Dubai sets up supreme committee for urban planning to drive 2040 Master Plan

Special body to be headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Dubai crown prince said

Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai Media Office

Dubai will form a special body to oversee the emirate’s urban planning sector, including the implementation of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, a blueprint for developing the city over the next two decades. 

The Supreme Committee for Urban Planning will be headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, announced on Twitter on Sunday. 

“Today, we issued a decision to form the [special body]… Our goal is to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and governance… and our goal is to make Dubai the world’s best city to live in,” the crown prince said. 

Sheikh Hamdan noted that the 2040 master plan is a major undertaking that requires “unprecedented levels” of cooperation and coordination. 

“The committee will oversee their implementation with the support and participation of various stakeholders in a framework that accelerates the pace of achievement,” Sheikh Hamdan said. 

Last March, Dubai unveiled the master plan that seeks to further transform the emirate, with the end goal of providing its residents the best quality of life. 

According to a government statement, the plan is inspired by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for sustainable development. The Dubai ruler is keen to transform the city into a destination with the world’s best lifestyle, leisure, tourism and investment offerings. 

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria)

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