Based on the principles laid out in the Government’s Policy Agenda published in August 2007, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is a roadmap for the Emirate’s economic progress. In 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council, mandated the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development and the Department of Planning and Economy to develop a long-term economic vision for the Emirate.

This mandate was given in order to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the ongoing economic success of Abu Dhabi.

The expectation was the creation of a long-term roadmap for economic progress for the Emirate through the establishment of a common framework aligning all policies and plans and fully engaging the private sector in their implementation.

The initiative builds upon the foundations set by the Abu Dhabi Policy Agenda 2007/2008 and was produced by a taskforce joining stakeholders from the public sector and private sector. The taskforce received extensive expert support from internationally renowned institutions. This taskforce was mandated with two key tasks:

  • To conduct an exhaustive assessment of the key enablers for economic growth.
  • To create a comprehensive long-term economic vision, with explicit targets, to guide the evolution of the Abu Dhabi economy through to the year 2030.