Dubai Gets 22 CAIOs Across Government Offices

Dubai Gets 22 CAIOs Across Government Offices
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, appointed 22 Chief AI Officers across government entities in the country. These officials will lead specialized plans and programs in the AI and advanced technology domain.

Sheikh Hamdan said: “We have approved the appointment of 22 Chief AI Officers across government entities in Dubai as part of a forward-looking vision aimed at leveraging AI to enhance government operations. This initiative will enhance Dubai's progress and expertise in this sector and consolidate its position as a leader in creating innovative solutions built on advanced technology.”

“The accelerated adoption of AI, alongside the development of its tools and applications, represents a cornerstone of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aimed at positioning Dubai as a global hub for the development and deployment of AI solutions,” he added.

The Chief AI Officer position was incorporated in the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI), which was designed to enrich quality of life and residents’ well-being.

Furthermore, the blueprint aligns with Dubai's mission to become the most forward-thinking city, strengthening its status as a global leader in technology and innovation.

DUB.AI seeks to establish the emirate as a global center for AI governance and legislation while promoting the adoption of AI in key sectors. The initiative also ramps up Dubai's standing in the Global AI Readiness Index, where it presently holds a position in the top 10.

The newly appointed Chief AI Officers represent several government entities across Dubai including:

  • Community Development Authority in Dubai

  • Dubai Government Human Resources Department

  • Dubai Customs, Dubai Police

  • The Judicial Council

  • Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

  • Digital Dubai Authority

  • General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai

  • Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment

  • Dubai Health Authority

  • Public Prosecution

  • Protocol Department in Dubai

  • Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority

  • Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

  • Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

  • Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism

  • Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

  • Department of Finance in Dubai

  • Endowments and Minors’ Trust Foundation (Awqaf Dubai)

  • Dubai Municipality

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