Dubai to build ‘smart city’ for Emiratis

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Dubai fireworksDubai is planning to build a smart city for Emirati residents which will be powered by solar energy, it was announced on March 3 through official news agency WAM. Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai ruler and the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, was briefed on the project which will be built near Al Aweer Roundabout in Dubai.

Dawood Al Hajeri, manager of planning and engineering sector department, said the smart city will be “completely sustainable” and will produce 200 megawatts from solar panels that will cover the roofs of the residential units and other buildings. According to Shaikh Mohammad’s directives, the work on the project will start immediately and is expected to finish by 2020.

The smart city will accommodate about 160,000 people over a total area of 14,000 acres of land. Surrounded by a green belt, the development will be fully sustainable and self sufficient in terms of resources, transport and energy. The city will recycle over 40,000 cubic metres of water, WAM said.

Shaikh Mohammad was also shown plans for a smart-address project that will provide a digital infrastructure rather than the traditional naming system. The new system will be launched in May and will be the first of its kind in the Arab world.

Plans were also revealed for a Dubai Boats Market project that is also considered the first of its kind in the Middle East. Once completed, the project will be an attraction for marine sports enthusiasts and will contribute to converting Dubai to a global hub for manufacturing and selling boats and fishing equipment, WAM said.

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Dubai is planning to build a smart city for Emirati residents which will be powered by solar energy, it was announced on March 3 through official news agency WAM. Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai ruler and the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, was briefed on the project which will be built near Al Aweer Roundabout in Dubai.

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Dubai fireworksDubai is planning to build a smart city for Emirati residents which will be powered by solar energy, it was announced on March 3 through official news agency WAM. Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai ruler and the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, was briefed on the project which will be built near Al Aweer Roundabout in Dubai.

Dawood Al Hajeri, manager of planning and engineering sector department, said the smart city will be “completely sustainable” and will produce 200 megawatts from solar panels that will cover the roofs of the residential units and other buildings. According to Shaikh Mohammad’s directives, the work on the project will start immediately and is expected to finish by 2020.

The smart city will accommodate about 160,000 people over a total area of 14,000 acres of land. Surrounded by a green belt, the development will be fully sustainable and self sufficient in terms of resources, transport and energy. The city will recycle over 40,000 cubic metres of water, WAM said.

Shaikh Mohammad was also shown plans for a smart-address project that will provide a digital infrastructure rather than the traditional naming system. The new system will be launched in May and will be the first of its kind in the Arab world.

Plans were also revealed for a Dubai Boats Market project that is also considered the first of its kind in the Middle East. Once completed, the project will be an attraction for marine sports enthusiasts and will contribute to converting Dubai to a global hub for manufacturing and selling boats and fishing equipment, WAM said.

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