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Mansour Bin Mohamed Honors the Winners in the International Business Excellence Award

​Image : Mansour Bin Mohamed during Honorring DSC team

​Image : Mansour Bin Mohamed during Honorring DSC team  

The Dubai Statistics Center came in the first place in the International Business Excellence Award (IBXA) 2015 for the smart technology category. The announcement and handing over of the award was during the official ceremony organized by IBXA under the auspicious and attendance of Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Chief Executive Officer for the Dubai Statistics Center Aref Obaid Al Mahiri received the award from His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the handing of the award was in the presence of Director General of the Dubai Economic Development Department Sami Al Qamzi. The IBXA is granted for excellence business initiatives and excellence business practices throughout the world in accordance with high-level and accredited standards used for the evaluation of initiatives and institutions by international arbitrators. The IBXA is also a platform for better international practices.

"The smart statistics system comes as a realization of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President, Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai – May Allah Protect Him – and the center aimed to create a system consisting of five interconnected and integrated subsystems through which the statistical work procedures throughout Dubai is streamlined using the latest and most advanced technology so as to represent an integrated smart and electronic system for statistical data gathering, processing and publishing to the various categories of users through different channels," said Hahairi.

"The smart statistics system is based on innovation and creativity and represents a pioneering philosophy and work mechanism encompassing many advanced technological solutions whether internally developed by the center of adapting and developing international applications in a pioneering manner to contribute in building an integrated system that is considered the best international statistics practice and which won the admiration of many international statistical arenas."

The Smart Statistics System

The smart statistics system is an integrated statistics system including a group of subsystems consisting of the "indicators" system which is designed for senior management and decision makers to allow following up on the latest indicators and variables in Dubai through a smart interactive advance panel that is updated from the central statics database which is continuously updated through direct linking with data sources or through the "statistical sources" system which connected to multiple primary  and secondary statistical sources. The system also features that "interactive statistics" system which is designed for planners and specialized experts to provide them with smart mechanisms to directly deal with large central statistical database and to create statistical reports in accordance with their technical requirements regardless of the degree of complexity and without the need for any technical support. This is in addition to the "polling" system for surveying opinions and polling and which guarantees high levels of accuracy and quality for opinion polls and the ability to directly and instantaneously monitor responses. Furthermore, the system features that "smart statistical map" which is based on integration between geographical information systems and statistical information through the collection of statistical data for various demographic, social and economic demographic sectors over Dubai's map.


Interactive Statistics

The interactive statistics system is one of the arms of the smart statistics system which aims at improving statistical work procedures in Dubai. It is one of the world pioneering electronic system in the field of statistics and census and primarily aims at supporting research, planning and decision making process, as this system allows users direct interaction with the statistical databases for various censuses and statistical, economic, demographic and social surveys carried out by the center, which adds significant value especially in light of the capabilities provided by the system such as smart technical tools that enable the users to create customized statistical reports in accordance. The system also offers mechanisms to view the latest record data and statistics issued by the various government departments and institutions in Dubai and which represent the size and nature of the transactions and activities thereof. This provides the most up-to-date, accurate and accredited statistical reports for the users in a direct manner. The record statistical reports system covers a number of government departments, authorities and institutions through electronically linking therewith through the statistics sources system for the collection of data and information.



The indicators system is one of the most important arms of the smart statistical system and which is custom designed to be used by decision makers and senior level officials as it displays the latest statistical indicators from various demographic, social and economic sectors through connected and interactive data panels and developed statistical solutions.



Statistical Sources

The statistical sources is one of the arms of the smart statics system and is considered the main gate for the flow of information to the central statistical database from various official statistical data sources. This system offers a number of technological solutions for statistical liking to guarantee that the system can be integrated with data sources capabilities and the nature of the data sources databases. The data sources system can provide secondary statistical linking systems that connect official statistical data sources with their secondary sources.



The polling system a component of the smart statistical system through which various kinds of surveys studies are carried to support strategic works in Dubai. This advanced system was built by taking into account technical aspects and statistical standards guaranteeing the highest levels of quality in the execution of statistical surveys and achieving highly accurate and impartial results.


The Statistical Map

The "smart statistical map" is another arm of the Dubai Government smart statistics system. It is based on a philosophy that combines geographic information systems and statistical data and through which statistical data from various demographic, social and economic sectors are displayed over the map of Dubai for the purpose of linking statistical information with their geographic locations which doubles the value of statistical information and enhances the use thereof in planning in various fields. This is in addition to the fact that the system is used in field the center's field operation to boost efficiency and effectiveness of such operations.