Released in February 2007, the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 is a declaration of where the emirate is headed and what steps need to be taken to get there. Aside from the headline-making ideas of urban growth and technological advancement, the plan focuses on making Dubai a more desirable place to live and do business. Infrastructure improvement, health and safety, education, and judicial excellence are the factors that will most benefit business owners. The plan also addresses concerns that might otherwise hinder future business growth, such as the mounting demand for energy and water.
Despite the global financial crisis, many of these aspirations are being advanced. Several government departments, including the Department of Economic Development, have made a move to efficient electronic interfaces, new roads and public transportation. Alternatives that ease congestion and aid local trade have been constructed, and reforms dealing with education and health are regularly being passed. All of these changes amount to a Dubai that is more attractive to potential residents, customers and clients.
The UAE Cabinet has approved a historic National Charter called UAE Vision 2021 that aims to transform the UAE into “one of the best countries in the world by 2021”, when the country will be celebrating the golden jubilee anniversary of the formation of the Union. The UAE Vision 2021 was released on 7th February, 2010 after the conclusion of the Cabinet sessions held at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort and contains a preface and four major themes.
In preparation for 2020, the Dubai Strategic Plan 2020 is being drawn up to consolidate Dubai's leading position regionally as well as its competitiveness on the global stage. Once ready, the DSP 2020 will be linked here.