Emiratisation is a “priority of the new season” according to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, following the creation of a committee by the UAE Cabinet to take forward his directives.
Statistics show that last year, just 0.5% of the private sector workforce were Emiratis, and 60% of the public sector.
The Cabinet has agreed to organise another meeting to discuss the issue of Emiratisation.
The newly formed committee will also submit a 100-day plan to Sheikh Mohammed for improving the performance of government and private institutions in the UAE, to reinforce the country’s economic and community performance, and ensure that its citizens are happy.
HH Sheikh Mohammed said: “Our dreams are in the skies, but our feet are on the ground. We are aware of the real challenges facing our key sectors and government to achieve prosperity and dignified lives for our citizens. That is what the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan taught us. I have trust in you, as you are capable of assuming this responsibility. We are monitoring the performance reports of officials, and everyone will be held accountable.”