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The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Microsoft have joined hands to accelerate the emirate’s innovation roadmap. The collaboration is a testament to significant role Dubai will be playing in shaping the world’s future by deploying cuttingedge technologies. The collaboration will help advance emirate’s digital economy growth, innovation, and development in alignment with the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33.
At the heart of this partnership lies a concerted effort to leverage smart solutions and applications to propel Dubai’s technology transformation objectives within key sectors such as logistics, SMEs, and education.
Hadi Badri, CEO of the Dubai Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), said: “This landmark collaboration will leverage the unique strengths and knowledge of DET and Microsoft, showcasing Dubai’s ability to build strong public-private partnerships. Aligned with the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, our agreement with Microsoft is central to our proven development strategy in harnessing the strengths of global partners, facilitating economic growth through exceptional access to sector knowledge, technical expertise and mentorship opportunities for key sectors.”
Naim Yazbeck, General Manager of Microsoft UAE said, “Dubai stands at the forefront of global technology, and we are honoured to contribute to its progress.” This collaboration signifies a joint dedication to fostering innovation, promoting economic development, and nurturing a thriving knowledge-based ecosystem for the future.
Microsoft reaffirmed its commitment to provide advanced technology solutions that are essential to elevating Dubai’s logistics network. The initiative focuses on developing an integrated platform for trade that will streamline operations and improve global competitiveness. This effort will not only strengthen the logistics sector, but is also in line with the strategic objective of attracting world-class hardware manufacturers and further enhancing Dubai’s position in the global logistics arena.
Furthermore, the collaboration aims to digitally advance Dubai’s educational landscape, particularly in higher education, by integrating Microsoft’s innovative solutions and teaching methodologies. This endeavour aims to bolster Dubai’s status as a trailblazer in digital education, ensuring that educational institutions lead in the era of smart learning and innovation.
Promoting technology and innovation across various sectors remains a cornerstone of this alliance. Through Microsoft’s comprehensive support, startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai will gain access to invaluable resources and expertise, significantly enhancing their prospects for success and bolstering the emirate’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem.