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). 

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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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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The Year of Giving—2017

The UAE has earmarked 2017 as the year of giving; an initiative based around three main pillars: corporate social responsibility, volunteering and serving the nation.

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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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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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