Dubai scores top marks for embracing digital future
24 Sep 2017 Gulf News
Dubai leaders have demonstrated extraordinary foresight in planning as digital disruption transforms the working and personal lives of people, experts told Gulf News.
With the digital evolution happening so quickly, Dubai’s race to embrace Artificial Intelligence and smart technologies will ease transitions in the years ahead to make the emirate the smartest, happiest place to live.
“We live in an era in which society is constantly on the move, and reliant on a host of smart devices that enable convenience and connectivity.
“As a multicultural city centred on mobility, the Government of Dubai has been highly responsive to the needs of its communities.
“Dramatically increasing the city’s efficiency, agility and responsiveness to government services in Dubai, smart apps are available for the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Dubai Police, Smart Salik, the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality, among many others.
“Smart services for Dubai Chamber, Dubai Courts and the Ministry of Economy are available as well. The Dubai Now app, which features more than 50 smart services provided by 22 government entities, integrates various functions to cater to a new generation of on-the-go users. With Dubai Now, users can access pending payments and tasks through a common, unifying app.”