Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city of the future had helped it become a destination of choice to host events that help address global challenges, improve people’s lives, and keep pace with rapid technological advancements.
He made the remarks during his tour of the 42nd edition of GITEX GLOBAL, which brought together 5,000 leading technology companies from more than 90 countries at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This edition of GITEX GLOBAL was the largest in the event’s history in terms of participation. The inclusive tech and startup event was held over an area of more than 2 million square feet, making it the world’s largest tech event.
“Thanks to the vision and directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai has emerged as a global platform where ideas and innovations collaborate to shape a brighter future. The 42nd edition of GITEX GLOBAL was the largest in the event’s history, with 5,000 exhibitors, of which 1,400 were new. The event was attended by more than 138,000 delegates and visitors, underscoring Dubai’s status as a major global tech hub, unlocking development opportunities across various sectors. Dubai has transformed into a global laboratory where bright minds collaborate and compete to find solutions to serve humanity and address challenges for a brighter future,” Sheikh Hamdan said.
During the tour, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. They toured the pavilions of several companies and were briefed about cutting-edge technology solutions and digital products on display at the event.
Sheikh Hamdan toured the pavilions of Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute, where he was briefed about the latest technologies that underline the UAE’s competencies in driving homegrown innovation. He was also informed about how the XR UAV Control demonstrates the potential of ultra-reliable communications.
The Dubai Crown Prince also visited Abu Dhabi-based G42 Group, where he was briefed about the company’s AI and cloud computing services. He also visited the pavilion of Chinese tech firm XPENG, where he was briefed on the company’s latest generation of flying cars developed independently by XPENG AEROHT, which made its first public flight on the sidelines of GITEX.
Sheikh Hamdan’s visit included the pavilion of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai, where he was briefed about the latest tech solutions and services deployed by the Directorate.
October 14, 2022 / 8:55 PM
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