The UAE has ranked first in the Arab World and 31st globally in the remote working index issued by the UK-based Circle Loop. In addition, the UAE ranked second in the world in terms of the speed and efficiency of internet connections.
Speaking about the achievement, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, said that the UAE government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has emerged as an inspiring role model for those countries that are seeking to move into the future with policy resilience and proactive readiness in handling global challenges.
Al Olama affirmed that the UAE was able to achieve this accomplishment with the support of the government’s efforts to put His Highness's visions and directives into motion. The Prime Minister's vision for sustainable development, innovation and adoption of forward-looking thinking enabled the government to strengthen its global leadership and serve the community effectively and efficiently. This development reflects the UAE government's continued successes in the handling of common challenges.
"Over the past year, the world has witnessed great changes brought about by repercussions from the Coronavirus pandemic, which were reflected in all aspects of life" Al Olama added.
He also underlined the importance of the capabilities and efforts of world governments to proactively adapt to unprecedented changes. In this regard, he affirmed that the UAE Government adopted a proactive and deliberate approach to ensure continuity of services by allowing 95 percent of workers to work remotely in order to protect the health and safety of human resources.
The UAE surpassed countries like Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, the US, China, Ireland, Russia and Malaysia to achieve the 31st rank globally in the remote working index.