“Digital Nation” How the UAE Is Building a Future Based on TECH Innovation

February 21, 2022
“Digital Nation” How the UAE Is Building a Future Based on TECH Innovation
If you want to understand digitalisation and digital transformation, then this book is for you. It is a Must read.

The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create”

-In the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

“Digital Nation: How the United Arab Emirates is Building a Future Based on Tech Innovation ” by Dr Saeed Al Dhaheri and Mr Ranjit Rajan

The first book-of-its-kind that explores the digital transformation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and how the UAE is building a future based on TECH Innovation.

If you want to understand digitalisation and digital transformation, then this book is for you. It is a Must read.

I have recently returned to UAE after years of studying and working in the UK. As a Healthcare Scientist, I appreciated the role of digitalisation particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic not just in healthcare but in every sector such as education and the government. 

I needed to understand how digital transformation can be achieved. From how the UAE sees the digital transformation at the centre of the national vision, reimaging the government, data and AI to become the building blocks of essential services such as telecoms and police services. Finally, how the UAE is building a digital future.

What I found very inspiring was the “UAE Centennial Plan 2071”, the UAE long term vision is not limited to a decade or two but 100 years.

I am so grateful that I have read this book, it answered all the questions that I had regarding digitalisation in the UAE. It gave a complete view of how the UAE sees digitalisation as an opportunity, not a challenge and the endless opportunities it can offer in every sector.

I found the list of abbreviations was very helpful. The book was easy to follow and well structured, anyone can read and understand it.

I cannot recommend it enough reading this book, you will learn how the UAE started the journey of digital transformation, the current situation, and the future of digitalisation.

The UAE knows no limitations, and nothing is impossible, this indeed very inspiring.

The UAE’s aim is not just to be part of the digital transformation but to lead the digital transformation.

 “Digital Nation” is The first book of its kind that explores the digital transformation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is available in both Arabic and English.

 My preference would be reading it in Arabic, but I decided to learn the terms in English first then I would explore and learn in Arabic

 “Digital Nation provides a comprehensive analysis of the UAE’s digital transformation journey. The book uncovers the mindset and approach of the UAE’s rulers and its senior leaders from public and private sectors as they pursue a digital vision and bring it to life. Along with commentary on the country’s digital strategies and initiatives, and its numerous successes, the book also identifies and addresses the challenges faced, and gives unique perspectives on how these can be addressed.

 The book was also reviewed in Arabic by the amazing Safia Al Shehi; make sure you check it out.