New laws to boost Dubai's Smart City project



In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a number of new laws that further enhance the organisational structure and legislative framework for the Dubai Smart City project.

2The new laws aim to enhance the progress of the Smart City initiative and encourage innovation in this area by fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The new laws also complement the strategic vision of Shaikh Mohammed that was announced two years ago with the aim of transforming Dubai into one of the world’s smartest cities and utilising technology for the benefit of people. “Today we have completed the organisational structure and legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city and creating a new and unique model in developing and managing cities,” said Shaikh Mohammed.

Asserting that the use of technology and resources is vital to achieving the objectives, Shaikh Mohammed said: “Managing global cities requires sustained efforts to provide fast and innovative services. We must utilise modern technology and available resources to achieve our objectives.”

He called on all of Dubai Government’s entities and departments to work together to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. “Work together as a single team and seek help from experts who can build the future of the UAE, particularly talented young people who want to serve their country,” said Shaikh Mohammed. More info