Smart Cities News

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

Running on the Dubai Now platform, the application facilitates the transactions and procedures required to issue residency visas.

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai Future Council for Blockchain event brought together various government departments and private companies with a vested interest in smart city technologies.

DubaiNow platform notches up 7.5 million transactions

DubaiNow platform notches up 7.5 million transactions

Designed to provide a single, centralised, paperless service platform, its ultimate aim is to enable citizens to carry out all government transactions remotely and digitally.

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.

Dubai progresses on the road to happiness

Dubai progresses on the road to happiness

The results of Smart Dubai’s Happiness Index for 2018 reveals that citizens are 90 per cent happy with their interactions with public and private sector organisations

Dubai completes phase one of paperless strategy

Dubai completes phase one of paperless strategy

The six government organisations taking part in the first phase of the initiative have reduced their paper usage by 57 per cent

Dubai begins global search for blockchain start-ups

Dubai begins global search for blockchain start-ups

Smart Dubai has launched its third Global Blockchain Challenge as it continues its push to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020