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Dubai Plan 2021

The strategy of the Government in Dubai is formed from the vision of its inspiring leadership, and outlined in Dubai Plan 2021, which serves as a strategic guide for.government and private entities in the emirate on the strategic directions and key priorities for Dubai.

Dubai Plan 2021

The Dubai Plan 2021, launched in December 2014, aims to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global centre and destination across a number of fields, particularly since the emirate is currently experiencing a revival after the global financial crisis, as evidenced by the ambitious initiatives, 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 into the capital of the Islamic economy, and the launch of the Dubai Smart City strategy.

The Dubai Plan 2021 describes the future of Dubai through holistic and complementary perspectives, starting with the people and the society who have always been, and always will be, the bedrock of the city. This aspect describes the characteristics that Dubai’s people need to have to deliver on the city’s aspirations in all areas, and examines the society needed to support and empower these individuals in achieving their goals.

The plan addresses the urban environment including both natural and built assets, means of transportation, sources of energy and many other aspects. It looks at the living experiences of the people of Dubai and its visitors as a result of their interaction with the environment and the economic and social services provided. In addition, the plan also focuses on the future of the city from an economic perspective, which is the city’s development engine and the fuel for its march forward.

Finally, the plan addresses the government as the custodian of city development in all aspects. These perspectives were divided into six themes, each highlighting a group of strategic developmental aims for Dubai, and together forming the city’s vision for 2021.

- The People: “City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People”
- The Society: “An Inclusive & Cohesive Society”
- The Experience: “The Preferred Place to Live, Work & Visit”
- The Place: “A Smart & Sustainable City”
- The Economy: “A Pivotal Hub in the Global Economy”
- The Government: “A Pioneering and Excellent Government”

For more information about the Dubai Plan 2021, please visit the website

The Dubai Strategic Plan 2007- 2015
In 2007, Dubai’s ambitions were highlighted by The Dubai Strategic Plan 2015, which  summarised Dubai’s first documented long-term strategy, making it one of the first to do so in the region. The plan set ambitious targets highlighting key sectors of focus, and priority areas that would shape the emirate as it continued its march forward.

The Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 was the driver for change in many sectors, and was the basis for the development of the Government of Dubai’s sector strategies as well as several other reform initiatives. The plan accomplished hundreds of vital national achievements in economic and social development sectors, infrastructure, land and environment, security, justice and safety and government development, thus helping the city pursue its development journey and develop the Dubai Plan 2021, armed with confidence, extensive experience and competent national human resources.