Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Designing the Next 50" project to involve the public in shaping the future of the UAE.


The project will bring together all members of society to consolidate the pillars and components of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 as part of the announcement of the year 2020: about the next fifty years to develop a comprehensive development plan for the next five decades after 2021, according to a statement issued by the UAE Government Media Office today.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “50 years ago, the founders of the United Arab Emirates began the task of engaging people in shaping the future of the country that we see today. They started from the desert with ambitions that reached outer space. They met and discussed people's ideas. While they were living in different circumstances with resources. Less, but they were united by the same intense spirit and effort aimed at the summit. Their message made history and redefined the concept of modern societies. "

He added, "Today we salute the mission of the founders of the UAE. Today we begin our mission to prepare for the next 50 years that precede the centenary of the UAE. Our duty is to design the UAE for the future for future generations. And to involve our people in this mission as our founders did. We invite citizens and residents to join us in shaping a future." UAE.

The grand project will be supervised by the 50th Development Plan Committee, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to form the next fifty years for the United Arab Emirates.

Community efforts

As part of the "Design for the Next 50" project, a digital platform will be launched to collect ideas from citizens and residents about shaping the next 50 years of the United Arab Emirates in sectors including health, education, social development, economy, environment, housing, tourism, entrepreneurship, investment, skills development, community values, culture, family relations, sports and youth. Food security, science and advanced technologies.

The various meetings will bring together UAE ministers with members of the public who will represent the various segments of the diverse society and capture their aspirations for the future in the country.

Panel discussions and brainstorming sessions will bring together public and private entities with the public to work together to develop ideas and recommendations to shape the future of all sectors and areas across the UAE.

Public and private entities will use interactive tools including meetings, polls, and remote discussion sessions to receive feedback from the public. These tools will bring together people's ideas to help shape the future of the various vital sectors in the UAE, namely education, healthcare, sustainability and advanced technologies.