Latifa City: H.H Sheikh Mohammed approves new housing project for citizens

January 17, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved plans for a new area dedicated to Emiratis. Latifa City is among a series of transformative projects announced for 2024 as part of the Dubai Social Agenda 33 program, designed to ensure a streamlined and hassle-free home-building experience for citizens. The highly-anticipated community, Latifa City Dubai, is named after the Ruler’s mother, Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. 

Dubai has Allocated Thousands of New Homes to the UAE Citizens

The AED 208 billion project involves the distribution of 3,500 plots of land to UAE nationals and 2,300 ready-to-move-in houses valued at AED 5.5 billion ($1.5 billion). The designated residential plots span an expansive 40 million square feet, with eligible citizens in Dubai set to assume ownership in February 2024. These encompass 2,700 plots in Latifa City and 800 in the Al Yalayis 5 area. Moreover, the 2,300 new residences are situated in the areas: Al Khawaneej 2, Al Aweer, Wadi Al Amardi, and Hatta.

Dubai Social Agenda 33: Fostering Family Life

In January 2024, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum introduced the Dubai Social Agenda, worth AED 208 billion, inspired by the overarching theme of ‘Family: The Foundation of Our Nation’
While announcing the social welfare program, the Ruler emphasizes the importance of citizens, their families, and social stability in all government plans.

He stated, “Family is the cornerstone of the nation and the foundation of all development plans. Our ultimate objective is to enhance the quality of citizens’ lives for a brighter future.”

Here are the key goals of Dubai Social Agenda 33:

  • Dubai is positioned among the top 3 cities globally in terms of standard of living, boasting a healthy life expectancy that places it among the top 10 cities worldwide.
  • Dubai's education quality also ranks among the top 10 cities globally. 
  • Efforts to triple the number of Emiratis working in the private sector are underway, and the initiative includes providing a land plot and loan for every new Emirati family within one year of application. 
  • Furthermore, the program aims to double the number of Emirati families in the emirate over the next decade.

In addition to introducing new housing projects, the UAE government is implementing various other changes within the urban landscape. The Dubai Land Department has recently changed the names of 28 districts in the city, including Sheikh Zayed Road. Curious About the Latest Changes in Dubai? Learn More About Sheikh Zayed Road and 27 Areas Getting New Names.

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