Dubai to host its first metaverse event in September
Dubai will host an event focused on the metaverse, with local and international leaders attending to discuss the potential of the emerging digital space.
The inaugural Dubai Metaverse Assembly was announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, and will be held on September 28 and 29 at the Museum of the Future and Emirates Towers, the Dubai Media Office said in a statement on Tuesday. The assembly will draw more than 300 experts, policymakers and officials, as well as 40 organisations involved in the metaverse. It will also host more than 100 workshops.
Sheikh Hamdan’s announcement comes a day after the unveiling of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, which aims to create 40,000 jobs and add $4 billion to the emirate’s economy in the next five years. The assembly will introduce reports, strategies and action plans that outline the way forward for maximising the impact of the metaverse on society in the real and virtual worlds.
It will also feature real metaverse experiences in key sectors — including tourism, logistics, retail, education and health care — and an “unprecedented” experience of hosting official meetings in the digital space, the statement said.