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Dubai Plan 2021: Charting the future of Dubai

The comprehensive plan for the city combines all aspects of urban life and the economy


Dubai Plan 2021 charts the future of Dubai through holistic and complementary perspectives, starting with the people and the society who have always been the bedrock of the city. This perspective describes the characteristics that Dubai’s people need to have to deliver on the city’s aspirations in all areas, and examines the society needed to support and empower these individuals in achieving their goals.

The plan 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.

The plan also focuses on the economy, which is the city’s development engine and its fuel for its march forward. Finally, the plan addresses the government as the custodian of the city’s development in all aspects.

These perspectives are divided into six themes, each highlighting a group of strategic developmental aims for Dubai, and together forming the city’s vision for 2021:

  • The people: A city of happy, creative, and empowered people
  • The society: An inclusive and cohesive society
  • The experience: The preferred place to live, work, and visit
  • The place: A smart and sustainable city
  • The economy: A pivotal hub in the global economy
  • The government: A pioneering and excellent government



Dubai Plan 2021



Dubai Plan 2021