Sheikh Mohammed launches entity to 'digitise' Dubai

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the establishment of the Dubai Digital Authority on Tuesday.

Taking to his official Twitter account, he said the "authority is tasked with digitising life in Dubai, not just digitising Dubai government services".

Dubai Smart Government, Dubai Smart Department, Dubai Data Corporation, Dubai Statistics Center, and Dubai Electronic Security Center will now fall under the purview of this new entity, which will be headed by Hamad Al Mansouri.

His Highness also marked the future of Dubai's "digital journey", aiming to double the size of the digital economy from its current worth of more than AED 100 billion.

"Our directive to all departments is to join our digital team in its mission to make Dubai the first digital economic capital in the world," he said.

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