The Government of Abu Dhabi announced a long-term plan for the transformation of the emirate’s economy, including a reduced reliance on the oil sector as a source of economic activity over time and a greater focus on knowledge-based industries in the future. Entitled ‘Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030’, it identifies seven immediate economic priorities.
The UAE will have achieved Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, Environment Vision 2030 (Abu Dhabi), Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy, Surface Transport Master Plan (Abu Dhabi), Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy, Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, Dubai 3D Printing Strategy and UN’s 2030 Agenda.
In 2028, the UAE will launch its interplanetary mission, with the primary goal of exploring the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The spacecraft will undertake a 3.6 billion-kilometre, five-year journey. Its final landing will be on an asteroid, 560 million kilometres from Earth in 2033. This will make the Emirates, the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on an asteroid.
Environment Vision 2030 for the emirate of Abu Dhabi was developed to ensure integration among the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social vision. It aims to preserve and enhance Abu Dhabi’s natural heritage in the efficient use of resources and contributing to a better quality of life for all. Environment Vision 2030 identifies 5 priority areas.
Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 – Urban Structure framework Plan’ was prepared by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The plan is designed to help Abu Dhabi Government filter and respond to current and future development needs, establish a planning culture and introduce strong guiding principles for new development. It provides conceptual solutions to shape the growth of Abu Dhabi over the next quarter of a century.
By 2030, Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Strategy (TMM) mainly aims to change attitude and behaviour towards use of sustainable modes of transport, improve access to public transport, satisfy mobility needs, reduce traffic growth and congestion and create an efficient multi-modal public transport network.
The core objective of Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) is to deliver a world class, sustainable transport system that supports Abu Dhabi’s economic, social and cultural and environmental goals. The environment goal of STMP is: Delivering world-leading performance in environmental sustainability by using resources responsibly, minimising pollution and preserving Abu Dhabi’s unique environment.
Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy aims to transform 25 per cent of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030. The strategy is expected to bring AED 22 billion in annual economic revenues in several sectors by reducing transportation costs, carbon emissions and accidents, and raising the productivity of individuals as well as saving hundreds of millions of hours wasted in conventional transportation
In June 2016, Sheikh Mohammed launched Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 to elevate Dubai into a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses. Dubai Industrial Strategy is based on five key objectives that will serve as the foundation for Dubai’s industrial future. Among other things, the Strategy aims to increase the total output and make Dubai a preferred manufacturing platform.
In April 2016, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. This initiative aims to exploit technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology by the year 2030.
There are three key sectors and five pillars of the strategy.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals are a set of 17 goals that aim to provide better living conditions to all. The SDGs are based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs are part of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UAE is taking several steps to achieve the SDGs at home and abroad.
By 2024, the UAE will have developed a 100 per cent Emirati-made lunar rover and sent it to the moon. The lunar mission will study various aspects of the lunar surface and pave the way for discoveries that can contribute to the development of science and specialised high-precision technologies in the space sector. It will also help test the UAE’s capabilities before embarking on manned missions to Mars.