Why smart transport is a game-changer in Dubai

Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept but residents and tourists in Dubai are already witnessing its benefits first-hand as each day the city is one step closer to becoming a fully-fledged smart city.

Studies suggest that the Middle East and Africa ICT sector is gearing up for heavy digital growth over the next few years and Frost & Sullivan’s latest report shows that four billion networked devices are expected to be in place in the Mena by 2020. Within this region, the GCC and Dubai in particular, is now walking into a technology driven-future, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to make an even greater impact on society.

Under the Dubai Smart City and Dubai Plan 2021, the emirate’s aim is to become the smartest, best-connected and happiest city in the world across eight key pillars – telecoms, tourism, utilities, education, real estate, public safety, healthcare and transportion – all of which are based on or facilitated by IoT.