Dubai: Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, has hosted the 10th session of its regular digital industry workshops, focusing this time on software development and the artificial intelligence (AI) industry.
The workshop was attended by top executives, business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications and Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, commented that “the UAE is committed to unlocking the full potential of the digital economy, which has grown two and a half times faster than global GDP over the past two decades. The UAE is involving all relevant parties in building a clear roadmap to stimulate digital industries and ensuring that current government policies, initiatives, and strategies promote innovation and business friendliness for all sectors.”
As Dubai aims to become a preferred destination for international digital investment and global tech talent, it is attracting a growing number of software development professionals. This is in accordance with the UAE’s plans to provide 100,000 golden visas to the best computer programming talent both in the UAE and across the globe.
The UAE is targeting to position itself as a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2031, with several priority sectors, including Resources and Energy, Logistics and Transport, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Cybersecurity. The ‘UAE Digital Economy Strategy’ aims to double the contribution of the digital economy to the UAE’s gross domestic product (GDP) to 19.4 percent within 10 years.
In addition, the Chamber is committed to achieving the UAE’s ambitious goals and further establishing Dubai as a leading hub for software development and artificial intelligence.