His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God preserve him, presided over the first meeting of the Dubai Council, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, First Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Council, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Second Vice President of Dubai Council.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum adopted during the meeting a set of decisions that include developing the "agenda of the fifty goals" for the Emirate of Dubai during the next five years, so that it will be announced within 60 days, provided that these goals are included in the performance agreements of general managers; and the development of a new system The governance of governmental and semi-governmental companies under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum obliges them to form boards of directors as a supreme authority to prevent the CEO from assuming the chairmanship of the board of directors, and obliges boards of directors to form committees to evaluate investments, manage risk and submit annual performance reports to the government.
The Dubai Council, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, decided to start immediately developing a new urban plan for the Emirate of Dubai that changes the map of the quality of life in it and ensures that Dubai is the best city in living and living by providing the best global facilities for all residents; and the Council has adopted mechanisms and strategies to develop The economic system of the emirate and the addition of attracting sectors to ensure Dubai’s superiority, global competition and investment attractiveness.
His Highness directed that the six commissioners in the development paths, which form the basis of the work of the "Dubai Council", hand over the plans of the hundred days within two weeks of its history.
The decisions adopted by His Highness in the Dubai Council also included the establishment of the "Dubai Media Council" headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Director General of the Information Office of the Dubai Government as a vice president and a delegated member, provided that the council includes: the media office, media and production cities, studios and radio networks Television, newspapers, and the Dubai TV and Film Production Commission.
Also, a position of deputy general manager has been created for all Dubai departments, a leadership program has been launched under the supervision of the Dubai Council to qualify general managers and new chief executives, and a central committee has been established to approve leadership appointments in the emirate.
These decisions aim to develop a comprehensive and integrated work system with a future vision to upgrade all areas of work and life in the Emirate of Dubai, under the umbrella of the "Dubai Council", in line with the document of January 4, 2020 announced by His Highness, pledging to continue to work on developing the Emirate of Dubai, and improving Quality of life for future generations, rebuilding institutional structures and setting new goals and targets, in order to ensure real transformations in the Emirate of Dubai that maintain their superiority and leadership in the region and the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: "We have approved the development of a plan of fifty goals for Dubai within the next five years. We will announce it within 60 days ... Fifty goals in the plan, which we will include in the performance agreements of general managers. What we announce, we will implement through the team ... or replace the team".
His Highness affirmed that "the formation of the Dubai Council is the beginning of a series of positive changes in the emirate in proportion to the regional and global conditions .. The Dubai year is constant change and development ... I have not personally stopped renewing and changing for fifty years ... and I will not stop," adding His Highness: With every meeting of the Dubai Council, we will launch a new project, pointing out his highness: “I am looking for the new generation of Dubai leaders.”
His Highness pointed out, "It is necessary to continuously monitor all indicators of our global competition, and building a better city for life requires attention to all development paths and work as a team."
His Highness concluded: "The Dubai Council will remain flexible to add any new development paths and its function is to make major transformations in the emirate and to follow the general development movement of the Emirate regionally and globally."
The meeting was attended by members of the Dubai Council, led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority, Supreme President of the Emirates Airlines Group, and Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, and Secretary General of Dubai Council Muhammad Abdullah Al Gergawi.
Agenda fifty goals in five years
In detail, the first meeting of the Dubai Council approved the preparation and launch of an agenda consisting of fifty goals and projects that Dubai must accomplish during the next five years, so that their implementation is followed up first, and the development of all strategies, work plans and identification of implementation mechanisms to ensure their translation into reality on the ground, so that the goals and projects constitute An integrated development system covering the strategic paths of growth in the emirate identified in the January 4, 2020 document. These goals and projects will be included in the performance agreements of general managers. The agenda will be completed within 60 days, to be submitted to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for approval and launch.
Development of a new corporate governance system for government and semi-government companies under the supervision of Maktoum bin Mohammed
The Dubai Council also approved, among other decisions, the adoption of a new model for the governance of government and semi-government companies, under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The new corporate governance system obligates all companies to form boards of directors as supreme authority, so that the CEO is prevented from assuming the chairmanship of the board of directors, and boards of directors are obliged to form committees to evaluate investments, manage risk, and submit annual performance reports to the government. The new corporate governance model consists of the following items: formation of a board of directors of no less than 7 members in each company as the supreme authority responsible for achieving the goals and implementation of the policies for which the company was established; and selecting members of the board of directors based on various competencies and experiences in a manner that guarantees neutrality and non-conflict of material interests or Personal and may not be employees of the company; the board of directors raised the company’s business plan during the next ten years to the Dubai Council; the chairman of the board of directors has assumed responsibility for ensuring the efficiency of the board’s work and may not occupy the functions of the CEO or CEO of the company; Appointing committees specialized in auditing and evaluating investments and risk management to include efficient and independent members that follow the Board of Directors; the Board of Directors submits an annual report on the company's performance and a summary of the Board’s activities and the results of the committees ’evaluation and the financial and operational performance of the company; and finally the companies concerned must work to implement these directives Within two months of its date.
