Dubai Greenlights a Range of Social Welfare Initiatives as Part of Dubai Social Agenda 33

Recently introduced by His Highness, the Dubai Social Agenda 33 is driven by the central theme of ‘Family: The Foundation of Our Nation.’

Among the endorsed initiatives is the allocation of 3,500 land plots to be distributed among Dubai citizens, alongside 2,300 fully furnished homes across Dubai with a total value of AED 5.5 billion. This decision underscores His Highness’s unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive support to citizens, ensuring the welfare and prosperity of their families.

In addition, His Highness has given explicit instructions to designate the newly allocated area for the housing project as ‘Latifa City.’

Sheikh Mohammed emphasized that citizens, their families, and the maintenance of social stability are at the core of all government plans, representing the ultimate objectives of every envisaged initiative. His Highness articulated that Dubai’s enduring success is a result of prioritizing public welfare and effectively utilizing all accessible resources to create optimal conditions for work and creativity. He underscored the significance of providing good housing, welfare measures, and instilling a sense of reassurance and confidence in the future as essential elements in fostering social cohesion within the emirate.

His Highness reiterated Dubai’s dedication to initiating even more substantial projects to realize the aspirations of its citizens.

“Family stands as the cornerstone of the nation and is the bedrock of all development plans. Our overarching goal is to elevate the quality of citizens’ lives, ensuring a brighter future,” he affirmed.

Latifa City, the newly allocated zone for citizens’ housing, serves as a tribute to the memory of Sheikh Mohammed’s mother, Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Highness dedicated a significant portion of his book ‘My Story’ to reflect on her impactful humanitarian contributions and influential role in Dubai.

The designated housing plots for citizens encompass a vast area of 40 million square feet. Eligible citizens from Dubai are set to receive ownership of these plots starting in February. Among these, 2,700 plots are located in Latifa City, and an additional 800 plots are situated in the Al Yalayis 5 area. The 2,300 newly constructed houses for citizens are strategically positioned across various areas, including Al Khawaneej 2, Al Aweer, Wadi Al Amardi, and Hatta. This comprehensive development initiative is a testament to Dubai’s commitment to providing citizens with comfortable living spaces and contributing to the overall well-being of the community.

Mattar Al Tayer, the Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Wellbeing Pillar in Dubai, and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of Urban Planning in the city, underscores the committee’s unwavering commitment to executing initiatives, crafting exemplary neighborhoods, and spearheading residential projects aligned with the leadership’s vision of offering unparalleled living standards for citizens.

He emphasized that this commitment is directed toward achieving the goals outlined in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. This ambitious plan aims to set up a global development model that prioritizes empowering the community and ensuring family stability, ultimately contributing to the city’s progress and prosperity. The focus on initiatives and projects reflects a dedicated effort to create a sustainable and thriving urban environment in accordance with the visionary aspirations outlined in the master plan.

Dawood Abdul Rahman Al-Hajri, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality, underscores the municipality’s steadfast commitment to fostering active collaboration with various government entities. The primary goal is to elevate the happiness and well-being of citizens and future generations. These collaborative efforts also carry a central objective of promoting sustainable development in Dubai, with a pronounced emphasis on human-centric approaches. Al-Hajri emphasizes that these initiatives are designed to enhance the overall quality of life for the residents of Dubai. The municipality, under his leadership, is dedicated to implementing strategies that not only prioritize the present well-being of the community but also contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for the city.

Omar Hamad Abdullah Hamad Bu Shehab, the CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, underscores the establishment’s commitment to actively cultivating partnerships with diverse entities. The primary objective is to ensure the provision of contemporary and holistic housing services. These collaborative initiatives are fundamentally geared towards securing the social stability of Emirati families in Dubai. 

Importantly, they align seamlessly with the objectives outlined in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. The establishment, under Bu Shehab’s leadership, strives to reinforce a comprehensive sustainable development model being implemented throughout Dubai, taking into full consideration the city’s aspirations for the future. Through strategic collaborations and forward-thinking initiatives, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment aims to contribute significantly to the overall welfare and progress of the community.Earlier this month, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurated the AED 208 billion Dubai Social Agenda program, outlining a pivotal goal to double the number of Emirati families in the emirate within the next decade. Additionally, he unveiled comprehensive plans to elevate housing standards, enhance healthcare services, and improve the overall quality of life for citizens. These initiatives underscore His Highness’s commitment to fostering the well-being and prosperity of the community, emphasizing the integral role of social development in shaping a progressive and inclusive future for Dubai.

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