Dubai ranks fifth globally, first regionally in the UN E-Government Survey 2022

Dubai ranks first globally in Services, Content and Institutional Framework
Dubai ranks fifth globally, first regionally in the UN E-Government Survey 2022

Dubai has achieved outstanding results in the Local Online Service Index (LOSI) 2022 issued by the United Nations as part of its bi-annual E-Government Survey, with the city being included in the list of the world’s best-performing digital governments that received a Very High rating. Dubai was ranked fifth globally and first in the Arab World in the Index.

Dubai received perfect scores in Institutional Framework, Content Provision, and Service Provision, earning it top ranking in these vital indicators and consolidating its reputation as one of the world’s best digital governments. The city also received the fourth ranking in the Technology index. The latest Local Online Service Index assessed digital governments in major cities across 193 countries.

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum


Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said: “Dubai’s exceptional performance in the UN’s Local Online Service Index demonstrates the strategic vision and the steadfast commitment of the leadership to ensure Dubai’s digital government offering surpasses the highest global benchmarks.

This achievement is yet another unique milestone in the journey begun by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, over two decades ago, to transform the emirate into the digital capital of the world. Driven by its commitment to adopting advanced technology and fostering a culture of excellence, Dubai has created a unique model of governance that advances human happiness and well-being in all spheres of life.”

Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti


Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai, said: “This achievement is the result of the dedication of Dubai’s leadership, the tireless efforts of various government teams, and the spirit of cooperation and partnership that has inspired all government entities to work together as one team to deliver exceptional governance. We will continue to strive to exceed the highest global standards in digitalizing government operations and services, in order to deliver positive benefits to individuals and the community. As part of our recently adopted ‘360 Services Policy’, we aim to achieve 100 percent automation in government services through innovative projects designed to benefit various segments of society and facilitate a high quality of life.”

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori


For his part, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai, said: “These remarkable results were made possible by the extraordinary commitment of government entities and their talented teams in implementing the vision of our leadership. We will further intensify our efforts to enhance government services to raise efficiencies, enhance lifestyles and help people live more sustainably. As new digital advancements reshape our world, data and artificial intelligence have emerged as the pillars of sustainable smart cities. Guided by the leadership’s vision, Dubai has shown exceptional agility and flexibility in realigning its strategic objectives, restructuring its organizations, and providing digital services in line with the changing needs of citizens, residents, and visitors. This has transformed Dubai into a leader in government excellence and technology-driven innovation.”

Moreover, Dubai scored 0.9186 on the survey’s Local Online Service Index, placing it in the fifth spot, behind top-ranked Berlin, Madrid, Tallinn, and Copenhagen. 

The 2022 Local Online Service Index comprises 86 indicators relating to five criteria: the institutional framework (8), content provision (25), services provision (18), participation and engagement (17), and technology (18). 

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