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Highlights of Achievements During the Past 40 Years

  It is undeniable that the UAE’s story of progress since the unity of its Emirates has been an impressive story of success. Over a period of more than 40 years, the UAE has achieved many important milestones in the medical, educational, technological and social arenas. It also witnessed impressive economic and urban revolutions, crowning the UAE as one of the leading touristic destinations and investment hub, both regionally and internationally.



• Establishment of seven Federal hospitals.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
• Inauguration of the New Dubai International Airport.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).


Inauguration of Rashid Hospital. in Dubai


• Establishment of Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS).
• Establishment of UAE Currency Board (Currently Central Bank of the UAE).
• Introduction of the UAE Dirham.


• Establishment of UAE’s first cement factory in Ras Al Khaimah.
• Inauguration of Sharjah International Airport.
• Establishment of Higher Environmental Council.


• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
• Establishment of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat).
• Establishment of Sharjah Ports Authority.
• Inauguration of Ras Al Khaimah .International Airport.
• Establishment of UAE University.


Establishment of ADNOC Technical Institute.


Establishment of Dubai Aluminum Company.


Opening of Abu Dhabi International Airport.


• Inauguration of Dubai Hospital.
• Establishment of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.
• Introduction of the UAE Hunting Law.
• Establishment of the Red Crescent Authority.


Establishment of International Petroleum Investment Company.


• Establishment of Noor Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
• Establishment of Jebel Ali Free Zone.
• Launch of Emirates Airlines.


Establishment of International Petroleum Investment Company.


• Establishment of Fujairah Free Zone.
• Inauguration of Fujairah International Airport.


• Establishment of Higher Colleges of Technology.
• Establishment of Ajman and Um Al Quwain Free Zones.


• Inauguration of the Dubai Airshow.
• Establishment of Sharjah Charity Association Humanitarian Foundation.


Establishment of National blood transfusion program.


• Establishment of Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah.
• Inauguration of Emirates Aviation College.
• Establishment of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG).


• Establishment of UAE Offsets Group.
• Establishment of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
• Establishment of Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Aid.


Inauguration of Al Ain International Airport.


• Establishment of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah Free Zones.
• Establishment of General Civil Aviation Authority.
• Establishment of Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi.


• Establishment of University of Sharjah.
• Establishment of The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation (MBRCF).


• Establishment of Zayed University.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
• Establishment of Sharjah Department of Environment and Protected Areas (DEPA).


• Establishment of Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA).
• Inauguration of operations of Ajman Port.


• Commissioning of the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
• Establishment of Dubai Financial Market.
• Introduction of Federal Law for Protection and Development of the Environment.
• Inauguration of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Fund for Refugee Women.


• Establishment of Petroleum Institute.
• Successful launch of the first satellite in the Boeing GEM series, Thuraya 1.
• Establishment of Emirates Postal Corporation.
• Establishment of Emirate Wildlife Society (EWS – WWF).


• Establishment of Abu Dhabi University.
• Establishment of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
• Establishment of Etihad Airways.
• Launch of Dubai Aid City.


• Establishment of Dubai International Financial Center.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi’s Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones.


• Issuance of Law that made health insurance mandatory in Abu Dhabi and the formation of Daman.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Education Council.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC).
• Establishment of Ministry of Environment and Water.


• Establishment of Masdar city.
• Establishment of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD).
• Establishment of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Investment Council.
• Rebranding of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du).
• Establishment of RAK Airways.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).


• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) & Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD).
• Establishment of Dubai Health Authority.
• Launch of INSEAD - Abu Dhabi.
• Inauguration of Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research.
• Establishment of Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.
• Establishment of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
• Establishment of Khalifa bin Zayed Charity Foundation.
• Establishment of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.
• Launch of Dubai Cares.
• Unveiling of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision.


• First World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi.
• Establishment of Noor Dubai.


• Establishment of Federal Health Authority.
• Completion of Sheikh Khalifa Bridge and Yas Marina Circuit.
• Commencement on operations of Dubai’s first metro line.
• UAE chosen as the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
• Commencement on the operations of UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid.


• Entry of Initial class of students of the New York University Campus in Abu Dhabi.
• UAE’s GDP exceeds Dh 1 trillion.
• Commencement on the operations of Khalifa Port.
• Inauguration of Al Maktoum International Airport.


Successful completion of in-orbit testing of Yahsat’s satellite Y1A