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Dubai is the global capital of the “digital economy” in 10 years



Dubai is the global capital of the “digital economy” in 10 years

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 earlier this year.

The directive comes with an initiative to boost the added economic value of the digital transformation process that Dubai began several years ago, as one of the main goals of the emirate’s economic agenda for the next decade. Digital transformation to 100 billion dirhams annually during the period, in an effort to consolidate Dubai’s position as the capital of Dubai.The global digital economy.

Dubai began its digital transformation journey in 1999 with the establishment of Dubai Internet City, a free economic zone and a strategic base for technology companies targeting emerging markets. However, it has grown rapidly with the infrastructure it provides, a better environment and effective and more competitive services to attract the giants of technology makers and developers in the world.

The rich technology environment that Dubai founded 20 years ago has enabled it to start the process of digital transformation by partnering with the most important and efficient providers of technology solutions that support its directions in this environment.

Dubai has also been a pioneer in setting regulatory frameworks and laws that promote a secure and stable environment for digital transactions.

With the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, development efforts aimed at accelerating the transition to a digital environment continued, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the “Dubai Digital Strategy” Executive Committee, which is considered a pioneer in consolidating Dubai’s position as the world’s first digital city. Chairman.

The launch of the strategy is another step towards achieving economic development and financial prosperity through the implementation of digital transformation in strategic economic sectors, the most important of which are the logistics sector, renewable energy sector and trade sector, making these sectors achieve unprecedented levels. Progress is driving Dubai’s economy to its highest growth ever.

Digital development has continued to advance strongly and on multiple tracks in keeping with the rapid pace at which the world is moving towards a digital environment.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a few days ago, said the launch of the “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Center” is a qualitative strategic move.

The Center was launched with an aim to support government agencies in using future technology in a practical and effective manner to prepare for the upcoming radical changes in various key sectors.

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, has ordered the creation of task forces to use Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI) tools to improve the efficiency of government work and provide better government services based on future technologies.

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According to the International Monetary Fund, Dubai Customs is one of the world’s leading logistics companies in adopting modern technologies, transforming its operations into digital operations, developing its plans and automating customs procedures.

Dubai Customs created a breakthrough to complete fully automated operations such as “Mersal 2”, Smart Risk Engine, Advanced Container Inspection System, Smart Workplaces and Advance Disclosure and Economic Operator Program. Dubai Customs recorded an unprecedented record of clearing 22.5 million customs declarations last year.

The logistics services sector represented by Dubai Customs has moved towards building a cross-border e-commerce platform using blockchain technology.

The renewable energy sector in the UAE, and in particular Dubai, places great emphasis on securing sustainable energy and improving efficiency by providing advanced systems and technologies by the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. The demand for energy sources is part of efforts aimed at making Dubai an example of efficient energy and water demand management.

According to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in April 2020, the digital transformation of energy systems in any country contributes to broader economic and social development. In this context, Dubai launched a set of strategies, initiatives and plans to address clean energy for the future, including the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to make Dubai a city with the lowest carbon footprint by 2050 and provide 100% Energy production capacity in Dubai from clean energy sources in the same year.

Dubai is steadily moving towards achieving its goals in the field of digital transformation in the energy sector by adopting a program to link digital technologies with energy technologies implemented by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s “Digital DEWA”. It is the world’s first digital company working with autonomous systems for renewable energy, the use of artificial intelligence and storage and expansion to deliver digital services. Dubai ranks among the world’s top 20 destinations for foreign direct investment in the renewable energy sector.

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai is supporting the Emirate’s efforts to enhance operational efficiency and improve the quality of services provided to customers by leveraging digital transformation and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. , as the platform is characterized by its high capacity to process data belonging to the authority, will be used for predictive maintenance of roads and for training innovative models that promote innovation and leadership in various sectors of the authority. Bridges, mass transit route planning and crowd management and others.

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The Authority also recently launched a comprehensive Digital Experience Lab for the first time at the level of Dubai government agencies and departments, with the aim of improving customer experience across digital channels. The lab contributes to raising the quality and design of services from the customers’ point of view, improving and integrating their experience through various digital channels and raising the rate of customer happiness.

Dubai has made great strides in digital transformation in the trade and commerce sector, relying on its ultra-stable digital infrastructure, which enables companies and institutions to rely on digital technology in their operations and systems, and to create procurement or digital solutions. Offer services through smart phone applications or e-commerce platforms. The development of cloud computing and reliance on smart sensors represented a new development by providing the commercial sector with modern tools to improve its efficiency and contribute to strengthening the economy in general. Technologies include smartphone apps for customers and operators, Internet of Things, cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the use of bots. The Emirate of Dubai supports companies to strengthen its business sector by providing digital services to make it easier for business owners, investors and companies to establish and manage their business projects in the Emirate. Trade saw strong growth. A global destination for investment and the best choice for investors and entrepreneurs both domestically and globally. Dubai launched a digital platform for instant strategic communication between government leaders in Dubai, supporting faster decision-making by adopting the latest and most effective digital solutions and technologies. The platform is a smart application called “Hub Hub” developed by Dubai Digital Authority and represents a global model in adopting solutions that guarantee the highest speed and performance standards in the government work sector.

