UAE alters government structure for Post-COVID World; Details expected today

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has approved the new government formation yesterday with details expected to be revealed today at 12 PM local time.

A new government structure is expected to create a more flexible government that keeps pace with the dynamic global changes.

In his tweet yesterday, the UAE’s Prime Minister remarked:

“Brothers and sisters, we announced on May 13, 2020, that we are going to review the structure of the government. We promised to make changes, merge ministries and entities to come out with a government that is more flexible, fast and keeping pace with the changes. I have just approved the new structure and we will announce further details tomorrow at 12”.


Sheikh Mohammed had earlier called for a government restructure to prepare the country for a post-coronavirus future on May 13, 2020.

“We will review the structure and size of the government and we may merge ministries and change entities,” Sheikh Mohammed had said then on his Twitter.

“We need a government that is more agile, flexible, and fast to keep pace with new and different national priorities.”

His Highness added: “Anyone who thinks that the world after COVID-19 will be the same as the one before it is mistaken.”

His comments were made at a conclusion event of a three-day virtual government summit that was convened to develop a post-virus strategy.

The meeting where 100 government officials and experts participated,  focused on six major sectors: Education, Economy, Food Security, Health, Society and Government.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “The Post-COVID-19 phase will affect work systems in the government and private sectors, which requires the development of a comprehensive and proactive methodology that explores the features of this stage and devises solutions to its challenges.”

“We can recover quickly after this pandemic that has afflicted the world … We have great confidence in the Emirates team … We want them to intensify efforts to raise the state’s readiness and enhance its ability to face any emergency in the future and accelerate the recovery process after this challenge has receded,” he concluded.