UAE Vision 2021 was launched in early February 2010 by the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Acknowledging the enormous contribution of its founding fathers, this vision charts the next stage of the country’s journey leading up to the golden jubilee of its foundation, in 2021. The vision acknowledges that there are many challenges facing the country but also acknowledges that the goals outlined are attainable.
“An ambitious nation like ours cannot achieve its goals by relying on its past achievements. We must work harder, be more innovative, more organized, and more vigilant in examining the trends and challenges that will face us. We will start with a deep and honest analysis of our current situation, taking into consideration emerging regional and international changes.”
“We are determined to respond proactively to all challenges in a way that will bequeath to future generations a legacy worthy of the pioneers who founded our great nation, a legacy defined by prosperity, security, stability, and a life filled with dignity and respect.”
The Vision is expressed in the context of four united themes: