Dubai has been rated as one of the top five cities in using smart technology to better the lives of its residents, according to the latest Smart Cities Index.
The report considered a variety of factors such as the cities’ use of technology in healthcare, mobility, productivity and public safety.
The top five cities in smart city tech were Singapore, London, New York, Dubai, Seoul, and Barcelona.
Dawood Al Shezawi, president of Strategic Marketing and Exhbitions stated,“Smart cities is the future of the world, and in the last few years there has been significant technological adavancements which as changed the face of most countries around the globe.”
The United Nations forecasted that around 68 per cebt of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2050 which is a considerable increase from the current rate which is 55 per cent.
Smart technology in cities will help deal with the estimated global population increase which is estimated at 2.5 billion people.
“Modern technology is transforming the way we live. From robotics to Internet of Things and blockchain, cities using disruptive technologies to ensure a more convenient life for citizens and this will accelerate the growth further in years to come,” said Al Shezawi.