- Transformative Projects: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved a series of projects for 2024 under the Dubai Social Agenda 33, centered around the theme “Family: The Foundation of Our Nation.” These initiatives aim to elevate the welfare and wellbeing of citizens and emphasize the importance of social stability.
- Housing Development: As part of the approved projects, 3,500 plots of land and 2,300 ready-to-move-in houses valued at AED 5.5 billion will be allocated to citizens in Dubai. This reflects the ruler’s unwavering commitment to providing necessary support for families, reinforcing the significance of good housing in fostering social cohesion.
- Latifa City: The new area designated for citizen housing projects will be named ‘Latifa City’ in tribute to Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed’s mother. This dedication is a recognition of her humanitarian contributions and influential role in Dubai, as highlighted in Sheikh Mohammed’s book ‘My Story.’
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, approved a series of transformative projects for the year 2024 as part of the Dubai Social Agenda 33, a statement said.
Launched recently by His Highness, the Dubai Social Agenda 33 is inspired by the overarching theme of ‘Family: The Foundation of Our Nation’. The approved projects include the allocation of 3,500 plots of land to be distributed among citizens in Dubai, besides 2,300 ready-to-move-in houses across Dubai valued at AED 5.5 billion.
The move reflects His Highness’s unwavering commitment to provide all necessary support to citizens to ensure the welfare and well-being of their families.
His Highness also issued directives to name the new area designated for the housing project for citizens as ‘Latifa City’. Sheikh Mohammed reassured that citizens, their families, and social stability were fundamental to all government plans and the ultimate goals of all initiatives envisaged by it.
His Highness said that Dubai’s continued success story is the outcome of prioritizing public welfare and leveraging all available resources to ensure optimal conditions for work and creativity. Good housing, welfare measures, and a sense of reassurance and faith in tomorrow all go towards furthering social cohesion in the emirate, he added.
His Highness reaffirmed Dubai’s commitment to launching still more significant projects to fulfill the aspirations of its citizens. “Family is the cornerstone of the nation and the foundation of all development plans. Our ultimate objective is to enhance the quality of citizens’ lives for a brighter future,” he said.
Latifa City, the newly designated area for citizens’ housing, pays tribute to the memory of Sheikh Mohammed’s mother, Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
His Highness dedicated a significant portion of his book ‘My Story’ to reflect on her humanitarian contributions and influential role in Dubai. The housing plots earmarked for citizens dot an area spanning 40 million square feet, with eligible citizens from Dubai to be handed over ownership in February.
These include 2,700 plots in Latifa City and 800 plots in Al Yalayis 5 area. The 2,300 new houses for citizens are located across areas in Al Khawaneej 2, Al Aweer, Wadi Al Amardi, and Hatta.
Mattar Al Tayer, Dubai’s Commissioner General for the Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Wellbeing Pillar, who is also Chairman of the Supreme Committee of Urban Planning in Dubai, emphasized the committee’s dedication to implementing initiatives, designing exemplary neighborhoods, and undertaking residential projects in line with the leadership’s vision to provide the best living standards for citizens.
This commitment is aimed at achieving the objectives of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which aims to establish a global development model focused on empowering the community and ensuring family stability, he added.
Dawood Abdul Rahman Al-Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, emphasized the municipality’s commitment to actively collaborating with government entities to enhance the happiness and well-being of citizens and upcoming generations.
These efforts were also aimed at promoting sustainable development in Dubai, with a strong emphasis on human-centric approaches and improving the overall quality of life, he added.
Omar Hamad Abdullah Hamad Bu Shehab, CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, highlighted the Establishment’s dedication to fostering collaboration with various entities to guarantee the delivery of modern and integrated housing services.
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