News

The latest news and updates on initiatives from Smart Dubai and our Strategic Partners

Date

Mar 19, 2017

Publication Title

The National

Tag

World Happiness Council

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces World Happiness Council

The world desperately needs to adopt a new approach to achieve human happiness, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai has said.

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Date

Mar 19, 2017

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Dubai Data

70 Professionals from 14 UAE Government Entities Conclude Dubai Data Compliance Course

The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). The course drew the participation of 70 professionals from 14 government entities in the UAE.

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Date

Mar 18, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Dubai

Dubai's smart future can be unlocked by Emirati youth'

Making Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world requires young Emiratis to step up their game and think of new ideas, innovations and strategies that could eventually bring the magnificent vision to reality, said an official at Smart Dubai.

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Date

Mar 14, 2017

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Blockchain

Smart Dubai Kicks Off First Ever City-Wide Implementation of Blockchain, Selects IBM as Lead Strategic Partner and Consensys as City Advisor

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) today announced the kick off of the first city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services with the objective of transforming and enhancing city experiences, in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) as its Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner, and Consensys as Blockchain City Advisor. This effort is a key execution of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020 announced in October 2016 by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Smart Dubai Office and is the first of its kind in the world.

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Date

Mar 13, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Blockchain

RTA’s innovation lab discusses Blockchain Technology, impact on RTA Strategy

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has attended RTA’s Innovation Lab, which debated digital transactions known as Blockchain Technology and its impact on the strategy of RTA. Attendees of the lab included CEOs and 46 leaders of RTA, representatives of Smart Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation in addition to experts from international firms specialized in Blockchain Technology (IBM, and Spain’s Banco Santander).

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Date

Mar 11, 2017

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

World Happiness Summit, WOHASU

Smart Dubai Announced as Platinum Sponsor for Inaugural World Happiness Summit

Smart Dubai announced that they will be attending the inaugural World Happiness Summit as Platinum Sponsors of the event. Smart Dubai’s participation at the summit supports their ongoing initiative to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. The World Happiness Summit takes place in Miami from March 16 till 19 and is set to be a global gathering focused on exploring the key elements of happiness and wellbeing with the goal of increasing happiness around the world.

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Date

Mar 9, 2017

Publication Title

Cities Today

Tag

Smart City

Four takeaways from the Global Cities Summit on data

Four takeaways from the Global Cities Summit on data

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Date

Mar 8, 2017

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Dubai Data

Dubai motorists to be able to access real-time traffic data

Motorists in Dubai will soon be able to check online for up-to-the-minute information about traffic and accidents around the city, according to the assistant director general of the Smart Dubai Office.

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Date

Mar 7, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Smartpreneur, Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber announces deadline for Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced March 28 as the deadline for receiving applications for the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was launched recently in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office.

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Date

Mar 6, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Blockchain, Conference, World Blockchain Forum

Blockchain tech gains traction in Dubai

The technology behind Bitcoin is gaining momentum in Dubai as the emirate moves towards becoming first blockchain-powered government by 2020, industry experts said at the Second World Blockchain Forum.

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Date

Mar 6, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Dubai unveils high-tech revolution in driving test process

Dubai's transport authority has unveiled the Smart Yard, a new high-tech initiative to revolutionise the way people take their driving tests.

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Date

Mar 5, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Blockchain, Conference, World Blockchain Forum

Smart Dubai Office to be official city partner for the World BlockChain forum

MENA Herald: Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide smart transformation with a vision to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth, is announced as the official City Partner for the World Blockchain Forum being held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai on March 6th, 2017.

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Date

Mar 4, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

5G

UAE to see 5G trial-runs in 2017

Engineer Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO of etisalat, revealed that the company is planning to inject over Dh3 billion worth of investments in 2017 to be used in infrastructure and upgrading its mobile phone and fibre-optic networks in the country.

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Date

Mar 2, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Mobile World Congress

Smart Dubai showcases key smart initiative at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Spain

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, recently showcased Smart Dubai’s experience of transforming the emirate into a completely smart city to a number of future city leaders during the key session on the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Date

Mar 3, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Smart City

Dubai's digital drive forecast to be worth extra $4.8bn by 2019

Tech giant Cisco estimates that Dubai’s digitisation initiatives could generate a potential AED17.9 billion ($4.87 billion) in value by 2019.

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Date

Mar 2, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Mobile World Congress

Smart Dubai showcases key smart initiative at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Spain

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, recently showcased Smart Dubai’s experience of transforming the emirate into a completely smart city to a number of future city leaders during the key session on the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Date

Mar 1, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality launches Smart Flower solar panel

A flower-shaped solar panel that can reorient itself to face sunlight has been announced by Dubai Municipality.

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Date

Mar 1, 2017

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart City

Smart Dubai Office DG spells out criteria for smart city projects

Smart city projects must have residents’ happiness and welfare as their focus according to Dr Aisha bin Bishr, the director general of the Smart Dubai Office.

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Date

Feb 28, 2017

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

Smart Dubai board holds its 8th meeting amidst more successes achieved locally and globally

The Board of Directors of the Smart Dubai Office held its 8th meeting, which was presided over by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board.

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Date

Feb 27, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA announces completion of 29 smart initiatives

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the RTA had accomplished 29 initiatives as part of the Smart City project. This number includes 7 additional initiatives to the roadmap announced by RTA at the time of releasing the Smart City in March 2014. Thus, RTA has become the first government entity to announce the completion of its smart initiatives. Al Tayer has also unveiled the Digital 5-Year Strategy of the RTA (2017-2021). An announcement to this effect was made during the Press Conference held at Al Wasl Auditorium at RTA Head Office in the presence of CEOs, Directors of the RTA.

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Date

Feb 26, 2017

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Careem

Careem app activated to run online taxi booking service in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces the start of the online taxi booking service in Dubai via Careem app. 10 thousand vehicles operated by six franchised companies that run the service.

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Date

Feb 25, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress returns, focusing on The Next Element

The Mobile World Congress is back for the 12th year in Barcelona to woo the world with the latest in mobile technology.

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Date

Feb 24, 2017

Publication Title

Fintech Finance

Tag

Dubai Future Accelarators

Loyyal Collaborates with Smart Dubai in Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Loyyal has been invited by Smart Dubai to rejoin the Dubai Future Accelerators Program in its second cycle. The company will be working alongside Smart Dubai to focus on developing and expanding the loyalty and incentivization elements of the award-winning DubaiNOW mobile application.

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Date

Feb 24, 2017

Publication Title

Yahoo! Finance

Tag

World Happiness Summit, WOHASU

WOHASU announces Smart Dubai as Platinum Event Sponsor of the World Happiness Summit in Miami

The inaugural World Happiness Summit, presented by lululemon, today announced Smart Dubai, the initiative that is focused on making Dubai the happiest city on earth, as a Platinum Event Sponsor. WOHASU will hold its inaugural global gathering focusing on exploring the key elements of happiness and wellbeing with the goal of increasing global happiness in Miami from March 16 -19.

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Date

Feb 23, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Internet of Things, IoT

How the UAE can transform through prediction and the IoT

The internet of Things (IoT) has been labelled as “the next Industrial Revolution” because of how it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.

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Date

Feb 23, 2017

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

DEWA’s Smart Centre boosts smart services adoption rate

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Smart Centre achieved significant results, with the growth in the use of smart services increasing from 64 percent in 2015 to 70 percent in 2016. Further, customer trust increased from 86 percent to 93 per cent, while customer happiness rose from 85 percent to 94 per cent.

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Date

Feb 22, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Parking

Now, you can find vacant parking slots on app

Motorists can now use smart services to locate the nearest vacant parking spot in Dubai’s busy Al Rigga and World Trade Centre areas.

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Date

Feb 21, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Smart City

A tale of two (smart) cities

Singapore’s outgoing ambassador to the UAE says the countries have much in common

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Date

Feb 20, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

10X

Dubai implements Mohammed bin Rashid’s directions to propel the city 10 years ahead of others

“Building the future and preparing for the rapidly changing times require our immediate action,” said His Excellency Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, as he presided over the inaugural meeting of the Dubai 10X Council.

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Date

Feb 20, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Police

Dubai Police to use biometrics to prevent crime

The Dubai Police command room is getting new artificial intelligence and biometric facial recognition software to help predict future crimes in areas of the city known to police, an official said on Monday.

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Date

Feb 18, 2017

Publication Title

Bitcoin Magazine

Tag

Blockchain, Conference

World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Since early 2015, Dubai has focused on taking blockchain technology mainstream. On March 6, 2017, the World Blockchain Forum returns to the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai so participants can learn and capitalize on these innovative technologies first hand.

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Date

Feb 14, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Tesla

Tesla's already sold 200 cars in Dubai - guess the buyer

On the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Tesla Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of autonomous electric vehicles, for buying 200 electric vehicles fitted with several components of autonomous driving technologies. The new vehicles will add to the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC).

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Date

Feb 13, 2017

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Happiness Agenda, Happiness Meter

Smart Dubai Happiness Meter initiative joined by 68 private entities

As many as 68 private entities have joined the ‘Happiness Meter’ initiative developed by the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), which is a tool for measuring happiness in alignment with the Happiness Agenda. The agenda, which has been implemented under the supervision of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), aims to explore and measure the sources of happiness in Dubai as part of the efforts to achieve the ambitious goal of raising happiness levels in Dubai to 95 per cent by 2021.

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Date

Feb 12, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Autonomous Transport Strategy, Flying Cars

Flying cars: Dubai's answer to your daily traffic struggle

A traffic-free commute between Sharjah and Dubai may be closer than you think.

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Date

Feb 12, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Blockchain

Blockchain to be breakthrough tech for Dubai and government

As part of the World Government Summit, ConsenSys - an American software consultancy -will release a paper that offers governments a clear roadmap to harness the power of blockchain technology and implement robust blockchain strategies.

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Date

Feb 12, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

World Government Summit, Happiness

A home and a safe community - essential for happiness

Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, highlighted the importance of understanding what different communities need in a multicultural society like Dubai. "We want all those millions who call Dubai their home to continue to call it their home. Therefore, it is important to us that we sustain their happiness and their well-being."

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Date

Feb 9, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Watson, IBM

Watson represents a new era in computing

IBM Watson represents a new era in computing in which systems can interact and understand natural language, generate hypotheses based on evidence, and it learns as it goes, said Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM.

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Date

Feb 8, 2017

Publication Title

Emirates Business

Tag

ENOC

ENOC, Smart Dubai to work for smart transformation objectives

The Smart Dubai Office and ENOC signed an MOU to increase coordination between ENOC and Smart Dubai on the city’s smart transformation objectives. It will promote cooperation, effective communication and reciprocal facilitation between the parties in alignment with goal of Smart Dubai initiative, to promote seamless and efficient city experiences in all aspects of city life, powered by smart technology.

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Date

Feb 8, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Smart City

Dubai smart city achieving targets

Dubai’s move towards establishing itself as the smartest city is well on course with 100 smart initiatives and 1,000 smart services to be completed this year, said an official at a conference in the capital on Tuesday.

