The UAE is the only country in the Arab world again to be ranked among the top 20 in the digital competitiveness index, according to a report released by IMD World Digital Competitiveness Centre.
The country is ranked 18th globally, up one spot from last year, due to its continued developments and increased adoption of digital strategies in various projects and initiatives implemented.
The other Arab countries are Saudi Arabia at 42, down from 36 in 2017, while Qatar remains at the 28th spot and Jordan moves up from 56 to 45.
The research group at IMD Business School in Switzerland has been publishing the competitiveness rankings every year since 1989. This the second edition of the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (WDCR).