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2040 URBAN MASTERPLAN

Dubai allocates $17bn for new Emirati housing programme

DUBAI, September 22, 2021

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the allocation of AED65 billion ($17.7 billion) in funding for an Emirati housing programme in Dubai.
 
This comes as part of his Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan for sustainable urban development. The budget will be spent over the next two decades to provide quality housing for Emiratis.
 
He also issued directives to quadruple the number of citizens benefiting from the housing programme effective from next year, and increase the land plots allocated to Emirati housing projects in Dubai to 1.7 billion sq ft, which will meet the demand from citizens over the next 20 years.
 
Sheikh Mohammed said quality housing is everyone’s basic right and a top priority for the government.
 
"We have adopted an integrated housing policy, which I will supervise myself. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, will follow up on its plans."
 
He pointed out that Dubai’s vision was to be the world’s best city to live in. Developing housing for citizens is a top priority that forms part of this objective, he added.
 
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the importance of streamlining efforts to implement the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan which maps out a comprehensive plan for sustainable urban development in Dubai.
 
"We are proud of the spirit of teamwork and collaboration with which we serve our citizens. We are committed to provide the highest quality of services to them through public-private partnerships. Working as one team, we continue to work to build a brighter future for our citizens," he remarked.
 
"The government’s strategic plans for the future revolve around enhancing the quality of life our people enjoy.Their security, wellbeing and prosperity remains our highest priority," Sheikh Hamdan said.
 
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan sets out a comprehensive future map for sustainable urban development in the city. 
 
Aligned with the UAE’s vision for the next 50 years, the plan is focused on enhancing people’s happiness and quality of life. 
 
The people-centric plan focuses on reinforcing Dubai’s competitiveness as a global destination by providing a wide diversity of lifestyle and investment opportunities for citizens, residents and visitors over the next 20 years, he added. 
 
 



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