Creating new economic sectors
Dubai Council has adopted mechanisms to develop the economic system in the emirate and add new sectors in a manner that ensures maintaining Dubai's superiority and enhancing its global competitiveness and investment attractiveness, as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed the six commissioners in the development paths to hand over the next hundred plans a day within two weeks from the date of the meeting The first of the board.
Dubai Media Council headed by Ahmed bin Mohammed
Likewise, the Dubai Council approved the formation of the Dubai Media Council headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the appointment of the Director General of the Media Office of the Dubai Government as a vice president and a delegated member, provided that the council includes in its membership: Dubai Media Corporation, and the cities of Dubai Media, Studios and Production Radio networks, television and newspapers, and the Dubai TV and Film Production Committee, to unify the various media efforts in the emirate under one umbrella, adopt a comprehensive vision to establish Dubai's position on the map of Arab and international media.
The tasks of the Dubai Media Council include setting a comprehensive strategic vision to create qualitative leaps in the media impact in the emirate, in a way that serves its national agenda, uniting efforts and energies to bring about a real change in the media landscape, and affirming its reputation as a cultural and economic metropolis, a center for money and business, and an attractive point for talent and expertise and an incubator for development and innovation, and that In a way that guarantees the achievement of economic, investment and social returns.
Dubai Media Council seeks to enhance Dubai's media competitiveness and its ability to respond to all changes and keep pace with them and benefit from its results and data, and adapt them to achieve the vision of the emirate in the media sector with all its spaces and channels, so that Dubai remains a leading center for the production and development of qualitative media content in the region, with the Dubai Media Council striving within His five-year plan to expand the horizon of attracting major media institutions in the world in order to take Dubai as a regional center, thanks to Dubai's advanced technical infrastructure and the facilities it provides to those with talent and innovative projects in this field.
A comprehensive urban plan
In a related context, the Dubai Council approved the start of work on preparing a comprehensive urban plan for the Emirate of Dubai, and the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Quality of Life was mandated to start immediately preparing the plan, and develop a comprehensive vision to achieve leaps in the quality of life in Dubai.
The comprehensive urban plan aims to make Dubai the best city for life, as it meets all the requirements for quality of life, and defines the future requirements and needs of citizens ’lands, developers’ lands and development lands in the Emirate of Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Commissioner-General for Infrastructure and Quality of Life, directed a detailed proposal and a comprehensive vision with specific objectives and stages of implementation on this topic, within 60 days of its history.
A leadership program to prepare the new class of general managers
Within the decisions taken by the Dubai Council, a new leadership program has been adopted to prepare the new class of general managers, under the supervision of the council, to qualify general managers and new chief executives, as well as forming a central committee to approve leadership appointments in the emirate.
The position of Deputy General Director will be created in all Dubai departments, so that all departments must nominate 3 to 5 names to fill this position, knowing that the Dubai Council has the right to nominate whoever it deems appropriate to fill this position as well.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development will qualify them within nine months by enrolling them in the program for preparing general managers and CEOs.
The new leaders will be assigned strategic projects in Dubai to test their capabilities, and a central committee will be formed to conduct the interviews of the Deputy Directors General after the evaluation.
Document January 4, 2020
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the January 4, 2020 document, to renew the covenant to continue the development process and the development of the Emirate of Dubai, consolidate justice and improve life for future generations, in order to keep pace with the rapid changes and ensure the achievement of continuous excellence in all areas of development.
The document included the establishment of the Dubai Council chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the membership of each of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Vice President, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Vice President, in addition to appointing six Officials in Dubai with the rank of His Excellency oversee six strategic growth paths in the emirate, and appoint the head of the Executive Office as Secretary-General of the Dubai Council.
The establishment of the Dubai Council aims to enhance the competitiveness of Dubai, regionally and internationally, by developing new work systems with modern and advanced tools according to future visions, in addition to providing a new and fast mechanism to launch major projects in Dubai.
The Dubai Council is responsible for driving the rapid development transformation in the emirate, supervising the governance of the economic and social system in the emirate, and ensuring its attractiveness, economic leadership and attractiveness as the best global city for life. The council also undertakes the drawing of the vision of the next fifty years for the emirate, supervises the launch of major projects in it, and works to open new development sectors, and to explore the future opportunities of the global emirate.