Leading the way in digitalization by creating one of the most sustainable World Expos, a startup accelerator program and inaugurating a Minister for Artificial Intelligence.

6 / 10

Digitalization Readiness

Dubai is making progress introducing technology to improve transport efficiency and local lifestyles.

3 / 10

Digitalization Potential

Smart Dubai is deploying technology across the city to improve sustainability and resource management.

Sustainability
Sustainability
Mobility
Mobility
Opportunity
Opportunity
KEY FACTS
Urban area 1,508 km2
Population density 4,003 people per km2
Population growth 153% since 2010

Source: Demographia

2019/2010
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How ready is Dubai for digitalization?

Dubai is booming. How are they managing resources and infrastructure to support 3.1 75 million permanent residents and 1.1 million daily visitors? One of the most sustainable World Expos ever hosted, a startup accelerator program, and even a Minister for Artificial Intelligence are some of the original projects fostering growth in the Middle Eastern emirate.

Scores out of 10
Readiness
Potential
Dubai
6
3
Singapore
8
2
Johannesburg
2
5
Taipei
6
2
Los Angeles
7
5
Buenos Aires
3
4
Berlin
6
2
London
8
3
Bengaluru
4
5

Score breakdown

Take a closer look at Dubai’s scores across the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai; Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

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