ABU DHABI, Nov 27: Dubai has achieved a notable position in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2023, a prestigious ranking issued by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan. According to a press release from the Dubai government media office, this recognition marks Dubai as the first city in the Middle East to attain such global acclaim.
In the 2023 index, which evaluates major cities based on their magnetic appeal to people, capital, and institutions, Dubai advanced three places to secure the eighth position globally. This accomplishment solidifies Dubai’s standing as a prominent global city, driven by visionary leadership and the collective determination of its citizens.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, attributed Dubai’s success in the GPCI 2023 to the dedicated efforts aligned with the vision of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister , and Ruler of Dubai. Congratulating Sheikh Mohammad on the Emirate’s achievement as the first Middle Eastern city in the prestigious list, Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the limitless ambitions of the nation and the commitment to strengthening Dubai’s position as a model for future cities.
Highlighting the visionary leadership of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum as the driving force behind Dubai’s excellence, Sheikh Hamdan urged both private and public sectors to persist in efforts to establish Dubai as a sustainable development model, prioritizing the enhancement of people’s capabilities and quality of life.
He underscored the government’s commitment to achieving further milestones in global competitiveness indicators and fostering a knowledge and creative economy through modern legislative frameworks. Sheikh Hamdan emphasized Dubai’s ability to efficiently adapt to the evolving global landscape.
In the 2023 index, Dubai maintained its fourth position for the second consecutive year in the Cultural Interaction parameter, surpassing several major cities. The commitment to cultural enhancement aligns with Dubai’s vision to be a global center for culture, creativity, and talent.
The GPCI, published annually since 2008, serves as a global benchmark for measuring the performance and competitiveness of cities. Dubai’s commitment to cultural enhancement, economic development, and global impact has contributed to its success in the index, reflecting a dynamic and thriving city. The index comprises parameters such as Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Dubai’s progress within Cultural Interaction, including global rankings in the Number of Foreign Residents and Number of Luxury Hotel Rooms, highlights its cultural offerings, creative environment, and diverse tourist attractions. The index also acknowledges Dubai’s excellence in work flexibility, low unemployment rate, cleanliness, and success in hosting global events and exhibitions.
Today, Dubai stands as a renowned global city in terms of economics, finance, business, tourism, and travel. With a diverse population of over 200 nationalities, Dubai fosters a tolerant and welcoming society, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations globally.
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