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Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and Mastercard launch unique Digital City Partnership

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Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) signed a pioneering Memorandum of Understanding with Mastercard, a global leader in payment innovation and technology, to form a Digital City Partnership to further accelerate the emirate’s economic growth in line with the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33. This is a global first at a city level, paving the way for Dubai to harness Mastercard’s multi-rail payments network and data-driven digital commerce technology, which connects over 100 million merchants globally across all sectors and segments to address key priorities of the D33 Agenda. The MoU will lead to the development and implementation of a multi-year Digital Partnership program in Dubai, focusing on enabling growth of trade and exports, developing SMEs and enabling innovation, attracting and developing talent and accelerating growth across the tourism ecosystem.


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