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Dubai, the leading business and tourist hub in its region, is leading the way in the smart-city arena, with ambitious goals. The emirate has set the goal of becoming “the world’s happiest city” by 2017.


  • Dubai has defined six strategic pillars of action, covering economy, mobility, and environment, among other areas, each of which will leverage the city’s existing advanced ICT infrastructure. The smart-city initiative is also home to an advanced open-data and governance system to enable cross-functional collaboration to provide smart urban services.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed overview of Dubai's plans to become the smartest city by 2020.
  • Identifies and details the governance model and partners involved in making Dubai the smartest city by 2020.

Key questions answered

  • What are Dubai's smart-city plans for the next three to five years?
  • How is Dubai different than other smart cities? What has the government been doing?
  • What is Dubai's smart-city governance model?

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  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Smart Cities: Dubai aims to become the world’s smartest city

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