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Date

Feb 7, 2017

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart City

UAE plans more investment on smart infrastructure

The UAE plans to invest more on smart infrastructure in the near future to improve the lives of residents across the country, according to officials from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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Date

Feb 6, 2017

Publication Title

GDN Online

Tag

Cognitive, IBM

Smart Dubai, IBM launch cognitive services drive

IBM and Smart Dubai Office have launched an initiative for the establishment of a Cognitive Center of Competence in Dubai, UAE to develop cognitive citizen services across the Emirate.

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Date

Feb 6, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Smartpreneur, Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber launches 2nd edition of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into smart city, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office launched the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition at the Chamber’s premises on Monday.

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Date

Feb 5, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Happiness Agenda

Dubai gathers geeks to help make city happier

This week, four teams of programmers, public and private sector workers have gathered for one goal: to make Dubai a happier place for travellers.

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Date

Feb 2, 2017

Publication Title

Huffington Post

Tag

FinTech

Dubai Aims to Become a FinTech Hub

Dubai has joined the global battle to become a FinTech hub. With decades of growth, the city has developed its infrastructure to become a key business center and is now placing its focus on FinTech sector.

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Date

Feb 2, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Smart Dubai Office, Dubai Data Establishment

Central Bank releases broad regulation aimed at data privacy

On January 1, 2017, the UAE’s Central Bank released a long-awaited regulatory framework for virtual currencies and electronic payment systems, aimed at digital payment service providers (PSPs).

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Date

Feb 1, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

Smart Dubai Showcases its Experience at World Economic Forum 2017

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai Office, was the official representative of Dubai, where she presented Smart Dubai's approach and strategy for implementing the initiative during a panel discussion titled 'Envisioning Global Smart Cities'.

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Date

Feb 1, 2017

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Dubai Health Authority, DHA, Salama

DHA to launch e-medical record system this year

The Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) electronic medical record system, Salama, will officially be launched in 2017 in three phases, it was revealed on the sidelines of Arab Health 2017 in Dubai.

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Date

Jan 31, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Majlis

RTA receives 4850 ideas, comments from MBR Smart Majlis

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it had received 4850 ideas and comments since the launch of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Majlis. These comprise 4097 ideas and 753 comments of which the RTA has signed-off 4074 ideas and 742 comments.

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Date

Jan 30, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA starts installation of remote monitoring systems to detect faults, driver attitudes of heavy trucks

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the start of an elective installation of remote monitoring systems for heavy vehicles from February 1st to July 31st 2017. The mandatory phase of the monitoring system will start on August 1st upon the annual renewal of registration of trucks exceeding 20 years. The move is in line with the smart city initiative and the strategic plan of the UAE & Dubai that aim at improving traffic safety through reducing accidents of heavy trucks, increasing road safety & security, and monitoring drivers’ attitudes.

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Date

Jan 27, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Dubai Taxi

Dubai Taxi Corp inks deal for smart car recovery system

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed a contract with the Arabian Automobile Association (AAA), a provider of roadside services, to operate a smart car recovery system to be launched in March.

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Date

Jan 26, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Municipality

Now, smart changing rooms on Dubai beaches

Dubai is fast changing into a smart city and changing rooms cannot lag behind in going smart! Well, we are not talking about smart virtual dress changing rooms. It is the changing rooms on Dubai beaches that are going smart.

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Date

Jan 24, 2017

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart City

World’s smartest e-waste bin launches in UAE

UAE generates one of the region’s biggest amounts of electronics waste, with the average UAE resident generating 17.2 kilograms of e-waste annually. To meet the growing e-waste recycling demands of UAE and the region, the world’s smartest e-waste bin will be developed by 2020.

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Date

Jan 23, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Shams

Private rooftop solar power system opened in Al Qouz

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Monday inaugurated one of Dubai’s largest private rooftop solar installations on ABB’s corporate office that can produce clean energy enough to power up to 50 households a year.

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Date

Jan 22, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf Business

Tag

LinkedIn

Revealed: Most-viewed LinkedIn profiles in the UAE

Compiled for the first time in the UAE, the list contains 45 profiles including CEOs from the public and private sector and executives from industries such as marketing and advertising, human resources, technology and lifestyle.

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Date

Jan 22, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Soon, Dubai motorists won't have to wait long at signals

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out a trial operation of a smart pedestrian light signal as part of RTA's initiatives undertaken under the Smart City drive. The underlying goal of the smart pedestrian signal is to ensure a safe crossing of pedestrians in line with RTA's vision of 'Safe and Smooth Transport for All.'

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Date

Jan 22, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

A Smart City for happy citizens

In a relatively short period of less than a decade, Dubai has rapidly emerged as a global leader in the introduction of smart services designed to help the economy, make government services seamless and impactful, and ultimately make the people of Dubai - Emiratis and expats alike - happier.

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Date

Jan 21, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Majlis

Mohammed bin Rashid recognizes innovative ideas submitted through Smart Majlis

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that crowdsourcing is a great method to generate innovative ideas and improve the developmental process for building the future.

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Date

Jan 21, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Dubai launches new short-term smart car rental service

The head of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated its new smart rental service, described as the first of its kind in the Middle East.

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Date

Jan 20, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Majlis

DEWA recognises innovative ideas submitted through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has honoured five Dubai government employees in recognition of innovative ideas submitted through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to enable the local and international community to submit innovative ideas that contribute towards Dubai’s transformation into the smartest and fastest growing city in the world.

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Date

Jan 19, 2017

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Smart City

Securing smart cities is 'crucial', says expert

With a rapid increase in smart city initiatives worldwide, there is a strong need to form a clear cyber security structure have a proper risk management plan and appoint chief information officers at city levels in addition to taking other steps in order to secure smart cities, a senior IT expert has advised.

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Date

Jan 18, 2017

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Smart Dubai Government Establishment, SDGE, DubaiID

'DubaiID' government service launched

In the presence of Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Dubai Smart Government, and Tarish Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, Dubai Smart Government launched a campaign to register for the “DubaiID” service which provides access to more than 600 government services with one username.

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Date

Jan 17, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Department of Economic Development, DED, UAE Economic Outlook

UAE Economic Outlook 2017 starts debate on innovation, entrepreneurship

Under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, the 'UAE Economic Outlook 2017' hosted jointly by the Dubai Department of Economic Development and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development went into session today in Dubai. The two-day forum - 4th in an annual series - is being held under the theme 'Getting a Headstart on Tomorrow: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Growth and Diversification."

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Date

Jan 16, 2017

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Dubai Culture

Dubai Culture appoints CEO of Happiness

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as Chief of Happiness & Positivity in the Authority, in addition to her role as Office Manager of the Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture.

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Date

Jan 16, 2017

Publication Title

Computer Weekly

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

The evolution of Smart Dubai

Aisha Bin Bishr, director general at Smart Dubai Office, discusses how Dubai is evolving as a smart city with the support of local telecoms provider Du.

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Date

Jan 15, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA launches Smart Car Rental with 200 vehicles

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has inaugurated today Sunday (15 January 2017) the Smart Rental Service, the first of its kind in the Middle East. The service enables customers, especially public transport users, to rent cars for short periods not exceeding six hours via smart apps. To do so, RTA has contracted with U drive and ekar companies to operate 200 vehicles (100 each) at a fare ranging from 40 to 50 fils per minute (according to the location of returning the vehicle) i.e. AED24 to AED30 per hour.

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Date

Jan 15, 2017

Publication Title

The National

Tag

World Economic Forum, WEF

UAE sends strong high-level team to WEF’s Davos meeting

Top-level delegations from Saudi Arabia and the UAE form the biggest contingents from GCC states among the 3,000 global leaders travelling to the Alpine town for the gathering of policymakers, business leaders, intellectuals and celebrities.

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Date

Jan 14, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Smart recovery service for vehicles to be launched

The Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed a contract with the Arabian Automobile Association (AAA) to operate a smart car recovery system. The system will be launched in March.

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Date

Jan 12, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Smart City

Smart cities to get even smarter

Recent advancements in technology have delivered mankind into a new era, thanks to Internet-related technologies. Cloud, social media and the internet of things (IoT) are obvious examples. But big data, mobile apps, communications tools and improvements in business applications have also been made possible by global networks.

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Date

Jan 11, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Uber

Waiting for Dubai taxi? Soon you can book it via Uber app

More than 14,000 Dubai taxis and limousines can soon be booked via Uber after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a cooperation agreement with the ride-hailing app on Wednesday.

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Date

Jan 11, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Dubai Land

Dubai Land Department launches its latest edition of Trakheesi System

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has launched the latest edition of its ‘Trakheesi System’. The edition reflects the continuous efforts made by Dubai Land Department to improve its services, with the introduction of reliable and rapid procedures that will support customers, and promote the use of smart services provided to real estate companies, individuals and investors.

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Date

Jan 8, 2017

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Dubai Health Authority, DHA, Dubai Health Forum

Renowned experts attend Dubai Health Forum

The Dubai Health Forum, which opens today, has attracted world-renowned experts, who will speak about the future of medicine

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Date

Jan 8, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Police, Police Eye

Dubai's Police Eye app gets 1,400 complaints

The Police Eye service was launched by the General Directorate of Smart Services at the Dubai Police in 2016 to allow community members in helping the police to maintain security and reducing crimes. Through the interactive service, the public can report any illegal activity to the police, anonymously.

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Date

Jan 8, 2017

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

RIT Dubai, Corporate Happiness Program

Smart Dubai launches corporate happiness program

The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the Corporate Happiness Program.

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Date

Jan 6, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA develops 64 innovative ideas to bring happiness to customers, increase metro & tram ridership

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted 64 innovative ideas focused on improving customers’ happiness and increasing the ridership of Dubai Metro & Tram as part of long-term plans. Such plans are subject to reviewing, broadening and upgrading according to a timeline overseen by RTA’s Rail Agency.

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Date

Jan 3, 2017

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Police

Dubai Police launch app to help visually-impaired motorists

The Dubai Police have launched a smart service on their official app that analyses images for the blind and explain it to them phonetically. The service comes within the framework of the Government of Dubai to make the emirate disabled-friendly.

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Date

Jan 2, 2017

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Taxi

Dubai's RTA to launch 'smart' taxis, increase fleet size by 38%

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Sunday unveiled its five-year (2017-2021) strategy, aiming to increase its taxi fleet by 38 percent and improving conduct of cab drivers.

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Date

Jan 2, 2017

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Dubai Future Accelarators

Dubai Future Accelerators launches 2nd cycle with 11 new global challenges in vital sectors for innovative enterprises

His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, emphasized that a positive innovative approach to address future challenges, is the most important learning from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

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Date

Dec 31, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart City

Dubai tops Middle East's smart city list

The UAE is making great strides towards achieving its vision of boasting some of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the Middle East's leading smart city due to its high-tech infrastructure and execution of several smart initiatives.

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Date

Dec 28, 2016

Publication Title

The National

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Dubai Future Foundation, Driverless Cars

UAE can steer driverless future

Imagine yourself driving to Abu Dhabi International Airport on the motorway and an important delivery you had hoped would arrive before you left turns up at your front door at home.

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Date

Dec 28, 2016

Publication Title

The National

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, WiFi

Free WiFi and smart screen in 500 Dubai airport taxis

Telecoms firm du has signed an agreement with Dubai Taxi Corporation of the Roads and Transport Authority to provide passengers with free internet and smart screens in the airport cab fleet.

