The national plan will set out to double UAE GDP to Dhs3 trillion and double tourist numbers to 40 million…

H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has unveiled the UAE’s national plan for the next decade. During the first day of the UAE Government annual meeting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammed launched We The UAE 2031, which will underpin the next decade of growth for the emirates.

The Dubai Ruler said that We The UAE 2031 will “shape the progress of the country towards a more accomplished and developed future.” Economic prosperity, social well-being and development of human capital are the focus of the national plan for the next 10 years.

In unveiling the new strategy, the government identified four key pillars that cover all sectors and fields: economy, society, ecosystem and diplomacy.

Forward Society

Ensuring the UAE is a society that continues to prosper, this pillar will focus on providing all means of support to allow residents to maximise their contribution across all sectors. It will cover the education sector, developing national strategies for training, and develop the health sector by updating its services. 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

Under the pillar Forward Economy, policies will be developed to achieve high economic growth, accelerate transformation in the energy sector and push the UAE to among the top 10 countries in the world for global talent.

This pillar aims to double the UAE GDP to Dhs3 trillion, and increase the country’s non-oil exports to AED800 billion. Also, it will raise the contribution of the tourism sector to the GDP to Dhs450 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. This will allow the UAE to strengthen its foreign relations, enhance international presence and encourage positive dialogue globally. High on the agenda are climate neutrality and consolidating the country’s position as an innovation hub in sustainability, science and technology.

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. It will see the UAE strive to continue to be recognised as one of the world’s most secure and safe countries, developing proactive legislation for new economic sectors and enhancing the country’s position to be in the first place globally in the safety index.