As per the ‘Global Competitiveness of Talent’ report, Dubai was ranked in the first spot in the Arab world and in the 11th spot globally in ‘Future Readiness’ in 2019, The ‘Global Competitiveness of Talent’ report, provided by the Institute for Administrative Development in Switzerland in collaboration with the Dubai Competitiveness Office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), assessed different cities across the world around thee main
The report evaluated various cities worldwide around three main factors – investment in developing local talent; future readiness depending on presently available talent, and future readiness as a magnet for international talent.
In regards to attracting global talent, Dubai ranked second in the Arab world and 16th internationally. Moreover, Dubai stood 11th internationally in the accessibility of future talent and 7th in terms of foreign students per 1,000 populations.
Primarily, Dubai achieved excellent results in almost all of the 10 sub-indices of the global talent axis of the report, which include: foreign talent functioning within the city, standard of living, safeguarding of individuals and property, and the rate of personal income tax.
Hani Al Hamli, Director General, Dubai Competitiveness Office, stated that the Dubai Competitiveness Office works with local and international partners to assist in sustainable development, enforce the role of the private sector, and boost overall competitiveness to position Dubai as a preferred city. It was further stated that the endeavors are lined up with the critical initiatives and decrees of the Government of Dubai, chiefly the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Future Research, Dubai 10X, Dubai Future Foundation, AREA 2071, and Dubai Future Academy to make Dubai future-ready.
The Dubai Competitiveness Office offers pertinent reports and carries out workshops for government agencies and business communities in Dubai to get ready for future opportunities and challenges in sustaining competitiveness.