Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

  • Our presence at the event was a significant occasion that allowed us to interact with delegations from different countries, and with those interested in digital transformation, including representatives from Africa and rest of the world.
  • We were pleased to receive great interest in projects presented by Dubai entities, which embodied our vision of making Dubai a global benchmark for digital city building.

Digital Dubai announced today the outcome of its participation in the GITEX Africa 2024, which concluded Recently in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

The Dubai Pavilion at the exhibition witnessed a notable number of visits by official government and private sector delegations from Morocco, various other countries from the African continent, in addition to the global visitors of the event.

During his visit to the Dubai Pavilion at the event, H.E. Aziz Akhannouch, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, praised the level reached by Dubai in digital transformation. H.E. expressed admiration for the emirate’s latest programs, projects and plans in this field.

In the presence of the Prime Minister of Morocco and a number of ministers and senior officials, H.E. Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General, Digital Dubai, delivered the official representative speech on behalf of the UAE during the opening of the second edition of GITEX Africa. H.E. stressed the importance of the deep Emirati-Moroccan relations and the opportunities to strengthen partnership in the field of digital transformation.

The Digital Dubai delegation participated in a number of workshops and sessions held in conjunction with the exhibition, H.E. Younus Al Nasser, Chief Executive, Dubai Data & Statistics Establishment participated in a panel discussion on the AI Everything stage, while H.E. Dr. Moza Suwaidan, CEO of Digital Applications and Platforms Sector, Digital Dubai Government Establishment, participated in another panel discussion on the Main Stage, and Hend Al Nuaimi, Director of Digital Products, Digital Dubai Government Establishment, led discussions in a session on interoperability on the Moroccan Pavilion.

Commenting on this participation, H.E. Hamd Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General, Digital Dubai said: “We are pleased with Dubai’s distinguished presence at GITEX Africa 2024, an event that is gaining increasing momentum and receiving great global attention. This momentum has been demonstrated by visitors’ interest in Dubai’s achievements which was displayed on the platform, and received a lot of attention which embodied our vision of making Dubai a global benchmark for digital city building. Our presence at the event allowed us to interact with many delegations from different countries, and with those interested in digital transformation from Africa and the world”.

“GITEX Africa opens the door wide for investment opportunities in the digital field, especially in areas related to developing human resources competencies and skills. This could be achieved through providing the younger generation with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, learn about the latest digital technologies and smart solutions, and by exchanging knowledge, experience, and ideas on how to harness disruptive solutions in sustainable city development.”

Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, health, and education topped the list of topics that dominated discussions, presentations, in addition to knowledge sharing by more than 1,400 exhibiting entities, companies and delegations from over 130 countries.