The United Arab Emirates’ key business and innovation hubs have strong career appeal for the world’s digital talent pool, according to a new study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network. In a report based on BCG’s 2019 study, titled Decoding Digital Talent, Dubai ranked as the sixth most appealing country to relocate to for digital experts, followed closely by Abu Dhabi (10th).
The study polled over 27,000 people in 180 countries with expert-level knowledge in fields such as data mining, engineering, and analytics, programming and web development, artificial intelligence, robotics and engineering.
“Digital experts are in high demand for countries and companies driving futuristic agendas for digital innovation,” said Dr. Christopher Daniel, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group Middle East. “In the Middle East, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are ahead of the curve when it comes to digital transformation, especially with digitally-forward visions in place for economic and social progress. This study affirms that these cities are highly appealing for professionals with digital skills.”