Dubai's dominance in artificial intelligence: A new blueprint for AI launched

Dubai’s dominance in artificial intelligence: A new blueprint for AI launched

Op-ed by Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of Seed Group and The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum

Dubai’s meteoric rise in the realm of artificial intelligence stands as proof of the city’s unwavering commitment to ground-breaking technological advancement on a global scale.

With each step forward, the Emirate bolsters its reputation as a capital of innovation, carving out a niche as a prominent destination for AI-driven growth and development.

At the forefront of the city’s latest endeavour is the unveiling of the Dubai Universal Blueprint for AI, a visionary roadmap designed to boost the integration of AI applications and propel the city into the domains of the digital revolution.

This pioneering initiative, announced by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, underscores Dubai’s proactive approach to embracing emerging technologies and harnessing their transformative potential to fuel economic well-being and societal prosperity. This yearly plan, which aims to utilise the potential of technology to achieve quality-of-life-focused outcomes, speaks volumes about the seriousness of our leadership.


Lately, by leveraging the true potential of AI, we have been able to address some of the most pressing societal challenges, including healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability. By applying AI technologies to healthcare, for example, economies can improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance access to quality care for all segments of the population.

While AI may automate certain tasks, it also creates new job opportunities in emerging fields such as data science, machine learning, and AI engineering. And I strongly believe we will always need deep-rooted human oversight and interpretation, leading to the continuous creation of new roles and skill sets.

Dubai’s prominence as a global hub for AI innovation also represents a transformative opportunity for start-ups looking to get the most out of the boundless possibilities of technology. Enthused with unwavering support from our wise leadership, we stand ready to serve as a global catalyst for growth and success, empowering AI companies to realise their ambitions and make a meaningful impact in Dubai and beyond.

I feel honoured and equally pleased to witness Dubai’s evolution into a beacon of opportunity for AI start-ups seeking to make their mark in the region and beyond. At Seed Group, we consistently recognise the consummate opportunities presented by Dubai’s expanding AI landscape and are committed to serving as a strategic partner for companies looking to capitalise on these opportunities and thrive in the dynamic tech ecosystem of the city.

If we look at some global statistics, Dubai clearly stands out, and that adds to our confidence. Recently, Dubai ranked first globally in foreign direct investment in AI and was adjudged the top hub for technology entrepreneurship across the Middle East. Furthermore, Dubai boasts an impressive seventh position globally in terms of readiness for the applications of AI.

I am confident that we have sown the right seeds of innovation, and together we will shape the future of AI and drive positive change on a global scale.

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