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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - SMART CITIES

Smart Dubai, IBM launch cognitive services drive

Posted on 07/02/2017

Smart Dubai Office and IBM launched an initiative for establishing a Cognitive Centre of Competence in Dubai to develop cognitive citizen services across the emirate. The collaboration also aims to equip the next generation of professionals with sought-after skills around analytics, cloud, mobility, cognitive and blockchain technology. This will support a strong human capital innovation ecosystem as part of the Smart Dubai initiative and the government's 2020 Dubai Blockchain Strategy. "Our ...  >>MORE

Dubai Design District goes smarter with 21 new initiatives

Posted on 31/01/2016

Dubai Design District, or d3, a member of Tecom Group, has introduced 21 smart initiatives to develop an innovative business community and contribute to the realisation of the emirate's economic aspirations. Built around Smart Dubai's four pillars - efficient, seamless, safe and impactful - and six dimensions covering Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Environment, Smart Governance, Smart People and Smart Mobility, d3's initiatives are wide-ranging and intelligently leverage technology to help ...  >>MORE

Smart Dubai launches official website

Posted on 08/12/2015

Smart Dubai has launched its official website Smartdubai.ae, the information gateway to Dubai's Smart City initiative. Announced at a press conference at the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum 2015, currently being held in Dubai, the website Smartdubai.ae provides comprehensive information on the city's efforts to realise the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make Dubai the world's smartest and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Ruler issues new laws to further enhance the organisational structure and legal framework of Dubai Smart City

Posted on 05/12/2015

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a number of new laws that further enhance the organisational structure and legislative framework for the Dubai Smart City project. The new laws aim to enhance the progress of the Smart City initiative and encourage innovation in this sector by fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors. The new laws also complement ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Council launched

Posted on 25/10/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai has launched "Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Majlis", the largest smart and integrated platform in Dubai connecting 30 entities that will receive suggestions, comments, and ideas on which brainstorming sessions will be conducted. The Smart Majlis will operate under His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's direct supervision. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: "Our ...  >>MORE

du joins hands with Dubai Film to launch Dubai360 Virtual Reality App at GITEX Technology Week 2015

Posted on 23/10/2015

Immerse yourself in a virtual experience of Dubai like never before with the innovative Dubai360 VR App launched by du in collaboration with Dubai Film during GITEX Technology Week 2015. Using high resolution 360 degree content procured by Dubai360, including panoramic images, 360 degree video and high definition time lapse videos, this pioneering application by du gives users an unprecedented experience of certain areas in the breathtaking city of Dubai. Users are able to download the app ...  >>MORE

Dubai moves closer to being ‘smart city’

Posted on 14/07/2015

Every traffic signal in Dubai is now connected to the emirate's traffic control centre. All 408 signals were connected using 3G technology, the Roads and Transport Authority said. "The project is part of Dubai Government's initiative to transform Dubai into a smart city,” said Maitha bin Udai, chief executive at the Traffic and Roads Agency. "It involves replacing the cables used in linking light signals with the traffic control centre in Dubai by a wireless network, besides linking isolated ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency

Posted on 25/06/2015

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) said that the UAE government aims to make people happy and is working towards being a government that does not sleep. "Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency and give some kind of justice, bringing satisfaction to community members and attracting investors,' Sheikha Lubna told the fourth Ramadan Majlis, organised by Sharjah Media Centre (SMC). The session, titled ...  >>MORE

Big dreams for UAE's 'Smart City'

Posted on 22/06/2015

The UAE is one of the pioneers of advanced, cutting-edge technologies in the Middle East and Dubai government's latest initiatives will make its Smart City project one of the best in the world, according to an industry specialist. A Smart City, also called Smarter City, uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University becomes Microsoft BizSpark Network Partner

Posted on 22/06/2015

Microsoft has entered a strategic partnership agreement with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), a mover of smart learning in the region, which effectively makes HBMSU a Microsoft BizSpark Network Partner. The move will enable HBMSU to accelerate software start-ups by allowing them to leverage Microsoft development and platform technologies to turn their business ideas into reality. The BizSpark program is designed to accelerate the success of any company building a software ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre unveils New E-Government Strategy during the 6th Abu Dhabi E-Government Forum

Posted on 10/06/2015

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the pioneering Government entity responsible for the UAE capital's ICT agenda and transformation efforts, has revealed the Centre's new and improved e-Government strategy for 2015 and beyond, during its hosting of the 6th edition of the Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum, under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Abu Dhabi', which took place at the St. Regis Hotel, Corniche on 9th June 2015. The Forum and its outcomes represents years of steadfast work, ...  >>MORE

Participants in UAE Government Leaders Program tour Microsoft Envisioning Centre

Posted on 10/06/2015

Microsoft recently hosted participants from the UAE's Government Leaders Program (GLP) at its Envisioning Centre in Redmond, USA, as part of its ongoing efforts to support government modernisation. The participants, who are drawn from various government departments, were taken on a tour of Microsoft's Envisioning Centre to acquaint them with the latest technologies for smart governments and smart cities, as well as gain insights into the latest technology innovation for government entities. ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Mohammed opens Smart Government Conference and Exhibit

Posted on 09/06/2015

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday inaugurated the Smart Government Conference and Exhibit with the wide participation of federal and local government agencies and some private entities. H.H. Sheikh Mansour toured the pavilions participating in the Smart Government, which runs until 10th of June, accompanied by Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, along with a number of officials. ...  >>MORE

Al Nuaimi: Public Works Ministry, Zayed Housing Programme, FTA complete full transition to smart government

Posted on 09/06/2015

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, Chairman of the Board of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and Chairman of the Board of Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime, FTA, said the three departments have achieved 100 percent of transition to smart government, as shown by the ‘eGovernment and mGovernment Readiness Index' released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Al Nuaimi was speaking at a meeting of the three government departments in ...  >>MORE

