The House Replacement Initiative

​In his speech on the occasion of the UAE's 41st national day, HH President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered the rapid replacement of Emiratis' houses built before 1990 in the Emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain and Fujairah.  His Highness stressed the importance of housing in improving the living conditions of the Emirati people, a process that fulfils their needs and ambitions.  There are some 12,500 such housing units that meet the replacement criteria, with an estimated total cost of AED 10 billion.