Dubai maintains its leadership regionally through the Global Power of Cities Index 2022


Dubai has maintained its leadership in the Arab world and the region in the 2022 Global Cities Competitiveness Index issued by the Mori Memorial Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan. It evaluates capitals and companies around the world based on assessments on six main themes: economy, research and development, cultural exchange, and livability. environment, and accessibility.

Dubai ranks fourth in the world on the cultural exchange axis of the global energy index of the city, as it advanced 3 ranks from last year’s ranking to 11th in the world on the same index.

On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said that progress in the Global Urban Competitiveness Index for this year will benefit urban development. It reflects the amount of effort put into it. A sustainable development model that achieves the vision of enlightened leadership and enhances Dubai’s position as the best city in the world to live, work and visit, and puts human well-being, empowerment and quality of life at the fore.

His Highness added: The foundation laid by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sound policies, a strong regulatory framework, and a clear operational policy from the point of view of the House of Representatives and its contents constitute a solid foundation for an ambitious start towards achieving ambitious strategic goals aimed at By demonstrating leadership in various fields, we can make Dubai a role model for the cities of the future and lead the global stage with good results across a range of sectors. Today, Dubai continues to assert its position as a leading economic, creative and cultural hub, both locally and globally, that attracts the best talents and brightest minds in a variety of fields.

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, praised the continuous progress of Dubai as a global center for culture and creativity, and this achievement will help expand Dubai’s role as a beacon of knowledge and civilization, as well as its role as a vital bridge. It is evidence of influence. It connects the local community of about 200 nationalities with the cultures of the world.

His Highness urged the various departments in Dubai to continue their efforts to achieve higher positions in all indicators of international competitiveness. This requires supporting national talent, attracting the best professionals from around the world, and continuing to create the best work environments that enhance productivity. By observing the best international practices and practices and using them to advance comprehensive development processes in the emirate, we strengthen the pillars of knowledge and the creative economy and encourage advanced ideas and creativity, with a focus on opening the way for healthy energy.

Integrated system in Dubai

His Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Arts and Culture Authority and member of the Dubai Council, is proud of Dubai’s progress in the City’s Global Competitiveness Index 2022, which he expressed, saying: We are working in line with the vision and direction of our enlightened leadership within a strategic framework aimed at enhancing Dubai’s cultural status as a global hub for cultural practices and creative experiences, and we have used its success to act as an incubator for international events. Dubai has achieved and witnessed its contribution to hosting major international events, including Expo 2020 Dubai, attracting more than 11.4 million international visitors to Dubai in the first ten months of this year. This is clearly reflected in the number of companies they established.. The business owner in the emirate last year increased the local cultural and creative activity.

His Highness added, “The progress achieved by the UAE within the framework of the axis of cultural participation is a testament to the success of these efforts and an additional achievement for our efforts to achieve our ambitions for Dubai.”

His Highness added: The continued progress in the cultural and creative fields confirms our commitment to work more diligently to push Dubai to a higher rank in the global competitiveness index, and to strengthen your resolve.

Change and outcome are the foundation of Dubai

The past 12 months have seen a change in the ranking of the top five cities on the cultural engagement pillar. While London remains at the top, last year’s third seed New York overtook Paris for the first time in two years. Dubai ranked fourth in the world this year.

The Mori Memorial Foundation said that this year’s index results have changed significantly compared to last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has changed work methods, lifestyles, and economic and cultural activities in cities.

In the axis of cultural interaction, the cities of the Middle East are working to strengthen their position in this axis. In terms of environment and livability, most of the top ten cities come from Europe. On the accessibility axis, the assessment of both movement between and within cities had a significant impact on the results.

By tracking changes in the frequency of international flights for the indicator cities since 2019, Dubai was the first city to reopen to foreign tourists, thus providing insights into the cities and their national strategies to counter the pandemic at the time. Feedback can be analysed. Expo 2020 Dubai will be held in July 2020, and Expo 2020 Dubai will be held in October 2021 until the end of March 2022, and the United Arab Emirates advances three places and joins the sub-index of the cultural exchange axis (tourist attractions) ranked third in the world. The UAE also made progress in other sub-indicators such as the number of foreign tourists, direct international flights to the city, and the attractiveness of shopping options, in addition to the attractiveness of food options.

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