By Sam Bridge
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed chairs first meeting of council which plans to shape new urban plan for the emirate
A new Dubai Council chaired by ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday approved the development of a plan of 50 goals for the emirate to achieve in the next five years.
Sheikh Mohammed, in a series of tweets, said the goals, details of which will be announced within the next two months, must be reached or teams will be replaced.
"Today in Dubai Council, we decided to start immediately developing a new urban plan for the emirate that works to develop a quality of life map for Dubai and ensures that Dubai is the best city in living and living by providing the best facilities for the best city in the world," the ruler said in one tweet.
In another, he said Dubai Council is a "new system for the governance of governmental and semi-governmental companies under the supervision of Maktoum bin Mohammed".
Dubai Council also announced it is developing a new economic plan for the emirate to "create new sectors to ensure its superiority, global competitiveness and investment attractiveness".
The Council also approved the establishment of the Dubai Media Council, which includes the Dubai Media Office, media and production cities, studios, radio networks, television and newspapers, and the TV and film production committee, with Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid as president.
Council members have created the position of deputy general manager for all Dubai departments, and approved the launch of a leadership program under the supervision of the Dubai Council to qualify general managers and new executives as Sheikh Mohammed searches for "the new generation" of leaders of Dubai.
In another tweet, he added: "The formation of the Dubai Council is the beginning of a series of positive changes in the emirate commensurate with the regional and global conditions... Dubai's year is continuous change and development... I have not personally stopped renewing and changing for fifty years... and I will not stop."