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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Dubai Urban Plan 2040", directing Dubai to be the best city for life in the world. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, "The development renaissance that Rashid bin Saeed established continues to achieve its ambitious goals that do not know a ceiling for excellence." He added, "We continue to work to complete a global development model aimed at the well-being of society, empowering its members and motivating them to creativity, innovation and success." He explained that "the plan sets an integrated map for sustainable urban development centered on people and aims to improve the quality of life and enhance the global competitiveness of the emirate." He continued: "Enhancing the business environment and providing multiple support options for residents, visitors and investors, is the most important goal of the plan ... in addition to raising the efficiency of land use to support economic activities and promoting foreign investment in the new sectors." He highlighted: "The plan will also provide for the needs of the population through integrated service centers in all areas of Dubai and expand the means of flexible and sustainable transportation." # The seventh plan: The Dubai Urban Plan 2040 is the seventh in the history of the Emirate of Dubai, as the first plan was launched in 1960, and during the period from 1960 to 2020 Dubai witnessed an 80-fold increase in its population, from 40,000 people in 1960 to about 3.3 million people. At the end of 2020. The urban and built-up area has doubled 170 times, and increased from 3.2 square kilometers to 1,490 square kilometers in the same period. The new plan draws an integrated future map for sustainable urban development, the main axis of which is sustainable development that serves mankind, improves the quality of life in the emirate of Dubai, enhances the emirate’s global competitiveness, and provides multiple options for residents and visitors during the next twenty years, so that Dubai is the best city in terms of living and life by providing the best facilities. To the best city in the world. The plan aims to raise the efficiency of resource use, develop vibrant and healthy communities, double green recreational spaces and parks to provide a healthy environment for residents and visitors, provide sustainable and flexible mobility options, raise the efficiency of land use to support economic activities, enhance the attraction of foreign investments in new sectors, improve environmental sustainability and protect cultural heritage. And urban. The Dubai Urban Plan 2040 is concerned with providing future housing needs in integrated communities according to the best planning standards for more than 20 years. According to the studies, the number of residents residing in Dubai is expected to increase from 3.3 million in 2020 to 5.8 million in 2040, and the daytime population will increase from 4.5 million in 2020 to 7.8 million in 2040. The plan includes doubling the area of ​​hotel and tourism activities by 134%, and the area of ​​economic activities will increase to 168 square kilometers to reinforce Dubai's position as a global economic and logistical center, with an increase in the area of ​​land allocated to educational and health facilities by 25%, and the length of beaches open to the public will increase by 400% by the year 2015. 2040. The plan will include the issuance of an integrated and flexible urban planning law that supports the sustainability of development and takes into account the future directions of the emirate. The plan will also include the completion of the development and development processes for the Hatta region, which is one of the main tourist destinations in Dubai due to its environmental and heritage attractions, and its development with the participation of the private sector. And enhancing economic opportunities in it, especially by encouraging entrepreneurs and supporting local national projects for the people of the region to stimulate tourism, in addition to developing integrated housing complexes for citizens that meet their current and future needs.