In April 2016, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. This initiative aims to exploit technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology by the year 2030.
There are three key sectors and five pillars of the strategy. The three key sectors are:
- medical products
- consumer products.
The five pillars are:
- legislative structure
- market demand.
Dubai's key goal is to ensure that 25 per cent of buildings in Dubai are based on 3D printing technology by 2030.