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Date

Dec 27, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

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Dubai Courts, Rased

Rased, new smart tool, to promote corporate governance

The newly launched tool, Rased, a judicial work indicator, is a major leap in DCD’s smart transformation efforts and a boost to its ongoing initiatives to achieve leadership in the judiciary sector.

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Date

Dec 26, 2016

Publication Title

ITP

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1776

Smart Dubai Office inks deal with 1776 to join Innovation Council

The agreement will see Smart Dubai Office align its strategic vision with the resources and innovative capabilities of 1776 to drive thought leadership opportunities and engagements in key sectors. Furthermore, the Innovation Council and 1776 will provide Smart Dubai Office the opportunities to tap into a vast network of VIPs from around the world, including investors, policy makers and regulators linked to smart city innovation.

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Date

Dec 23, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Dubai Applications

9 apps every UAE resident should have on their phone

As the world heads towards greater levels of digital complexity, the UAE - with its constant vision and foresight - has kept up with technology and designed platforms to aid residents' daily functions. Bringing the economy and everyday life to a truly smart level, and using the ubiquitous smartphone platform, the country now has apps for everything from paying bills to finding an address, or accessing your all-important medical records. Here are the must-haves on your smartphone.

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Date

Dec 22, 2016

Publication Title

Tech Republic

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Smart City

6 ways cities will become smarter in 2017

The world is becoming more urban every year, and cities are becoming more technologically advanced to handle the population growth. Experts share what you can expect to see next in smart cities.

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Date

Dec 22, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

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Happiness Agenda, Happiness Meter

Happiness meter as criterion for DSES Awards

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), has organised a training workshop on the Happiness meter in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Economic Development’s (DED) Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) launched in 2002.

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Date

Dec 21, 2016

Publication Title

ITU

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International Telecommunications Union, ITU

Dubai Reports Results from Implementing ITU’s Key Performance Indicators

The world's first city to implement ITU's Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities reports the results of their experience in the newly released Smart Dubai case study. The case study charts the Smart Dubai journey from its initial planning stages through to the current status of related ICT applications, highlighting lessons learned along the way. The study offers an evaluation of Dubai's progress in meeting its smart-city objectives, evaluations undertaken using ITU's KPIs. The results of the evaluation will assist Dubai in refining its smart-city strategy, in addition they will support ITU's work to identify elements of the KPIs in need of review.

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Date

Dec 21, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

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Smart City

UAE stakes global leadership in smart city services

The UAE is staking its global leadership in securing smart city services and protecting critical national infrastructure, said an expert.

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Date

Dec 20, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Green Charger

DEWA honours Green Charger partners and stakeholders

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a ceremony to honour its partners and stakeholders who contributed to the success of the Green Charger initiative. DEWA launched the Green Charger to support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.

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Date

Dec 19, 2016

Publication Title

The National

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Shams

Less red tape and easy financing could increase residential solar power usage in Dubai

Reducing red tape and providing easier financing options could be the key to increasing the use of solar power in residential buildings, experts said.

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Date

Dec 19, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart Government Award

Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart Government Award winners announced

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has announced the winners of the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart Government Award, which honours innovation and creativity in providing public services in the emirate.

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Date

Dec 17, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Malls

Smart malls open in these four Dubai metro stations

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the opening of the Smart Mall in four Dubai Metro stations namely: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Station, Damac Station, Dubai Internet City Station and Emirates Towers Station. The move stems from RTA keenness and Dubai efforts to rank Dubai the smartest city in the world.

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Date

Dec 14, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

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5 apps to make your life in Dubai even more awesome

We live in a smart city and that means we deserve a super smart lifestyle. So what better way than to have it just a tap away?

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Date

Dec 13, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, DAFZA

Major Dubai Government entities sign multilateral MoUs during official launch of DAFZA’s ‘The Big Conversation’

Under the patronage and presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), DAFZA has signed today (Tuesday, December 13, 2016) multilateral Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several major entities under the Dubai Government – including the Dubai Police, the Dubai Health Authority, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Economic Department, Dubai Customs, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, and Dubai Civil Aviation. The move is also in strategic collaboration with Dubai Smart Office.

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Date

Dec 11, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

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Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Future Accelarators

Department heads speak on accelerators programme

Nineteen pilot projects worth Dh120m were signed at the end of the first session of Dubai’s Future Accelerators Programme (DFA), the government said on Sunday

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Date

Dec 7, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Department of Economic Development, DED, Smart Lounge

Mansoor Bin Mohammed unveils DED’s first ’Smart Lounge’ to enhance customer service standards

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), has unveiled the first ‘Smart Lounge’ by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) to strengthen customer service standards and to ensure round-the-clock access to DED’s business registration and licensing services.

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Date

Dec 5, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

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Happiness Agenda, Happiness Meter

Happiness meter to gauge Dubai residents’ mood coming soon

A new one-stop online dashboard to be unveiled early next year by Dubai Smart Office will contain a first of its kind online Happiness Meter to gauge Dubai residents moods in live time.

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Date

Dec 5, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Smart Dubai Office Sign Strategic Partnership

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), that aims to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city on earth.

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Date

Dec 4, 2016

Publication Title

Whats On

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Dubai Airports, WIFI

There is now unlimited Wi-Fi at Dubai Airports

Travelling soon? Many of you are likely to be, with the weekends leading up to Christmas being historically busy across Dubai Airports. Well, the good news is there’s now unlimited free (and high speed) Wi-Fi at all Dubai airports. The no-time-limit free internet has been tested at Concourse D since July, and has now been rolled out at all terminals.

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Date

Dec 4, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Police, SIRI

Dubai Police launch smart platform for iPhone, using SIRI feature

The General Department of Smart Services at Dubai Police has recently launched a smart platform, using the smart assistant SIRI, for iPhone devices. Users, who have Dubai Police Smart App on their phones, can now use this feature to pay for traffic fines or present suggestions, without the need to log in to the applications.

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Date

Nov 29, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Dubai Airports, Smart Gate

Beat long queues at Dubai airport, use Emirates ID

Upon inserting the Emirates ID Card into the smart gate, the system can quickly, accurately and efficiently confirm the identity, travel plans and eligibility of UAE residents to enter and depart the country.

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Date

Nov 26, 2016

Publication Title

Teletimes International

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Interview, Smart Dubai, Accomplishments

Teletimes Interview: H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.

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Date

Nov 23, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

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Smart City Expo and World Congress, Barcelona

Smart Dubai delegation lauded for successful participation at annual Smart Cities Expo and World Congress

A delegation led by the Smart Dubai Office has returned to Dubai after a successful visit to Barcelona, Spain to showcase achievements in Dubai’s ongoing smart transformation during the annual Smart Cities Expo and World Congress there, and to share best practices from Dubai with the global audience.

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Date

Nov 22, 2016

Publication Title

The National

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Smart Bins, Bee’ah

Smart bins to be rolled out across Sharjah and Dubai after successful trial

The success of the innovative smart bins project in Sharjah will now see a rollout of the self-compacting devices across the emirate and in Dubai.

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Date

Nov 22, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Meeras, Alibaba, Data

Alibaba opens data centre in Dubai

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, launched its new data centre in Dubai that will be operated by Yvolv, a joint venture between Alibaba Cloud and Meraas Holdings.

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Date

Nov 19, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

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LinkedIn, Happiness Agenda

UAE gov't, private sector register double-digit growth in happiness officers, says LinkedIn

The UAE has joined France and the Netherlands in the list of top three countries with the fastest growing group of happiness professionals in the world, a LinkedIn survey said.

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Date

Nov 19, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Shelters

Dubai gets 100 air-conditioned smart bus shelters

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has constructed 100 air-conditioned smart bus shelters as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). These shelters are present in more than 15 districts across the Emirate of Dubai. The first of these shelters was launched in February

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Date

Nov 15, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Dubai Police

7 quick, easy ways to pay traffic fines in Dubai

Here are seven other ways to pay your traffic fines.

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Date

Nov 15, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

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Smart Dubai Government Establishment, SDGE

Smart Dubai Government wins two awards at BMC conference 2016

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of the Smart Dubai Office, has won the Digital Service Management Transformation Award and the Customer Innovation Award during this year’s edition of the awards of the BMC Digital IT Exchange 2016 for the Middle East and Gulf region. BMC is a global leader organization in providing innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital processes.

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Date

Nov 14, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, WiFi

Smart Move: Dubai to give free WiFi on buses

Dubai has launched a free WiFi service on board 106 Intercity Buses to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

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Date

Nov 13, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart City Expo and World Congress, Barcelona

Smart Dubai is participating in the 6th annual Smart City Expo & World Congress in Barcelona with 14 Strategic Partners to showcase Dubai's smart achievements

The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai’s smart transformation achievements of the past year.

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Date

Nov 12, 2016

Publication Title

Smart City Brand

Tag

Interview, Smart Dubai, Accomplishments

Smart City Brand Interview: H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.

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Date

Nov 8, 2016

Publication Title

Computer News ME

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Smart Dubai Office, Smart City

SAP CEO: Dubai vision drives Smart City leadership

Dubai is a global leader in using digital initiatives to deliver Smart City projects, according to SAP CEO Bill McDermott while speaking at the recently held ‘Dubai International Project Management Forum,’ organised by Dubai RTA, DEWA, Emaar, and PMI.

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Date

Nov 6, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Shams

DEWA announces 222 buildings with photovoltaic installations as part of Shams Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the achievements made by the Shams Dubai initiative as of October 2016. DEWA launched the Shams Dubai in adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world.

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Date

Nov 6, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

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Dubai Data Establishment, DDE

150 Dubai Data Champions Join the Dubai data team to Lead the opening & sharing of city data in the Next 6 Months

The Dubai Data Establishment welcomed 150 Dubai Data Champions from 22 government entities to the Dubai Data team, launching the next phase of the Dubai Data initiative to open and share city data, and achieve the mandate of the Dubai Data Law, to unleash the greatest value from data for the city.

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Date

Nov 3, 2016

Publication Title

PR Web

Tag

Internet of Things, IoT

Microsoft and Smart Cities Council Identify 5 Ways IoT Improves Customer Service and Benefits Citizens

How local governments around the world are leveraging the Internet of Things to improve customer service and benefit their citizens is the focus of a compelling new white paper from Microsoft and the Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network. The paper outlines five specific ways the Internet of Things (IoT) delivers value in neighborhoods, downtowns and city halls – from improving the quality of life and enhancing the urban lifestyle to providing insights that improve citizen engagement, service delivery and streamline government operations.

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Date

Nov 2, 2016

Publication Title

Real Clear Markets

Tag

Blockchain

How Blockchain Technology Could Prevent a Rigged Election

How many of you can prove without a shadow of doubt that during the last election your vote was counted? By proof I don't mean the sticker you received that reads, "I Voted." I mean a tangible immutable record that proves not only that you stood in line at the polling station but that your vote was counted and was credited to your candidate of choice. Unfortunately, with our current system, the truth is you can't.

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Date

Oct 31, 2016

Publication Title

Forbes

Tag

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Data Maps UAE Economic Growth

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has unveiled new research providing insight into the UAE economy. The research shows that the UAE is becoming a thriving hub for business and industry. The findings of the research are aligned with the UAE government’s vision which aims to further aid the country’s economic development in industries and infrastructure.

