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Dubai tops world in technical, scientific employment

A new report from the Switzerland-based Institute of Management Development also said Dubai was ahead of the rest of the globe when it comes to tablet possession and numbers of Internet users

Dubai tops world in technical, scientific employment

Dubai tops the world in scientific and technical employment, according to a new report issued by the Switzerland-based Institute of Management Development (IMD).

In its 2018 Dubai Digital Competitiveness Report, the IMD’s International Competitiveness Centre also ranked Dubai ahead of the world of the world in terms of numbers of Internet users and tablet possession.

Additionally, the report – the first of its kind in the region – ranked Dubai among the top 10 in a number of other indicators, including cyber security, net flow of international students, management of cities, international experience, public-private partnerships and the presence of highly skilled foreign personnel.

The report compared Dubai’s economy with that of 63 others around the world in three general areas: knowledge, technology and future readiness, along with 50 sub-indices within these areas.

"Enhancing Dubai's digital competitiveness requires synergy between the various government entities and their work as well as solid partnerships between the public and private sectors, in addition to constant improvement in quality and productivity," said Sami Al Qamzi, the director-general of the Dubai Economic Department.

Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Bin Bishr, the director-general of the Smart Dubai Office, said that despite Dubai’s achievements in the field of e-government, the government seeks “to keep abreast of the latest developments in the digital transformation that enhances efficiency and productivity, thus making our people the happiest in the world.”

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