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UAE Internet of Things (IoT) Market to be Led by Surge in Smart City Projects

Growing Demand for Industrial IoT (IIoT) propelling UAE Internet of Things (IoT) market during the forecast period 2018-2028


According to TechSci Research report, “UAE Internet of Things (IoT) Market – By Region, Competition, Forecast and Opportunities, 2018-2028F” The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a thriving hub for technology and innovation in recent years, and the Internet of Things (IoT) market is no exception. With its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and a strong commitment to digital transformation, the UAE has positioned itself as a key player in the global IoT landscape. The IoT market in the UAE is experiencing rapid growth, driven by a confluence of factors including government initiatives, private sector investments, and a tech-savvy population. One of the driving forces behind the growth of the IoT market in the UAE is the government's ambitious vision for a smart and connected nation. The UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Smart City initiative are prime examples of the government's commitment to harnessing IoT technologies to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and residents. These initiatives encompass a wide range of applications, from smart transportation and energy management to healthcare and public safety. The implementation of IoT solutions in these sectors not only improves efficiency but also contributes to sustainability and environmental conservation. Furthermore, the UAE's strategic investments in infrastructure development play a pivotal role in fostering IoT growth. The nation's state-of-the-art airports, seaports, and logistics hubs are embracing IoT technologies to enhance operational efficiency, monitor cargo, and ensure seamless transportation. Additionally, the UAE's commitment to renewable energy is driving the adoption of IoT solutions for smart grid management and energy conservation, aligning with the country's goals for a sustainable future. The private sector in the UAE is also actively contributing to the flourishing IoT ecosystem. Companies across various industries, from healthcare and manufacturing to agriculture and retail, are increasingly integrating IoT devices and platforms into their operations to gain a competitive edge. This widespread adoption of IoT technology is driving demand for innovative solutions, further fueling market growth.

Moreover, the UAE's vibrant startup ecosystem and government support for entrepreneurship have attracted numerous IoT startups and innovators. These startups are developing cutting-edge IoT solutions tailored to the unique needs of the region, and they often find opportunities for collaboration with established companies and government entities. This synergy between startups and established players fosters innovation and accelerates the deployment of IoT technologies across industries. The UAE's commitment to cybersecurity and data protection is a crucial factor in building trust within the IoT ecosystem. The government has enacted strict regulations to ensure the security and privacy of IoT data, making it an attractive destination for companies looking to deploy IoT solutions with confidence.

In conclusion, the UAE's IoT market is flourishing, driven by government initiatives, private sector investments, a tech-savvy population, and a commitment to innovation. As the nation continues its path toward becoming a smart and connected nation, the opportunities for IoT innovation and adoption are boundless. With a supportive ecosystem, a focus on sustainability, and a strategic location, the UAE is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the global IoT landscape.


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The UAE Internet of Things (IoT) market is segmented into component, platform, application end user. Based on component, the market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. Based on platform, the market is segmented into device management, application management, network management, data management, and others. Based on application, the market is segmented into consumer electronics, smart mobility & transportation, building & home automation, connected logistics, smart retail, and others.

Based on component, the software segment in the UAE Internet of Things (IoT) market emerges as the dominant and steadfast force, maintaining a commanding influence that is projected to persist throughout the forecast period. Several compelling factors contribute to the enduring dominance of the software component in the UAE's IoT landscape. Firstly, IoT software solutions play a pivotal role in facilitating data collection, analysis, and interpretation, which are fundamental to deriving actionable insights from the vast volumes of data generated by IoT devices. This capability is particularly crucial in sectors like smart cities, manufacturing, and healthcare, where data-driven decision-making is central to operational efficiency and innovation. Moreover, software solutions enable seamless integration of IoT devices and systems, ensuring interoperability and enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of IoT implementations. The UAE's commitment to digital transformation and smart initiatives further amplifies the importance of IoT software, as it underpins the technological advancements that drive these projects forward. As the IoT market in the UAE continues to evolve and expand, the software segment is poised to maintain its dominant position, serving as the linchpin in shaping the future of IoT-driven innovation and progress in the country.

Key market players in the UAE Internet of Things (IoT) market include:

  • Etisalat Group Company PJSC
  • Du Telecommunications Corporation
  • Huawei Technologies UAE FZ-LLC
  • IBM Middle East FZ LLC
  • Microsoft Gulf FZ LLC
  • Cisco Systems FZE
  • Siemens Middle East LLC
  • GE Digital Middle East
  • Oracle United Arab Emirates


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“The Abu Dhabi Region in UAE has indisputably carved out a commanding presence within the country's Internet of Things (IoT) market. Abu Dhabi's ascent to the forefront of the IoT landscape is the result of a combination of visionary leadership, substantial investments, and a steadfast commitment to technological progress. As the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi has set ambitious precedents by embarking on extensive smart city initiatives and comprehensive digital transformation projects. These endeavors span a multitude of sectors, encompassing transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, and energy management, all intricately interwoven with IoT technologies. The region boasts a resilient and sophisticated infrastructure, fostering an environment conducive to IoT innovation. Abu Dhabi's forward-thinking regulatory framework and its proactive stance toward embracing emerging technologies have attracted both local and global IoT players. With an unwavering dedication to harnessing IoT's potential for elevating the quality of life, ensuring sustainability, and enhancing operational efficiency, Abu Dhabi emerges as a powerhouse. It not only sets the standards for IoT advancements within the UAE but also serves as an influential beacon for IoT innovation on a global scale.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the IoT industry, Abu Dhabi's continued commitment to pioneering innovation guarantees its ongoing leadership in shaping the IoT's future, not only within the UAE but across international borders. As the region maintains its preeminent position, it firmly anchors itself as the driving force behind the transformative potential of IoT technologies in the UAE and beyond.” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based Global management consulting firm.

“UAE Internet of Things (IoT) Market - Segmented by Component (Hardware, Software, and Services), By Platform (Device Management, Application Management, Network Management, Data Management, and Others), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Smart Mobility & Transportation, Building & Home Automation, Connected Logistics, Smart Retail, and Others), By Region, Competition, Opportunity, and Forecast, 2018-2028F”, has evaluated the future growth potential of Internet of Things (IoT) and provides statistics and information on market structure, size, share, and future growth. the report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the UAE Internet of Things (IoT) market.


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