Dubai Initiatives

Dubai Plan 2021

H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Plan 2021 in Dec 2014. With a special focus on people and society, the plan addresses six focus themes, each highlighting a group of strategic developmental aims for Dubai.

  • The People: “City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People”
  • The Society: “An Inclusive & Cohesive Society”
  • The Experience: “The Preferred Place to Live, Work & Visit”
  • The Place: “A Smart & Sustainable City”
  • The Economy: “A Pivotal Hub in the Global Economy”
  • The Government: “A Pioneering and Excellent Government”

Click here to read more about the Dubai Plan 2021.

Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has formulated and launched the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 in 2011, with the purpose of diversifying sources of energy and increase the clean energy share. Dubai aims to increase the share of clean energy to 29% and the Emirate’s energy demand by 30% by 2030.  Click here to learn more about the Dubai energy targets.

Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050

HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 in November 2015, which aims to make Dubai a global centre of clean energy and green economy. It aims to provide 75 % of the Emirate’s energy through clean energy sources by 2050. Click here to read more.

Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications and Al Sa’fat Rating System

Aligned with Dubai government’s strategic plans, Dubai Municipality launched its Green Building Regulations and Specifications (GBR&S) in 2011 to be applied as mandatory requirements for new construction in the Emirate. These regulations have been mandated on government owned buildings since 2011 and on all new buildings in Dubai starting 2014. Based on the GBR&S, Dubai Municipality introduced Al Sa’fat rating system in 2016 to strengthen the sustainable built environment in the city, and support the goal of Dubai’s Plan 2021 to create a smart and sustainable city. Click here to learn more about Al Sa’fat Rating System.

Trakhees EHS Regulations and Standards

Trakhees serves as a regulatory arm for the issuance of building permits, commercial licensing, and for the supervision of engineering and all health, environmental and safety related matters within the Free Zone. Trakhees has incorporated several sustainability credits into its own building assessment system. Click here to learn more about the Trakhees Regulations.