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Date

Oct 28, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

DEWA launches Smart Centre at its head office as part of the Customer Happiness Centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the Smart Centre, as part of its Customer Happiness Centre, at the DEWA head office. This supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to transform Dubai into a city of happy, creative, and empowered people who have smart, integrated and connected services to meet their needs. The Smart Centre provides several smart services for customers, and streamlines the transaction process, with minimal or no support needed from staff. Most services can be easily used on iPads and DEWA’s smart application.

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Date

Oct 26, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality

App with glossary of Emirati words launched

Ramsatina, which is an initiative of the Knowledge Management Department at the municipality, is the first smart app that has written and spoken options.

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Date

Oct 26, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Happiness Agenda

83% of Dubai residents are happy

Around eight in 10 Dubai residents currently consider themselves happy, and an overwhelming majority believe that they will still be happy five years from now.

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Date

Oct 25, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

3D Printing

Shaikh Mohammad launched index for smart buildings

A smart building index was launched across the UAE on Tuesday, setting benchmarks for building designs and encouraging the use of modern construction methods that speed up the construction process.

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Date

Oct 24, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Emaratech, Smart Dubai Governmet

Smart Dubai government signs strategic MoU with Emaratech

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of Smart Dubai Office which assumes the responsibility for managing and supervising the implementation of Dubai Government’s electronic and smart transformation, has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emaratech, an IT and software company, to prepare a work plan and conduct a feasibility study to help further develop solutions and software that are integral to meeting Dubai Government’s goals and aspirations towards electronic and smart transformation.

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Date

Oct 23, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities

Seven smart Islamic apps now at fingertips

The public may now enjoy seven new Islamic apps and services with just a click on their smart devices, adding to their happiness, and developing their awareness in a comfortable way.

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Date

Oct 21, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

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DEWA, Happiness

First happiness park launched in Dubai

A 'happiness park' that promotes exercise, entertainment and sustainability, was launched today in Dubai in support of the happiness agenda of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Date

Oct 20, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Airports

Zero wait at Dubai airports as smart sensors scan bags

A new smart customs route unveiled at Gitex Technology Week 2016 has interactive LED flooring that will guide inbound passengers entering the customs area to either go for luggage inspection by taking the red route or head towards the exit on the green route.

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Date

Oct 20, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

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VAT, GITEX

UAE’s first VAT app unveiled at Gitex

Dubai-headquartered regional law firm BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates has launched UAE’s first app to address queries related to value added tax under one platform.

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Date

Oct 19, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

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RTA, Roads And Transport Authority, NOL

RTA partners with Network International to enable retail payments through NOL cards

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) today announced its partnership with Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), to enable retail payments through NOL cards at select merchant outlets in Dubai, leveraging the Mercury domestic scheme platform.

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Date

Oct 19, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

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Expo 2020, Youth Connect

Expo 2020 Dubai offers young people role through YouthConnect 2016

A line up of inspiring speakers will lead over 1,000 young people to explore Expo 2020 Dubai, shape the plans for delivering the region’s first global mega event, and give them insights and ideas to excite youth as they prepare for their futures.

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Date

Oct 19, 2016

Publication Title

AME Info

Tag

GITEX

Dubai Plan 2021: 6 Smart City moves at Gitex

The emirate of Dubai, under directives by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is on an aggressive drive to become the world’s leading Smart city by 2021.

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Date

Oct 18, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

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Dubai NOW, Smart Dubai Government

Smart Dubai launches online website for Dubai city services

Smart Dubai has launched the website version of DubaiNow, the unified services app that has more than 55 smart services available from 24 government and private entities.

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Date

Oct 18, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

DSOA, Du

Dubai Silicon Oasis, du to develop 5G telecom technology, IoT solutions

The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) today announced its collaboration with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du) for the development of fifth generation mobile technology (5G) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

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Date

Oct 17, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Knowledge and innovation to remain Dubai's priority - Sheikh Hamdan

A new report produced by the global publishing, research and consultancy firmOxford Business Group (OBG) highlights the latest developments in Dubai’s drive to create a knowledge-based economy.

http://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Knowledge_and_innovation_to_remain_Dubais_priority__Sheikh_Hamdan-ZAWYA20161017090934/

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Date

Oct 17, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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New app to help donate blood in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched a new app that will allow residents to donate blood to people in need, officials said on Sunday

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/uae-health/new-app-to-help-donate-blood-in-dubai

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Date

Oct 16, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Wi-Fi

Dubai to extend roll out of free Wi-Fi to all of emirate

Dubai expects to offer free Wi-Fi across the emirate by the end of next year as the Government steps up efforts to make doing business ­easier for entrepreneurs encumbered by excessive red tape.

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Date

Oct 16, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart City

Dubai smartest city in the Gulf

Dubai's efforts to become smart city in the word help rank the emirate top in a Smart City Index that studies 10 Gulf cities' strategy and execution of smart city campaigns.

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Date

Oct 16, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Rent a vehicle by the hour model launched in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will unveil its smart rental cars model at the Gitex 2016. The hourly car rental system offers cars on rent for up to a maximum of six hours via apps, online channels or telephone.

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Date

Oct 14, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Smart City

How technology is changing the UAE

Digitalising government services and automated traffic light systems are barely significant in the grand scheme of ‘smart cities’. The smartest are creating technology to do everything from improving security and remotely monitoring infrastructure, such as power grids, to designing entire cities based on 3D simulations that predict the future and - the assumption is - reduce the likelihood of unexpected problems.

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Date

Oct 14, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

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ENBD, Blockchain

Dubai: the smartest city of the future?

Dubai may have made one of its smartest decisions yet. By declaring its intention to become a leading Smart City by 2020 it has boldly opened up the emirate to some of the most futuristic and effective technology.

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Date

Oct 12, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

MBRSG, Blockchain

MBRSG Discusses Future of Blockchain and Impact on Dubai

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world, hosted the eighth session of the Dubai Smart Cities Forum under the theme ‘Blockchain and the Next Wave of Smart Cities Technologies’.

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Date

Oct 11, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Dubai Parks and Tesorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts in smart parking services deal

DXB Entertainments, a Dubai-based leisure company, and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an Islamic financial services company, have signed a new exclusive agreement to develop and invest in a hitech parking management system at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination coming up in the region.

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Date

Oct 10, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

GITEX

Smart Dubai unveils 11 experiences for Gitex; integrates government and private sector

Private sector services will take centrestage at the Smart Dubai exhibit during next week’s Gitex Technology Week, with 11 experiences to be unveiled that will affect the daily lives of residents.

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Date

Oct 9, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart City

Smart city Dubai must beat hackers in security race

Smart cities such as Dubai will have to continuously upgrade their technology to evade hackers, according to the first US secretary of homeland security.

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Date

Oct 6, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Police

Dubai Police launch ‘Smart Traffic Fine’ app

Dubai Police military personnel will be able to report traffic violations they encounter with ease, through the new “Smart Traffic Fine” app launched on Thursday.

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Date

Oct 6, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

WGES, DEWA, WETEX

Happy cities need smart services

Top officials of Dubai’s energy, municipal and roads sectors say a happy city depends greatly on smart services infrastructure which underpin a mega city’s high quality of life.

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Date

Oct 6, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Blockchain, Dubai Future Foundation

Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan, launches Blockchain Strategy, the database technology behind the crypto currency bitcoin

The directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his innovative vision to invest in the future, have further boosted Dubai’s global leading position in terms of transforming digital expertise, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Dubai Future Foundation, has said.

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Date

Oct 5, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

DP World, DEWA

DP World to install 88,000 solar panels

DP World has commissioned the installation of 88,000 rooftop solar panels on its Dubai facilities in Jebel Ali Free Zone and Mina Rashid - the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East.

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Date

Oct 5, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

GITEX

Dubai Set to Host the World’s Most Global Startup Innovation Event at GITEX

The largest-ever GITEX Technology Week is primed to drive the world’s smart digital transformation, support young entrepreneurs, and enhance Dubai and the UAE’s standing as one of the foremost capitals of innovation.

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Date

Oct 4, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Watson, Saad, Smart Dubai Gov, DED

Dubai unveils its first cognitive computing service using IBM's 'Watson' technology to support business license registration

The Smart Dubai Office, the Smart Dubai Government Establishment and the Department of Economic Development (DED), in collaboration with IBM, have launched the city’s first cognitive computing service to facilitate business licensing and registration in Dubai. The service, which was unveiled in a press conference at the Business Village Tuesday morning, delivers on the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to work together for the future of Dubai, and to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, fuelled by smart technology.

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Date

Oct 4, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA inks agreement to deliver taxi-booking service

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a cooperation agreement with Careem Networks Company, the leading provider of online booking of limousine and taxi services, whereby Careem will provide passenger transport service on limousines or taxis online or via a smart app. The service, which will be in accordance with the laws applicable to taxi and limousine services in the Emirate, will run using about 9841 taxicabs and 4700 limousines.

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Date

Oct 4, 2016

Publication Title

Cities - Today

Tag

Smart Cities Week

Four takeaways from Smart Cities Week

Knowing a city’s needs, expanding the conversation about smart cities, realising that Internet is a necessity, and financing were just some of the major issues discussed late last week at the 2016 Smart Cities Week event in Washington, DC.

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Date

Sep 28, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, NOL

Now, recharge Nol card directly from your smartphone

In a huge relief for Nol card users in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is soon going to launch an upgrade where by commuters will be able to recharge their card through their smartphone.

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Date

Sep 27, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

du

Students to make mark at du Hackathon event 2016

Encouraging youths to be part of the cyber security agenda, du has once again organised the popular Hackathon event.

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Date

Sep 25, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

Smart Dubai Office holds 6th board meeting

The board of directors of Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held its 6th meeting, which was presided over by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of the board, as part of its mission to fulfil the mandate of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to uplift the city through smart technology, fueling a citywide transformation to implement his vision to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.

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Date

Sep 25, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Dubai Police

Dubai Police launch app to fight human trafficking

To help victims of human trafficking - both women and men - Dubai Police Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre, in cooperation with the General Department, has introduced first of its kind smart application to combat the menace that affects the society.

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Date

Sep 24, 2016

Publication Title

Readwrite

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Blockchain, Global Blockchain Council

Blockchain drives Wanxiang’s $30B smart city project

Another company jumped on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way, with Wanxiang’s $30 billion smart city project. The Chinese electric car maker announced the mega-project at the Global Blockchain Summit.

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Date

Sep 24, 2016

Publication Title

Internet of Things

Tag

Smart City

Dubai accelerates smart city plans to the next level

Persian Gulf metropolis Dubai is ramping up its long-running smart city strategy to capitalize on emerging opportunities in a market worth trillions of dollars.

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Date

Sep 23, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

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Department of Economic Development, DED, Happiness Meter, Smart Dubai Office

DED, Smart Dubai set to launch Happiness Meter

Smart Dubai and the Department of Economic Development (DED) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the launch of a happiness meter for the private sector in line with best international standards and practices.

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Date

Sep 22, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Department of Economic Development, DED

17 retailers honoured for good customer service

The Dubai Service Excellence Scheme is part of DED's compaign to promote competitiveness and quality of service. The winners are drawn from a variety of outlets, including opticals, fashion, call centres, money exchanges, restaurants, footwear, and others.

