The Smart Dubai initiative is anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.
Collaborating with private sector and government partners, Smart Dubai was established to empower, deliver and promote an efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experience for residents and visitors.
To achieve its strategic pillars, Smart Dubai aims to introduce strategic initiatives and develop partnerships to contribute to its Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart Environment, Smart People and Smart Mobility dimensions:
Smart Dubai builds on a legacy of innovative programs developed by the Dubai government to drive global competitiveness. Early examples include the launch of Dubai eGovernment in 1999, when global internet penetration was less than 5% of the establishment of the first excellence program of its kind in the world, the Dubai Government Excellence Program in 1997, is a testament of prioritizing service excellence.
Dubai's reputation as an exemplary innovator in economy and living is further evidenced by its leading rankings on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index (number 23 globally) and Mercer Quality of Living Index (First in the MENA Region).
We have arrived at an extraordinary juncture where Dubai's geographic advantage, economic outlook, resident diversity and access to best-of-breed innovators can be leveraged to transform the city into a benchmark for the world's emerging economies.
The Smart Dubai initiative is supported by a tiered partnership framework, enabling government, private-sector and institutional partnerships to encourage engagement and collaboration in achieving the vision of His Highness.