Smart Dubai of­fice has launched a to­tal of 130 ini­tia­tives with the ob­jec­tive of mak­ing Dubai the hap­pi­est city on earth. Some of the key ini­tia­tives in­clude:

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Startup sup­port

In line with the gov­ern­ment’s strat­egy of trans­form­ing the UAE into the new test­bed for star­tups and en­trepreneurs, a num­ber of pro­grammes were in­tro­duced such as the Global Blockchain Chal­lenge, Dubai Smart City Ac­cel­er­a­tor, and Dubai Fu­ture Ac­cel­er­a­tors.

Hap­pi­ness agenda

Hap­pi­ness is the stated pri­mary goal, which Smart Dubai says will be achieved by ad­dress­ing the fun­da­men­tal needs of res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

AI lab

By in­te­grat­ing the power of ma­chine learn­ing to in­te­grate AI into gov­ern­ment ser­vices and city ex­pe­ri­ences, cit­i­zens’ over­all qual­ity of life will be im­proved re­sult­ing in boosted hap­pi­ness lev­els and vis­i­tor sat­is­fac­tion.


Dubai is pre­par­ing to be the first city to be fully pow­ered by blockchain by 2020 by us­ing three strate­gic pil­lars – gov­ern­ment ef­fi­ciency, in­dus­try cre­ation, and in­ter­na­tional lead­er­ship.


Dubai gov­ern­ment will go com­pletely pa­per-free by elim­i­nat­ing more than one bil­lion pieces of pa­per used for gov­ern­ment trans­ac­tions each year.

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