As Dubai continues to develop and embrace new technology, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, has shared his hopes for the future of the emirate.

Having met with Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram – a cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software app – to discuss its Dubai hub and the success story of the app.

His Highness also reflected on how Dubai has embraced technology, especially over the last two decades, with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, founding Dubai’s Internet City with the knowledge that technology would have a major impact on future lives.

“This vision resulted in a global tech community coming together in Dubai,” he said. “Today it is home to more than 1,600 companies and 24,000 professionals.”

Sheikh Hamdan went on to share his hopes Dubai will continue to aid in “impactful transformation” locally and globally.

“We are proud that Dubai has evolved into a springboard for those aspiring to transform their dreams into global achievements,” he said. “We continue to provide our full support to creative and innovative minds to move together towards a future filled with positive, impactful transformation.”

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