About the UAE

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). 

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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2020: Towards the next 50

Themed "2020: Towards the next 50", the year 2020 will witness the launch of the biggest national strategy to prepare the country for the coming 50 years and for its Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2021.

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UAE Nation Brand

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.

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Year of Tolerance—2019

Instilling values of tolerance carries on Sheikh Zayed's legacy. It is one of the most important attributes that we can give to our people and the global community to ensure their safety, stability and happiness - H. H. Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE made this statement while declaring 2019 as the Year of Tolerance in the UAE.

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The Year of Zayed—2018

H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE declared 2018 the year of Zayed to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding President of the UAE. The year of Zayed will highlight the role of the late leader in establishing the UAE and his local, regional and international achievements.

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Digital UAE

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.

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Vision 2021

Vision 2021 aims to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by the year 2021, the year of the UAE's Golden Jubilee. In order to translate the Vision into a reality, its pillars have been mapped into six national priorities which represent the key focus sectors of government action in the coming years.

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UAE Centennial 2071

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 ...

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National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing

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.

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