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Date

Sep 21, 2016

Publication Title

Government Technology

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Smart City

Why Smart City Development Relies on Relationships

No matter what corner of the globe you travel, Internet of Things (IoT) technology is rapidly transforming every facet of city life. For instance, Singapore is building a smart nation by harnessing technology with the aim of improving the lives of its residents, creating more opportunities and building stronger communities, while Dubai launched its smart city strategy, which aims to engage various constituents and stakeholders to shape the city’s efforts.

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Date

Sep 20, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Police

Dubai Police to get new smart bicycle helmets

Dubai Police have approved a smart bicycle helmet that will be used by the bicycle team that is part of the Department of Protective Security and Emergency.

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Date

Sep 20, 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Global Solar Leaders Summit

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer inaugurates the second Global Solar Leaders Summit

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated today the second Global Solar Leader’s Summit, which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre on 19 September 2016. The Summit highlighted the latest techniques in solar energy, and was attended by HE Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy, Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at DEWA, Marwan Bin Haider, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future at DEWA, Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at DEWA, and 300 leaders and decision makers in renewable energy from around the world.

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Date

Sep 19, 2016

Publication Title

Forbes

Tag

Smart City

Cities Cannot Be Reduced To Just Big Data And IoT: Smart City Lessons From Yinchuan, China

Cities are like Tolstoy’s families: each messed up in its own way. The new challenges urban conglomerates have to face and how to better address them were the main topics of discussion at the Smart City in Focus conference which took place in Yinchuan (China) a couple of weeks ago.

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Date

Sep 19, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

Dubai makes good progress to be a hub of clean energy

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), on Monday inaugurated the second Global Solar Leader's Summit at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Date

Sep 19, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

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Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Shelters

Coming soon: shops at 100 Dubai bus stops

Retailers are taking their brand offerings where prospective shoppers are most likely to be on the move or — at best — remaining still for a matter of minutes. But even that time and space can come in handy, as the options opening up at the city’s bus stops testify.

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Date

Sep 19, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

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Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Shams

Know how Dubai resident cut his power bill in half

In a move to reduce carbon emissions and save energy, CEO of Dubai Carbon Ivano Iannelli was among the first residents to install solar rooftop panels as part of Shams Dubai initiative by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

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Date

Sep 18, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Satisfaction rating of Driverless Vehicle journeys hits 92%

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the results of a questionnaire conducted over a month for visitors of the Dubai World Trade Center who experimented a ride of the Driverless Vehicle that has made its debut in the Trade Center before moving on to the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard on Sept 1st. The idea of the survey was to screen the views of the largest possible segments of visitors aged 25-35 in several related aspects about their perception of this vehicle. The satisfaction rating of this vehicle and the future plan for deploying it in public transport has reached 92%.

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Date

Sep 18, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

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du

du Cyber Security Conference to address cyber security concerns in a hyper connected world

du is pleased to announce its third Cyber Security Conference, which will be held on October 9, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The event this year will bring together eminent national, regional and international personalities and businesses, and will address cyber security threats as an incumbent urgency in emerging markets. The primary aim of the event is to support the UAE government in its transformation to a smart government by highlighting information security challenges in smart cities and other national initiatives, among others. Partner sponsors of the event include Huawei and presenting sponsors will include Cisco, HP, IBM, Nokia and Oracle.

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Date

Sep 18, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Innovation

Innovation drives growth in a difficult market

A difficult market environment is not deterring Mashreq from being optimistic and innovative in its approach, said Subroto Som, Head of Retail Banking Group at Mashreq.

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Date

Sep 15, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

Use of Dewa’s smart services increases

Residents who paid bills using the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) smart services in the second quarter of the year saved more than 8,000 tonnes in carbon emissions.

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Date

Sep 12, 2016

Publication Title

Arab-Asia Journal

Tag

Dubai Data Establishment, DDE

DUBAI DATA ESTABLISHMENT HOSTS THIRD MASTER CLASS

The Dubai Data Establishment hosted its third masterclass for representatives of several government and private entities on 6th September at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. Lead by Younus Al Nasser, CEO, Dubai Data Establishment, the masterclass introduced attendees to the accomplishments of the initiative since its formation in 2014 and also included a detailed overview of next steps for government entities in the Dubai Data roadmap.

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Date

Sep 12, 2016

Publication Title

Smart Buildings Magazine

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Smart City

Smart cities for the digital age: the case for intelligent infrastructure

MCS provides smart building solutions and integrated data analysis from sensors and other sources that enables facility and workplace managers to manage costs, resources and space more effectively; optimizing the user experience and proactively anticipating needs and issues. Here the company looks at the rise of the smart city.

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Date

Sep 12, 2016

Publication Title

Government Technology

Tag

Smart City

Council of Global City CIOs Launches to Share IT Frameworks, Principles, Policies, Code

Those who are great at what they do get there by copying those who came before them, sharing ideas with contemporaries, or — even better — just stealing them. The Council of Global City CIOs, announced by its member cities on Sept. 12, is the latest embodiment of that principle.

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Date

Sep 10, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Shams

DEWA organises Innovation Lab to promote Shams Dubai and innovation in solar energy projects

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised an Innovation Lab at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. Attendees included representatives from Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), and innovators from various government departments, organisations, and foundations in Dubai. The Innovation Lab was organised to promote the Shams Dubai Initiative, which was launched by DEWA to achieve the Smart Dubai Initiative, to create a safe, effective and influential city for citizens, residents, and visitors.

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Date

Sep 10, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Vehicles exempted from checking can renew ownership on line

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has called its customers to use the smart and electronic channels to renew the ownership (Melkya) of their vehicles that do not need to be checked reported Emarat Al Youm.

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Date

Sep 8, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Customs, Smart Library

Dubai Customs launches Smart library

The Dubai Customs has launched a smart library to promote the culture of reading and research among its community in line with the UAE’s Year of Reading campaign.

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Date

Sep 6, 2016

Publication Title

Smart Cities Council

Tag

Smart Dubai Office, Smart Dubai Government

Secrets from Dubai: How smart initiatives saved $1 billion

Learn how the Dubai government saved over $1billion in the past 13 years by implementing smart services across the government level.

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Date

Sep 5, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Smart Dubai Office

Smart Dubai Office hosts workshop with International Smart City Experts

The Smart Dubai Office hosted six international smart city experts for a workshop on The Future of Smart Cities, held at the Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC. The workshop was attended by thought leaders and smart city transformation consultants from leading global institutions including McKinsey, Ernst & Young, Boston Consulting Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and CISCO.

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Date

Sep 4, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

DEWA unveils five-point plan for cutting carbon emissions

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Saturday unveiled a five-point strategy as part of a government commitment to cut carbon emissions by 16 percent by 2020.

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Date

Sep 4, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA puts the brakes on bus driver fatigue

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that the trial phase of ‘Al Raqeeb’ System, a smart system to detect exhaustion signals in bus drivers sitting behind the wheel has shown a remarkable drop in such reported cases by as much as 88 per cent in city and inter-city services.

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Date

Sep 4, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates Woman

Tag

Jumeirah Central

Take A Peek Inside Dubai’s Futuristic New District

Jumeirah Central is a soon-to-be new district that will take up a whopping 47 million square feet, announced H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday.

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Date

Sep 1, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Majlis

RTA gets 4,077 brilliant ideas from Shaikh Mohammed's smart majlis

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has received a string of brilliant ideas thanks to the initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, entitled 'Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis Initiative'.

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Date

Aug 31, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Emaar, Autonomous Transportation Strategy

Driverless vehicle on trial in Downtown Dubai

A driverless vehicle will be on a month-long trial on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai from Thursday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Wednesday.

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Date

Aug 31, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

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Smart Dubai Office, Smart Dubai Government, IMD

IMD MBA students study Smart Dubai initiative

The Smart Dubai Office hosted 30 MBA students from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland for an interactive workshop held at His Highness the Ruler’s Court.

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Date

Aug 31, 2016

Publication Title

Computer Weekly

Tag

Ministry of Infrastructure Development

UAE infrastructure ministry upgrades IT to support smart government

The UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development has upgraded its datacentre and networking infrastructure to support the government's smart services drive

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Date

Aug 28, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Dubai Municipality, NOL

Smart phone to replace tickets at Dubai’s parks

Smart phones will soon replace tickets at all public parks in Dubai. This was revealed by Assistant Director General of Corporate Support Sector at Dubai Municipality Eng Mohamed Abdulkareem Julfar.

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Date

Aug 27, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Shelters

Now, send and receive cargo from bus stops

Now, you can send and receive your parcels and couriers from five smart bus stops in Dubai. The air-conditioned shelters offer free WiFi, mobile charging, Nol and telecom recharge, bill payments and grocery.

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Date

Aug 25, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Smart City, IoT, Internet Of Things, UAE Vision 2021

Technology is only an enabler in smart city push

Digital is spurring a new kind of urban growth in the Middle East, with Dubai aiming to be the world’s smartest city. Essentially, the smart city is viewed as the interconnection of services available in a city such as transport, energy and other utilities, including maintaining of security and managing crisis in the event of a disaster.

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Date

Aug 23, 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

DEWA first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 Cyber Defence Centre

DEWA’s cyber defence centre was established to predict potential threats, ensure preventive measures are in place to protect data by monitoring DEWA’s services and technical assets round the clock, handling incidents with care, and minimising risks. DEWA adopts strategic plans to enhance the performance of services, at the highest standards of accountability.

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Date

Aug 23, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

All RTA buses to be accident-proof soon

All public transport buses in Dubai will soon have anti-crash technology that has helped reduce accidents by 50 per cent during its trial phase.

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Date

Aug 23, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality

An app to inspect if your food is fresh in Dubai

The Dubai Municipality has introduced a smart inspection system that will allow consumers to monitor their own food commodities and Halal products.

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Date

Aug 22, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Dubai Sports Council, DSC

DSC launches new smart apps for MBR Award

The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) launched the new version of the smart application for the Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, at a simple ceremony held at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headquarters in Rashidiya, Dubai, on Monday.

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Date

Aug 22, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Police

Now, report minor traffic accidents at gas stations

Residents can now report minor traffic accidents at selected gas stations and get accident reports in three minutes.

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Date

Aug 22, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

This is how Dubai's new school buses will keep children safe

RTA's Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is all set for the new school year 2016-2017 by deploying a fleet of sophisticated, smart buses equipped with state-of-the-art technologies.

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Date

Aug 21, 2016

Publication Title

Dilly Rahulan

Tag

Smart City

DUBAI – THE FIRST SMART CITY IN THE REGION

Dubai is one of only a handful couple of urban areas on the planet which has embraced a special way to deal with develop into a shrewd city, as indicated by a paper distributed by KMPG. This desire, the paper notes, is supported by three subjects of correspondence, mix and collaboration. It is this incorporated methodology that will prove to be fruitful and help it accomplish its yearning of turning into the main really worldwide savvy city.

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Date

Aug 21, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Customs

New self-service device for issuing customs card at Port Rashid

Customs clients no longer need to stand in line to get the regular customs cards due for their means of transport and machinery.

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Date

Aug 21, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality, NOL

Residents to use Nol cards to enter Dubai public parks

The Dubai civic body started implementing smart gates that would allow residents to use their Nol cards to enter public parks.

