Dubai is never short of ambitious plans and the next masterplan will transform the city with easy access to different destinations.

As per the latest announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, a new 2040 Urban Master Plan is in the works to develop the emirate into a ’20-minute city’.

The plan will focus on allowing residents to access 80 percent of their daily activities and destinations within 20 minutes on foot or by other renewable sources of transportation as per its second phase.

Without limiting to transport, this masterplan will focus on other sustainable sources including government funding for vertical farming, with 60 percent of Dubai’s area will be set out to be natural reserves.

To delve into further details, Sheikh Mohammed said, “Today, we have a clear vision for the development of Dubai’s urban infrastructure and housing sector until 2040.”

For the housing sector, the plan has highlighted further developments in Dubai South, Dubai World Central airport, Silicon Oasis, and other residential areas next to the south of Dubai International Airport.

A plan will further be developed to enhance and utilise urban space including spaces underneath bridges, enhancing the beauty of urban areas, reducing carbon footprint and enhancing the overall landscape strategy in the emirate.

The Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in March 2021, aims to make Dubai the world’s best city for living.

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