Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid sets legal framework “for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city”
A broad range of new laws has been issued in Dubai as part of the aim to make the emirate “the world’s smartest city”, according to UAE state news agency WAM.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, issued legislation to enhance the organisational structure and legislative framework for the Dubai Smart City initiative, it was reported on Friday.
“Today we have completed the organisational structure and legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city and creating a new and unique model in developing and managing cities,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“Managing global cities requires sustained efforts to provide fast and innovative services. We must utilise modern technology and available resources to achieve our objectives.”
The new laws include the establishment of the Dubai Smart City Office and respective board. This will develop strategic plans and approve joint initiatives, projects and services that facilitate the smart transformation in coordination with the concerned government entities.
The Dubai Smart City Establishment will propose the general strategy for smart government and submit it to the Office for approval and implementation, as well as supervising smart transformation efforts in the government sector.
Sheikh Mohammed also issued a decree appointing Dr. Aisha Butti bin Bishr as Director General of the Dubai Smart City Office, WAM reported.