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As the ever-evolving landscape of business technology continues to reach new levels of sophistication, Dubai strives to not only keep pace, but also drive the industry.

Ranked number one in competitiveness among Arab countries by the World Economic Forum in 2016, the UAE is at the forefront of information and communication technology in the Middle East, with Dubai at the heart of the innovation, development and application of ICT.

Dubai strives to lead and drive the industry as well.

As the ever-evolving landscape of business technology continues to reach new levels of sophistication, Dubai strives to not only keep pace, but also drive the industry.



Ranked number one in competitiveness among Arab countries by the World Economic Forum in 2016, the UAE is at the forefront of information and communication technology in the Middle East, with Dubai at the heart of the innovation, development and application of ICT.

Foreign investment coupled with government support continues to make huge strides in technology, with remarkable results. The UAE is second in the world in terms of government usage of digital connectivity and 19th for individual usage, according to the Global Information Technology Report, which says the government ranks first on “providing a consistent vision for the sector and achieving success at promoting it”. The UAE also continues to be the world leader for mobile phone subscription per capita.

Technology and connectivity have become a primary focus for Dubai and the city’s continual efforts to attract the best ICT professionals and businesses make it a prime destination for the most influential industry leaders.

In 2016, Dubai launched a driverless transportation technology strategy that aims to make 25% of transportation in the emirate smart and driverless by 2030. The project is a joint venture between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Future Foundation, and will centre around four key pillars: individuals, technology, policies and legislation and infrastructure.

Additionally, the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, launched in 2016, aims to position Dubai as a leading hub for 3D printing technology by 2030. The plan calls for 25 per cent of Dubai’s buildings to be 3D printed in the next fifteen years and also aims to grow Dubai as a hub for the development of 3D printing technology.

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