Dubai 'a global technology hub': Sheikh Hamdan


Dubai is proactively developing plans to accelerate digital growth and adopt new technologies through collaborative partnerships between government entities, international corporations and the broader private sector.

That's according to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, who was speaking during the second meeting of the Higher Committee for Future Technology Development and Digital Economy.

Guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan added that the emirate is steadily reinforcing its position as a global hub for cutting-edge technology and a major centre for digital business models and transformational initiatives.

Members of the Committee took stock of recent advancements in the digital field and explored ways to overcome challenges and take advantage of new opportunities to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy in line with the goals of the Dubai Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) and the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to double the size of Dubai's economy and strengthen its position as one of the world’s top three cities over the next 10 years.

Other issues discussed at the meeting included global trends and the development of Dubai’s digital infrastructure.

The meeting also assessed Dubai's digital readiness and ways to leverage its high internet usage rates to take advantage of new opportunities in the sector.

Further, members of the Committee discussed plans and recommendations to achieve Dubai’s digital economy goals and new approaches to maintain high levels of proactivity in the sector.

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