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A heritage village in Dubai.

A heritage village in Dubai.

Life in the UAE is amazing, whether you are living in a city or far from it. Here in the United Arab Emirates one’s career prospects start looking up. An extremely good environment assures you of a safe and secure life. The leadership of the UAE is always concerned about the living standards of their citizens and its expatriates.

Good to read that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the launch of the ‘Emirates Villages,’ a Dhs1 billion project aimed at developing a sustainable development model and creating economic and business opportunities to promote social stability and wellbeing (“Sheikh Mohammed witnesses launch of Dhs1 billion ‘Emirates Villages’ project”, Gulf Today, Nov.24).

I cent per cent agree with Sheikh Theyab Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Emirates Council for Balanced Development, that the ‘Emirates Villages’ project represents a new milestone in achieving the ambitious vision of the UAE leadership by introducing a sustainable development model that accommodates all regions across the country, while utilising the human capabilities and natural resources of each region.

There is no doubt it will definitely enhance the effects of rural area as the project outlines five developmental tracks, through which the Emirates Council for Balanced Development seeks to create a micro-economy in 10 villages, achieve greater involvement of local communities, enhance the involvement of the private sector, and advance the sustainable development model by enhancing cooperation between federal and local governments.

Abdul Hannan,
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