"Smart Dubai" revealed, at the end of 2019, that the Emirate's achievements during the past year in the field of smart transformation gave it the lead among the cities of the Middle East and North Africa region, and qualified it well to be the digital capital of the Middle East, which is indicated by reports A prominent international concerned with smart cities, placing Dubai at the forefront of the region's cities in this field, while its ranking was ahead of those reports on major global cities, with the emirate continuing to work on developing its technical capabilities, and expanding the circle of smart transformation to include all its executive and service sectors.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, confirmed that all indicators point to the success of the plans and programs adopted in this field, and demonstrate that the Dubai government is progressing steadily in achieving the vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in making Dubai the smartest city globally, praising His Highness the familiarity of Dubai government departments and institutions with the speed with which the world turns towards the smart environment, and accompanying them with the implementation of goals with specific time frames, within an integrated and clear business strategy.
His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai pointed to the great positive impact of the smart transformation and the continuous rise in the relevant global competitiveness indicators, stressing that His Excellency in this path enhances the economic goals and goals of sustainable development for Dubai, by appointing him with significant savings in operational expenses, and facilitates him from the speed of completion The procedures and shortening the time frames related to each of them, in a positive way for the customers, in addition to supporting the business of business partners in various fields, by accelerating the pace of terminating transactions, licenses, contracts, etc., in addition to the great positive impact on the environment in a manner that preserves its resources, It enhances their sustainability.
His Highness expressed his thanks and appreciation to everyone who contributed to achieving Dubai in this advanced position among the smart cities of the world, in various departments and bodies and institutions of the Dubai government, praising the efforts of "Smart Dubai" and its contributions in this regard. His Highness said: "We are proud of what we have achieved. Ok in this regard, which would not have been achieved had it not been for the work of all government agencies in Dubai in the spirit of one team, and everyone cooperated in overcoming various difficulties, we look forward to more advanced levels of cooperation and coordination, and to more initiatives and projects, which confirm our leadership in the ranks of smart cities around The world, down to its top spot ... and my confidence in our ability is great "To achieve this goal soon."
Dubai has made a head start in the digital transformation of a smart city in the MENA region on more than one occasion, in addition to the achievements it distinguished in the world in the same field. These achievements came as a result of cooperation between "Smart Dubai" and its partners from the governmental and private sectors, at various levels, to be the first city in the region, and at the forefront of the cities of the world that launch the initiative to transform into a smart city.
Smart Director General of Dubai, Dr. Aisha Bint Butti bin Bishr said: “We are approaching the end of another year full of accomplishments for Dubai, and we are proud to be, with all our partners from the government and private sectors, forming part of the integrated team that has achieved these achievements, and with the passage of four years since the launch The journey of smart transformation of Dubai, thanks to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives and follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to achieve many of the global race stations In cooperation with our partners, which is what the people of Dubai to upgrade this place It is a digital capital for the Middle East and North Africa.
She added: “Our ambition is not only to maintain the first position at the level of the region, but to achieve the first position at the level of all cities of the world, a translation of the vision of leadership that put the first center in the field of government excellence in the service of man, not only in Dubai or the UAE, but that Dubai remains a beacon. International for development and development that puts the interest and happiness of man always at the forefront. ”
The Global Competitiveness Center, affiliated with the International Institute for Administrative Development (IMD), which is one of the largest academic authorities specialized in this field in the world, has granted Dubai the lead among the cities of the Middle East and North Africa region in the "Smart Cities Index 2019", issued by In October 2019, it included 102 cities from around the world, while the Dubai World ranking came ahead of many major cities, such as Paris, Rome, Brussels, Tokyo and Beijing.
Last February, Dubai came, too, at the forefront of cities in the Middle East and North Africa in the "Smart Cities Index" 2019 issued by the University of Glasgow, and it included 27 cities, while it excelled through the 14th globally, according to the index, over the major global cities Such as Los Angeles, Stockholm, Melbourne, Tokyo, Vancouver, Vienna, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Beijing and Brussels.
Last October, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued directives to government agencies to provide all customer services through the "Dubai Now" application, and work to gradually close the applications of individual customers, and limit the development of new applications, to accomplish the complete paperless transformation of government work In Dubai by December 12, 2021. Dubai has succeeded, through the “Dubai Paper Dealing Strategy”, in cutting out 158 million papers that were consumed by them in government transactions in 19 government agencies, and the amount of savings achieved reached 684 million dirhams, in addition to the positive environmental impact The big one who just saved about 19 thousand trees. As of the beginning of October 2019, the number of smart services provided through the "Dubai Now" application has reached 88 services provided by 30 participating agencies.
Several government agencies in Dubai have made achievements that supported their predecessors in the field of smart transformation worldwide, especially in areas of vital importance to the public, among them the Dubai Police, which found its way to the Guinness World Records world record, last June, by registering the first center Worldwide smart police system «Drivee-thru», which provides services to the public without interruption, and without any human intervention, around the clock, seven days a week.
Dubai preceded the world by launching "Block Chain" strategy, becoming the first city to announce that it will transfer government transactions (compatible with this technology) on Block Chain network by 2020, to be the capital of "Block Chain" global.
Dubai Crown Prince:
"We are steadfastly progressing in achieving Mohammed bin Rashid's vision towards the top of the list of smart cities in the world."
"What we have achieved is a good achievement that would not have been achieved had it not been for the work of government agencies in the spirit of one team."
In the field of artificial intelligence, Dubai came first in the Middle East and North Africa region, and at the first ranks of the cities of the world, in its uniqueness in launching an artificial intelligence strategy and laboratory, to assist government agencies in cooperation with Smart Dubai, to develop realistic use cases in the city based on artificial intelligence technologies. Dubai is ahead of the cities of the world, being the first to issue moral guidelines for artificial intelligence.
The data initiative ... the first in the world
Dubai has strengthened its position as a digital capital for the MENA region by launching the most innovative and comprehensive data initiative in the world, as it is the first city in the world, which launches a data institution, and issues a law and policies that regulate the process of opening, sharing and benefiting from data, as well as the first to launch a platform To open and share data is Dubai Plus, which has received the attention of more than two million visits, to view and download the available data sets on the platform.
Global network of smart cities
Dubai launched, in May of 2018, the “Global Network for Smart Cities”, which is the first of its kind not only at the level of the region but globally, and the network currently includes 490 members of city leaders, experts and those interested in the field of smart cities, and aims to spread knowledge worldwide, to enable All cities benefit from success stories and experiences in this field.
Dubai is the first Arab in the Arab world .. It is ahead of Tokyo, Paris, Rome and Brussels in the index of the smartest cities in the world in 2019.
Million dirhams, savings of "Dubai paperless strategy."