His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the ‘UAE Vision 2021’ during a Cabinet meeting in 2010. His vision is to make UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021, when the nation celebrates the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation.

More than 300 UAE officials, men and women, from 90 local and federal governmental institutions, have worked on developing the national agenda. The main focus of the government is Education, Health, Economy, Police and Security.

The four principles of the UAE Vision 2021 are –

  • United in Responsibility
  • United in Destiny
  • United in Knowledge
  • United in Prosperity


Out of 156 countries ranked, in the World Happiness Report the UAE is 17 and ranked the first among the Arab countries.

The Programme is something that the UAE would like to see implemented in other governments throughout the world.

“Happiness and positivity in the UAE are a lifestyle, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE community. The government system is evolving to realise the goals that every human seeks: happiness for him and his family.”

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