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Date

Aug 20, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Smart City

Taking to smart solutions to save time, money

With 92 per cent of active internet users in the UAE, the population in the country is witnessing a transformation of daily services through internet solutions such as interactive smart mobile applications and smart city solutions.

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Date

Aug 18, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality

Dubai construction gets smarter with online transactions

The Dubai civic body has launched a complete electronic platform to ease transactions for under construction projects. Building Department officials at the Dubai Municipality said the electronic system allows building consultants and contractors to finish all procedures online without the need to visit municipality offices.

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Date

Aug 17, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Industry

Tag

Smart Dubai Platform

neXgen builds smart platform for success

The development of Dubai Smart City has brought together many different organisations and experts from multiple domains, and the initiative has required both comprehensive planning and the evolution of new solutions to enable the vision to become a reality. Advisory and consulting company neXgen has been at the centre of both efforts, as the designer of Smart Dubai’s master plan, and the creator of the concept for the Smart Dubai Platform.

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Date

Aug 16, 2016

Publication Title

Readwrite

Tag

Smart Dubai Government Establishment, SDGE, Smart City

Dubai accelerates smart city plans to the next level

Persian Gulf metropolis Dubai is ramping up its long-running smart city strategy to capitalize on emerging opportunities in a market worth trillions of dollars.

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Date

Aug 15, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Business

Tag

Dubai Autonomous Transport Strategy

70% of UAE consumers willing to try self-driving cars

A significant majority of consumers in the UAE are willing to try self-driving cars, according to a new report. Boston Consulting Group found that 70 per cent of UAE respondents to its global study on self driving vehicles were open to trying an autonomous car, while 79 per cent said they would take a ride in a partially self-driving car.

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Date

Aug 14, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Smart City, GITEX

Global Smart City Leaders Praise Dubai for Setting New Standards

MENA Herald: Global government and technology experts set to speak at GITEX Technology Week have praised Dubai for developing new Smart City benchmarks.

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Date

Aug 14, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

RTA plan sees 50% of taxis turn hybrid in five years

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has approved the 5-Year Plan of the Dubai Taxi Corporation Projects & Investment Initiatives 2016 – 2021. The Plan serves the strategic goals of RTA in providing advanced transit systems capable of bringing happiness to users.

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Date

Aug 12, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Dubai Clean Energy Strategy

Dubai mulls incentives to switch to e-cars

Dubai is changing gear - and changing it fast – to encourage residents to switch to environment-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles in the emirate. In order to achieve this ambitious target, the emirate is looking to offer incentives and perks to encourage private car owners and companies with large fleets to buy more electric and hybrid cars.

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Date

Aug 9, 2016

Publication Title

ITP

Tag

Smart Dubai, Dubai Data

Data fuels future for Smart Dubai

The importance of data to the knowledge economy is well recognised – data is often described as the fuel of the digital era, and there is a great deal of focus on collecting, analysing and extracting value and insight from all sorts of data across all sectors.

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Date

Aug 9, 2016

Publication Title

Coindesk

Tag

Dubai Future Foundation, Blockchain

Dubai Government Seeks Blockchain Projects for Startup Fund

A technology initiative backed by the Dubai government has launched a $275m startup investment fund (1bn AED) organizers say will likely back blockchain projects.

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Date

Aug 9, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Dubai Data, Data Sharing

Data-sharing is important, but privacy is paramount

The Government of Dubai’s assiduous approach to development over the past few decades has contributed significantly to the city’s growth. So much so that Dubai is rapidly evolving into what many would call a smart city.

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Date

Aug 8, 2016

Publication Title

World Smart City

Tag

Smart City

LEADERSHIP TEAM NAMED FOR GLOBAL SMART CITIES INITIATIVE

The first meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) global initiative has taken place in Geneva, appointing the leadership team consisting of representatives from Dubai Smart City, PwC, and Future Cities Catapult. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) launched the initiative in May to advocate for public policy to emphasise the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in enabling the transition to smart sustainable cities.

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Date

Aug 8, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Future Foundation, Hyperloop

Dubai to Fujairah in 10 minutes: Hyperloop

As part of its Future Partnership Program, Dubai Future Foundation has announced that it will host the ‘Build Earth Live’ contest organised by ‘Astie’ for the Hyperloop Designs in September 2016 in Dubai.

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Date

Aug 8, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Health Authority, DHA

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of Smart Dubai Office (SDO), receives Chairman and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of Smart Dubai Office (SDO), received HE Humaid Mohamed Al Qatami, Chairman and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the DEWA head office in Dubai. The visit comes as part of DEWA's commitment towards improving cooperation, developing partnerships, and exchanging skills and information between the government organisations.

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Date

Aug 7, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Living

UAE Homes Are Getting "Smarter by the Second"

The typical UAE home is witnessing a momentous transformation, according to industry experts, one characterized by the increased adoption of smart technologies - enabling residents to interact with their home in a way they never have before.

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Date

Aug 6, 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, HBMSU, Smart Book Club

HBMSU’s Smart Book Club unveils ‘Reading Knights Competition’ for Best Book Reviews

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Smart Book Club has launched its ‘Reading Knights Competition’ under its new initiative: Smart Reading Club, which will provide many books in Arabic and English covering variety of topics. This initiative aims to disseminate knowledge and encourage the community to enrich their general information and to not only read but critically analyze literary works as well. The Smart Reading Club upholds the university’s philosophy of lifelong learning and excellence in knowledge transfer.

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Date

Aug 6, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, DSCE

Dubai to double energy efficiency by 2030

Dubai's energy efficiency is all set to double by 2030. Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has joined the United Nation's Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) partnership to achieve this.

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Date

Aug 6, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, GITEX

DEWA completes preparations to participate in GITEX 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed preparations for its participation in this year's edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2016), which will be held during from 16-20 October 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. DEWA's stand number is S2-D1, which is part of the Dubai Smart Government's pavilion, a city-wide initiative to transform Dubai into the world's smartest and happiest city. DEWA is set to showcase its latest technical achievements, and the quantum leap in its smart and innovative services and initiatives to make a happy Dubai.

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Date

Aug 4, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Al Safat

UAE leads GCC region in smart building solutions

The UAE is leading the GCC initiatives in smart building solutions with more than two-thirds of the 1,236 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (Leed)-certified projects, according to a study by technology firm Honeywell International.

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Date

Aug 3, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Shelters

Dubai's smart bus shelters all set to become smarter

With a daily footfall of around 170,000 people across 100 outlets in Dubai, RTA's Smart Shelters project is gaining momentum among city residents, and soon, it's going to be bigger and better than before.

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Date

Aug 3, 2016

Publication Title

Mzemo

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Dubai: Innovations and smart solutions to make everyday life easier

In order to get more efficient and make everyday lives of their residents easier, the Dubai authorities announced several changes that will start applying soon

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Date

Aug 3, 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Dubai Future Accelerators

H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA discusses Dubai Future Accelerators

“We greatly appreciate HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai for his investment of AED 1 billion in projects and companies taking part in Dubai Future Accelerators. This ambitious international programme was launched to facilitate advanced Research and Development (R&D), and entrepreneurship among some of the UAE’s most important sectors. On this occasion, I would like to quote HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who once said, ‘Shaping the future and making it, is no longer a theoretical concept, but a key factor for countries to achieve competitiveness in the global arena,’” said H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

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Date

Aug 3, 2016

Publication Title

BIGIT Technology

Tag

Younus Al Nasser, BIGIT

Interview: Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Younus Al Nasser speaks to BIGIT Technology about the Dubai Data Establishment and the future of Big Data

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Date

Aug 1, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Empower

Dubai firm offers transaction fee exemption if you pay bill online

District cooling services provider Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) today announced exempting its customers of any transaction fees while they pay online using credit cards.

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Date

Aug 1, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Karama

Karama residents can now recycle waste smartly

Dubai Municipality officials launched the second smart centre for collecting recyclable material in Karama on Sunday. As part of 'Smart Sustainability Oasis Project', the centre was in-stalled just outside Karama Park to encourage Dubai residents to segregate and recycle 18 kinds of waste.The first centre was launched at Al Manara Centre on Shaikh Zayed Road last May. A total of 13 recycling centres are expected to be opened in strategic and popular areas throughout Dubai by the end of the year in the first phase of the project.

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Date

Aug 1, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Dubai Police

Easy ways to pay your traffic fines in the UAE

A number of websites and smartphone applications allow residents to pay their traffic fines online unless instructed to visit the traffic and licensing department.

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Date

Jul 31, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart City

Autonomous parking solution in Germany….is Dubai next?

Autonomous parking solutions in Dubai could become a reality by 2020, making the emirate one of the first cities in the world to become completely smart city.

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Date

Jul 31, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates News Agency

Tag

United Nations, Smart Services Index

UAE ranks 8th globally and 1st regionally in UN’s 2016 e-Smart Services Index

The UAE has moved up four places in its position in the e-smart services index of the E-Government Development Index, EGDI, issued by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, UNDESA, ranking in joint 8th place globally with the Republic of Estonia. The EGDI is an important component in the overall index used to determine growth in e-government development.

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Date

Jul 30, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Police, Mashreq

Dubai Police adopts unique integrated payments solutions powered by Mashreq

Mashreq, one of the UAE's leading financial institutions, has partnered with the Dubai Police to provide unique and innovative payment acceptance services to the UAE public. This comes as part of the Dubai smart city and smart government vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Date

Jul 29, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Smart Dubai Government, SDG, Dubai Health Authority, DHA

‘Ideal Home’ initiative promotes eco-friendly households

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the Ideal Home initiative, in cooperation with Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), Dubai Smart Government, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and the General Directorate of Civil Defence.

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Date

Jul 28, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality launches WhatsApp service to address rumours

Dubai Municipality has launched a 24/7 smart service on WhatsApp to address rumours being circulated against the municipality or its service, an official said on Thursday.

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Date

Jul 28, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Roads & Transport Authority, RTA

Use app to give directions to Dubai cabbies

Is giving directions while booking a taxi or while calling an ambulance too complicated? Dubai Municipality will soon make it easier for you.

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Date

Jul 27, 2016

Publication Title

Pymnts

Tag

Blockchain, Loyyal

Say Hello To ‘The Internet of Loyalty’

Ever heard of a government wanting to give its citizens and tourists points for coming to town and using services? Loyyal’s blockchain-powered loyalty platform is doing exactly that for the government of Dubai. Loyyal CEO and co-founder Greg Simon recently explained why the blockchain, why the government of Dubai and why he’s betting on his internet of loyalty platform as the next big thing in consumer engagement.

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Date

Jul 26, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Chamber, Tejar

8000 new firms join Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber's Tejar Dubai initiative, an entrepreneurship development programme that aims to help young Emiratis turn their business ideas into realities, launched four commercial projects in the first half of the year taking the number to 20 projects launched thus far.

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Date

Jul 25, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Dubai Plan 2021

DEWA Organises 'Partnership for the Future' Creativity Lab for Strategic Partners

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a Creativity Lab workshop, with the theme 'Partnership for the Future,' which was attended by strategic partners. This is part of DEWA's efforts to enhance and support strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors. The workshop was held at the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai, to strengthen ongoing cooperation with partners to achieve sustainable development in the UAE, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021.

