Future

This page provides an overview of the roadmap the UAE has charted for itself. It indicates sustainability and progress in various fields such as health, education, infrastructure, tourism, science, environment and achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.


2030-2117
2030-2117
The UAE is planning to establish the first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117. The UAE Centennial Plan 2071 offers a clear map for the long-term government work to fortify the country's reputation and its soft power. The UAE will have achieved Dubai Clean Energy Strategy under which 75 per cent of Dubai's energy will be generated from clean sources. The UAE will also have achieved Fujairah 2040 Plan.
2117
Mars 2117
The UAE aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the project is a seed that the UAE plants today and expects future ...
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The UAE aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the project is a seed that the UAE plants today and expects future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge. He issued directives to Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation.

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2071
Centennial Plan 2071
H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched Centennial Plan 2071. It is a long-term, full-vision plan that extends for 5 ...
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H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched Centennial Plan 2071. It is a long-term, full-vision plan that extends for 5 decades after 2021. It forms a clear map for the long-term government work to fortify the country's reputation and its soft power.

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2057
Abu Dhabi Police Centennial Vision 2057
The Centennial Vision 2057 of Abu Dhabi Police includes more than 50 strategic initiatives harnessed by artificial intelligence (AI) and proactive thinking in future security work. By 2057, Abu Dhabi ...
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The Centennial Vision 2057 of Abu Dhabi Police includes more than 50 strategic initiatives harnessed by artificial intelligence (AI) and proactive thinking in future security work. By 2057, Abu Dhabi Police would have launched a satellite that would prevent police data piracy and by 2117, it would have designed a police station for the UAE Mars colony. Patrol vehicles will monitor security in space, AI systems will direct the behaviour of inmates in penal institutions and nano-robots will be used for firefighting. Robots will replace 50 per cent of police officers, 50 per cent of police budget will be self-financed and all police patrols will run fuel-free.

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2050
UAE Energy Strategy 2050
In 2017, the UAE launched ‘Energy Strategy 2050’, which is considered the first unified energy strategy in the country that is based on supply and demand. The strategy aims to increase the ...
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In 2017, the UAE launched ‘Energy Strategy 2050’, which is considered the first unified energy strategy in the country that is based on supply and demand. The strategy aims to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25 per cent to 50 per cent by 2050 and reduce carbon footprint of power generation by 70 percent, thus saving AED 700 billion by 2050. It also seeks to increase consumption efficiency of individuals and corporates by 40 per cent.

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2050
Dubai Clean Energy Strategy
In November 2015, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Clean Energy Strategy. Under this strategy, Dubai aims to produce 75 per cent of its energy requirements from clean sources by 2050. The strategy also ...
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In November 2015, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Clean Energy Strategy. Under this strategy, Dubai aims to produce 75 per cent of its energy requirements from clean sources by 2050. The strategy also aims to make Dubai a global centre of clean energy and green economy. It consists of five main pillars: infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and environment-friendly energy mix.

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2040
Fujairah 2040 Plan
Fujairah 2040 Plan focuses on enhancing the housing and transportation infrastructure facilities. The municipality has begun work on road improvements, building water barriers, ports and residential ...
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Fujairah 2040 Plan focuses on enhancing the housing and transportation infrastructure facilities. The municipality has begun work on road improvements, building water barriers, ports and residential complexes and expanding healthcare facilities at the cost of AED 1.5 billion. The Fujairah seaport would have new terminals for oil, marine services, dry bulk and containers with an anchorage area.

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2036
UAE Water Security Strategy 2036
In September 2017, Ministry of Energy unveiled the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036. The overall objectives of the strategy are to reduce total demand for water resources by 21 percent, increase the ...
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In September 2017, Ministry of Energy unveiled the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036. The overall objectives of the strategy are to reduce total demand for water resources by 21 percent, increase the water productivity index to USD 110 per cubic meter, reduce the water scarcity index by three degrees, increase the reuse of treated water to 95 percent and increase national water storage capacity up to two days. The Water Security Strategy 2036 will achieve savings of AED 74 billion and reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) associated with water desalination process by 100 million metric tons.

