Dubai

Smart city ranking
29 Out of 118
43 in 2020
BB BB in 2020
Factor ratings
BB Structures
BB Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 2,880,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.863 0.864 0.866 0.890 +0.024
Life expectancy at birth 77.5 77.6 77.8 78.0 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.6 13.6 13.6 14.3 +0.7
Mean years of schooling 10.8 10.9 11.0 12.1 +1.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 67,410 67,136 66,912 67,462 +550

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
71.9%
fulfilling employment
51.9%
unemployment
47.5%
road congestion
42.8%
air pollution
28.4%
green spaces
26.2%
health services
26.2%
recycling
25.4%
citizen engagement
22.0%
school education
21.3%
security
19.3%
basic amenities
17.1%
social mobility
16.8%
public transport
16.3%
corruption
9.8%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
78.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
86.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
89.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
82.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
81.9
Public safety is not a problem
76.1
Air pollution is not a problem
62.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
83.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
53.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
47.4
Public transport is satisfactory
81.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.9
Most children have access to a good school
74.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
69.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
79.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
78.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
82.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
85.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
73.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
57.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
67.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
74.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
71.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
76.2
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
84.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
55.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
81.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
61.0
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
64.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
77.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
77.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
73.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
78.1
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
81.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
85.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
65.9
Online voting has increased participation
58.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
69.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
81.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 2,880,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.863 0.864 0.866 0.890 +0.024
Life expectancy at birth 77.5 77.6 77.8 78.0 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.6 13.6 13.6 14.3 +0.7
Mean years of schooling 10.8 10.9 11.0 12.1 +1.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 67,410 67,136 66,912 67,462 +550

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
71.9%
fulfilling employment
51.9%
unemployment
47.5%
road congestion
42.8%
air pollution
28.4%
green spaces
26.2%
health services
26.2%
recycling
25.4%
citizen engagement
22.0%
school education
21.3%
security
19.3%
basic amenities
17.1%
social mobility
16.8%
public transport
16.3%
corruption
9.8%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
78.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
86.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
89.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
82.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
81.9
Public safety is not a problem
76.1
Air pollution is not a problem
62.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
83.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
53.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
47.4
Public transport is satisfactory
81.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.9
Most children have access to a good school
74.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
69.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
79.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
78.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
82.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
85.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
73.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
57.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
67.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
74.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
71.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
76.2
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
84.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
55.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
81.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
61.0
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
64.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
77.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
77.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
73.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
78.1
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
81.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
85.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
65.9
Online voting has increased participation
58.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
69.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
81.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max