The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced the ‘Zero Bureaucracy Program’ aiming to streamline and eliminate 2,000 official processes within the next year. The directive mandates UAE ministries and federal agencies to complete at least 2,000 official procedures in a year, with the goal of reducing the time required for the remaining processes by half.
Prime Minister and UAE ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasized that eliminating bureaucracy and ensuring prompt government services are fundamental aspects of the country’s future strategy. He noted that while procedures are meant to simplify people’s lives, excessive bureaucracy poses a significant challenge for any government striving to enhance public services.
As part of the program, a one million dirhams award has been announced to recognize outstanding performance by an official or team in successfully eliminating unnecessary government processes.