In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum , Vice President and Prime Minister, today issued Law No. 21 of 2021, establishing the Dubai Council to outline and deliver the emirate’s future development agenda with a view to boosting its leading edge competitiveness and leadership regionally and internationally, and underpinning its global standing as one of the most preferred cities to live and work in.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed stressed the need of the government of Dubai to continue to constantly evolve to keep pace with global developments and accelerate growth.
He stated “We have diverse approaches to manage our development drive with a view to improving the efficiency and competitiveness of our government operation and that the new council will have a legal profile and the legal capacity required to undertake the acts and dispositions that ensure the achievement of its objectives, which revolve around defining the features and future visions of the emirate.
The Council will be chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as deputies.
According to the law, a commissioner-general will be entrusted with overseeing the development track, which will include several entities. It stipulates that the Executive Office shall assume the duties of the General Secretariat and provide the necessary support to the Council and assist it in performing its duties, including administrative and technical support, preparing decisions and recommendations, and conducting research.
The Executive Office chairman will assume the duties of the Secretary-General of the Dubai Council.