Dubai earns UN recognition as world's most resilient city

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Dubai has been recognised by the United Nations as a role model for a smart, sustainable, and resilient city.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has ranked Dubai first globally in terms of resilience.

It acknowledges the city's adoption of best practices and innovative approaches in disaster risk reduction.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council, met with heads of government entities whose efforts helped Dubai earn the accolade.

During the meeting that took place at Dubai World Trade Centre, His Highness lauded their efforts and urged the teams to continue to work to raise Dubai’s global sustainability rankings.

He also highlighted the importance of supporting innovative ideas that can help Dubai convert challenges into opportunities and create a brighter future.

The assessment of Dubai by the UN Office focused on 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient, 117 indicator criteria, and other requirements and conditions.

Dubai was also the only city to be recognised among 56 shortlisted from 4,357 competing cities.

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