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Date

Jul 25, 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Green Bill

DEWA’s Green Bill supports Smart Dubai Initiative

DEWA announced the initial launch of the Green Bill in July 2012 to enhance its efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainability. The Green Bill is an electronic version of the regular paper bill, which customers will receive through monthly emails.

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Date

Jul 24, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Renew Dubai vehicle registration card online from next month

Motorists in Dubai will be able to renew vehicle registration card, issuing vehicle registration card for a lost one, and renewing the retention of a licensing plate through Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) online services from next month.

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Date

Jul 24, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Emirates ID, Dubai Airports

Now use Emirates ID at Dubai Terminal 3 e-gate

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai in cooperation with Emirates Identity Authority implemented successfully the electronic gate system service (E-gate) on the identity card. With this initiative, card holders can opt to use their ID card at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 arrivals for more convenience. Moreover, holders do not need to activate this service at the Emirates Identity Authority prior to travel.

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Date

Jul 24, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Dubai Government Establishment, SDGE

Smart Dubai Government briefs high profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Department of Finance on best government practices

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of Smart Dubai, recently received delegates from the Department of Finance - Abu Dhabi. The visiting delegation wanted to be briefed on the SDG's best practices in government resources planning systems (GRPS) and discuss means of exchanging expertise and prospects of future co-operation.

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Date

Jul 24, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Access all RTA services through a single app

Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA) is gearing up to launch an Integrated Mobility Platform in Dubai, enabling customers an easy access to all mass transit systems through a single window (smart app).

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Date

Jul 23, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart City, Entrepreneurship, Transformation

Technology start-ups are helping Dubai realise smart city plan

When looking at emerging businesses in the UAE, most of them have one thing in common: they have broken into the mobile app business, and as such provide a technology solution across multiple industries.

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Date

Jul 22, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, 2020

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to increase hybrid and electric vehicle use by 2020

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has adopted a strategy to achieve sustainable development to create a low-carbon economy and promote the use of hybrid cars and electric vehicles.

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Date

Jul 19, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Business

Tag

Blockchain, Conference, Smart Currency, Technology

Understanding blockchain and its growing importance in the UAE

There's one rule when interviewing futurist and the founder of Keynote Events Moe Levin on financial tech " fintech " and the mysterious ether-like ocean of information known as the 'blockchain': please don't mention BitCoin. At least not from the get-go.

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Date

Jul 19, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Business

Tag

Careem, Self-Driving

Careem to bring 'self-driving electric pods' to the Middle East

Application-based car booking service Careem has announced a strategic partnership with NEXT Future Transportation to bring 'battery-powered, self-driving electric pods' to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Date

Jul 18, 2016

Publication Title

GDN Online

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA, Solar Decathlon

Dubai's first Solar Decathlon draws big response

Universities from 19 international and Middle Eastern countries have registered for the inaugural Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 (SDME 2018), which will be held in Dubai, UAE. Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges teams to design and build smart houses that only use solar power.

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Date

Jul 18, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Desert Rose City

Desert Rose City to bloom soon in Dubai

Dubai Municipality has given the go-ahead for the implementation of the Desert Rose City, a smart and sustainable satellite city project that was announced in 2014.

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Date

Jul 17, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Happiness Agenda

RTA's People Happiness rating hits 90% in 2016 according to Dubai Smart Government Office report

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the practical outcomes of implementing 'People Happiness' strategy in terms of the Happiness Indicator and the extent of compatibility of this strategy with the Happiness Model of the Federal Government and the Happiness Agenda of the Dubai Government. The Report ranked RTA as the first government entity in attracting the largest number of responders as well as other successful deliverables.

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Date

Jul 17, 2016

Publication Title

Construction Week

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

Top five smart systems implemented by Dubai's DEWA

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA) recently announced it has completed its smart transformation less than a year after the Smart Dubai initiative was announced by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Date

Jul 16, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA

Why selling (and buying) your car online in Dubai just got easier

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently launched the online selling service in RTA authorised auto showrooms. The step is part of RTA's efforts intended to streamline the processing of service in a quick and smooth manner, and ensure that business processes are compatible with the customer needs.

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Date

Jul 16, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Green Ticket

Virtual tokens to help save time in Dubai

Going to a government office and taking a token to wait for your turn may soon be a thing of the past in Dubai. Dubai Municipality has launched a new app that issues virtual tokens to customers wanting to avail of the services of its various departments.

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Date

Jul 15, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Roads And Transport Authority, RTA, Smart Kiosk

WIFI, kiosk and mini mart at 100 bus stops in Dubai

A hundred bus stops in Dubai have been converted into smart shelters, each equipped with free WiFi, a smart kiosk, a mini mart and much more.

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Date

Jul 13, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

FinTech, Smart Payment

Digital payments to generate $2 trillion in revenue by 2020

Technology-enabled banking and finance, or FinTech, solutions are making remarkable penetration across the world, and experts predict digital payments would generate $2 trillion in revenue by 2020.

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Date

Jul 13, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, DEWA

Dewa's smart transformation noted with pride

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) completed its smart transformation less than a year after the Smart Dubai initiative was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Police

881 drivers used police app to report accidents in Ramadan

More than 850 people have used the 'report a minor accident' feature of the Dubai Police smart app since the beginning of Ramadan, the police have said. The e-service launched by Dubai Police allows drivers to report minor traffic accidents via the app and receive the police report for the accident within minutes without the need to call police, or even go to the police station. The traffic report can then be presented to insurance companies.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Al Safat

Dubai launches green building rating system

New buildings in Dubai will now be rated based on the implementation of green building standards and buildings that do not meet requirements to achieve the minimum bronze rating will not be given permits, the Dubai Municipality announced on Tuesday.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Industry

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Smart Search

Dubai Municipality creates Smart Search portal

Dubai Municipality has launched a new portal which provides employees with access to information from all departments across the organisation.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, Smart Weather

Smart Weather tracking portal for Dubai

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched 'Smart Weather,' a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Huawei, Dubai South, Smart City

Huawei and Dubai South to collaborate on smart city innovation

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has signed an MOU with Dubai South to bring future-city capabilities and services to Dubai South's Business Park Free Zone. Located at the gateway of Dubai South and comprising of 11 modern buildings, the Business Park offers commercial space to support diverse sectors including aviation, logistics, general trading, finance, business consultancies, training institutions, retail, fitness and F&B.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

ZD Net

Tag

Internet of Things, IoT, Smart City

IoT, mobile, smart cities: The forces driving Middle East IT spend beyond oil

This year, governments across the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, region are expected to spend $11.5bn on IT. The projection from analyst firm Gartner includes anticipated activity across telecoms, software, datacenter systems, and devices, as well as wider IT services.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

RTA, Roads And Transport Authority, NOL

RTA, Smart Dubai ink MoU for using NOL card smart payment model

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Smart Dubai Office have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing for the RTA to enable the use of NOL card system as a means of effecting mini payments in the Emirate.

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Date

Jul 12, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Dubai Municipality, Makani

DM installs 60,000 'Makani' boards

Eng Abdul Hakim Malik, Director of GIS Department at Dubai Municipality, unveiled the installation of 60,000 'Makani' boards at entrances of most of buildings in the emirate of Dubai. The step comes under directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Date

Jul 11, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smartpreneur, Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber launches 2nd edition of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

After the remarkable success of the launch edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition which received 350 innovative business ideas, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching the 2nd edition of the competition whose aim is to stimulate a culture of innovative entrepreneurship in the emirate.

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Date

Jul 11, 2016

Publication Title

AME Info

Tag

Internet of Things, IoT

Science catching up with science-fiction

15 years ago, wrist-mounted computers, jet packs, self-driving cars, 3D printers, laser lighting and 3D hologram projectors were the main technological devices that would represent a science-fiction movie. Nowadays, however, we are living in a time where science-fiction is no longer considered fiction. At IFA 2015, one of the world's leading trade shows for consumer electronics and technology applications, technology was brought to life, and the futuristic devices of our favourite sci-fi movies were launched; which brought me to think of a vital question, were those devices 'smart?'

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Date

Jul 9, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Police, Police Eye

Dubai Police App has been downloaded 1,372,762 times

With the new app, users can resort to the Police Eye feature to report any suspicious activity with ease and anonymity. The app is more intuitive with the newly added Drive Mode and Police Station Mode to enhance usability.

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Date

Jul 6, 2016

Publication Title

Coin Journal

Tag

Blockchain, Technology

Consultancy Firm Advises Gulf Countries to Start Exploring Blockchain Tech

Booz Allen Hamilton's Middle East North Africa (MENA) regional office has released a new report advocating Gulf countries to start exploring blockchain technology for smart city development and digital finance, and urges them to consider incubating a startup ecosystem to drive economic growth.

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Date

Jul 5, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Dubai Culture, Smart App, Al Manhal

Dubai Culture unveils smart app for library

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the dedicated entity for arts, culture and heritage, has announced a new initiative to support the Dubai Public Library Database with an innovative Dubai Library smart application.

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Date

Jul 5, 2016

Publication Title

Day Of Dubai

Tag

Happiness Agenda, KHDA

Smart Dubai Office presents Dubai's roadmap to become world's happiest city to KHDA

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Container Bishr, Supervisor General of Smart Dubai Office (SDO), lately headed a senior delegation to meet H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and also Supervisor General of KHDA. During an introductory meeting, she showcased a discussion on the happiness agenda whose implementation is supervised by the SDO to achieve the best objective of ending up being the world's happiest city.

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Date

Jul 3, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Happiness Agenda, RTA, Roads & Transport Authority

Smart Dubai showcases happiness agenda strategy at RTA

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the headquarters of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during which Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, met RTA's happiness strategy team represented by Yousef Jawad Al Redha, head of the team, and Abdullah Al Madani, deputy head of the team and CEO of RTA's Corporate Technical Support Services.

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Date

Jul 2, 2016

Publication Title

UAE News 247

Tag

Happiness Agenda, Dubai Police

Smart Dubai showcases happiness agenda strategy at Dubai Police General HQ

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the Dubai Police General Headquarters, during which H.E. Dr. Aisha BintButti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, met with Major General KhamisMattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, to showcase the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda, which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai inhabitants happy and Dubai the happiest city in the world.

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Date

Jul 1, 2016

Publication Title

RCR Wireless News

Tag

Smart City

Five Smart City Drivers

How can smart city advocates overcome the inertia that can paralyze urban administrations? As in any large organizations with long standing vested interests and many different calls on their resources, municipalities tend to focus on what needs doing right now, rather than trying to figure out how their cities need to change over time.

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Date

Jun 30, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Reading Nation, Charity, Smart Reading Kits

Dubai to give Smart Reading Kits to refugee children

Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, on Thursday announced an initiative in which 'Smart Reading Kits' will be distributed to refugee children aged between three and 11, as a gift from Shaikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in partnership with the UAE Red Crescent.

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Date

Jun 30, 2016

Publication Title

World Smart City

Tag

ITU, Smart City Index

DUBAI AND ITU TO LAUNCH INDEX TO BENCHMARK SMART CITIES

Dubai is working with the UN agency, the International Telecommunication Union, to develop a set of key performance indicators against which it can measure its progress alongside other cities, revealed Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Dubai Smart City, during her presentation at today's Smart City Event in Amsterdam.

