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Latifa City: HH Sheikh Mohammed Announces Housing for Emirati Citizens Named After His Mother

Dubai, UAE will soon welcome a new housing area designated for Emirati citizens named Latifa City.

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Plans for the area were announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as it is named after the royal’s mother Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who he holds in high regard. Latifa City is part of the larger Dubai Social Agenda 33, a transformative wellness project that involves the distribution of 3,500 plots of land to Emirati citizens in the emirate, as well as 2,300 ready-to-move-in houses valued at AED 5.5 billion.

The housing plots are located in an area spanning 40 million square feet, with eligible citizens from Dubai to be handed over ownership in February. These include 2,700 plots in Latifa City and 800 plots in Al Yalayis 5 area. The 2,300 new houses for citizens are located across areas in Al Khawaneej 2, Al Aweer, Wadi Al Amardi, and Hatta.

In his announcement, HH Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of family and social stability of citizens in the overall functioning of the government’s plans. According to the Emirates News Agency, “His Highness said that Dubai’s continued success story is the outcome of prioritizing public welfare and leveraging all available resources to ensure optimal conditions for work and creativity.” He added, “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. Good housing, welfare measures, and a sense of reassurance and faith in tomorrow all go towards furthering social cohesion in the emirate,” he added.

Latifa City is one of many projects announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed that pay tribute to his mother’s memory. A significant portion of his book My Story also reflects on her humanitarian contributions.

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