In March 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the UAE government introduced its Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, setting out a comprehensive and exciting plan for sustainable urban development in Dubai over the coming 20 years.
Dubai 2040 is Dubai’ seventh major master plan since 1960, and has at its heart the goal of enhancing happiness, quality of life and cementing Dubai’s position as a global destination for residents, citizens and visitors.
The master plan has been structurally and strategically prepared to integrate all of Dubai’s development master plans, aligning development and vision with economic drivers and the needs of Dubai in the coming years, in particular to accommodate an ever-growing population which has multiplied 80 times since 1960, from 40,000 to 3.3 million and now encompasses people from over 200 worldwide nationalities.
Omnium International has been closely involved with much of Dubai’s master plan development in that time, including Downton Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Marina and Dubai Hills Estate, and our team is excited to see how the plans for Dubai 2040 will form a cohesive link across the whole emirate, setting a sustainable and long-term platform for future growth.
Dubai 2040 delivers on a number of key objectives, including:
Sustainability is high on Dubai 2040’s priorities, having been preceded by a keen focus on ‘green’ development at major sites, including the iconic One Za’abeel and Expo 2020 pavilions. Our Omnium International team is looking forward to the development of world-class sustainable infrastructure and buildings in Dubai, achieved as ever without compromise on quality or uniqueness.
The ambitious new master plan aims to achieve by 2040:
It’s clear from the proposals and vision that Dubai is very much centred on wellness, providing the urban infrastructure that enables citizens, residents and visitors to lead and enjoy healthy, sustainable lifestyles and work opportunities which make the most of the natural resources and land available in the emirate. Similarly, Dubai 2040 creates a future vision that will be attractive to foreign investment, building greater economic diversity across a range of sectors.
Sheikh Mohammed said at the launch of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan:
“Drawing inspiration from global best practices and adapting them to local needs and requirements, we have created a development model that offers the best possible quality of life and creates the conditions for sustainable prosperity.”
“The Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan is a world-leading proposal that will propel Dubai for future decades. This pioneering master plan, focused on modern-day themes of sustainability and wellness, delivers not only a vibrant and welcoming community in which to live and work, but encourages diverse economic investment and tourism that will secure Dubai’s long-term future as a destination truly worthy of its place on the global stage.
Having been closely involved in the development of Dubai over the last 30 years, from its early infrastructure projects through to major current developments at Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Hills Estate and Expo 2020, Omnium International awaits with excitement the emirate’s plans to bring Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan to life, moving the UAE forward through new technologies, innovative ideas and a deep commitment to the quality of life of our citizens, residents and visitors.”
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