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2040 DUBAI +120% Doubling the Population by 2040

17 Mar. 2021

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan; an ambitious plan that sees the city transformed into a state-of-the-art hub that an estimated 5.8 million residents will call home in 2040.

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“We launched Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan with aims to make Dubai the world's best city to live in. Areas dedicated to economic & recreational activities will double, our public beach areas will increase by 400% over the next 20 years & 60% of Dubai's area will be nature reserves,” read a tweet from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed on Sunday March 13.

“The new urban plan aims to design life in Dubai for the next 20 years, provide the best quality of life and pave the way for the next major residential and economic developments in the city.”

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“Our strategic development plans are focused on creating the best possible environment and infrastructure to enhance the community’s happiness and wellbeing and support the fulfilment of the greatest human aspirations for both our citizens and people from around the world,” said HH Sheikh Mohammed.

“Our goal is to create a truly inclusive environment that not only meets the needs of Dubai’s diverse population, but also inspires them to tap into their creative and innovative capacities and realise their true potential.”

The Dubai 2040 Master Plan is the seventh development for the emirate since 1960. Since 1960 and 2020 the population of Dubai has grown from 40,000 to 3.3 million.

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