Sheikh Hamdan opens First Global DXB Challenge


The global robotics challenge reflects the futuristic vision of Dubai, which seeks to become one of the world’s leading cities in shaping the future.

That's the word from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, who said adopting and developing advanced technologies is key to Dubai and the UAE’s drive to build the future and support youth in developing new robotics and AI solutions.

"We remain steadfast in our journey of equipping talent with vital skills and tools and supporting creative minds in developing solutions that can help improve people’s lives," he said at the inauguration of the FIRST Global DXB Challenge.

It was attended by Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, a number of ministers, prominent senior officials and ambassadors of participating countries.

The event, the largest ever edition of the global competition, brings together more than 1,500 youth from over 190 countries to collaborate, create and compete for a better future and will run until October 27 at Dubai's Festival Arena. 

Being held outside America for the first time, the FIRST Global DXB Challenge, organised by the Dubai Future Foundation under the theme ‘Ocean Opportunities’, focuses on developing robots to clean ocean pollution.

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