2020 is drawing to a close and if you’re wishing next year brings more success, remain hopeful because Sheikh Mohammed is confident that the UAE will be “the fastest country to recover in the world.”
We’re only weeks away before 2020 ends but the coming days are touted to be crucial for Dubai, as the city plays host to the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week, an annual fixture in Dubai’s calendar featuring more than 1,200 innovative tech enterprises, startups and government entities from 60+ countries as they display the newest trends, practices, offerings and concepts in technology. The event attracts hundreds of investors and venture capitalists seeking to put their money what could be the next big thing in tech.
Unless you’re in the know, GITEX Technology boasts a reputation of wow-worthy technologies introduced in the past, such as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introducing a self-driving taxi, Etisalat unveiling an autonomous vehicle and Dubai Police rolling a hoverbike to quicken responses to accidents.
Not to mention the UAE and Israel agreeing to normalise ties, the upcoming GITEX Technology Week will host the inaugural UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit too.
In time for the GITEX Technology Week starting from 6th-10th December, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister tweeted about the upcoming edition being the “most important and realistic global technical event in 2020,” followed a courageous statement claiming “the UAE will be the fastest country to recover in the world and our institutions have proven their ability to adapt.”
He also hinted the UAE will roll out “a series of projects and major initiatives” to mark the UAE’s golden jubilee and “it will be different from all years.”
(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)