"Year of the 50th"
Celebrating Milestones and Shaping a Globally Competitive Future
2021 was declared as the “Year of the 50th” by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to celebrate the nation’s outstanding milestones for the last 50 years since its formation in 1971, and to embark on its new journey for the coming five decades.
The “Year of the 50th,” which officially begins on 6th April 2021 until 31st of March 2022, is deemed as a historic defining moment that includes year-long activities, initiatives, and major celebrations, headed by the UAE Golden Jubilee Committee.
Significant activities that will commence in the “Year of the 50th” are built on four pillars
Festive launch of the ‘Year of the 50th’ that engages all individuals who regard the UAE as their home
Encouraging all UAE nationals to reflect on the values and achievements of the past 50 years, in honour of the Founding Fathers of the UAE
Motivating the youth to set their vision for the next 50 years and providing support to attain quality national achievements
Promoting long-term initiatives and effective policies to empower UAE citizens and residents to get involved and make significant contributions
The "Year of the 50th" Initiatives
Realising the Ministry’s exceptional vision for the next 50 Years
The Fifty Economic Plan
The Fifty Economic Plan embodies the economic strategy of the Ministry of Economy that will help in shaping the country’s economic outcomes by 2030, which falls under the umbrella of the UAE’s preparations for the coming 50 years.
The Fifty Economic Plan comprises five major pillars that prime the economy’s frameworks and methodologies for the next decade:
- Integrated economy
- Entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
- Foreign direct investment (FDI)
- Exports and talent retention
This initiative concentrates on the extensive growth of the national economy by 2030, which is aligned with the UAE Centennial Plan 2071. The Fifty Economic Plan also defines several aspiring goals and outputs by 2030 in terms of GDP growth and increase in the competitiveness of Emirati businesses.
Be Part of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee Celebration
The Ministry of Economy invites you to take part in this momentous occasion. Together, let us celebrate the UAE’s milestones for its first 50 years and start a fresh journey for the next remarkable 50. Share your ideas and suggestions on various ways to commemorate this historic event and to contribute to the future achievements that this great nation aspires to achieve for the coming decades.
Let us all move forward and make new history.