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Dubai’s plan to create 27,000 new jobs by 2030



If you’re a UAE resident considering a job change, or weighing up a move to Dubai, here’s some good news – there’s about to be a lot more jobs.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has launched Industrial Strategy 2030 to make Dubai a global platform for knowledge-based and sustainable businesses.

The initiative is expected to create 27,000 jobs in the city, and inject $44 billion into the UAE’s economy, according to Arabian Business.

The five objectives are to increase the output of the manufacturing sector, making Dubai an international manufacturing hub, improving innovation, focusing on energy efficient manufacturing and making Dubai world-leader in the global Islamic products market.

New Jobs

This will create thousands of new jobs in various industries including, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, maritime, aluminum, medical equipment, fabricated metals, food and beverages, and machinery and equipment. One of the integral parts of this initiative is to increase the number of companies in Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Pharmaceuticals will focus on manufacturing cosmeceuticals, which are cosmetics that have medicinal properties. The GCC currently imports the bulk of its pharmaceuticals, so it’s hoped that with research and development, Dubai will be able to manufacture products itself.

Dubai has a long history as a port city, and the maritime strategy will make it a hub for maintaining, repairing and building ships. Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 also focuses on aerospace. Dubai International Airport is the world’s biggest airport by international passenger traffic – so it’s already a global hub. The new plans will see Dubai manufacture aircraft parts as well as offering repair services.

“With the launch of the Dubai Industrial Strategy, we are taking one more step towards the future,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“We have laid down a strong foundation that blends our strategic location and infrastructure with our ambition, confidence and experience. Today we have put in place the basic framework needed to compete globally in the industrial sector and develop national talents.”

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