Dubai CP: Dubai set to become among world’s top digital economies
November 24, 2022 / 11:21 PM
Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of Dubai’s Higher Committee of Future Technology Development and Digital Economy, has approved the new phase of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, which aims to enhance the digital economy and implement measures to empower the use of the metaverse and future technologies.
The new phase of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy was approved at the first meeting of the Higher Committee of Future Technology Development and Digital Economy.
Sheikh Hamdan said that driven by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the emirate is set to become one the world’s top digital economies and a leading platform for innovations that can shape the future.
He further said, “Through this Committee, we seek to develop a new model for the development of technology and futuristic sciences with a special focus on digital technologies and the metaverse as part of our broader strategy to promote digital growth and innovation and achieve the goals of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy.”
He approved four key strategies aimed at using metaverse technologies to provide government services and a comprehensive study aimed at identifying the social benefits of introducing metaverse services that will be submitted to The Executive Council for approval.
The initiatives also seek to build the skills of talented Emiratis and create a large metaverse community in Dubai that includes metaverse companies, startups, investors and users.
The initiatives also include strategic projects featuring partnerships with private sector players and events aimed at making Dubai a hub for regional and global metaverse-related events.