It confirmed that it has attracted leading technology companies to establish its business or open offices in the emirate

Boston Consulting: Dubai is among the best global centers for competencies and innovation

  • Dubai has been able to attract the best experts in the field of technology from various regions.



The Boston Consulting Group launched a new report entitled "Transforming Technology Centers into Talent Acquisition Centers", in which it confirmed that Dubai is among the best global centers for competencies and innovation.

The company highlighted the need for leading technology centers to take targeted measures to attract talent quickly, while maintaining growth and development in the future.

The report also included 11 technology centers worldwide, which were able to achieve their goals by attracting foreign digital competencies, and the report also touched on analyzing the strategies adopted by Dubai and the portfolio of policies developed by the emirate to attract talent and strengthen close relationships with customers across the Middle East region since 2019 It has a proven track record of operations and transforming the standards of partnerships in the business market at the level of leading government and private agencies.

digital centers

“Successful digital centers need to employ large numbers of digital talent whose numbers are constantly decreasing, and the size of the shortage in the number of technology workers around the world is expected to reach 4.3 million by 2030, and these expectations go back to the period before the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to an unprecedented increase in demand for digital services, and Dubai realized this reality very early, as it was able to attract the best experts in the field of technology from regions diversified, reinforcing its leadership in global markets.

He added: "The continuous development of visa services in the Emirate of Dubai, which is the first of its kind in the region, is one of the main factors motivating the recruitment of talent, as it has strengthened its leadership as a global center of excellence in this field. These services include: Work visas, under which foreigners can obtain Long-term visa as part of the golden visa system, remote work visas, and the virtual work program for startups and entrepreneurs wishing to reside in the UAE and work outside it.”

basic goals

According to the report, Dubai's leadership stands out through several levels of development in the digital transformation path, which is based primarily on combining short and long-term plans to achieve its basic goals, as Dubai has succeeded for many years in attracting leading technology companies by offering distinct tax incentives and reducing taxes companies to zero.

As for small technology companies, they follow the approved operations in the country.

On the other hand, Dubai grants the golden visa to reside in the UAE with the possibility of granting citizenship to investors and exceptional talents from all over the world, providing them with long-term visas of up to 10 years, in addition to the modern work visa system, which grants employees from all parts of the world Opportunity to work at a distance in the Emirates.

The one-year visa, the first of its kind in the region, provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs and talent to innovate in the safe and attractive business environment of the United Arab Emirates, with access to all necessary services including high-end facilities and advanced communication services.

talent attraction

The Emirate of Dubai has also launched several initiatives aimed at attracting the competencies needed by the priority sectors for the government, such as agricultural technology, in addition to a fund worth one billion dirhams to support new companies that can enhance the future growth of Dubai, and the government continues its developmental path in the long term, by encouraging universities The world leader in establishing branches in the country, to attract outstanding students and encourage the children of residents to stay in the UAE to pursue their university studies.

Jürgen Eckel, Managing Director and Partner of The Boston Consulting Group, and Regional Head of Digital Ventures, a subsidiary of Boston Consulting, Jürgen Eckel, said: “The report highlights the characteristics of successful centers, the most important of which are policy tools, and policymakers will be able to: Attracting digital competencies by developing a clear vision of their current strengths, the main economic sectors they aim to develop, and the type of workforce they need, and Dubai has succeeded in implementing all these standards, and attracting digital competencies requires an insight to analyze the most important factors motivating the transition The workforce in the field of technology to work in new destinations, and policy makers aware of this reality can continue to cooperate with the relevant authorities through the local digital system to develop and implement the necessary strategies to develop and nurture dynamic and flexible technology centers that can stimulate innovation and economic growth for the coming decades.”

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