The UAE Cabinet, chaired by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031. The strategy aims to make the UAE a world leader in quality of life through a number of strategic objectives and initiatives highlighting the UAE government’s focus on the citizen’s wellbeing.
Objectives and pillars
The National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 also aims to promote an integrated concept of wellbeing, thus supporting Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071. It is based on a national framework of three main levels - individuals, society and the country. It includes 14 components and 9 strategic objectives, which include enhancing people's wellbeing by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, promoting good mental health and adopting positive thinking. The strategy would focus on strengthening family ties and work on improving the quality of life in cities across the country to attract more residents to those areas.
The National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 includes 90 supporting initiatives targeting more than 40 priority areas. One of the most important initiatives is the development of the first National Wellbeing Observatory to support the policy-making process. It will monitor a number of indicators of wellbeing in the UAE, submit regular reports to the UAE Cabinet, propose training programmes for government employees, and launch the Academy of Wellbeing future generations, in addition to forming a National Wellbeing Council to manage and coordinate the national strategy.
Updated on 16 Jan 2020