New strategy plans to create nearly 30,000 jobs in Dubai

A new initiative will help create nearly 30,000 jobs in Dubai by 2030 in a variety of industries. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai recently commenced the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, Time Out Dubai reported. The new programme will create 27,000 jobs and is intended to designate the city as a global leader in sustainable businesses. 

The new positions will be added across various industries, with pharmaceutical, food and beverage, aerospace, aluminium and fabricated metals, machinery and equipment and maritime seeing the largest growth, according to the source. 

Aerospace in particular has been garnering attention in recent months for its strengthening market position in the country. In June, Dubai International Airport surpassed Heathrow Airport in London to become the airport that sees the most international passengers, explained International Airport Review. Dubai International received nearly 1 million more international travelers in 2015 than Heathrow. 

The new strategy also plans to refocus industrial production domestically in the country and construct factories to produce materials for the aeronautical industry, Time Out Dubai noted. 

A new initiative will help create nearly 30,000 jobs in Dubai by 2030 in a variety of industries.