The inaugural Dubai Metaverse Assembly, first announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, and organised by the Dubai Future Foundation, is set to take place on September 28 and 29.

A host of global organisations will be in attendance, as Dubai showcases how it is at the cutting edge of future technology and will remain so in the future.

What will happen at the event?

The Dubai Future Foundation said that the assembly aimed to position Dubai as one of the best cities in the world by investing in promising economic opportunities, adopting and deploying metaverse technology, and developing digital infrastructure that supports global transformations and the digital economy.

The assembly will establish a global platform for launching discussions that will help to identify the opportunities of the metaverse and harness its potential, state news agency Wam reported.

It added that specialised workshops will bring together major companies, specialists and pioneers. This is with the objective of capitalising on metaverse technologies to create tangible outcomes and enhance the quality of life in both the real and virtual worlds.

Who is attending?

There will be more than 300 global experts and more than 40 specialised organisations discussing, exploring and shaping the future of the metaverse.

The event will host the likes of the World Economic Forum, Meta, Mastercard, Emirates airline and Accenture.

Demand for places at the event was “immense”, Hamad Al Shirawi, Dubai Future Foundation’s director of projects, told The Nationallast month.

“There’s been immense demand from the government, private companies, technology start-ups and innovators in Web3 locally and internationally,” he said.

“We expect speakers from leading and most innovative global players in the metaverse-sphere to gather at the assembly to engage in meaningful dialogue around key topics such as the role of government; enabling factors for creating ecosystems on the metaverse; how Web3 technologies are enabling new business models and interactions on the metaverse; and how private entities are driving change in sectors such as gaming, art, education and finance.”


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