Dubai will host on 19 November the region's second annual Government Technology (GT) Summit and Exhibition.
The gathering will focus on challenging issues in technology facing the governments in the Arab world amid rapid international developments in the field of technology.
A total of 11 Arab countries, including all the Gulf states, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Yemen will take part.
Decision-makers in government and officials in communications, commerce, education, finance, health, infrastructure and public works will attend.
There will also be delegates from the public services, chambers of commerce, municipalities, the judiciary, civil defense, utilities and tourism.
The Middle East ranks sixth among countries of the world that use Internet technology, according to a recent Internet World Statistics report. But use of communication and information technology in the Arab region still lags behind that of landlines and mobiles.
"The UAE bagged the 9th position among countries with the highest access to communication and information technology, followed by Qatar which ranked 23rd and Kuwait in the 35th position", said Khaled Eid, managing director of the World Development Forum, which is organising the November summit.
The UAE registered the highest number of internet users in 2006 where access percentage was 36.1 percent of the total population, giving it top place in the Middle East. The number of internet users in the UAE is estimated at 1,400 million people - 7.3 percent of internet users in the Middle East.
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