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22 Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers across various government entities in Dubai have been appointed to spearhead specialized plans and programs in the fields of AI and advanced technology.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said, “We have approved the appointment of 22 Chief AI Officers across government entities in Dubai as part of a forward-looking vision aimed at leveraging AI to enhance government operations. This initiative will enhance Dubai's progress and expertise in this sector and consolidate its position as a leader in creating innovative solutions built on advanced technology.”

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DUB.AI on Track for Progress

The Chief AI Officer positions were created in accordance with the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI) to enhance residents' quality of life and well-being. These appointments aim to advance Dubai’s goal—to become the most future-ready city—reinforcing its status as a global leader in technology and innovation.

DUB.AI seeks to solidify Dubai’s role as a global hub for AI governance and legislation, promoting AI adoption across key sectors. The initiative also strengthens Dubai's current ranking within the top 10 of the Global AI Readiness Index.

“The appointment of the new Chief AI Officers in the Dubai government marks the initial phase toward realizing our vision for the future of government work, in line with the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence. We are confident that these officers will intensify their efforts and go the extra mile in translating our vision into reality. Their commitment is crucial in turning our ambitious plans into concrete actions that will shape the future of AI-enabled government operations in Dubai,” His Highness concluded.

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The newly appointed Chief AI Officers represent several government entities across Dubai including the Dubai Customs, the Dubai Police, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the Digital Dubai Authority, the Dubai Health Authority, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, and the Dubai Municipality, among others.

AI’s accelerated adoption, along with the creation of its tools and applications, is fundamental to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of establishing Dubai as a leading global hub for AI development and deployment.

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