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How early embrace of disruptive technology in the UAE guaranteed future job preparedness

Dubai: The UNITED ARAB EMIRATES has emphasised that in order to get ready for the digital future of work, new upskilling plans for employees and improved working conditions for companies are essential.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization and leader of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES delegation, said this during a speech at the 48th Arab Labor Conference, which began on September 18 and will go until September 25 in Cairo, Egypt.

Young people, according to Dr. Al Awar, are the demographic that adopts new technology the quickest and keeps up with disruptive developments that lead to the development of new business models.

Developing comprehensive plans to guarantee the availability of competent personnel may help create diversified, adaptable, competitive, and knowledge-driven economies, he continued.

The UAE is positioning itself for the next 50 years through building human capacity in new fields that are congruent with President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s vision. The UAE wants to have the most competitive and alluring economy in the world by advancing key industries and using cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence.

Government priority

In the UAE, digital transformation has long been a top focus for the government. The e-government initiative, which served as the cornerstone of the country’s digital transformation, was introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in 2000, according to Al Awar.

The UAE government has adopted the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Digital Economy Strategy, which intends to increase this sector’s contribution to 20% of the whole non-oil national economy over the next several years, he said. Additionally, our government created the UAE Digital Economy Council, which aims to aid in efforts to double the contribution of the digital economy to the GDP by the year 2031.

Future jobs

Al Awar explained that investing in future employment and industries must be established with an integrated legislative and regulatory structure and a cutting-edge digital infrastructure. The new labour legislations in the UAE increase strategic and qualitative change to the labour market and business environment.

The UAE embraced this as one of its strategic initiatives during the COVID-19 epidemic. The national economy has remained strong and supported business continuity, making the UAE one of the countries with the shortest economic recovery times in the world after the epidemic.

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