Abu Dhabi Ranked MENA “Smartest” City

For the third time in a row Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the smartest city in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) surpassing several international capitals ranking 13th in the world out of 141 cities. 

IMD Smart City index released by the International Institute for Management Development in Swityerland in collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design released their annual study on smart city development surveying 120 residents in 118 cities worldwide.

The study evaluated residents’ perception in health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities (work and education system) and governance.

Smart cities contribute to the development of many key sectors in the emirate, such as the smart transportation sector and the smart economy, which is based on advanced software that helps develop many sectors such as supply, delivery, and joint support services.

Additionally, interactive platforms are built with the public to identify their needs and aspirations and interact with them transparently, placing them at the centre of government work, in addition to developing and facilitating access to services for citizens.

The Smart Cities Index issued by IMD is considered an important reference for international organisations, decision-makers, and institutions to measure the impact of national strategies in enhancing levels of welfare, achieving progress, and promoting the quality of life for people.

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