The UAE ranks first in 2018’s digital index

01 Oct 2018

A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes the digitization levels of the Arab countries. The UAE ranked first in the digital index rankings for year 2018.

Arab Advisors Group created the Digital Index to rate and rank the digitization levels of the Arab markets. The analysis of the Digital Index in the Arab World relies on four main pillars that are: Smart Government pillar, Digital Readiness pillar, Electronic and Mobile Payment pillar, and the Economic and education pillar.

In the report, each pillar was assigned a weight, depending on its importance in measuring the digital index scores. The pillars rely on a number of indicators. Each indicator represents the country as a whole.

A new report, Digital Index in the Arab World 2018  was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on September 16, 2018. This report can be purchased from Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 3,000. The 49-page report, which contains 23 detailed exhibits, ranks the Arab World countries according to their digital index score, based on a methodological approach.


Please contact Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report’s Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.

Hakam Kanafani, Chairman of Arab Advisors Group stated "We created the Digital Index to rate and rank the digitization levels of the Arab markets. This is an important pillar in modernizing our economies and competes with other countries for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)”.

“The UAE scored the highest among the analyzed Arab countries in 2018’s digital index score. The GCC countries, including the UAE, topped the digital index scores, where each country had a score of more than 70%.” Ms. Dina Khreisha, Arab Advisors Group Senior Research Analyst reported.

Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced over 5,121 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

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