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August 3, 2020

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Implements AI-Enabled Building Management System

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), announced it has successfully upgraded its existing Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) that looks after 40 buildings within Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) to an Artificial Intelligence enabled IBMS.

The system connects almost 60,000 points of control from all the buildings and plants, including the DSOA headquarters,  six office towers, the cedre shopping centre, the operations and facilities centre, light industrial units, two residential complexes, Al Waha Mosque, and Dubai Digital Park project, through a Local Area Network (LAN) and using Tridium’s Niagara Framework to [...]

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July 29, 2020

Hamdan bin Mohammed visits Dubai Statistics Center

Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited Dubai Statistics Center as it topped the list of Dubai Government Employee Happiness Index for the year 2019.

Sheikh Hamdan said that human capital is key for Dubai Government adding that their happiness along with providing a conducive environment is a top priority of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to promote performance and further enhance Dubai Government position as a leading government in every sphere.

Sheikh Hamdan also highlighted the [...]

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July 29, 2020

Dubai Electronic Security Center hosts virtual workshop with government officials to outline Dubai Cyber Security Index

The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a virtual workshop for officials and experts from government entities in Dubai to outline the Dubai Cyber Security Index (DCI). The (DCI) was recently launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to support the overall performance of electronic and cyber security in government organizations within Dubai.

The workshop was held as part of DESC’s strategic plan aimed at achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in making Dubai the [...]

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July 29, 2020

Startupbootcamp sets up regional headquarters at Dubai’s DIFC

Startupbootcamp, one of the global industry-focused start-up accelerators, is setting up its Middle East and North Africa base at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as it looks to expand its partnership with the emirate’s financial free zone.Startupbootcamp, which is part of corporate innovation and venture development firm Rainmaking, and DIFC currently conduct an annual three-month growth programme that helps local start-ups to scale their operations and boost their business.“Our strategic partnership with Startupbootcamp strengthens our commitment to shaping the future of finance and supporting Dubai’s position as the leading global financial hub in the Middle East, [...]

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July 28, 2020

RTA explores with customers full digital vehicle registration journey

A remote session recently held with customers of the Licensing Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) discussed an initiative for a full digital vehicle registration customer journey; the first of its kind ever. A cohort of RTA customers attended the session in the presence of several officials of the Licensing Agency.

“RTA is keen on rolling out strategic initiatives for improved and creative solutions that bring more satisfaction to clients, be it individuals or members of the business community in Dubai,” said Mousa Al Raeisy, Director of Vehicle Licensing Systems, RTA Licensing Agency.

“This interactive session yielded innovative ideas that generated [...]

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July 28, 2020

Emirates NBD completes customer migration to Smart Pass

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region, has completed successful migration of its customer base to the Smart Pass service to support safer digital transactions.

The roll out of Smart Pass is part of the bank’s long-term commitment to safe, secure banking and supports Emirates NBD’s ongoing initiatives to align with global best practices in banking security.

Available on the bank’s Mobile Banking App, Smart Pass is a soft token generator that enables customers to authorise digital transactions using highly secure encryption standards, offering strong two-factor authentication as an added layer of protection [...]

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July 26, 2020

DEWA and BSI launch first Enterprise Risk & Resilience Management standard for the utility sector across the world

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the PAS 60518:2020 – Enterprise Risk & Resilience Management standard for the utility sector. The standard, which was developed by DEWA in cooperation with the British Standards Institution (BSI), is the first of its kind in the world and reflects an important evolution in risk and resilience management. The new achievement confirms DEWA’s global role in the utility sector and supports its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.

During the virtual launch ceremony, Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSI Group, presented Al Tayer with the [...]

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July 9, 2020

Dubai International (DXB) welcomes tourists, return of foreign airlines

Dubai Airports today welcomed the resumption of scheduled operations by foreign carriers at Dubai International (DXB). A total of 13 international airlines resumed scheduled flights this week as Dubai opened its skies and arms to tourists effective July 7. Airlines resuming operations at DXB include Air Blue, Air France, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Royal Jordanian with more expected to join later. In addition to foreign carriers, DXB-based Emirates airline and flydubai have boosted their schedules.

“We have ensured everything is in place to [...]

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July 8, 2020

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the Dubai Cyber Index

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today launched the Dubai Cyber Index, an initiative aimed at supporting the efforts of Dubai’s government entities to ensure the highest standards of cyber security. The first initiative of its kind in the world, the Index seeks to establish Dubai as the city with the safest cyberspace in the world.

The introduction of the Index highlights the Dubai’s leadership’s keenness to launch projects and initiatives that enhance the emirate’s position as a global leader in innovation, safety and security. With the broader aim of positioning the [...]

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July 7, 2020

DEWA is first UAE government entity to utilise NVIDIA GPU in AI applications

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was awarded a certificate of acknowledgement from US-based NVIDIA Corporation for being the first UAE government organisation to adopt NVIDIA GPU Computing Technology among government entities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data processing. This is a new step that enhances DEWA’s leadership as an incubator for creativity and innovation.

DEWA has been utilising NVIDIA GPU to enhance its AI initiatives since 2019. DEWA also uses it to improve its services in areas such as training and inferencing of AI and Deep Learning models,  with utility-focused applications of Network Design & Area Planning, Smart Response, [...]

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July 6, 2020

Hamdan bin Mohammed Launches 3D Printing Strategic Alliance

Hamdan bin Mohammed Launches 3D Printing Strategic Alliance

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), today launched the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance, the first initiative of its kind in the world that creates a comprehensive network of government entities, academia and 3D printing companies in the UAE and the world.Aimed at developing the UAE into a leading 3D printing manufacturing hub, the Strategic Alliance seeks to produce a wide range of supplies, products and services in vital sectors in order to meet market [...]

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July 5, 2020

Ahmed bin Saeed: new drone law will help tap vast new opportunities and strengthen Dubai’s global position in the aviation sector

Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) and its affiliated corporations Dubai South and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) welcomed the enactment of Law No. 4 of 2020 on the regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, saying it will help generate substantial new opportunities and business streams that will further strengthen the emirate’s regional and global position in the aviation sector.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The new Law represents a strategic step to reinforce the [...]

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June 12, 2020

DEWA’s Customer Care Centre achieves 96% in quality of call service

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the quality of call service received by its Customer Call Centres on 991 for technical notifications has reached 96%. This is between March and end of May 2020. The average speed of response for technical calls has reached 8 seconds.

“DEWA supports the forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a city of the future. We strive to enrich the customer experience through smart services that save their time and efforts. These include using the latest disruptive technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) [...]

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