"United in responsibility: An ambitious and confident nation grounded in its heritage"
The UAE: A journey of prosperity and pride
"Wealth is not money or oil. Real wealth lies in human capital. Resources are of no value, unless used in the service of the people”, The founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Since the formation of the union half-century ago, the UAE had an auspicious journey of development. The huge leaps our country achieved in all fields, and its efforts to promote a culture of coexistence and empower various groups of society become a role model to follow, and got global appreciation and respect.
The story of the Emirati success is not an offspring of money or oil, but its chapters were written by dedication and determination of Emiratis. The prosperity and stability that we live today reflect the will and wisdom of the founding fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Known as the Father of the Nation, who believed that Impossible is nothing in the dictionary of the UAE. They together with a whole generation of Emiratis offered lessons in sincerity and hard work, to create a well-off future for their children and grandchildren.
The UAE today is a country of prosperity, stability and happiness providing a dignified living to its citizens. Moreover, The UAE has become an international hub for tourism, business, and attracts creative and aspiring people from all over the world, with over 200 nationalities from different religious and cultural backgrounds living in Harmony and tolerance, reflecting the culture of openness pursued by our wise leadership.
Not a single day goes by without hearing about an initiative, or an accomplishment that adds to the UAE’s success record, reinforces its excellence, and contributes to the happiness and prosperity of its people.
The UAE and future
“We in the UAE want to be number one”, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Following the footsteps and vision of the founding fathers, the UAE undertook several steps to promote innovation and excellence, and it continues its efforts to achieve sustainable development ,transition to a knowledge economy, and empowering citizens to exploit their energies and creativity to push the wheel of development. These endeavors reflect the national priorities and the far-reaching vision of the UAE wise leadership to shape the future, build smart cities and embrace the concept of the fourth industrial revolution.
The UAE has launched several ambitious strategies and initiatives, which all emphasize placing our nation among the top countries of the world, providing a dignified life for people and enhancing their happiness.
UAE Vision 2021
UAE Vision 2021 was launched with the aim to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021 when the UAE would celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation. The vision is based on the following four pillars:
· United in responsibility: An ambitious and confident nation grounded in its heritage
· United in destiny: A strong union bonded by a common destiny
· United in knowledge: A Competitive Economy Driven by Knowledgeable and Innovative Emiratis
· United in prosperity: A nurturing and sustainable environment for quality living
A National Agenda was developed to translate Vision 2021 into reality. It includes six national priorities as the key focus of government strategy in the coming years, which are:
· cohesive society and preserved identity
· safe public and fair judiciary
· competitive knowledge economy
· first-rate education system
· world-class healthcare
· sustainable environment and infrastructure
To measure the progress of achieving the National Agenda priorities, a set of national indicators were identified in sectors of healthcare, economy, police and security, housing, infrastructure and government services.
The National Strategy for Advanced Innovation
UAE government approved the National Strategy for Advanced Innovation on February 2018, which will focus on key and vital sectors for UAE future. The new strategy represents the updated version of the National Innovation Strategy and establishes a new phase where people start focusing on the sectors of quality of health, living, transportation, future skills, environment and water, and development of space industries.
The strategy aims to to develop a type of thinking that encourages experimentation and taking well-thought-out risks within the government and private sectors, in order to achieve the goals of UAE Centennial 2071 towards making the UAE the best country in the world with excellence in education, economy and community happiness. It will launch initiatives to try out new models of government for serving society, and encourage the community to take the spirit of initiative.
Dubai plan 2021
In line with the UAE Vision 2021 and National Agenda, Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 was launched with ambitious targets for Dubai’s growth for the long-term, highlighting key sectors of focus, and priorities areas that would shape the emirate as it continued its march forward.
The plan reflects the visionary foresight of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to instil the culture of excellence in Dubai, and promote its reputation as a vibrant and sustainable multicultural society that share a set of core civic values including tolerance, and personal responsibility.
The plan describes the future of Dubai through four holistic and complementary perspectives:
· People and the society who have always been, and always will be, the bedrock of the city.
· The urban environment including both natural and built assets, and looks at the living experience of the people of Dubai and its visitors
· The economy, which is the city’s development engine and its fuel for its march forward.
· The government as the custodian of the city development in all aspects.
The perspectives were divided into six themes, each highlighting a group of strategic developmental aims for Dubai, and together forming the city’s vision for 2021:
· The People: “City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People”
· The Society: “An Inclusive & Cohesive Society”
· The Experience: “The Preferred Place to Live, Work & Visit”
· The Place: “A Smart & Sustainable City”
· The Economy: “A Pivotal Hub in the Global Economy”
· The Government: “A Pioneering and Excellent Government”
Takaful Emarat: At the heart of our company
"Protecting & contributing to society in the fullest sense and to the best of our ability is, not only our core business but also our passion"
Our passion at Takaful Emarat about offering our customers a world-class product and services, stems from our desire to serve the community and people of the UAE. Since we started in Dubai, we explored latest technologies in an innovative and unprecedented integration with the concept of Takaful insurance, with the aim of providing leading Takaful products.
The UAE became a source of inspiration for many people around the world. We, in Takaful Emarat, derived our ambition from the vision of our wise leadership, which is dedicated to rank the UAE among the top in global competitiveness indicators. We evoke the preach of our country’s founding father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to UAE people, that the concept of citizenship means loyalty to the nation, commitment to hard work, and calls on every one of us to give the best we can.
Forming Takaful Emarat for Shariah compliant insurance solutions came in line with Dubai’s aspirations to be the global capital of the Islamic economy, as it created history by being the first in the world in establishing Islamic banks and financial markets that operate in accordance with the provisions of Shari’a.
We are proud of our success in the UAE, the country that stimulates innovation and provides a chance for everyone. We are all grateful to the UAE; the land of generosity, which empowered us to be creative and inventive, and taught us how to create our success story where the impossible does not exist.
As the UAE prepares for the fourth industrial revolution and looking for shaping the future, we share the same vision that our government has, which is to be number one. We are committed to do our utmost to contribute to achieving UAE objectives of sustainable development, transition to the knowledge economy, and the promotion of happiness and well-being in society. We will continue to innovate and dedicate our efforts to provide leading Takaful products and outstanding customer service.
We will also be in constant pursuit to attract national competencies to work with us. We will support and motivate them to unleash their potentials to share with us the journey of success, hoping that our beloved UAE will always be at the center of the present and future.