Arab Future Cities Dubai 2017

30-31 October 2017
United Arab Emirates

Leading Smart City Event in the Middle East

Following the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make the Emirate as the smartest and happiest city, the government of Dubai has implemented several innovative programs and smart city services, under the key dimensions of Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Environment and Smart People.
The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit to be held on 30th and 31st October, 2017 in Dubai will emphasize on the future opportunities and evolving technologies to counter the challenges faced and achieve the city’s ambitions in being one of the world’s most connected and sustainable “Smart Cities” – in time for Expo 2020.

Leading Smart City Event in the Middle East

2016 Sponsors

2016 Featured Speakers

H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli
H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli

Secretary General Dubai Economic Council

Andrey Belozerov
Andrey Belozerov

Deputy CIO Moscow City

Mark De Haes |
Mark De Haes

President & CEO Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East

Noel Kirkaldy
Noel Kirkaldy

Business Development, Public Sector, Advanced Mobile Network Solutions Nokia

Ali Al Shidhani |
Ali Al Shidhani

Director - ICT Research The Research Council Oman

Dr. Jonathan Reichental |
Dr. Jonathan Reichental

CIO City of Palo Alto

Muammar Al Katheeri
Muammar Al Katheeri

Executive VP - Engineering Management and Smart City Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Ali Al Jassim
Ali Al Jassim

Acting CEO Etihad ESCO

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Session Topics at a Glance


Q & A






  • From the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Smart Platforms - Next Generation Digital Ecosystems for Happy Citizens
  • Smart Mobility and Transportation – Driverless cars, Parking Solutions
  • Connected Safety and Security in Future Cities
  • Showcasing a Legacy of Digital Leadership - Blueprints for Emerging Economies with Smart Infrastructure
  • Intelligent Sensing Technology for Traffic Management and Smart Public Lighting
  • Smart Metering and Smart Grid Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing for Building Smarter Cities
  • DEWA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Initiative
  • Building Automation – Smart Homes for Smart Cities

Benefits of Attending

This by-invitation-only summit provides a platform to engage in knowledge sharing and discuss goals, visions, trends and challenges in making cities smarter and more sustainable. Leading regional and international industry experts will deliver insightful presentations on pertinent topics through keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions. Be part of the summit to -

Connect with industry peers
Acquire knowledge from industry thought leaders
Participate in idea sharing
Explore cutting edge technologies and solutions

Dubai Smart City Initiatives

The aim is to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city on Earth. This is according to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum where placing people’s happiness is the ultimate success indicator. It will follow the principles of communication, integration and cooperation.

This will be achieved by being-


Optimised use of city resources

Integrated daily life services

Anticipate risks & protect people and information

Enriched life and business experiences for all

With this in mind, the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) introduced over 121 smart initiatives and 1,129 smart services and they are centered around-





Economic Services

Urban Planning

Attendee Profile

23% - Government Officials
17% - Regional Heads, MD’s & VP’s
19% - Urban Planners, Project Advisors & Developers
27% - Engineers, Architects & Designers
6% - Contractors
7% - CEO’s, CTO’s, CIO’s
1% - Others


The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2017 will host over 400 senior level decision makers from across the GCC including:

  • Mayors, Ministers, Government Officials
  • Urban Planners, Project Advisers, Developers
  • Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Green Building Consultants
  • Engineers, Architects, Designers
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Tech Experts and Innovators

2016 Attendee Statistics

Hours of Networking
Industry Relevant Topics
Industry Expert Speakers
Top Companies
Delegates Attended

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See what our Past Attendees have to say

"It was a very well-organized event. The speakers provided very interesting topics and the solutions showcased were wonderful."

Amna AlSharif
Business Analyst
Dubai Municipality

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30-31 October 2017

United Arab Emirates

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