Dubai in the Metaverse

Dubai Municipality to create a futuristic, virtual version of the city

The metaverse has become closer to reality than we could have imagined; residents could be joined by friends from other parts of the world in the form of avatars taking a virtual walk through a park in the city, the director-general of Dubai Municipality said

Dubai Municipality has revealed plans to work with private sector companies and investors to create a futuristic, human-centred version of the city in the metaverse called One Human Reality.

Speaking at a plenary session titled ‘Operating Cities of Tomorrow’ at the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS2022) in Expo 2020 Dubai the director-general of Dubai Municipality, Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajri, said that Dubai is looking to capitalise on opportunities thrown up by the metaverse.

“One Human Reality is the meeting point or the integration of two worlds: the metaverse and the world we are currently living in together,” Al Hajri said.

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Main image credit via Arabian Business: Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajri, director-general of Dubai Municipality

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