#Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Emirati federal govt employees can receive paid leave to start a business

The cabinet also approved housing loans for citizens worth Dhs2.4bn for the next six months, with 500 beneficiaries per month

by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dhs6.3bn housing package for Emiratis in Dubai

The development of a new housing complex in Al Khawaneej area 2, which will include 1,100 residential villas, was also approved

UAE Tourist Visas

UAE rolls out comprehensive changes to visa regime for residents and tourists

The UAE Cabinet has announced expanded eligibility criteria for Golden Visas, outlined conditions under which Green Visas can be obtained and also introduced new self-sponsored visas for visitors

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE Cabinet approves establishment of Council for Digital Economy

The UAE Digital Economy Strategy aims to double the contribution of the digital economy to the GDP from 9.7 per cent to 19.4 per cent within the next ten years

UAE’s GDP grows 3.8 per cent in 2021, beating international expectations

Its GDP reached Dhs1.489tn at current prices, with the growth rate for 2021 reported to be the highest in the region

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law regulating provision of digital services in Dubai

Government bodies and judicial authorities as well as non-government entities in Dubai are required to provide digital services to their customers

Raed Barqawi with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Journalist Raed Barqawi explains the inspiration behind his first book

Raed Barqawi has spent more than three decades observing the meteoric rise of Dubai and the UAE. His book chronicles the formative years of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has played an instrumental role in transforming the country into a global powerhouse

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UAE Cabinet approves strategy to regulate operators of crowdfunding platforms

The UAE Cabinet met at the Expo 2020 Dubai during which a number of initiatives and legislations were approved

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed orders humanitarian relief flights for civilians fleeing Ukraine

The aid delivered by the two flights will be able to benefit around 85,000 people

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets King of Bahrain in Abu Dhabi

The two leaders reportedly discussed ways to expand cooperation across all fronts

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE cabinet approves housing loans budget of Dhs12bn for Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

The cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met at Expo 2020 Dubai

(left-right) Raed Barqawi, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Ian Fairservice. Image credit: Motivate Media Group

Emirates LitFest 2022: New book on Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed unveiled

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was present at the launch of the book authored by journalist Raed Barqawi and published by Motivate Media Group

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Israel’s President Isaac Herzog

Israel’s President Herzog visits Expo 2020 Dubai, meets Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

The President visited the Expo as part of an official visit to the UAE

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Infinity Bridge Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits new Infinity Bridge in Dubai

It improves connectivity between Deira and Bur Dubai by raising the total number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek from 48 to 60

UAE launches Coders HQ to empower local, global coding communities

The project aims to build a new generation of coders, enhance their skills in coding and technology and empower them with tools and expertise

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law for individuals with disabilities in Dubai

A permanent committee has also been established to implement policies, plans and initiatives to protect the rights of people of determination the emirate

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dhs100m Great Arab Minds initiative in Dubai

The five-year initiative will support 1,000 leading Arab intellectuals across fields including physics and mathematics, software and data science, economics, higher education and research

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai budget of Dhs181bn for 2022-2024

It includes an expenditure of nearly Dhs60bn in 2022

UAE businessman Majid Al Futtaim passes away

Having founded the Majid Al Futtaim group in 1992, the businessman oversaw its growth into a massive retail conglomerate across the region

Video: Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE’s winter tourism campaign

Running from December 15 until the end of January 2022, the campaign will highlight the diversity of the UAE’s touristic and recreational attractions

Revealed: Top popular tweets in UAE in 2021

Hashtags, handles, tweets and emojis are all analysed in order to shed light on the stories that have led the public conversation over this year

Projects of the 50: Dhs50bn UAE Railways Programme launched

It includes a high-speed passenger service connecting 11 key cities in the country including Dubai and Abu Dhabi

In pictures: UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations

“Our march into the next 50 years will be more challenging and very ambitious. The best is yet to come,” says Sheikh Mohammed

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UAE cabinet approves conditions for housing loans exemptions for Emiratis

The cabinet during a meeting on Monday also approved a National Medicine Policy and a national strategy for cultural and creative industries

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed pardons 672 prisoners in Dubai

The order was issued ahead of the UAE 50th National Day which will be observed this week

Museum of the Future Dubai

Dubai wins hosting rights for ICOM 2025, world’s largest conference for museums

The theme for the event will be The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities

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Sheikh Mohammed approves board of directors for Dubai International Arbitration Centre

The board will be chaired by Dr. Tarik Humaid Al Tayer, while Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi will serve as its vice chairman

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dhs290bn UAE general budget for 2022-2026

It includes a budget of Dhs58.931bn for 2022, of which 41.2 per cent will be allocated for the development and social benefits sector

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Future Solutions challenge to spur innovation

Dubai Future Foundation has allocated prizes totaling $10m for selected projects

Expo 2020: Sheikh Mohammed tours main operations centre ahead of opening this week

A five-lane drive-through PCR testing facility and a PCR screening centre with a capacity of 10,000 tests per day have been set up at the Expo site