The Emirate of Dubai has recently announced its 2040 development plan, which is meant to boost its status as a regional and international hub for business, tourism, and investments.
The plan has detailed a number of projects and opportunities that are all meant to help it draw more residents during the next 20 years.
.@HHShkMohd has launched the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, with directives for Dubai to become the world’s top city for quality of life. The next 20 years will see a clear roadmap for sustainable development & ambitious projects that place happiness at the forefront of our goals. pic.twitter.com/lEGCsl57Io
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) March 13, 2021
The ambitious plan that was announced in statements by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum last month aims to drive more expats into the country, as it draws more investments and business opportunities.
Dubai’s urban plan which has been termed “Dubai’s Urban Master Plan” has anticipated the emirate’s population to grow by 76% by 2040, to reach around 6 million, as opposed to the current 3.3 million.
Mainly, the plan will target expanding the tourist sector by increasing new areas allocated for hotels and touristic attractions by 134%, in addition to turning about 60% of the emirate into natural reserves. Dubai will also add more green and recreational spaces, which is expected to double the number of the city’s public parks in the coming years.
Moreover, the city is planning to increase the length of public beaches by 400%.
We launched Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan with aims to make Dubai the world’s best city to live in. Areas dedicated to economic & recreational activities will double, our public beach areas will increase by 400% over the next 20 years & 60% of Dubai’s area will be nature reserves pic.twitter.com/Td3qsyGadj
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 13, 2021
Finally, the plan has also dedicated lots of land areas that are meant to increase the quality of life for individuals and families who choose to call Dubai home, including a 25% increase in areas for educational and health facilities, in addition to about 168 square kilometers for commercial establishments.
What other aspects do you think the plan needs to incorporate to become the ideal Middle Eastern destination for either tourism and/or work.