HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai has issued Law No. 7 of 2018, by establishing ‘Watani Al Emarat Foundation’ as a public entity. The new Foundation will replace the ‘Watani Programme’ and all its liabilities, commitments, assets, and responsibilities, as well as its staff will be transferred to the ‘Watani Al Emarat Foundation’.
The Foundation seeks to preserve the UAE’s identity and cultural and social heritage, and instil national values among the younger generation, all the while supporting the development objectives of the UAE. It also aims to support volunteering; encourage social responsibility; and enhance the contribution of Emirati youth in various sectors. The Law is effective from its date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.