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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid outlines ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision for the next decade

The vision unveiled the UAE’s national plan for the next decade

We The Vision 2031

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, outlined the government’s vision for the next decade.

‘We The UAE 2031’,  launched during the annual meetings of the UAE Government, represents the country’s vision for the next decade.

‘We The UAE 2031’

Sheikh Mohammed said that ‘We The UAE 2031’ will shape the progress of the country towards a more accomplished and developed future, in which all entities and institutions will cooperate within a unified ecosystem. Economic prosperity, social well-being and development of human capital are the focus of the national plan for the next 10 years.

We The Vision 2031
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, sign a charter for the national plan that represents its most important features.

The six topics discussed on Tuesday at the annual government meetings in Abu Dhabi include the future of education, legislative updates, Emiratisation, Cop28, economic partnerships and the digital future.

The ‘next fifty’, he said, will focus on strengthening the social and economic ecosystem and building a strong, sustainable and fast-growing economy by strengthening the UAE’s economic partnerships with the world and consolidating its development model.

National Pillars

The plan is based on four main pillars that cover all sectors and fields, including the economy, society, ecosystem and diplomacy.

Forward Society

This pillar will focus on achieving the prosperity of society, and providing all means of support to allow residents to maximise their contribution across all sectors.

Also, this pillar focuses on supporting and strengthening the cohesion of families. In addition, the “Forward Society” will cover the Education sector, as a main axis to develop national cadres and provide talent with training and educational materials.

The plan will “play a pivotal role in enhancing the UAE’s position to become the best destination for medical treatment in the region,” raising it to one of the world’s top 10 countries for quality of healthcare.

Forward Economy

This pillar will create and develop policies and plans that contribute to achieving high economic growth in all sectors, as well as accelerating the pace of transformation in the energy sector and the reliance on alternative sources of energy to enhance the country’s efforts in the green economy.

The ‘Forward Economy’ pillar reflects the UAE’s belief in the importance of human capital as the main driver of the next 10-year development plan. The UAE aims to be among the top 10 countries in the world to attract global talent.

This pillar aims to raise the country’s GDP to Dh3 trillion, and increase non-oil exports to Dh800 billion. Also, it will raise the value of foreign trade to Dh4 trillion, and raise the contribution of the tourism sector to Dh450 billion.

Forward Diplomacy

“Forward Diplomacy” is one of the main pillars of the national plan that determines the framework of the UAE’s international role. 

The plan seeks to strengthen the UAE’s foreign relations with countries around the world, enhance its international presence, cooperation and friendship, as well as encourage positive dialogue worldwide.

The plan attaches great importance to strengthening the UAE’s role as a supportive force for the global environmental agenda, thus contributing to achieving qualitative leaps in climate neutrality and consolidating the country’s position as an innovation hub in sustainability, science and technology.

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Forward Ecosystem

The fourth pillar of the ‘We The UAE 2031’ plan aims to enhance Government Performance, providing the best government services in the world and developing the most flexible business models in order to achieve results and effectiveness.

The vision also aimed to position the country as the safest place in the world, ensuring a society that is proud of its identity and sense of belonging.

This pillar aims to make the UAE top ranked country in the world in developing proactive legislation for new economic sectors and enhancing the country’s position to be in first place globally in the safety index, as well as raising the country’s position to one of the top three countries in the global cybersecurity index and one of the top 10 countries in the global food security index.