About the UAE

This section provides essential information about the UAE relating to its economy, political and government system, strategies, plans and initiatives. Know about the UAE’s vast history and rich culture. For more information, you could also read the UAE Annual Book 2016 (PDF). 


Year of Tolerance—2019

Instilling values of tolerance carries on Sheikh Zayed's legacy. It is one of the most important attributes that we can give to our people and the global community to ensure the safety, stability and happiness of peoples across the world - H. H. Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE made this statement while declaring 2019 as the Year of Tolerance ...

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The Year of Zayed—2018

H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE declared 2018 the year of Zayed to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding President of the UAE. The year of Zayed will highlight the role of the late leader in establishing the UAE and his local, regional and international achievements.

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mGovernment in the future

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched the Mobile Government initiative to make government services available round the clock. The initiative is in line with Vision 2021 that foresees high quality of life that is sustainable and preserves national identity.

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Vision 2021

Vision 2021 aims to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by the year 2021, the year of the UAE's Golden Jubilee. In order to translate the Vision into a reality, its pillars have been mapped into six national priorities which represent the key focus sectors of government action in the coming years.

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UAE Centennial 2071

The ‘UAE Centennial 2071’ is a long-term government plan that encompasses a national strategy to strengthen the country’s reputation and soft power; ensure that government revenue is diversified, relying less on oil; introduce education programmes focused on advanced IT and engineering and build Emirati values and ethics for future ...

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Happy UAE

Happiness and positivity are a lifestyle and government’s commitment and a true spirit that unites the Emirati community said H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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