Saturday 19 December 2020
Dubai demonstrated in 2020 its resilience and its ability to weather crises and overcome challenges, supported by its flexible polices and future-oriented strategies, The Executive Council of Dubai said while approving the 2021 agenda.
The agenda contributes to realizing the leadership’s vision by promoting excellence in all sectors and introducing innovative initiatives to enhance government services and further raise Dubai’s competitiveness.
The agenda covers various key drivers of growth including government services, the digital economy, investments, SMEs, public-private partnerships, facilitating cost-efficiencies for businesses and residents, and enhancing the city’s competitiveness and sustainability.
The Council also reviewed the outcomes of the 2020 agenda of The Executive Council and the Strategic Affairs Council as well as the government’s key strategic objectives in the areas of social services, the economy and environmental sustainability.
It approved an organ transplant program to consolidate Dubai’s leadership in this field. The new program will contribute to the efforts to transform Dubai into a global healthcare tourism destination and a center for medical research. The Dubai Health Authority explained that the comprehensive program will bring relief to patients and reduce the burden on the health sector.
The Dubai Department of Economic Development noted during the meeting that the various economic stimulus packages introduced by the Dubai Government in 2020 supported the revival of various sectors and accelerated the city’s economic recovery.
The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) presented the results of the Dubai Cyber Index, an initiative aimed at helping Dubai government entities ensure the highest standards of cyber security.
The Index is aligned with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy’s goal of protecting the emirate from a range of cybersecurity risks and accelerating economic growth. It is also part of the city’s efforts to drive rapid technological progress and digital transformation.