Launching a new policy to raise living standards in the UAE


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a new national policy which aims to improve living standards in the UAE.

The policy seeks to create “vital residential communities”,  providing a new model of life in the country, in line with the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071, state news agency WAM reported.

It includes six key components – a suitable location, integrated facilities, cohesive communities, areas for interactive living, cultural participation, and smart systems to prevent the isolation of residential neighborhoods and facilitate transportation and communication.

According to the policy, residential communities must contain certain facilities that will support the lives of their residents and provide a “rich residential experience” such as shared gardens and sporting facilities.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the UAE prioritizes the quality of life of its citizens, while its government has prioritised housing and is achieving sustainability in this vital sector.

Sheikh Mohammed directed relevant authorities to begin adopting the policy and activating its regulations in the design and establishment of all the residential projects around the country.

The policy, which is developed by the National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing, in cooperation with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, aims to determine new principles and standards, to create residential communities that will improve the quality of life of citizens and their communities.