PAPERLESS

We are building a future without paper. In 2021, Dubai government will go completely paper-free, eliminating more than 1 billion pieces of paper used for government transactions every year. Working across government departments, our integrated framework marks another major step towards making Dubai a smart city of the future and improving happiness levels for staff and citizens alike – saving time, resources and the environment.
PAPERLESS

Strategy

“DUBAI GOVERNMENT WILL ISSUE ITS LAST PAPER TRANSACTION IN 2021, WE’VE INSTRUCTED SMART DUBAI OFFICE TO OVERSEE THIS GOAL” - His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum during Smart Dubai’s Future Now Event, April 16 2017

As a fully paperless government, 100 % of internal and customer transactions will be digitized from 2021. That means government will no longer issue or ask for paper documents across all of its operations.

As part of this transition process, we will focus on implementing the necessary technology to enable paper-free transactions. We will also create an legal framework to address digital procedures and will overcome any cultural and customary barriers in the move away from paper.

By eliminating the 1 billion pieces of paper used by the government each year, we could save enough money to feed 4 million children, prevent 130,000 trees from being cut down, and save 40 hours of productivity to give people more time to spend doing what they love.

OTHER INITIATIVES

Startup Support
Startup Support

Smart Dubai and our partners in the UAE government are committed to transforming the UAE into the new testbed for startups and entrepreneurs.

Happiness Agenda
Happiness Agenda

We want to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. As we transform the future of Dubai through smart technology and innovation, we have prioritised happiness as our primary goal.

AI Lab
AI Lab

Dubai's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Smart Lab that accelerate its way towards becoming the smartest city of the world.

Blockchain
Blockchain

The Dubai Blockchain Strategy will help Dubai achieve the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.