Traditional neighborhood councils play an important role in promoting participation and discussion of various issues. Dubai's Crown Prince said easing the challenges faced by Emiratis, expats and investors is a top priority for the government.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, affirmed that the government is committed to developing its services to meet the needs and aspirations of society. "This will help accelerate the development journey in the emirate and strengthen the Dubai government system as a model for the world," he said.
Sheikh Hamdan said that officials should interact with people through field visits. Traditional neighborhood councils play an important role in promoting participation, discussing various issues, and generating new ideas and initiatives.
He said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had always stressed the importance of officials interacting with people and understanding their needs.
This came while His Highness Sheikh Hamdan chaired the meeting of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, which was held at the Al Khawaneej Council building. “Ensuring the welfare of the public is one of the primary goals of Dubai’s development strategy.
By maintaining high levels of service efficiency and excellence, we seek to raise the level of well-being of Dubai's citizens and residents, who are partners in the emirate's development journey.
During the meeting, the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai approved the "Dubai Building Code" which defines a revised set of construction rules and standards in Dubai. The law promotes sustainable development and innovation in building design. It seeks to reduce construction costs by simplifying construction rules.
By setting up a one-stop shop for approvals from licensing agencies and departments in Dubai, the code will facilitate procedures for consultants, contractors, developers, investors and owners.