Sheikh Hamdan announces new strategy to make Dubai the world’s best city

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has approved the Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033.

The strategy, approved on Tuesday (May 14) will be carried out in three phases starting this year until 2033 and will feature more than 200 projects and initiatives for Emiratis, expats and tourists alike.

“Our objective is to establish Dubai as one of the world’s best cities in terms of well-being, offer every resident a healthy, active, and enjoyable lifestyle, build a society that takes pride in its identity and cultural diversity, and offer the highest quality of leisure and entertainment. Dubai’s name will become synonymous with fine living worldwide,” said. Sheikh Hamdan, who, earlier this week, also approved phase two of a heritage project to restore and preserve 35 buildings and sites in Dubai.

State news agency WAM said the Dubai strategy aims to establish Dubai as a “global leader in quality of life and enhance its status as the world’s preferred destination to live, work and visit.”

Under the strategy, well-being districts and more than 30 parks with the new designs will be developed across Dubai within three years. Dubai’s beachfront areas will also be upgraded, covering Jebel Ali Beach, Jebel Ali Caravans Camp Beach, as well as Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, and Al Mamzar Beaches.

Cycling tracks on beaches will be extended by 300 percent, and night swimming beaches will be extended by 60 percent. New beaches exclusive for women will also be opened as part of the plan to hit 300 percent increase in public services provision by 2025.

In Al Khawaneej 2 and Al Barsha 2, more than 115 km of pedestrian and cycling tracks will be constructed and more than 3,000 trees and plants will be planted as part of Phase 1 of the strategy. Existing lanes for bicycles and e-scooters, pedestrian walkways, restrooms, and family recreational spaces will be redeveloped across Dubai.

It covers 10 key pillars pertinent to well-being: culture and entertainment, the natural environment, the urban environment, mobility, society and family, the economic environment, employment and work conditions, education, safety and security, and health. It also
focuses on seven key demographic categories: women, seniors, nationals, people of determination, children, youth, and white-collar workers.

The strategy also aims to develop tourism destinations like Hatta, Lehbab, Al Marmoom, Al Lisaili, Al Faqa’, Nizwa, Al Awir, and Margham. It involves several initiatives to improve well-being, create investment opportunities for families, support farmers and local products, and conserve natural reserves and archaeological sites.

By 2033, the strategy aims to convert 25 percent of all trips in the city to self-driving travel, and turn Dubai into a pedestrian-friendly city. It aims to double the length of cycling lanes from 544 km to 1,150 km, increase bus routes by 117 percent from 4,008 to 8,722 km, and expand the railway network from 100 to 159 km.

The strategy includes more than 1,000 annual sports, community, cultural, arts, and entertainment events. Areas allocated to entertainment, tourism, and hotels are planned to be increased by 134 percent by 2040, ensuring that Dubai is transformed into a meeting point for diverse cultures.

Projects will also be launched to plant more trees and flowers across Dubai, and preserve the city’s biological diversity with its marine life and wildlife. ICA/Expat Media

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