Dubai wants to be the benchmark smart city for cities globally.
“Together with our partners, we are enabling Smart economic conditions, driving entrepreneurship and global competitiveness that will serve as a model for emerging nations. We are continually reviewing and refining the latest technology innovations, from mobile apps to drones, to understand how we may adopt these tools to make city experiences more seamless, safe, efficient and impactful for all,” says Dr Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, assistant director general of The Executive Office and leader of the SmartDubai Taskforce.
According to Aisha, Dubai’s smart city initiative aims to create a connected and responsive citywide infrastructure that can cater to the requirements of the city’s residents and visitors. Applications for a smart city range from transportation, society, economy, governance and environment.
The goal is to make Dubai the “smartest city in the world,” according to the Smart Dubai Initiative, which is backed by VP and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.