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2031
National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031
The National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031 outlines the UAE’s high priority for scientific objectives to be realised by 2031. The Agenda aims to utilise advanced sciences in the development and ...
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The National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031 outlines the UAE’s high priority for scientific objectives to be realised by 2031. The Agenda aims to utilise advanced sciences in the development and creation of solutions to future challenges and support the government's efforts to achieve the objectives of Vision 2021 and Centennial Plan 2071 through three consecutive strategies starting with 2021 Advanced Science Strategy. The 2031 Agenda sets out eight scientific priorities up to 2031 and 30 scientific targets up to 2021 to make the most of all strategic natural resources in the country. It is generated by the efforts of more than 100 experts from 50 leading private and public entities in cooperation with 55 supportive bodies. It will be implemented with the participation of 10 government entities. (Image source: Albayan newspaper)

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2031
UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
Launched in 2017, the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the first mega project to achieve the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071. It characterises the post-mobile government phase in ...
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Launched in 2017, the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the first mega project to achieve the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071. It characterises the post-mobile government phase in which all future government services, sectors and infrastructure projects will rely on AI. The strategy is the first of its kind in the region and the world and it will see investments in the latest AI technologies and tools to enhance government performance and efficiency. By 2031, the UAE will achieve 100 per cent reliance on IA for government services and data analysis. (Image source:Khaleej Times)

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2021-2030
2021-2030
The UAE will have achieved Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, Environment Vision 2030 (Abu Dhabi), Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy, Surface Transport Master Plan (Abu Dhabi), Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy, Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, Dubai 3D Printing Strategy and UN’s 2030 Agenda.
2030
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the independent power producer (IPP) model. It will generate 1,000 Mega Watts (MW) by 2020 ...
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The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the independent power producer (IPP) model. It will generate 1,000 Mega Watts (MW) by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030. The first phase of this project began operations in 2013 with a capacity of 13 MW. The second phase began operations in April 2017 with a capacity of 200 MW. The third phase will begin operations in 2020 with a capacity of 1,000 MW, while the fourth phase of the project will begin operations by the last quarter of 2020 with a capacity of 5,000 MW. The project will have the world’s tallest solar tower, measuring 260 metres.

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2030
Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030
The Government of Abu Dhabi announced a long-term plan for the transformation of the emirate's economy, including a reduced reliance on the oil sector as a source of economic activity over time and a ...
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The Government of Abu Dhabi announced a long-term plan for the transformation of the emirate's economy, including a reduced reliance on the oil sector as a source of economic activity over time and a greater focus on knowledge-based industries in the future. Entitled 'Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030', it identifies seven immediate economic priorities.

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2030
Environment Vision 2030
Environment Vision 2030 for the emirate of Abu Dhabi was developed to ensure integration among the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social vision. It aims to preserve and ...
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Environment Vision 2030 for the emirate of Abu Dhabi was developed to ensure integration among the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social vision. It aims to preserve and enhance Abu Dhabi's natural heritage in the efficient use of resources and contributing to a better quality of life for all. Environment Vision 2030 identifies 5 priority areas.

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2030
Plan Abu Dhabi 2030
'Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 - Urban Structure framework Plan' was prepared by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The plan is designed to help Abu Dhabi Government filter and respond to current and future ...
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'Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 - Urban Structure framework Plan' was prepared by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The plan is designed to help Abu Dhabi Government filter and respond to current and future development needs, establish a planning culture and introduce strong guiding principles for new development. It provides conceptual solutions to shape the growth of Abu Dhabi over the next quarter of a century.

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2030
Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy
By 2030, Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy (TMM) mainly aims to change attitude and behaviour towards use of sustainable modes of transport, improve access to public transport, ...
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By 2030, Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy (TMM) mainly aims to change attitude and behaviour towards use of sustainable modes of transport, improve access to public transport, satisfy mobility needs, reduce traffic growth and congestion and create an efficient multi-modal public transport network.

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2030
Surface Transport Master Plan
The core objective of Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) is to deliver a world class, sustainable transport system that supports Abu Dhabi's economic, social and cultural and environmental goals. ...
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The core objective of Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) is to deliver a world class, sustainable transport system that supports Abu Dhabi's economic, social and cultural and environmental goals. The environment goal of STMP is: Delivering world-leading performance in environmental sustainability by using resources responsibly, minimising pollution and preserving Abu Dhabi's unique environment.

