Almost nine in 10 people in Dubai are satisfied with the way the government is managing the coronavirus outbreak, a new survey found.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, reviewed the results of the Public Satisfaction Survey on Dubai’s Covid-19 Response during a meeting on Sunday with the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, which conducted the survey.
Sheikh Hamdan said the positive results were an indication of the government’s active approach to dealing with the challenges brought by the pandemic.
“Led by the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid [Vice President and Ruler of Dubai], Dubai and the UAE created a successful plan to overcome this challenge, containing the repercussions of the crisis to safeguard our society,” he said on Twitter.
“I am proud of our teams who prioritised the safety of all Dubai residents.
"Investing in our national talents has paid off today. We have built a government mechanism that anticipates the challenges ahead.”
The survey found that 89 per cent of the public were satisfied with the changes made to government services to ensure access throughout the crisis.
And at least 88 per cent expressed satisfaction with the safety measures in place..
Measures introduced to ensure economic sustainability and business continuity in Dubai earned an 87 per cent approval rating.
Overall, the government’s response to the outbreak received a public satisfaction rating of 88 per cent
Ninety-one per cent of people in Dubai said they were satisfied with the nightly national disinfection drive, which lasted several months, while 87 per cent found the travel bans to be effective.