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UAE Future

The UAE aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the project is a seed that the UAE plants today and expects future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge. He issued directives to Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the independent power producer (IPP) model. It will generate 1,000 Mega Watts (MW) by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030. The first phase of this project began operations in 2013 with a capacity of 13 MW. The second phase began operations in April 2017 with a capacity of 200 MW. The third phase will begin operations in 2020 with a capacity of 1,000 MW, while the fourth phase of the project will begin operations by the last quarter of 2020 with a capacity of 5,000 MW. The project will have the world’s tallest solar tower, measuring 260 metres.

Vision 2021 is a long-term plan that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021 when the UAE will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched 'Vision 2021' in 2010, during a Cabinet meeting.


Ramadan in times of COVID-19

Ramadan will be different for all of us due to COVID-19. However, the essence of the month will remain intact while we observe fasting and offer Zakat. Let us not forget to maintain physical distance and abide by all the other precautionary measures to contain the virus. Read about the UAE’s rulings on Ramadan amid COVID-19. Ramadan Kareem.

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Make it in the Emirates

Make it in the Emirates

‘Make it in the Emirates’ is the unified industrial brand identity to encourage manufacturing and production in the UAE. Local and international investors are invited to contribute to the development of our national industries and promote with pride its uniqueness and super-quality.

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Year of the 50th

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.

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Arabic version of the UN E-Government Survey 2020

In partnership with the UN, the UAE government launched the Arabic version of the UN E-Government Survey 2020 to leverage the global experiences and benchmarks to develop digital transformation in Arab countries.

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Emirates Mars Mission

After a journey of about seven months, the Hope probe entered the orbit of Mars on 9 February 2021 at 7:42 pm, UAE time. Launched as part of Emirates Mars Mission, the probe will study the Martian atmosphere. The UAE is the first Arab country to reach Mars and its space agency is the fifth internationally to reach the Red Planet. The entry of the ...

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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2020

The UAE was ranked 9th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2020. It is the only Arab country to have maintained its position among the top 10 competitive countries for 4 years in a row. The UAE was ranked 3rd in government efficiency, 4th in economic performance and 7th in business efficiency.

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Life post COVID-19

“Anyone who thinks that the world after COVID-19 will be the same as the one before it, is mistaken”, said H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He added that changes in government structure and national priorities to tackle the consequences of COVID-19 are inevitable as the country now moves towards building a recovery plan for a post ...

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The ALHOSN UAE app

Download the ALHOSN UAE app, the integrated digital platform for COVID-19 in the UAE. Through this app, you can receive COVID-19 test results on your smartphones and detect if you have been in close contact with someone who, in turn, was in close contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding President of the UAE

The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established the foundation for a strong, united federation which welcomed modernisation while preserving the cultural and social heritage of the UAE. His objective was to invest in Emiratis and reap out of their active participation in building the nation.

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Statistics

1Women in parliament

According to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2020, the UAE ranks first globally in the indicator, ‘the percentage of females in parliament’. Women hold 50 per cent of the seats of the UAE’s Federal National Council.

 

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