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2030
Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy
Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy aims to transform 25 per cent of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030. The strategy is expected to bring AED 22 billion in annual ...
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Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy aims to transform 25 per cent of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030. The strategy is expected to bring AED 22 billion in annual economic revenues in several sectors by reducing transportation costs, carbon emissions and accidents, and raising the productivity of individuals as well as saving hundreds of millions of hours wasted in conventional transportation.

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2030
Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030
In June 2016, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 to elevate Dubai into a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses. Dubai Industrial ...
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In June 2016, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 to elevate Dubai into a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses. Dubai Industrial Strategy is based on five key objectives that will serve as the foundation for Dubai's industrial future. Among other things, the Strategy aims to increase the total output and make Dubai a preferred manufacturing platform.

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2030
Dubai 3D Printing Strategy
In April 2016, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. This initiative aims to exploit technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a ...
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In April 2016, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. This initiative aims to exploit technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology by the year 2030. There are three key sectors and five pillars of the strategy.

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2030
UN Agenda 2030
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals are a set of 17 goals that aim to provide better living conditions to all. The SDGs are based on the United Nations’ Millennium ...
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals are a set of 17 goals that aim to provide better living conditions to all. The SDGs are based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs are part of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UAE is taking several steps to achieve the SDGs at home and abroad.

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2020-2021
2020-2021
The UAE will have achieved Vision 2021, National Innovation Strategy, Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai Health Strategy 2021, Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 and Ajman 2021.
2021
Vision 2021
Vision 2021 is a long-term plan that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021 when the UAE willcelebrate the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation. H. H. ...
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Vision 2021 is a long-term plan that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021 when the UAE willcelebrate the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched 'Vision 2021' in 2010, during a Cabinet meeting.

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2021
Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021
The Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 aims to capitalise on the blockchain technology to transform 50 per cent of government transactions into the blockchain platform by 2021. The blockchain ...
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The Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 aims to capitalise on the blockchain technology to transform 50 per cent of government transactions into the blockchain platform by 2021. The blockchain technology will help save time, effort and resources and facilitate people to process their transactions at the time and place that suit their lifestyle and work. By adopting this technology, the UAE government expects to save AED 11 billion in transactions and documents processed routinely, 398 million printed documents annually and 77 million work hours annually. (Image source: Alemarat Alyoum)

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2021
The probe Hope
The UAE will have been successful in sending an unmanned spacecraft to Mars under its probe titled Hope. It will be the Arab world’s first mission to Mars. The probe Hope is scheduled to begin in ...
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The UAE will have been successful in sending an unmanned spacecraft to Mars under its probe titled Hope. It will be the Arab world’s first mission to Mars. The probe Hope is scheduled to begin in 2020 and is expected to take 9 months in a journey of 62 million kilometres to the Red Planet. The probe aims to study the climate of Mars and discover the reasons for the absence of an environment suitable for life.

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2021
National Innovation Strategy
In October 2014, Sheikh Mohammed launched a National Innovation Strategy with the aim of making the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world within seven years. The strategy will stimulate ...
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In October 2014, Sheikh Mohammed launched a National Innovation Strategy with the aim of making the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world within seven years. The strategy will stimulate innovation in seven sectors where innovation is key to excellence: renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space.

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2021
Smart Dubai 2021
Smart Dubai 2021 aims to move to a 100 per cent digital future within four years leading to the Dubai Government issuing its last paper transaction by 2021. It calls for intelligent use of ICT to ...
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Smart Dubai 2021 aims to move to a 100 per cent digital future within four years leading to the Dubai Government issuing its last paper transaction by 2021. It calls for intelligent use of ICT to transform the city’s core components and create a balanced and happy life for citizens and residents.

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2021
Dubai Plan 2021
Dubai Plan 2021 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 ...
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Dubai Plan 2021 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.

