The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has declared Dubai a role model for a smart, sustainable, and resilient city. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council, met with heads of government departments that aided Dubai’s efforts in securing the title from over 4000 competing cities.
The accolade is an acknowledgement of Dubai’s use of innovative approaches and best practices in disaster risk reduction. The emirate came first globally in the category of resilience, among 56 shortlisted cities from over 4000 competing cities. The assessment criteria consisted of 10 essentials for Making Cities Resilient, 117 indicator criteria, among other requirements and conditions.
In the meeting, held at World Trade Center, Sheikh Hamdan shared the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at transforming Dubai into a model for future cities. It is this vision that has driven Dubai to make strides in sustainable development. The Crown Prince also went on to express congratulations and gratitude to the various government bodies, for their efforts towards this landmark achievement and encouraged them to continue to increase Dubai’s standing in global sustainability rankings. He also added that Dubai has implemented world-class projects and deployed futuristic solutions that make it the best place to work and live.
According to the government heads, the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed as well as the continuous follow up from both HH Sheikh Hamdan and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, have pushed towards making Dubai a smart, resilient and sustainable city with robust infrastructure.