Internet of Things Expo /IoTX/ 2015 opens in Dubai

Posted on 09/06/2015

Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director-General, Dubai Smart Government, yesterday formally opened the inaugural Internet of Things Expo 2015 (IoTX) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Bin Humaidan was accompanied by Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority and a host of local dignitaries and global technology executives. With Dubai Smart Government, Smart Dubai and Dubai Internet City among the numerous UAE-based public ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends brainstorming session to discuss future of Smart Government

Posted on 27/05/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has attended a brainstorming session attended by 100 deputies, Directors-General and officials of smart government services, to discuss the most important ideas for the development of smart government services and its infrastructure as well as to promote its usage and enhance the quality of its applications. Speaking at the session, His Highness said, "Our ambition in the short term is to ...  >>MORE

UAE Government Leaders Programme delegates visit giant U.S. corporations

Posted on 23/05/2015

The UAE Government Leaders Programme organised a visit to the United States for 30 members of the Innovative Leaders Programme to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices in the public and private sectors, and enhance the participants' leadership skills and knowledge based on innovation. During the tour, the delegation showcased the UAE's efforts to design future smart cities based on innovative models in a workshop organised for members of Seattle Chamber of Commerce, attended by a ...  >>MORE

Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department launches new smart services

Posted on 23/05/2015

The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department has launched smart services which are accessible via various smart devices. The move is in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to shift services provided by the various government departments to Smart Services. It is also in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. Dr. Lowai Mohammed Belhoul, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs ...  >>MORE

Dubai joins the global "Smart City App Hack" challenge

Posted on 27/04/2015

Dubai, Barcelona, Helsinki and Ghent are the four cities currently confirmed to participate in the global Smart City App Hack competition. The cities will join forces to create a network of citizens who will collaborate to develop mobile apps designed to help to design and build the Smart Cities of the 21st Century. Dubai Internet City, DIC, the MENA region's largest ICT free zone, is the official partner for Dubai's Smart City App Hack project, which will connect the emirate's local app and ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches 'Makani' location app

Posted on 05/04/2015

In keeping with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into a smart city, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai yesterday launched Makani (My Location) application, the first of its kind smart system for geographic addresses. The new system, developed under Sheikh Hamdan's supervision for use by Dubai Municipality, enables users to locate different ...  >>MORE

Dubai Smart Government activates electronic link with Dubai Islamic Bank

Posted on 23/06/2014

Dubai Smart Government, DSG, has announced the activation of electronic linkage between its Government Resources Planning, GRP, Systems and Dubai Islamic Bank, DIB, to fully automate the financial processes for government suppliers and salary payments. This initiative is in line with DSG's strategy to fully automate the procure-to-pay financial processes between Dubai government entities on one hand and suppliers on the other in the light of the DSG's recent improvements of the GRP systems ...  >>MORE

Dubai Customs’ services go live on smart watches

Posted on 19/06/2014

Dubai Customs has announced the launch of its services via smart watches, to keep up with the latest developments in the area of smart services delivery, offering more user-friendly and better accessible services. The move is in pursuance of the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and in fulfilment of the smart government goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed when he said, "A successful government is one that ...  >>MORE

UAE government launches world's first store for smart government applications

Posted on 28/03/2014

The UAE government has launched world's first store for smart government applications through "Android and "iOS" platforms. The store features over 100 smart applications developed by the UAE local and federal agencies to provide services to about 700 customers in a single location. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed about the distinctive features and services of the new shop in the next period and steps for ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed: Transforming Dubai into a smart city needs teamwork

Posted on 15/03/2014

Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that 'we want a single interface for all Dubai Government applications as all work under one name and that services should be delivered through one gate. He added that each Dubai department represents all Dubai and our smart applications have to reflect one interface for the Emirate.' Sheikh Hamdan's words came at the first meeting of the Supreme Committee for Dubai's transition into a smart city yesterday. "We are not ...  >>MORE

Smart Dubai strategic plan launched

Posted on 06/03/2014

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday launched a strategy to transform Dubai into a "Smart City", in attendance of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and General Supervisor of Dubai Smart City Project, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The strategy features six key pillars and 100 initiatives on transport, ...  >>MORE

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Smart Dubai, IBM launch cognitive services drive


Dubai Design District goes smarter with 21 new initiatives


Smart Dubai launches official website


Dubai Ruler issues new laws to further enhance the organisational structure and legal framework of Dubai Smart City


Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Council launched


du joins hands with Dubai Film to launch Dubai360 Virtual Reality App at GITEX Technology Week 2015


Dubai moves closer to being ‘smart city’


Lubna Al Qasimi: Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency


Big dreams for UAE's 'Smart City'


Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University becomes Microsoft BizSpark Network Partner


Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre unveils New E-Government Strategy during the 6th Abu Dhabi E-Government Forum


Participants in UAE Government Leaders Program tour Microsoft Envisioning Centre


Mansour bin Mohammed opens Smart Government Conference and Exhibit


Al Nuaimi: Public Works Ministry, Zayed Housing Programme, FTA complete full transition to smart government


Internet of Things Expo /IoTX/ 2015 opens in Dubai


Mohammed bin Rashid attends brainstorming session to discuss future of Smart Government


UAE Government Leaders Programme delegates visit giant U.S. corporations


Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department launches new smart services


Dubai joins the global "Smart City App Hack" challenge


Hamdan bin Mohammed launches 'Makani' location app


Dubai Smart Government activates electronic link with Dubai Islamic Bank


Dubai Customs’ services go live on smart watches


UAE government launches world's first store for smart government applications


Hamdan bin Mohammed: Transforming Dubai into a smart city needs teamwork


Smart Dubai strategic plan launched