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2021
Dubai Health Strategy 2021
In January 2016, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Health Strategy 2021. The strategy features 4 main approaches, 6 objectives, 15 programmes and 93 initiatives, all of which are set to achieve a leap ...
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In January 2016, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Health Strategy 2021. The strategy features 4 main approaches, 6 objectives, 15 programmes and 93 initiatives, all of which are set to achieve a leap over the next five years. The aim is to provide the highest quality of medical care to patients with chronic diseases, promote a culture of early detection and raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups.

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2021
Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021
Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 aims to attract more than 10 million tourists by the year 2021, when the UAE would celebrate 50th year of her founding. In order to make the Vision come true, Sharjah ...
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Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 aims to attract more than 10 million tourists by the year 2021, when the UAE would celebrate 50th year of her founding. In order to make the Vision come true, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, in collaboration with partners in the tourism sector, will adopt four strategic pillars.

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2021
Ajman 2021
Ajman 2021 focuses on building a happy society that will contribute to building a green economy backed by a distinguished government in harmony with the UAE Vision 2021, National Agenda and Spirit of ...
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Ajman 2021 focuses on building a happy society that will contribute to building a green economy backed by a distinguished government in harmony with the UAE Vision 2021, National Agenda and Spirit of the Union. Ajman 2021 explains a happy society as a cohesive society that has a positive spirit and attitude, is proud of its heritage and values and communicates with elements of its environment.

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2018-2020
2018-2020
The UAE will have achieved Education 2020 Strategy, Dubai Tourism Strategy 2020 and Masar 2020 project. It will have built ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’ and be hosting Expo 2020.
2020
Expo 2020
Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo, Expo 2020, which will have more than 180 nations exhibiting and welcome an international audience of 25 million visitors. The ...
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Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo, Expo 2020, which will have more than 180 nations exhibiting and welcome an international audience of 25 million visitors. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.

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2020
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
'The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour' will be the world's tallest tower when completed by 2020. The tower will strengthen the UAE's reputation for innovation and excellence in architecture, engineering ...
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'The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour' will be the world's tallest tower when completed by 2020. The tower will strengthen the UAE's reputation for innovation and excellence in architecture, engineering and construction and will eclipse Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world. It will redefine the nation's already spectacular skyline and set a new global referral point. It will serve as a magnet for tourists and visitors from around the world.

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2020
Masar 2020
Masar 2020 project involves the development of road network and transport system in Dubai. The AED10.6 billion-project involves the extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro by 15 km from Nakheel ...
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Masar 2020 project involves the development of road network and transport system in Dubai. The AED10.6 billion-project involves the extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020. The extended line will comprise an 11.8 km viaduct and a 3.2 km underground track.

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2020
Dubai Tourism Strategy 2020
Dubai Tourism Strategy 2020 is a strategic roadmap with the key objective of attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020. The strategy focuses on making Dubai as the 'first choice' for the ...
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Dubai Tourism Strategy 2020 is a strategic roadmap with the key objective of attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020. The strategy focuses on making Dubai as the 'first choice' for the international leisure and business traveller. This involves broadening Dubai's offering in events, attractions, infrastructure, services and packages and making it appealing to a wider audience.

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2020
Education 2020 strategy
The UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE) developed Education 2020 strategy, which is a series of ambitious five-year plans designed to bring significant qualitative improvement in the education system, ...
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The UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE) developed Education 2020 strategy, which is a series of ambitious five-year plans designed to bring significant qualitative improvement in the education system, especially in the way teachers teach and students learn. Smart learning programmes, new teachers' codes, licensing and evaluations systems, as well as curriculum revision, including teaching math and science through English, are all part of the strategy.

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2018
The UAE’s first nuclear reactor
The UAE’s first nuclear reactor will open in the year 2018 at the Barakah plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The UAE’s nuclear power project is the world's largest single nuclear project. It ...
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The UAE’s first nuclear reactor will open in the year 2018 at the Barakah plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The UAE’s nuclear power project is the world's largest single nuclear project. It will contribute to the overall target of generating 50 per cent clean energy which will include solar and nuclear energies by 2050. The UAE has made plans to build three more reactors, all of which will be completed by 2021.

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Also read about the government-wide meetings scheduled in September 2017 to discuss the future of UAE till 2071.  


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