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UAE looks to increase smart cities, unmanned systems in industrial plans

29 September 2017

Key Points

  • Industrial priorities are likely to form the basis for future economic development plans
  • Focus is on high technology and changes to Emiratisation programme as part of efforts to position the country to be a major competitor in the global marketplace

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government released the strategy for its Fourth Industrial Revolution on 27 September at the UAE Government Annual Meetings.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice-president and ruler of Dubai, said that “natural resources are not everlasting. However, the intellectual person who pioneers the future and adapts to global change will persevere.”

As a result, the strategy is set to focus on investing and developing a range of high-technology capabilities, ranging from robotic healthcare to nanotechnology, 3D printing, and infrastructure planning and development.

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