OUR STORY

With a formal mandate expressed in the Dubai Data Law of 2015, Smart Dubai Data is spearheading an ambitious initiative where stakeholders share data seamlessly citywide creating a data platform powering tomorrow’s smart cities, solving business and social problems, and improving quality of life for residents.

THE ROLE OF DUBAI DATA

Smart Dubai Data is leading the world’s most ambitious and comprehensive data initiative, preparing stakeholders to share citywide data seamlessly for smart solutions powering tomorrow. Our mission is to enable the innovation and insights that spark the growth of a data economy and create happiness.

Today, we are taking a comprehensive approach to ensure Dubai benefits from data by creating a citywide data strategy, establishing the rules of participation, empowering data professionals, fuelling the city’s smart transformation, and leading a new approach in data management for cities.

We are building a city-wide model of Dubai’s data, identifying which organisations hold it, and how it can be used build a smarter, more prosperous city. Our Dubai Data Lab engages with real-world problems solvable through data science to create economic and social benefits. We are also championing a vibrant data community comprising data champions, organisational representatives and data experts to spark collaboration.

Government entities, businesses and individuals can access a wealth of information and free datasets on Dubai Pulse, the digital backbone of Dubai. Dubai Pulse facilitates the exchange of data to enable a safe, seamless, efficient and personalised experience.

Eventually, Dubai Data wants to be an impartial market broker for citywide data, creating an open and well-regulated market where data’s true worth is realised and used to spark new opportunities.

THE FUTURE OF DATA

Data Decentralisation

Data Decentralisation

Unlocking the free flow of data to create benefit in a market environment
Primary Registries

Primary Registries

Modelling the city’s data to establish links and extract value

Use Cases

Social Happiness Index
Social Happiness Index

Measuring happiness by using AI to analyse social media of the population.

Electricity & Water Consumption
Electricity & Water Consumption

Visualising how resources are consumed across the city’s communities.

Food Inspection Dashboard
Food Inspection Dashboard

Helping food inspectors plan by visually displaying inspection locations, frequency and results.

City Flow
City Flow

Using entry and repatriation data to highlight popular communities and project future population growth.

Other Related Topics

Get Data
Get Data

Access Dubai’s most powerful and valuable datasets for free to make better decisions and gain fresh insights.

Regulations
Regulations

Read more about the regulatory frameworks that inform our work, mould our mission and guide our partners.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Join our data community, become a data champion or submit a data challenge for us to address.

Upgrade Your Skills
Upgrade Your Skills

Build your data skills to address business challenges, boost your career or become a data scientist.