Dubai’s smart city goal creeps closer | Wamda


Dubai wants to be a world-leader in building smart cities and it’s attracting corporate players from around the world clamouring to be involved in the futuristic project.

Wamda met with Rabih Dabboussi, managing director of CISCO Middle East to talk about how Dubai’s strategy, launched last year, should work and the role the various players can have.

The company is working with the Dubai Design District to roll out its smart city tech within the creative entity’s greenfield pilot project. It’s also done a deal with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development to provide physical round the clock government service points allowing residents to register businesses or licenses online, the first of which will be in Dubai Mall.