Ms. Sara Al Zarooni

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Ms. Sara Al Zarooni

Director of Data Management and Compliance Affairs
Smart Dubai.


Sara Al Zarooni is a well-known leader in the fields of smart cities and digital transformation. Currently the Director of Data Management and Compliance Aairs at the Dubai Data Establishment, the entity leading Smart Dubai’s data eorts, Al Zarooni has been leading the Dubai Data Initiative since 2017. Collaborating with over 350 Data Champions from the government and private sectors, Al Zarooni has played a role in the launch of Dubai Pulse, the city’s digital backbone which hosts over 700 datasets today.

Prior to her role at Smart Dubai, Al Zarooni was the Manager for the IT Project Management Oce at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Al Zarooni holds a B.Sc in Management Information Systems from the University of Sharjah.

In addition to her day job, Al Zarooni is also a member of the Dubai Leaders Program launched by The Executive Council of Dubai to train, upskill and prepare the next generation of Dubai Government leaders.