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Dubai took the eighth spot on the list of Top 10 cities in the Global Power City Index (GPCI), a distinguished internationally recognized league table issued by Mori Memorial Foundation's Institute for Urban Strategies.

This makes Dubai the first city in the Middle East to receive this global recognition.

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, appreciated the GPCI 2023 list for featuring Dubai. He also credited the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which he said made Dubai reach this height on a global level.

"There is no limit to our ambitions, and with the unwavering dedication of our nation's people, we will continue to strengthen Dubai's position as a model for the cities of the future, achieving milestones that set the global standard," the Crown Prince said, as per WAM.

"Dubai's excellence and accomplishments stem from the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, propelling the city at an accelerated pace towards the pinnacle of leadership and excellence," he added.

The Crown Prince also urged Dubai's private as well as public sectors to continue their efforts to make more sustainable development in the city that would enhance people's capabilities and quality of life.

He noted that in order to cement Dubai's position as a global economic powerhouse, it is vital for the city to cultivate world-class working environments that would encourage national talent and bring the brightest minds to work in Dubai from around the world.

"This commitment to excellence will propel comprehensive development, establishing Dubai as a global benchmark for sustainable economic prosperity and resilience," he said.

Aside from occupying the eighth spot internationally and the top spot regionally, Dubai ranked fourth within the Cultural Interaction parameter. Retaining its place for the second consecutive year, Dubai surpassed cities like Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid, Moscow and Singapore. Meanwhile, London, New York and Paris clinched the Top 3 spots on the ranking.

Dubai is committed to becoming a major hub for creativity and one of the best cities to work and live in. Within Cultural Interaction, Dubai has progressed in sub-parameters, including the number of luxury hotel rooms and the number of foreign residents.

Dubai International Chamber, which serves as a platform for networking opportunities and support in Dubai for international businesses across the globe, collaborated with 15 multinational companies and 77 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from January to September this year.