Artificial Intelligence Lab

Dubai Digital Authority was established in collaboration with IBM to provide an effective system in the government sector with the help of artificial intelligence, with the aim of improving the quality of life of citizens and residents. and improves visitor satisfaction.

The Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to provide the necessary strategic support and fundamental tools to make artificial intelligence an integral part of Dubai’s operations and operational systems, and to use innovative technology to explore new ways to develop future strategic plans. Empowering Dubai, leveraging artificial intelligence and helping entrepreneurs, emerging and small and medium enterprises.

The Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Institute for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Economy and Tourism Sector in Dubai has signed an agreement with Stallion, one of the leading companies in the field of artificial intelligence, to implement projects and initiatives. Aimed at developing entrepreneurs and talented youth in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Supporting startups.

Over the next 10 years, Dubai seeks to provide support to start-ups and small and medium enterprises, ensuring their complete digital transformation and encouraging them to automate their operations through programs and initiatives aimed at training and assisting entrepreneurs. One of the most important of these projects is the “Sandbox Dubai” Dubai Silicon Oasis, an area without integrated technology, to use new ideas and develop its tools to support digital transformation.

The Sandbox Dubai program is the first to support emerging projects in the technology sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, as it provides support to small and medium-sized enterprise owners to develop and manage ideas at their start-up stages. Until the early stages of initiation.

Digitizing life in Dubai

Dubai society’s trust in digital applications has become part of the daily lives of citizens, residents and visitors alike, reflecting the level of progress Dubai has made in spreading a culture of digital transformation, and everyone’s trust in easy, fast and high-quality applications. Services.

“Dubai Now” application is one of the most important applications in Dubai, due to its diversity and quality of additional services. It is in line with the digital orientation of the Government of Dubai, offering dozens of applications needed by users by providing a unified digital channel, as it offers 170 services provided by more than 35 companies from the government and private sectors.

The number of transactions completed through the “Dubai Now” application has reached more than 20 million digital payment transactions, worth more than 10 billion dirhams, since the launch of the application, including four million digital payment transactions, worth two billion dirhams in the last year.

“Dubai’s strategy for smart, self-driving mobility aims to make 25% of travel trips smart by 2030.”

“Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy aims to attract 300 digital startups to Dubai by end of 2024.”

“22.5 million customs declarations by 2022 through its automated operations is an important digital achievement for Dubai Customs.”

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• “Digital DEWA” is the first company in the world to work with autonomous systems for renewable energy.


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Emirates News Agency – Abdullah bin Zayed met several foreign ministers at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.



Emirates News Agency – Abdullah bin Zayed met several foreign ministers at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

New York, September 21, 2017 – Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met separately in New York with foreign ministers of several countries participating in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, His Excellency Mahmoud Ali Youssef, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Excellency Dr. Arnoldo Andre Tinoco, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, His Excellency Ignacio Cassis. HE Eli Cohen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta, HE Markus Sagana, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, HE Dr. Ian Borg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Trade, Elena Fulton, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, HE Maria Gabriel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and HE Jeannebek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Golobaev.
He discussed with the Foreign Ministers the avenues of bilateral cooperation and ways to enhance them in the fields of economy, trade, investment, culture, education, agriculture, technology, food security, renewable energy and other sectors.
They also reviewed a panel of topics on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly, including climate change, he informed the ministers on preparations for the United Arab Emirates’ twenty-eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention. “COP 28” on climate change is this year in Expo City, Dubai.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that inclusiveness, multilateralism and innovation are all pillars to achieve a qualitative change in the course of global climate action. This urgent global challenge must be tackled together with all countries of the world to ensure a better future for humanity.
His Highness’s discussions with the Honorable Foreign Ministers dealt with many regional and international issues of common interest.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan pointed out that the UAE is keen to build stable partnerships with countries of the world based on trust, mutual respect and common interests, and is eager to support all efforts to maintain and develop regional and international. Peace and security.

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Minister of State for International Cooperation His Excellency Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimi, His Excellency Ahmad Bin Ali Al Shaikh, Minister of State His Excellency Sheikh Shakbut Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State Yusuf Maneya Al participated in these meetings. UAE Ambassador Otaiba and Deputy Minister HE Lana Zaki Nusaybeh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations and Deputy HE Mohammed Isa Bu Shehab, Deputy Minister UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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“Abu Dhabi Arabic” publishes “The Invisible War” novel.



“Abu Dhabi Arabic” publishes “The Invisible War” novel.

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, through the “Kalima” translation project, has published an Arabic translation of the novel “The Invisible War” by French author Jean-Marc Mora, completed by Lebanese translator and writer Marie Doug. Reviewed and presented by Kazem Jihad, an Iraqi poet and academic living in Paris.

