Dubai in the UAE is at the forefront of the transition to a smart city, and the goal of these smart initiatives and strategies is to ensure “happiness” for citizens and provide everything they need.

The mobile phone is the main technical driver of the tr ansformation of Dubai into a smart city hr light of the high penetration rate of mobile phones in the Emirate to 200%.


Infrastructure, transport, telecommunication, financial sendees, urban planning, and electricity, as well as water initiatives being launched across these sectors [11].

The success of Dubai smart government depends on three key factors: communication, and data communication technologies. The first phase of transformation was completed in 2017. The second phase and the main driver of this transformation will continue by 2020, when Dubai hosts the world expo.

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority announced in early 2015 that nearly 100% of its services have become smart, and with authority providing about 173 services via the internet and mobile platforms for public transport and business users, it has also established a modem data center that will enable it to collect data. From various services and the establishment of an integrated control center [11].

In 2016, The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched its first initiative by deploying 200,000 smart meters, allowing citizens to monitor their electricity and water consumption, helping them reduce their consumption.

The plan is scheduled to include the deployment of more than 1 million sensors by 2020. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are deploying a smart solar energy network and the construction of fuel supply stations for hybrid vehicles to confirm its commitment to improving sustainability [11].

Dubai police also deployed about 650 television cameras to monitor commercial sites. Data helps police from these cameras and reduces the time taken to resolve the issues [11]. Dubai has established two major projects [12].

Dubai district and Dubai silicon park, to reinforce the Emirate’s commitment to becoming a smart city all initiatives designed to make Dubai a smart city rely heavily on blockchain technology, which the government aims to deploy to deliver an unparalleled experience for citizens and businesses [13]. The government of Dubai has pledged to upload all its documents on blockchain platform by 2020.

Dubai took the lead position of global efforts to be the capital of block- chain during 2018, and within a short time of launching the strategy of the blockchain was developed more than 20 cases of the use and employment of blockchain in government seivices [14].

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