Happiness of Dubai residents is No 1 priority, says Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai ruler says government intends to 'challenge the impossible' to improve residents' wellbeing
By Staff writer
Mon 20 Nov 2017 01:37 PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that the happiness and wellbeing of residents is the top priority of the government.

“We want the best future for them, and we inspire our progress and continuity through our ability to innovate and invent solutions that anticipate future challenges, so the UAE and its cities remain the centre of the world,” Sheikh Mohammed said during a board meeting of Dubai Executive Council.

He also said that leadership approach should be reflected on the overall government work to come up with ideas that help achieve the required leap in term of improving people’s way of living for a better future.

Sheikh Mohammed said that he will personally follow up the offering of opportunities to younger leadership, and develop the skills of second, 3rd, 4th and 5th range leadership to be able to innovate and lead in the future.

Sheikh Mohammed also directed the creation of the Strategic Affairs Council to replace the sectorial committees to support the Executive Council in executing its duties.

“We always look forward and don’t settle for previous accomplishments amid a changing world that requires continuity in the race of competitiveness through innovative tools,” Sheikh Mohammed added.

“We have all what it takes to challenge the impossible. We proud of what we have achieved, and our expectations from government entities are high in order to maintain our leadership; that’s why I follow up the progress of government through periodic reports via the chairman of the Executive Council, to ensure the accomplishment of the vision that I’ve set to Dubai to became the best and the happiest city in the world by 2021,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

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Last Updated: Mon 20 Nov 2017 01:13 PM GST

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