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Talent Attraction & Retention

As part of the UAE’s efforts to enhance the attraction and retention of global talent in the country’s strategic sectors,
the Ministry of Economy launched the national strategy to attract and retain global talent with the aim of creating
the appropriate environment for placing the UAE among the best countries in global talent competitiveness indicators,
by formulating an integrated governance framework that ensures availability Talents and skills capable of supporting
the UAE's ambition and its relentless quest to enhance its presence in many specialized scientific fields.

The strength of countries with the strength of their human resources, and our national cadres with our external talents represent the highest human assets

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai

Summary of the Strategy

The Vision

Establish the UAE as the top destination for global talent to drive the UAE’s knowledge economy

The Mission

Establish the UAE as a leader in talent competitiveness by developing policies and programs that attract global talent and create an enabling environment to enhance talent retention.

Strategic Themes

Talent Attraction

Talent Retention

Strategic Goals

  • 01

    Establish the UAE as one of the top 10 leaders of global talent competitiveness

  • 02

    Ensure the availability of talent in the UAE’s strategic sectors to enable the knowledge economy

  • 03

    Establish the UAE’s profile as the top destination of choice for global talent

Strategic Sector Groups

Advanced Technology & Space
Food & Water Security
Science & Education
Traditional & Advanced Manufacturing
Financial Services
Transportation & Logistics
Cultural & Creative Industries

Strategic Pillars

  • Intelligence & Foresight
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Talent Attraction & Retention
  • Promotion & Outreach
  • Governance & Coordination

Strategic Enablers

Governance & Regulatory Environment
Business & Employment System
Market Landscape
Technology Adoption
Social Ecosystem

The main axes to enhance the country's competitiveness in attracting and retaining global talent

  • 01 Promotion and Communication
  • 02 Future Jobs and Skills
  • 03 Social Environment
  • 04 Social security system
  • 05 Residency system and labor market

Communication Channels

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