Dubai announces the launch of Dh208-billion social welfare agenda
Dubai has embarked on an ambitious social welfare initiative with the introduction of the 'Dubai Social Agenda 33,' a visionary program that allocates a substantial budget of Dh208 billion over the next decade.
This comprehensive agenda is strategically designed to empower families in the Emirate, with a specific emphasis on achieving a twofold increase in the number of new Emirati families.
At the core of the initiative is a commitment to provide land and loans to every Emirati family within one year of application. This pledge demonstrates a proactive approach to supporting citizens and ensuring their active participation in the developmental journey of the emirate.
The Dubai Social Agenda 33 adopts a holistic approach, encompassing key sectors critical to societal well-being. It envisions a healthcare system that not only addresses immediate needs but also contributes to an enhanced life expectancy. Additionally, an education system is outlined to equip students with skills and knowledge tailored for the future. The social system component focuses on providing comprehensive protection, care, and empowerment to individuals and families.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced this transformative initiative on the occasion of his 18th Accession Day. This annual event has become a platform for Sheikh Mohammed to unveil impactful initiatives contributing to the advancement of the emirate.
The ambitious goal of tripling the number of Emiratis working in the private sector is a significant feature of the Dubai Social Agenda 33. In order to achieve this long-term goal, Dubai must provide its residents with a wide range of options so that they may participate actively in the city's economic development.
Sheikh Mohammed emphasized, "The homeland is not numbers and structures; it is a family and a person," as he shared his future vision. In a move toward human-centered development, he stressed the importance of the family and how it should be protected, empowered, developed, and united.
Building a sustainable and prosperous community while emphasizing the well-being and prosperity of its citizens is the unshakable dedication to holistic development that this effort embodies.