NATIONAL
PROGRAM FOR
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The UAE National Program for Artificial Intelligence is a comprehensive and consolidated compilation of resources that highlight the advances in AI and Robotics, with special emphasis on the UAE’s policy objective to become a leading participant in the responsible use of AI and its tools, globally.

This program will define and underline the various initiatives, collaborations, partnerships and breakthroughs in the field of AI, and the impact of all these on humankind.

The UAE has been an early and leading player in the responsible use of AI technology and its balanced implementation to preserve an open global digital common for our populations.


The National

AI Strategy 2031

Developing a roadmap for the UAE’s role required us to contextualize global debates to the challenges and opportunities

The UAE aims to become a fast adopter of emerging AI technologies across Government, as well as attract top AI talent to experiment with new technologies and work in a sophisticated, secure ecosystem to solve complex problems.

With this foundation of talent, as well as better governance of AI, we will have the right conditions to develop new AI solutions here in the UAE in the coming decade and beyond. These novel technologies have huge economic potential, including from licensing and export overseas.

The UAE has a vision to become a world leader in AI by 2031, creating new economic and social opportunities for citizens, governments and businesses and generating up to AED 335bn in extra growth.

At the annual World Government Summit Meeting in February 2018, the UAE announced key elements of its strategy – a welcoming destination for developing AI products, new education programs and championing good governance.


“AI will change the world”

H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama has been appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in October 2017, and then was appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications in July 2020.

His responsibilities include enhancing the government performance levels by investing in the latest technologies and tools of artificial intelligence and applying them in various sectors.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama is Spearheading UAE efforts to be positioned as a global leader in Digital economy, With the focus to enhance UAEs digital economy contribution to the GDP.

His Excellency is also focused on strengthening the UAE’s position as a global reference in remote work applications.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama is currently the Managing Director of the World Government Summit. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director of the Foundation. He is also Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Digital economy.


Last update on 09 Jul  2021 

UAE Council for
Artificial Intelligence
and Blockchain

The council is tasked with proposing policies to create an AI-friendly ecosystem; advanced research in the sector; and promoting collaboration between the public and private sectors, including international institutions to accelerate the adoption of AI.
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H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remotework Application

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H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori
Director-General of the Dubai Digital Authority
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Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al-Qassimi

Director General Department of eGovernment Sharjah
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H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh
Under-secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade & Industry
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H.E. Ahmed Saeed Al Neaimi
Director General of the eGovernment Authority in Ras Al Khaimah
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Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi
Chairman of Fujairah’s eGovernment
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H.E. Khalid Sultan Al Shamsi
Director General of eGovernment Department in Umm Al Quwain
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H.E. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar

Director General for the Telcom sector in Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)

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H.E. Ohood Al Shuhail
Director General of Ajman Digital Government
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H.E. Hanan Ahli

Executive Director of Competitiveness Sector - Federal Competitiveness & Statistics Authority
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H.E. Omar Ahmed Suwaina Alsuwaidi

Under-Secretary at Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology
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H.E. Younis Haji Al-Khoori
Under-secretary of the Ministry of Finance
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H.E. Mohammed Bin Taliah

Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government at the Prime Minister’s Office

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H.E. Dr. Mohammad Al Olama
Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention
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H.E. Dr. Mohamed AbdelHameed Al Askar

Acting Director General of Smart Solutions & Services Authority
ADDA Director-General

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H.E. Eng. Sharif Salim Al Olama

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy
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H.E. Mohammed Al-Mualla

Under-secretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education at Ministry of Education

Last update on 09 Jul  2021