“The leadership’s vision to digitize life in Dubai is a turning point for the emirate – one where we begin building our future as the world’s digital capital,” said His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Dubai Digital Authority (DDA).
“Working together as a single team, our institutions will join forces to implement our leadership’s vision and achieve the Authority’s strategic goals,” H.E. explained. “We strive to support a seamless and rapid digital transformation, strengthen our digital economy, and benefit from its tremendous potential. The DDA will also work to prepare a new generation of digital leaders and experts to navigate the evolving requirements of the future, as well as to set plans and develop solutions to preserve Dubai’s digital wealth and make optimal use of it.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai issued a law establishing the Dubai Digital Authority and adding the following entities under its umbrella: Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Dubai Data Establishment, Dubai Electronic Security Center, and Dubai Statistics Center. The launch is part of a plan to develop the government sector, promote efficiency and agility among businesses, and digitize government operations.
“The Center will work closely with the other entities under the Authority to re-invent the statistics sector and embrace world-leading models in statistical flow, processing, and publishing,” H.E. Al Muhairi continued. “This, in turn, offers tremendous support for planning, decision-making, sustainable development programs, and the business community in general. Furthermore, it will enhance the Center’s national contributions, from offering support for international competitiveness reports to meeting national statistics requirements.”
“The Dubai Data Establishment’s initiatives and projects will expand significantly to ensure maximum benefit from Dubai’s data sets,” H.E. Al Nasser added. “This, in turn, will serve to digitize the lives of Dubai residents, maximizing added value from data to build Dubai’s digital economy and promote it as the world’s digital capital.”