Dubai has secured third place among Top 10 prominent global cities – besting New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Johannesburg, Paris and San Francisco – based on the recent rankings by UK-based The Economist.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, tweeted about this achievement on Friday, saying : “Dubai secured the third position among 10 prominent global cities, reflecting its performance over the last three years.”
“This great achievement can be attributed to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the ambitious targets set by the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), which has supported Dubai in its goal to become one of the world’s leading urban economies,” Sheikh Hamdan added.
Launched by Sheikh Mohammed in January this year, the key goal of D33 is to double the size of Dubai’s economy over the next decade and to consolidate its position among the top three global cities.
The Dubai Crown Prince also “thanked all government and semi-government entities, as well as private sector partners, who have united as one team to raise Dubai’s global standing across various sectors.”