Dubai Metaverse Assembly, which kicked off today, saw 500 delegates, including government ministers, business leaders, global corporations, key decision makers and the metaverse community, share insights on the metaverse and how to unlock its potential.
Participants included Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications; Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World; Khalfan Belhoul,
CEO of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), as well as leaders from World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Meta, Accenture, PwC, and Binance, Majid Al Futtaim, DAMAC, Digital Dubai, among others.
Bin Touq announced the launch of the Ministry of Economy’s metaverse office during the first panel session, in line with the UAE’s vision to become a global leader in the digital economy.
“The UAE has the potential to become one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies and a global center for the metaverse community,” he said. “We are setting up a third office – this time in the metaverse – to complement our physical locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The metaverse is a new economic equaliser and under the vision of our leaders, we will continue to pave the way for a new era of opportunities that accelerate our knowledge-driven economy,” he added.