Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 March 2021 - Liferay, Inc. which makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices, has partnered with Smart Dubai, an initiative based on H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, to launch the Invest in Dubai platform that helps empower strategic partnerships.
In cooperation with partners from the private and government sectors, the Smart Dubai Initiative was established to enable, deliver, and enhance an efficient, seamless, safe and personalized city experience for both residents and visitors. To achieve its strategic pillars, Smart Dubai aims to present strategic initiatives and develop partnerships to contribute to its smart economy, smart governance, and smart environment, as well as dimensions of smart life, smart individuals, and smart mobility.
The “Invest in Dubai” platform is the product of a successful collaboration between more than 20 government entities to facilitate open a business and attracting investments in Dubai. The platform is creating opportunities for investors and businesses in the Emirate by allowing them to access investments insights, obtain licenses and permits, as well as a number of key services across the entire business cycle. This centralized digital platform is aimed at assisting investors and businesses while reinforcing Dubai’s culture of innovation and cementing the city’s position as a global investment hub.
Liferay’s Digital Experience Platform enabled the creation of a personalized web experience using standard front-end technologies. By collaborating with Liferay and its UAE based partner Palmira Software House, Smart Dubai benefitted from an enterprise-grade, low-code, quick-to-market Content Management solution to develop and deliver the content and main pages of the platform in 3 months. This easy-to-use platform enhances user experience and empowers users to access information and services in a well designed and developed content structure.
Speaking on the partnership, H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment said, “The Invest in Dubai platform aims to provide a world-class investor experience and transform the Emirate’s business environment. We created a unified and seamless user experience using the Liferay Content Management System which provided us the agility and flexibility to deliver “Invest in Dubai” in record time, accelerating the leaderships vision for the city.”
Bryan Cheung, CEO & Founder, Liferay, said, "We are delighted to support Smart Dubai and power the Invest in Dubai platform, an initiative that stands to strengthen the city’s dynamic economy. Liferay is committed to reinforce Smart Dubai’s drive to digitize and create a future-ready, smart city.”
As an established open-source vendor for 17 years, Liferay has helped thousands of organizations including Forbes and Nasdaq companies, deliver meaningful and rich online experiences to their customers, partners, and employees.
About Smart Dubai:
Anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, Smart Dubai is leveraging the power of technology to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth. It is the city government entity leading the digital transformation of Dubai to empower, deliver and promote efficient, seamless, safe, and personalized city experiences for residents and visitors.
Since 2000, Smart Dubai has unified the city’s digital government efforts and is now responsible for Dubai Government’s central shared services and infrastructure platform known as the Government Resources Planning Systems (GRPS), which connects more than 30 systems and over 71,000 Dubai Government employees. Today, the digital transformation of Dubai is being accelerated by the implementation of the Dubai Paperless Strategy that aims to digitize internal and external government transactions, rendering them completely paper-free by December 2021.
Landmark products and services launched by Smart Dubai over the past two decades include, Invest In Dubai, DubaiPay, Smart Employee, Smart Supplier, UAE PASS - the UAE’s first secure national digital identity for citizens and residents of the UAE, DubaiNow - the emirate’s first unified smart services app combining over 120 smart city services from more than 30 government and private sector entities, and many more.