I’ve just spent two weeks in Dubai and the neighboring Emirates and I discovered an amazing booming country …
Amazing because of its history: 50 years ago, this place was only the desert.
Amazing because of the speed of construction: there are roadworks everywhere and new buildings are popping up like mushrooms out of the desert. For people living there, they need to update their GPS software almost every month …
Amazing because of the mix of modernity and tradition: there are many towers and the variety of the architecture is very rich.
Amazing because of its surprises: The UAE offer a lot of surprises.
- Burj Khalifa: the highest tower in the world in Dubai
- Dubai Mall:: one of the largest shopping mall in the world
- Dubai aiport: one of the largest airport in the world that has become a huge hub between Europe and Asia with its famous airliner Emirates.
I encourage you to have a look at the list of UAE Guiness World Records that is very impressive.
Amazing because of its development strategy: Dubai is a place for business; to prepare for the next decades, they have invested a lot of money in digital business and smart city technologies. In terms of IT and software, they have the big advantage to not have any legacy to maintain, so that they can invest directly in the most modern technology.
Dubai has announced a Smart City initiative that will leverage the Internet of Everything to become one of the world’s most connected and sustainable cities with the Expo as the platform for unveiling this vision.
Dubai has recently won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, with the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
In today’s highly interconnected world, a renewed vision of progress and development based on shared purpose and commitment is key. While a single human mind, and individual country or a specific community is both unique and remarkable, it is by working collaboratively that we truly advance” – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai