Sheikh Mohammed wants Dubai to be the best city in the world by 2040
Sheikh Mohammed wants Dubai to be the best city in the world by 2040

Sheikh Mohammed wants Dubai to be the best city in the world by 2040

Sheikh Mohammed today announced plans to make Dubai the greatest city in the world thanks to the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced the news via Twitter.

Big plans

The Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan has some seriously ambitious goals.

It aims to provide housing options and solutions for the expected 5.8m population in 20 years. And it plans to add 400% more public beaches across the city.

The 2040 plan also intends to double the green spaces in the city and add more protected and natural areas to make up 60% of the urban landscape.

7th grand plan

The 2040 urban plan is the seventh big-scale plan since the city first started properly growing in the 60s.

The population has grown from 40,000 to over 3 million since 1960. And the built-up urban area has grown by 170 times to 1,490 square km.

And if all goes to plan, we can very much see Dubai being the best city to live in by 2040!

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