New laws have just been issued to enhance the progress of the Smart City initiative and encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors. The official Smart Dubai website was also launched last week.
Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying: "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."
"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 laws authorise the Dubai Smart City Office to enter into partnerships with any organisation within or outside the emirate to implement best practices in the field and approve relevant plans and budgets.