fulfil the needs of all of Dubai s people.” Dubai Plan 2021 aligns with UAE Vision 2021 and the National Agenda key performance indicators, and complements Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 (DSP 2015) launched by His Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2007, which aimed at realizing the vision of Dubai under the slogan “Dubai … Where The Future Begins” by coordinating the efforts of all government entities, through a common framework.
Dubai Plan 2021 aims to reinforce Dubai positioning as a global centre and destination across a number of fields, programs, and projects launched recently, which have included winning the right to host the World Expo 2020, the launch of the initiative to transform Dubai to become the capital of the Islamic economy, and the launch of the Dubai Smart City strategy.