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April 5, 2017

MBRSC holds workshop entitled “New Engineering and Smart Technologies Shaping Future Cities”

The Sustainable Energy Program Section team at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre held a workshop entitled “New Engineering and Smart Technologies Shaping Future Cities” at the first edition of The Future Cities Show 2017, held from 2nd to 4th April. During the workshop, the team briefed participants on the engineering practices and technologies deployed in the Sustainable Autonomous House. This project aims to decrease energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions and use smart technologies so as to ensure the protection of the environment and healthy living conditions.

Engineer Abdulla Ahli, Manager of Sustainable Energy Program Section at MBRSC, emphasized that the [...]

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April 2, 2017

RTA showcases Route 2020, smart projects in Government Achievements Exhibition

Held under the auspices of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, promises to be an important platform for showcasing the achievements, initiatives and projects of Dubai Government entities under one roof. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), made this statement, adding: “The event offers a great opportunity to introduce the excellent services offered by the Dubai Government to corporate and individual customers. This event contributes to enhancing the superb image [...]

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March 26, 2017

Three new A380 destinations, three continents, one day

Emirates today celebrates the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same day.

With this triple deployment, Emirates will be the first airline to operate scheduled A380 services in Latin America as well as to North Africa. In addition, the Emirates A380 service to Sao Paulo marks the airline’s 10th year of operations in Brazil, which began with daily flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo in October 2007.

Emirates had previously served Narita with an A380. The reintroduction of this service and increase in capacity is in response to the healthy demand for [...]

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March 22, 2017

Dubai Airports’ green initiatives reduce 2,224 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016

Dubai Airports’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint resulted in total energy savings of 5.17 million kWh in 2016 across Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – equivalent to powering 235 homes for a full year, the operator reported today.

The report was issued just ahead of Dubai Airports’ participation in the Earth Hour on March 25 – when all non-essential lights across both DXB and DWC switched off for one hour.

The energy savings are the result of a range of initiatives including installation of systems, active participation in events such as Earth Hour and World Clean Up Day, as well as new projects including the solar panels on the Concourse D [...]

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March 22, 2017

Smart MEP and IOT

“Smart homes and other connected products won’t just be aimed at home life. They’ll also have a major impact on business. And just like any company that blissfully ignored the Internet at the turn of the century, the ones that dismiss the Internet of Things risk getting left behind.” 

This being said, Gulf Learning aims to further propagate the usage of the available as well as upcoming technology in the Middle East through The Smart MEP Summit scheduled to be held on 2nd and 3rd May 2017, in Doha, State of Qatar. This summit brings into focus how the internet is changing the way in which buildings are constructed. With Internet of Things (IoT) being [...]

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March 21, 2017

Passengers at DXB greeted on International Day of Happiness

Passengers at Dubai International (DXB) were all smiles on Monday after they were treated to a special welcome with cupcakes, chocolates and flowers as Dubai Airports, along with partner organisations, celebrated the International Day of Happiness.

The celebrations were in line with the national happiness and positivity programme launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and led by the Ministry of State for Happiness and the Dubai Smart Government.

Officials from a number of government departments as well as Dubai Airports came together to support the initiative and help achieve Dubai’s goal to add [...]

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March 16, 2017

Dubai Airports adds Jones the Grocer express concept to DXB

Passengers can now enjoy artisan food right next to the boarding gate following the launch of gourmet brand Jones the Grocer’s express concept in Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 3 B Gates, the first in a series of unique bespoke food and lifestyle concepts to be rolled out at the world’s busiest international airport as it strives to transform the passenger experience and make the airport a destination on its own.

In keeping with its desire to provide the best gourmet food for everyday living, Jones the Grocer’s DXB outlet serves its famous single origin coffees, croissants, muffins, sandwiches, salads, soups and hearty mains.  All items are made fresh daily and packaged [...]

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March 12, 2017

27.7% Increase in Net Profit of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in 2016

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced that Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has successfully transformed into a preferred integrated destination for IT companies and entrepreneurs, and an exemplary pioneer of the smart city model. The announcement followed the release of DSOA’s yearly results that showed positive performance across all areas of operations in 2016.

The organization registered AED518 million in recurring revenue by end-2016, representing a 9.4 percent increase compared to 2015. DSOA also earned AED234.7 million in net profit, in 2016, achieving a 27.7 percent growth over the previous [...]

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