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Dubai tops Middle East’s smart city list

31 Dec 2016, Dubai, UAE

Dubai has emerged as the Middle East’s leading smart city, according to an index that weighed up the high-tech infrastructure in several cities in the region. Global research firm Navigant assessed the cities according to their vision and execution of ‘smart’ initiatives and said that Dubai stood out for its strategic vision and clear understanding of the practical requirements to deliver on its vision. Commissioned by Huawei, the study found that the foundations laid by Dubai’s leadership and the Smart Dubai Office would provide an excellent basis for a range of innovations that would have a significant impact on the city’s operations and quality of life.

Dubai has emerged as the Middle East’s leading smart city, according to an index that weighed up the high-tech infrastructure in several cities in the region. Global research firm Navigant assessed the cities according to their vision and execution of ‘smart’ initiatives and said that Dubai stood out for its strategic vision and clear understanding of the practical requirements to deliver on its vision. Commissioned by Huawei, the study found that the foundations laid by Dubai’s leadership and the Smart Dubai Office would provide an excellent basis for a range of innovations that would have a significant impact on the city’s operations and quality of life.

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