Dubai launches support scheme for retirees

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Dubai has launched a support scheme for Emiratis who are either retirees or approaching retirement.

The initiative, which is part of the Dubai Social Agenda 33, aims to tap into the skills and expertise of retirees so that they can continue contributing to Dubai's development.

It will help them set up business ventures and bid for government projects.

Those enrolled in the 'Dubai Retiree Projects Support' programme will also have access to consultation support for their projects and service fee exemption for a period of five years.

The Dubai Police General Command and Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism – represented by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (Dubai SME) have signed an MoU to implement the scheme.

In addition to launching a council for retirees to facilitate communications with them, the programme will offer them additional job opportunities to enhance their financial stability, while benefiting from their capabilities and expertise through their engagement with SMEs.


Retired UAE citizens in Dubai, and those approaching retirement, can benefit from the programme by applying through Dubai SME.

In addition to supporting their small and medium-sized businesses, the programme gives them priority in undertaking government projects and bids in coordination with relevant entities.

The Dubai Police General Command is launching a database that is regularly updated, to monitor the expertise and specialised skill of candidates. 

Other services delivered through the programme include consultations to help beneficiaries plan for the next phase of their lives, ensuring a happier retirement and a continuation of their positive role in society.

The programme also extends support in collaboration with Dubai-based private sector companies.

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