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The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday approved AED152 million worth of performance-based bonuses to be distributed among the eligible civilian employees of Dubai Government entities.

The bonuses will be granted based on the criteria set by Dubai Government Human Resources Law No. (8) of 2018. Sheikh Hamdan appreciated the Dubai Government's efforts for making such an environment, where employees' creativity and commitment are encouraged.

The latest move, which has been taken under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president, prime minister and Ruler of Dubai, will encourage employees to give high-level performance at the workplace.

"Such efforts contribute significantly to consolidating Dubai's developmental journey and enhancing its position as the world's best city to work and live in," the Crown Prince said, as per WAM.

Sheikh Hamdan noted that the move aligns with the Dubai government's strategy to cultivate human talent, foster creativity and innovation and empower individuals to implement their innovative ideas.

The Crown Prince further said that this initiative will add to "Dubai's successful approach to administration and flexible government work, ultimately contributing to realizing the objectives outlined in Dubai's Economic Agenda, D33."

Sheikh Hamdan noted that the Dubai government takes immense pride in the exceptional performance of the employees. He also applauded them for their excellent service to the Dubai residents.

The Crown Prince hopes these bonuses will work as an additional motivation to the government employees and show the government's appreciation towards their outstanding achievements.

"The Dubai Government remains committed to acknowledging excellence and holds in high regard those who make significant contributions. This commitment to excellence has been our hallmark, defining who we are and guiding our work in the heart of Dubai," he added.

Considering Dubai government officials' work, the Dubai Customs Department said last week that it thwarted major drug-smuggling attempts in 2022 and 2023, including seizing 50 kilograms of crystal meth and 251 kilograms of marijuana.

In June 2023, more than 170 government employees in Dubai got upskilled with Generative AI. The course was held by the Dubai Future Academy, which is an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation.