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Emirates Villages

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


United Arab Emirates initially small towns villages

The United Arab Emirates were initially small towns and villages, but since 1960, they have experienced rapid development due to their oil reserves. Cities evolved from mud-walled hamlets into modern economic powerhouses that were connected to the global market. 

In recent years, the government has been devoted to these villages to boost their economy and develop tourism. A new $1 billion "Emirates Villages" project has been unveiled by the United Arab Emirates; an initiative launched during the government's annual meetings.

 This was made public via Twitter on November 23, 2022, by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

 The project will be handled by the Chairman of the Emirates Council for Balanced Development (“Council”) and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi's Executive Council.

 The project outlines five distinct developmental tracks through a singular development strategy based on collaborations between the government, local communities, and the private sector. The Council wants to make it easier for the federal government and local governments to collaborate through these tracks to establish a micro-economy in ten different villages, involve local communities and the private sector more, and move toward a model of sustainable development.

In the first group of villages included in the "Emirates Villages" project, at least 500 projects or opportunities for the economy geared toward young people will be made available. By encouraging economic and commercial expansion, this project aims to improve social stability and well-being.

 Overall, the UAE government's effort to preserve its rural heritage is admirable. Statistics point out that tourism will generate an amount of $1,529,000 by 2026, growing at an annual rate of 8.75 percent.

 This will be beneficial not only to the residents of the county but also aids in boosting the economy.

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