DUBAI // Results of brainstorming sessions for the Dubai Plan 2021 have been released and there are 105 recommendations to improve the city’s way of life.
Dubai Plan 2021 Creative Labs were launched as a brainstorming platform to generate futuristic ideas and devise solutions for the challenges of the future. The labs also aim to reinforce Dubai government’s position as “the government of happiness and to create a city of happy, creative and empowered people, living in an inclusive and cohesive society, which is the ultimate goal of Dubai Plan 2021”.
Commenting on the 23-page creative labs report, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, said: “We are keen on activating the role of the creative labs as a vital channel that encourages the participation of the community and private sector in the development of the overall system of work in the emirate and to confirm Dubai’s ability to reach its big targets in development.”
The six themes of the creative labs were: the Government of Happiness, the Happy Family, From Waste to Resource, Avid Readers, Made in Al Quoz and What’s in our Neighbourhood.
The report included detailed recommendations on ways to create stronger family units in the UAE, ways to improve Dubai’s recycling, develop more efficient government services, foster an avid reading culture and ways to turn Al Quoz industrial area into a cultural hub.
“Implementing the recommendations of the creative labs report is one of the priorities on the agenda of Dubai government,” said Abdulla Al Shaibani, the Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Mr Al Shaibani said that the ideas generated by the labs reflect the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and they will have a great impact on the city.
Aisha Miran, assistant secretary general for strategy management and governance sector, said that work will begin to expedite the implementation of the creative labs’ recommendations.