Community


From the outset, the ENEC has been committed to cultivating a vibrant relationship with our community.

We work to educate, inform and listen. Our role is to provide accurate information about nuclear energy, and our program, so that the residents of the UAE understand the important role that nuclear energy will play in the future of our nation.

Through public forums, News and scholarship programs, we are building deep, lasting ties with communities across the country.

In 2018, ENEC engaged an independent global market research company, Nielsen, to conduct a public opinion poll on nuclear energy in the UAE. The research found that support for nuclear energy continues to remain high amongst residents of the UAE.

Key findings include:

  • 65% of residents demonstrated awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as compared to 58% in 2017.
  • 78% of residents believe that the benefits of nuclear energy outweigh its risks, as compared to 77% in 2017.
  • 85% of the UAE residents are in favor of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. As compared to 83% in 2017.
  • 94% of Al Dhafra residents are in favor of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as compared to 84% in 2017.
  • 93% of Al Dhafra residents consider nuclear energy is a safe, clean reliable and efficient way for electricity production, up from 82% in 2017.
  • 96% of residents believe that ENEC is ensuring that the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is being built to the highest standards of quality and safety, which is the same percentage in 2017.

We will conduct regular opinion polls of the UAE community to inform our public education and outreach program.