This section provides essential information about the UAE's economy, political and government system, strategies, plans and initiatives. Know about the UAE’s vast history and rich culture. For more information, you could also read the UAE Annual Book 2018 (PDF).
The UAE announced 2021, as the ‘Year of the 50th’ to commemorate 50 years of its formation in 1971. From 6 April 2021 until 31 March 2022, the UAE will celebrate its remarkable achievements over the last 50 years and begin preparing for the next 50.
People all over the world voted for the ‘7 Lines’ design to be the UAE’s logo for the next 50 years. The logo represents the seven emirates and the seven founding fathers, and complements the slogan ‘Make it Happen’. The UAE Government calls on all entities to use this logo in their initiatives and events to convey the UAE’s story to the world.
H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched the Mobile Government initiative to make government services available round the clock. The initiative is in line with Vision 2021 that foresees high quality of life that is sustainable and preserves national identity.
The ‘UAE Centennial 2071’ is a long-term government plan that encompasses a national strategy to strengthen the country’s reputation and soft power; ensure that government revenue is diversified, relying less on oil; introduce education programmes focused on advanced IT and engineering and build Emirati values and ethics for future ...
Happiness and positivity are a lifestyle and government’s commitment and a true spirit that unites the Emirati community said H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.