According to the reviewer’s introduction, “The Invisible War” was published in 2018, two years before the corona pandemic, an interesting coincidence, and was a finalist for the Ronado Prize for Fiction. His story revolves around a girl named Lili, initially named Lilith, who grows up without parents in the early twentieth century, and between the neutral meaning of the name “Lilit” and the mythological meaning the name implies. “Lilit”, in the life and consciousness of this woman there is a fierce and constant conflict, the details of which the reader discovers.

After bitter experiences with some monks and nuns in a church institution practicing satanic rituals, Lily puts her scientific skills and deep intuition at the service of a Flemish scientist and reveals to him the animal source of the virus that causes the Spanish flu. She regrets it when she discovers the terrible contradiction of their goals in research: she seeks to discover the virus and find a bait that will save humanity from its harm, while he seeks to use it in bacteria or bacteriology for the benefit of France. Attacks on Germans trying to achieve the same goal, and all… An army is active in this endeavor through its scientists and laboratories attached to its forces. Lily tries in vain to stop it, and then the epidemic disappears as soon as it appears, after causing hundreds of thousands of casualties, the First World War ends, and Lily / Lilit moves into a bed, in the night of consciousness. Parisian Saint Anne Hospital for Neurological Diseases.

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Thus, as the critic wrote, two worlds on opposite sides of the “invisible war” face each other: innocence, talent and faith in true science, and the world of witchcraft, religion and scientific fraud and the exploitation of talents and abilities for criminal purposes. And so the epidemic adds itself to human warfare as another cruel war, not only through its mysterious invisibility and its terrible spread and harm, but also because of the sinful greed of some.

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Emirates News Agency – Maryam Al Muhairi during World Security Conference: We are interested in creating a sustainable food system



Emirates News Agency – Maryam Al Muhairi during World Security Conference: We are interested in creating a sustainable food system

ABU DHABI, 20th September / WAM / The Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, confirmed that the UAE has a proven track record in reducing food waste and is keen to develop and collaborate with a sustainable lunch system. Stakeholders in different parts of the world, production and management of the food system with the aim of disseminating the best and most modern sustainable systems in the world.

In a video address recorded at the opening of the first World Security Conference in Abu Dhabi today, he said the event reflects the UAE’s leadership and highlights its great efforts in improving global food security and building a sustainable future for all. .

His Highness expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority and Representative of the Ruler of Al Tafra Region, for the opportunity to participate (in the First International Conference). He also thanked the Emirates Red Crescent for organizing this event. This important event reflects the leadership of the UAE and highlights its great efforts in improving global food security and building a sustainable future for all.

He said: “Today we talk about “blessings” and of course the blessings are many and concentrated in the environment around us, which means that there is a close connection between the blessings, the environment and humanity. In addition to water and air, God has given us the greatest of blessings, and mercy is the greatest of blessings. A term used to denote, from food-related efforts to protect food through behaviors derived from the values ​​and principles we have developed. In the United Arab Emirates.”

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He added: “The first World Conference on Conserving Grace comes at a time when about 14 percent of food is lost post-harvest up to the retail stage, and about 17 percent of food is wasted at the retail stage. The consumption stage.” He stressed the importance of stopping the bleeding of food and food waste in tandem with our efforts to sustainably increase food production.

He emphasized: “The wise leadership of the country places great emphasis on promoting sustainable food security, stopping food wastage and rationalizing its consumption. The Head of State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him, has urged the community to rationalize food consumption, adopt proper purchasing behaviors and meet the needs Taking it without exaggeration.” Food waste is one of the most important pillars of the National Food Security Strategy 2051.

The UAE has a long track record in reducing food waste, the most prominent and recent of which is the “Billion Meals Endowment” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister. The ruler of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, “may God protect him”, aims to provide hundreds of millions of meals. Stable for decades to come.

He mentioned “Nima”, a national initiative aimed at achieving the UAE’s commitment to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030, based on the third and twelfth goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

He explained that last year, canteens and restaurants helped reduce food waste, established eight strategic partnerships with various partners, received 44 pledges and held more than 10 panel discussions, with the aim of accelerating efforts to reduce food loss. The initiative succeeded in diverting 3 tonnes of food waste to landfills.

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He emphasized that stopping food loss and food waste is an integral part of developing a sustainable food system, which in the Emirates, within the framework of the country’s initiative, we are keen to spread the best, together with partners. and a more modern sustainable system in the production and management of the food system, which will significantly reduce food waste and losses throughout the food value chain.

Our recent announcement on the COP28 program for food and agricultural systems is a testament to our firm commitment to transform global food systems, he said, while hosting a global conference, the “Leaders’ Declaration on Food and Agricultural Systems and Climate Action,” which reaffirmed the commitment of countries around the world. Ensure. Adopting innovative solutions to reduce food loss and waste by transforming the food system into more sustainable systems.

His Excellency called for concerted international efforts, strengthening partnerships and exchange of experiences to address the challenges of global food security and create a sustainable future without world hunger.

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