Following in Dubai’s Footsteps
Undertaking Smart Dubai was the next logical evolution of a project that has been in the making for 15 years. Back in 1999, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had already commissioned a report to evaluate the state of Dubai’s ICT infrastructure. This opened the way for initiatives like Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City, leading up to e-government in 2013, which was naturally followed by m-government.
According to Bin Bishr, “Smart Dubai was born out of the visionary approach of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid to focus the city’s unified effort towards its most valued asset—it’s people.
“The private sector is eventually expected to provide up to 80% of smart services .”