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Many of Dubai’s aspirations to develop further as a knowledge-based economy hinge on building core infrastructure to support businesses and the growing economy. Information and communications technology (ICT) is central to this strategy, particularly as the emirate is focused on leveraging its tourism, finance, media, and transport and logistics...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Dubai 2013

Dubai is well placed to capitalise on emerging trends in the ICT sector to drive economic growth. Indeed, information and communications technology is central to the emirate’s strategy to develop further as a knowledge-based economy. As a result, IT expenditure is expected to continue to expand rapidly, with a compound annual growth rate exceeding 11% until 2016. Digital storage solutions,...

Over the past four decades, Dubai has become one of the most important economic centres in the Middle East and a key destination for investors, tourists and corporations from around the world. The emirate boasts a diversified economy, an open business environment, and a multinational population and workforce, all of which have contributed to its reputation as a leading investment destination.

A major software developer’s plans to open a training centre in Dubai look set to strengthen the emirate’s bid to become a regional information technology (IT) centre, although growth in the sector could be hindered by the constraints start-ups face in finding financing.
The California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published the long-awaited list of organisations seeking to obtain new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), commonly recognised as internet address endings or suffixes. Dubai eGovernment (DeG) is one of the more than 1900 applicants for gTLDs and is hoping to secure the recently dubbed dotDubai suffix.
Having ridden out the global economic downturn, the IT industry looks set to continue its impressive expansion in Dubai, though it will have to deal with increased competition from within the region as well as further afield – especially Asia – as it seeks to attract new investors and clients.