DUBAI PLAN 2021
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, and looks at the living experience of the people of Dubai and its visitors as a result of their interaction with this environment and the economic and social services provided. In addition, the plan also focuses on the economy, which is the city’s development engine and its fuel for its march forward.
Finally, the plan addresses the government as the custodian of the city development in all aspects. These perspectives were divided into 6 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”
“The Preferred Place to Live, Work & Visit”
The rich high-quality experience that Dubai provides to its residents and visitors is one of the most critical advantages the city has to offer. This theme focuses on improving Dubai’s livability by building on and improving this experience. It addresses the need to provide the best educational, health, and housing services to all residents, while availing a rich cultural experience and entertainment options such as parks, beaches, and sports facilities that cater to local residents and attracts tourists, in the safest and most secure environment possible.
|1||A City with the Best Educational, Healthcare and Housing Services Catering to Everyone’s Needs: High quality housing, education, and healthcare services that are accessible for each socio-economic segment of society and a globally competitive cost of living.|
|2||Vibrant and Active, Providing a Rich Cultural Experience and Globally Distinctive Entertainment Outlets: Dubai offers a diverse set of cultural and recreational options, including green spaces, beaches, sporting facilities, entertainment options and cultural experiences making it an attractive and entertaining city for residents and a popular destination for tourists.|
|3||The Most Secure Place: A feeling among residents and workers living in Dubai and tourists visiting Dubai, that the city is a safe and secure place to be and that any personal security concerns are dealt with efficiently and transparently by law enforcement authorities.|
|1||Proportion of individuals who are satisfied with the quality of educational services|
|2||Proportion of individuals who are satisfied with the quality of health services|
|3||Proportion of individuals satisfied with the availability of good, affordable housing|
|4||Proportion of households living comfortably with and getting by on their current income level|
|5||Proportion of individuals who recommend Dubai to a friend or associate as a place to live|
|6||Quality of Living Index (Mercer)|
|7||Sense of security in Dubai|
|8||TIMSS results of international assessments for all students (For Maths & Science for Grade 4 & 8)|
|9||PISA results of international assessments for all students (For Maths, Science & Reading)|
|10||PISA results of international assessments for all students (For Maths, Science & Reading)|
|11||Number of violent crimes per 100,000 people|
“A Pivotal Hub in the Global Economy”
Dubai has become a key player in the global economy and it aims to reinforce its position by enhancing its standing as a global business center to be among the top 5 centers for trade, logistics, finance, and tourism. Dubai’s announcement as the Capital of Islamic Economy is an important step in recognizing Dubai as one of the leading economic centers. This theme focuses on moving Dubai to a sustainable economic model driven by innovation, and productivity in capital and labor, and supported by the most business friendly environment. In addition, the theme highlights the importance of a diversified set of value-add economic activities that would enhance Dubai’s economic resilience and allow it to absorb internal and external shocks.
|1||A City that Enjoys Sustainable Economic Growth: Economic growth that is resilient to disruptive shocks because it is underpinned by a diversified base of economic activity, innovation in business models and increasing productivity of labor and capital.|
|2||One of the World’s Leading Business Centres: Consistently ranked as one of the top 5 global centers for trade, logistics, tourism and finance as well as internationally recognized as the leading financial and trading center at the heart of the Islamic economy.|
|3||The Most Business Friendly City and a Preferred Investment Destination: Dubai is the preferred investment destination for foreign capital, and takes its position as the most business friendly city in the world.|
|1||GDP Growth Rate (Total at constant prices)|
|2||Trade Openness Ratio|
|3||Jebel Ali port ranking and volume in container throughout (Regionally and Globally)|
|4||Dubai International Airport ranking and volume in Passenger Traffic (Regionally and Globally)|
|5||International Financial Center Index|
|6||Total number of tourists|
|7||Composite Indicator for Islamic Economy|
|8||Dubai Ease of Doing Business ranking|
|9||Foreign direct investment as a percentage of GDP (total)|