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Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.

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Dubai is creating a reliable source of data relating to the most important aspects of Dubai life
Dubai is creating a reliable source of data relating to the most important aspects of Dubai life

Smart Dubai has unveiled the ‘Dubai Registers’ initiative to build a network of accurate, reliable and interconnected data registries for a single – and reliable – source of data to provide information to others.

 

The initiative’s approach is to collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data about the economy, land and other assets, and to ensure that Dubai’s data is useful to as many as possible.

 

The project is part of the Government’s development track – one of six announced by the Dubai Council in early 2020.

 

“Dubai has led a steadfast and illustrious journey towards harnessing the power of data and building a robust infrastructure that puts data at the heart of future smart-city plans,” said Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of Smart Dubai.

 

“Following the vision and directives of our wise leadership, and as the government entity tasked with spearheading Dubai’s smart transformation, Smart Dubai has rolled out a whole portfolio of initiatives and services built around harnessing the power of data.”

 

The initiative sets out a clear roadmap for 2020 and 2021 for the prioritisation and preparation of registries in general, along with the supporting standards and advanced governance procedures to ensure safe and responsible use of data. The project will make use of reliable data available on the Dubai Pulse platform to identify potential registries.

 

“With the Dubai Registers initiative, Smart Dubai seeks to enhance the quality of data available, all the while enabling efficient and smooth government services for the community.”

 

The project also allows government entities to use Dubai Registers to accelerate the Dubai Paperless Strategy, which aims to digitise all internal and external government-to-individual transactions, making them fully paperless by December 2021.

 

“With the Dubai Registers initiative, Smart Dubai seeks to enhance the quality of data available, all the while enabling efficient and smooth government services for the community,” added Younus Al Nasser, assistant director general of Smart Dubai and CEO of the Dubai Data Establishment, the body leading Smart Dubai’s data efforts.

 

Smart decision-making

 

“Smart Dubai is also looking to launch new use cases in data science and analysis that will rely on Dubai Registers to support smart decision-making with accurate, reliable, and interconnected data," Al Nasser added.

 

The initiative has, reportedly, been compared with examples from other countries that have implemented such a system, and their experiences have been used to develop the project to suit the requirements and needs of the city of Dubai.

 

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