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Smart Dubai is among the entities to be brought under the umbrella which aims to set an example in developing best practices and systems to make life easier for inhabitants over the next five decades.
Dubai has established the Dubai Digital Authority (DDA) to lay the foundations for the city’s next digital phase and to become the world’s “digital capital”.
Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Dubai Data Establishment, Dubai Electronic Security Centre, and Dubai Statistics Centre have been added under the umbrella.
It is part of a plan to develop the government sector, promote efficiency and agility among businesses, and further digitise government operations.
The Dubai Digital Authority has outlined a set of strategic goals with the aim of enhancing Dubai’s digital reputation and supporting its smart and digital transformation efforts, as well as ensuring quality when providing digital services to various segments of the community.
The DDA also aims to support decision-makers to set development policies, outline plans, and keep track of smart and digital transformation in Dubai. It will also develop a secure digital environment that ensures cybersecurity and protects data, information systems, and communication networks in every sector in the emirate.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of the Dubai Digital Authority (DDA) said Dubai will be setting an example in developing best practices and systems that make life easier for the city’s inhabitants, in addition to designing better, more streamlined procedures for life and business “over the next five decades”.
He added: “Establishing the Dubai Digital Authority is a landmark decision allowing us to prepare for the city’s next digital phase, which includes empowering all entities under the DDA umbrella to digitise all aspects of life and business in the emirate, promoting Dubai’s successes in the digital sector, and ensuring the highest quality of smart services are provided.
“This, in turn, enables us to accommodate the population’s needs and create an innovation-based digital economy in Dubai.”
“Establishing the Dubai Digital Authority is a landmark decision allowing us to prepare for the city’s next digital phase, which includes empowering all entities under the DDA umbrella to digitise all aspects of life and business”
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.
“Dubai has succeeded in building an integrated digital government with a robust infrastructure, providing its citizens and residents with hi-tech services, procedures, and digital systems,” said Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment. “This has helped promote the emirate as a world leader in smart services, providing easily accessible and efficient facilities that seek, first and foremost, to ensure people’s happiness and satisfaction, and provide them with exceptional life experiences.”
Lootah said the establishment will be doubling its efforts in the years to come, in a bid to digitise all aspects of life in Dubai, in collaboration with partners to support the full automation of services and activities across all government entities, which, in turn, serves to boost people’s confidence in digital services.
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