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Dubai unveils ‘Dubai Social Agenda 33’ to raise living standards and family cohesion

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubailaunched today the Dubai Social Agenda 33 for the decade to 2033 highlighting the theme ‘Family: The Foundation of Our Nation’.

Follows the launch of Dubai’s Social Agenda 33 His Highness Sheikh Mohammedthe tradition of presenting promising national programs and projects on January 4 of each year, which marks the anniversary of his rise as ruler of Dubai.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed saying:

“As it is customary to present promising national programs and projects on January 4 of each year, today we announce the launch of Dubai Social Agenda 33: our plan for the Dubai community over the next decade. Its theme is ‘Family: The Foundation of Our Nation’ and its budget is AED 208 billion until 2033. It targets our Emirati families in Dubai and all aspects of their lives, in terms of housing, quality of life , identity and values. , social cohesion and healthcare, in addition to providing the new generation with future skills.

“Our goal is to double the number of Emirati families within a decade, provide residential neighborhoods that offer the highest standard of living in the world and safeguard our young generation against negative ideas that threaten the stability of our families.”

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“The Dubai Social Agenda outlines clear objectives and programs based on the allocated budget and will be overseen by my children Hamdan, Maktoum, Ahmed and their brothers, who grew up as part of the large Dubai family and will care about their well-being more than anyone. the rest.

“Our nation is not simply made up of buildings and figures; It is made up of families and people. My message to all those responsible is that our priority for the next stage is to protect, empower and support our families.”

sheikh mohamed saying.

“Today we launch Dubai Social Agenda 33 with the family at the center: its formation and values, its protection and empowerment, its health and education. Because the family is the foundation of the nation, and our vision is to create healthy and stable families capable of raising a generation that believes in their abilities, is connected to their identity and is ready for the future.

“Our goal is for Dubai to be among the top three cities in the world in terms of standard of living. We also aim to accelerate social development among Dubai families. “We have issued directives to double government support aimed at implementing the Social Agenda to AED 208 billion by 2033. We have also ordered Hamdan bin Mohammed and Maktoum bin Mohammed to oversee the implementation of the Agenda.”

His Highness added.

He Dubai Social Agenda 33 complements the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), with a focus on sustainable social development and the provision of services that directly benefit people and meet their expectations in terms of healthcare, housing, education, culture, sports and community.

Innovative programs

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubaihighlighted that focusing on UAE citizens and improving their well-being and family stability is a priority that reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who believes that the UAE citizen is in first, second and third place.

“Dubai Social Agenda 33 is our roadmap to achieve Dubai’s vision in terms of happiness and family cohesion, the highest standards of housing, healthcare and an advanced education system that meets Dubai’s future aspirations of a community tolerant and more connected to their national identity.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan saying.

Invest in people

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Financepointed out that the objectives of the Dubai Social Agenda 33 and the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33) complement each other to reflect the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for sustainable development and investment in people.

Sheikh Maktoum He also stressed that the budget allocated to Dubai Social Agenda 33which will amount to AED 208 billion by 2033, will contribute to advancements in terms of social work and skill development for all citizens.

“Balancing purposes and focus areas, the Dubai Social Agenda covers all aspects of life in Dubai and addresses all citizens’ concerns now and in the future.”

he added.

Driving development

His Highness Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai emphasized that Dubai Social Agenda 33 reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to dedicate every effort imaginable to provide the highest quality of life to the citizens of Dubai, who are at the center of Dubai’s strategic planning.

“The ambitious aims and objectives of Dubai Social Agenda 33 will positively reflect on the comprehensive development of Dubai, contribute to creating the future to which our citizens aspire and reinforce Dubai’s status as a preferred city to live and work globally” .

he said.

Five purposes

He Dubai Social Agenda 33 outlines five main purposes, the first of which focuses on fostering happy, cohesive and tolerant families that are well connected to local values ​​and their national identity. It also aims to empower Dubai citizens, improve their productivity to promote self-reliance and financial independence, eventually leading to greater family and social stability, while protecting and promoting Emirati identity and culture.

The second purpose addresses building the most efficient health system by promoting healthy lifestyles (focusing on physical activity, good nutrition and mental health), improving the quality of affordable, preventive and hybrid health services ( physical and mental).

The third purpose of Dubai Social Agenda 33 is to create an education system that meets Dubai’s future aspirations and enhances its human capital through affordable, high-quality education through various platforms that provide students with future skills.

The fourth purpose of Dubai Social Agenda focuses on creating a more active and proactive social system that provides protection and empowerment, guarantees equal opportunities to all segments of the community and promotes social and humanitarian work, as well as volunteer activities at the individual and institutional levels.

A city that offers the best living experience, residential services, cultural and sports activities is the focus of Dubai Social AgendaThe fifth purpose. To achieve this, it aims to develop adequate housing, promote culture and competitive arts, improve infrastructure and services that help discover sporting talent and encourage community participation in sport. It also aims to highlight the cultural, architectural and environmental legacies of the Emirates.

Vital pillars

With government support worth AED 208 billion (more than double the support allocated to the social agenda in the last decade), the Dubai Social Agenda 33 operates under two key pillars: healthcare and community development.

Government funding for the healthcare pillar has increased 1.8 times, from AED 66 million between 2014 and 2023 to AED 120 billion over the next decade until 2033. This pillar aims to develop the healthcare sector to that is among the best in the world, capable of facing future challenges. thanks to advanced infrastructure and qualified health workers.

On the other hand, government funding for the community development pillar increased 3.4 times, from AED 26 billion in the last decade to AED 88 billion in the next until 2033. This pillar covers a wide range of sectors that They aim to improve the quality of life and ensure social well-being, including education, citizen support, social institutions, arts and culture, citizen housing and sports.

AED 26 billion of this pillar’s funding goes towards citizen support, which aims to promote family stability and well-being. A further AED 21.9 billion is allocated to support social institutions to strengthen social cohesion, raise awareness of national identity and promote citizens’ participation in their community.

With ambitious housing plans, the Dubai Social Agenda 33 allocates AED 14.5 billion for the development of integrated residential complexes for Emirati citizens, contributing to the construction of Dubai’s future neighborhoods. AED 13 billion will be allocated to support the development of a sustainable education system that nurtures talent and promotes entrepreneurship among students.

Arts and culture and the sports sector are other areas of focus under this pillar, receiving funding worth AED 6.4 billion and AED 6.2 billion respectively. The focus on these areas aims to turn Dubai into a cultural hub that encourages creativity and welcomes intellectuals and artists from around the world. It also aims to establish Dubai on the global sports scene as it is already a favorite destination for hosting sporting events and training camps.

Ambitious goals

He Dubai Social Agenda 33 It outlines six ambitious goals for the next decade, one of which is to make Dubai one of the top three cities in the world in terms of living standards. It also aims to achieve a healthy life expectancy that is among the top ten in the world and that the quality of education in Dubai is among the top ten cities in the world.

He Dubai Social Agenda 33 aims to triple the number of Emiratis working in the private sector, provide land and a loan for each new Emirati family within one year of application, and promote efforts to double the number of new Emirati families in Dubai by 2033.

News source: Emirates News Agency

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