H.H. Sheikh Hamdan unveils third phase of Dubai 10X

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Dubai has unveiled plans to implement one pivotal project that will have a significant impact on the emirate and its people.

The approved project, to be announced in due course, will be jointly implemented by a number of government entities and private sector organisations and will be assessed on its tangible and positive impact on the lives of the Dubai community.

It will be headed by a government official leading a joint taskforce from various government entities.

The plans were announced as part of the third phase of the Dubai 10X initiative, which seeks to place Dubai 10 years ahead of leading global cities.

"Through the Dubai 10X initiative, we have succeeded in developing a new methodology for government processes, changing the mindset of our employees and achieving a quantum leap in how we work. We want to build on this positive change and take our success to a new level," said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

He added that Dubai 10X has played a pivotal role in the development of 42 forward-looking projects, elevating government services to new heights.

Overseen by the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), the 10X initiative seeks to ignite a shift in the mindset of government employees, thereby revolutionising government processes and propelling Dubai to become a worldwide benchmark for progressive governance.

Future-shaping projects

Since its launch, Dubai 10X initiative has played a pivotal role in the development of many future-focused projects that include:

Police Without Policemen

Dubai Police participated in Dubai 10X through its ‘Police Without Policemen’ initiative, which is aimed at developing unique safety and security mechanisms.

The technology links all existing public and private surveillance networks in Dubai to a main operations room of cameras with smart features, including motion monitoring, smoke detection and intrusion detection.

DEWA’s Moro Hub

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) launched Moro Hub, offering next-generation digital and cloud services.

A virtual marketplace for merchants

The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai launched the ‘Now’ project as part of Dubai 10X to boost trade and freight via traditional ships by deploying modern technology to increase the operational efficiency of ships and shorten loading, transport and freight times.

The virtual market uses smartphone apps to connect merchants with ship owners and remove barriers to communication.

It currently targets merchants and cargo, with the possibility of including individuals and personal shipments in the future.

Dubai REST

Dubai REST, a platform developed by the Dubai Land Department provides a digital platform to perform real estate activities remotely, without the need to be in Dubai.

Vision for the future

Launched in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai 10X initiative aims to create a positive impact on the lives of people in Dubai, provide innovative government services and find solutions to certain challenges.

It contributes to strengthening the emirate's position as a global destination for innovation in governance, as well as encouraging various government agencies to exchange experiences, skills, resources and knowledge.

Dubai 10X also provides a framework for launching joint initiatives that cover vital sectors, including tourism, economy, security, media, health, emergencies and crisis management, community life, infrastructure, sustainability, and education, among others.

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