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Date

Jun 30, 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

mWallet, UAE Banks Federation, Digital Payments

UAE residents will use Dh50b in virtual currency... know how

All banks in the UAE will be offering the mobile wallet (mWallet), which once implemented will reduce the use of cash by Dh50 billion in the next five years, according to a report by UAE Banks Federation (UBF)

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Date

Jun 29, 2016

Publication Title

Dubai Media Office

Tag

Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO, Smart Street

DUBAI SILICON OASIS INSTALLS SMART STREET SOLUTION BY HUAWEI

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, in collaboration with Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, today installed the first Smart Street Solution in the Middle East region at the high-tech park.

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Date

Jun 29, 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

Dewa, Happiness

Dewa prioritises customers' experiences, happiness

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dewa, has said that it is a priority for Dewa to focus on customers' happiness by improving customers' experiences, streamlining services provided to them, and enhancing their satisfaction.

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Date

Jun 28, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart City, Blockchain, Digital Economy

Smart Cities and Digital Economy In the Face of Rising Cyber Threats: Booz Allen Hamilton Report

New and emerging blockchain technologies are integral to supporting and realizing a digital economy in the Middle East while ensuring effective protection against rapidly evolving threats of data security and cybercrime, said global consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton in a new report released today.

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Date

Jun 28, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Customes, Happiness Agenda

Smart Dubai showcases happiness agenda and roadmap for world's happiest city in Dubai Customs

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the headquarters of Dubai Customs, during which H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, showcased the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda, which follows systematic and science-based methods to enable Dubai City to create the opportunities that would lead to happiness across the city by allowing its inhabitants and visitors the ability to access services in a 24/7 easy, efficient and convenient way, thereby creating a high level of satisfaction and happiness in their life.

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Date

Jun 28, 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Dubai Smart Government, DSG

Smart' initiatives save Dubai Dh4.3bn

The Dubai Government saved Dh4.3 billion between 2003 and last year by adopting smart initiatives, such as online payments and applications linked to government departments and services.

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Date

Jun 28, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

RTA, Roads And Transport Authority, Nafethati

Dubai's RTA deploys more self-service machines

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced the deployment of more self-service machines, branded as Nafethati. The move brings the total number of these machines to 17, which have so far processed 60,869 transactions. The move is part of RTA's continuous efforts to realise its third strategic goal (People Happiness), rendering it a reality perceived by clients in terms of streamlined daily transactions. The initiative is on the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to engage government entities in achieving people's happiness round-the-clock.

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Date

Jun 27, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Dubai Land, Ejari

Dubai Land Department Launches New Smart Ejari Application

Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the 'Ejari' smart application at the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI)'s forum for leasing and property management companies, at an event which was attended by DLD's senior management and a number of senior managers, The new Ejari electronic platform is expected to make a quantum leap in the mechanisms of registration, approval and documenting leases in Dubai.

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Date

Jun 27, 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Emirates NBD, Happiness Meter

Emirates NBD's app links to Smart Dubai Happiness Meter

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banking Groups in the region, announced the linking of Dubai Government's Smart Dubai Happiness Meter to its mobile banking app.The Smart Dubai Happiness Meter is a scientific approach to measuring happiness. Emirates NBD customers will be given the choice to choose between three ratings: happy, unhappy and neutral depending on the quality of their experience with the bank's mobile banking app creating a direct link for feedback between the bank and its customers.

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Date

Jun 27, 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

DEWA, Happiness Agenda

Smart Dubai showcases Happiness Agenda strategy at DEWA

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the headquarters of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), during which H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, met with H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, to showcase Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda developed by the SDO in order to support Dubai's transformation into a smart city through the adoption of a globally unique, science-based approach that puts the happiness of the public at the forefront of its priorities.

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Date

Jun 26, 2016

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Dubai Culture, Green IT

Dubai Culture recognised for 'Green IT' initiative

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for heritage, arts and culture, has been announced the winner of the Government Green IT Initiative of the Year 2016 at the .Gov Dubai & Northern Emirates Awards Ceremony.

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Date

June 21 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Dubai, Board Of Directors

Measures to make Dubai happiest city

The board of directors of Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held its 5th meeting, which was presided over by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of the board, as part of its action to achieve Smart Dubai initiative to make the emirate happiest city on earth.

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Date

June 20 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Energy, Dubai Municipality

Dubai to convert waste to energy

The emirate of Dubai will get a large plant that will convert solid waste to energy in the next three years, Dubai Municipality officials announced on Monday. The plant is expected to operate in the second quarter of 2020 and the proposed location is Warsan 2 beside the landfill site.

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Date

June 17 2016

Publication Title

NRG

Tag

Smart City, Amsterdam

How to build a Smart City: what we learned from Smart Dubai Office

This month experts have descended on Amsterdam to share knowledge on best Smart City practices. Traditional one-way communication formats gave way to more networking and live interaction. Attendees were encouraged to speak their mind in roundtable talks (more than 20 to choose from) and take part in the “college tours” with the key-note speakers. Setting up a Smart City is an art of its own, and those willing to learn the trade could join one of the “smart bootcamps”—the three-hour-long live sessions with a variety of industry actors, where real-life cases would be studied and discussed. Not to mention Smart Excursions to existing projects in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, something that became a signature feature of the event.

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Date

June 16 2016

Publication Title

Emirates News Agency

Tag

Dubai Customs

Smart Dubai Office presents Dubai Customs with Smart Solutions

The Smart Dubai Office, SDO, has presented Dubai Customs with Smart Solutions to help improve its operations. This came during a meeting between Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of Smart Dubai Office, and Ahmed Mahbooh Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, at the Dubai Customs Office in Dubai.

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Date

June 15 2016

Publication Title

Newsweek ME

Tag

Middle East, Smart City

Middle East’s Smart Cities

Today we stand again on the precipice of another potential revolution, the emerging of smart cities. It is a revolution that the renewable energy sector and Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, stand at the helm of.

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Date

June 15 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Industry

Tag

Smart Dubai Government Establishment, SDGE, Smart Platform, Dubai NOW

Smart Dubai Government Establishment shares smart platform

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) has held a workshop for strategic government partners of the Smart Dubai initiative, to discuss the capabilities of the new Dubai Now unified service platform.

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Date

June 14 2016

Publication Title

Eye of Dubai

Tag

Emirates NBD, Smart Card & Payments, Award

Emirates NBD wins ‘Best Mobile Banking Experience’ at Smart Cards & Payments Awards 2016

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banking groups in the region, was awarded ‘Best Mobile Banking Experience’ for its superior mobile app, reinforcing Emirates NBD’s strides in the digitisation of banking, at the recently held Smart Cards & Payments Middle East Awards 2016.

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Date

June 14 2016

Publication Title

Bitcoin Magazine

Tag

Bitcoin, Blockchain

Dubai Claiming Position at Forefront of Blockchain Technology

Dubai has announced several initiatives in practical applications of distributed ledgers, with the intention of positioning itself as a hub for blockchain technology and digital financial innovation, Gulf Business reports.

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Date

June 13 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Wifi, Dubai Culture

Free WiFi in cultural and heritage sites

All cultural and heritage sites under Dubai Culture will have free WiFi service to enhance the overall visitor experience at these sites. The free service will enable visitors to access the internet and all their mobile needs following a recently signed agreement between Dubai Culture and du.

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Date

June 12 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Cross Safely

Dubai Driver Alert: This road sign says ‘Stop… Your son’s crossing the road’

Car manufacturer and retailer Volkswagen Middle East recently teamed up with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Smart Dubai to launch ‘The Human Crossing’ next to a Dubai school, highlighting the name of individual students crossing beneath it.

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Date

June 12 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Initiatives, Department of Economic Development

Dubai unveils smart initiatives

Dubai continues its stride towards shifting to smart options by allowing industrial robots assembling in the emirate. In another first, the emirate has introduced new licence activity for remotely operated, or computer-assisted robots. It also added specially designed vehicles or telescopic arms that can take the place of humans in dangerous tasks such as detecting explosives or radiation, firefighting and manufacturing processes demanding high standards of precision or labour.

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Date

June 11 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Blockchain, Council, New Projects

Dubai's Global Blockchain Council welcomes new members, adopts pilot projects

The Dubai Future Foundation has announced that the quarterly meeting of its Global Blockchain Council witnessed the participation of new members and the adoption of seven new innovation-based pilot projects. The council now consists of 46 members, including Dubai Trade, Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, Emirates, Moe Levin and Dubai Department of Economic Development.

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Date

June 11 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Sustainable City, Green, Solar Power

Dubai goes green: 500 villas now producing own electricity

Dubai-based Sustainable City has announced that the villas are now successfully producing clean and sustainable energy using 'Solar Power Panels’. About 500 villas in Dubai have started producing their own electricity, marking the on-ground switch to green electricity.

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Date

June 11 2016

Publication Title

Gulf Today

Tag

RTA, Smart Apps, Ramadan

Smart apps check on traffic jam in Ramadan

Dubai Police are recounting the success of “Accident Now” and “Report a Minor Accident” smart apps on reducing on motor traffic jam during Ramadan.

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Date

June 10 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart City

Dubai - the first smart city in the region

Apart from transforming the landscape with excellent progress in infrastructure, Dubai has embarked on the journey of being the first smart city in the region by introducing the Smart City platform.

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Date

June 8 2016

Publication Title

Cities - Today

Tag

Smart Dubai Index, ITU

Dubai and ITU to launch index to benchmark smart cities

Dubai is working with the UN agency, the International Telecommunication Union, to develop a set of key performance indicators against which it can measure its progress alongside other cities, revealed Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Dubai Smart City, during her presentation at today’s Smart City Event in Amsterdam.

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Date

June 7 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Industry

Tag

Dubai Data, Smart Dubai, Open Data Committee

Smart Dubai Office marks data law milestone

The Smart Dubai Office hosted an event to introduce the Dubai Data Establishment and to thank the government entities that have participated in developing the Dubai Data Initiative to date.

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Date

June 6 2016

Publication Title

Arabnet

Tag

Smartpreneur, Dubai Chamber, Arabnet

Dubai Smartpreneur Competition at ArabNet Digital Summit 2016

ArabNet’s Digital Summit 2016, concluded on a high note with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announcing the top three winners of its Smartpreneur Competition, held in collaboration with Smart Dubai Office. Since last March, the chamber has received over 350 entries which have been shortlisted to 10 finalists.

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Date

June 6 2016

Publication Title

Arabian Industry

Tag

Dubai Health Authority, Smart Dubai Platform, Dubai Data

Smart Dubai Office and Dubai Health Authority discuss smart initiatives

Smart Dubai Office has held an introductory meeting with Dubai Health Authority, to discuss the Smart Dubai project and shared strategies and services for the smart city program. The meeting was held to discuss SDO's objectives and strategies for forging the initiative and the steps necessary for smart transformation. DHA is a founding strategic partner of Smart Dubai Office.

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Date

June 6 2016

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, Happiness

DEWA’s innovative services make customers happy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) provides world-class government services and adopts the best international practices, to make people as happy as possible to support the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, so that all government policies, programmes, and services will contribute to building a positive and happy community, and that the government should take priority in creating conditions capable of facilitating happiness for individuals, families, and employees. This also supports the UAE Vision 2021 to promote sustainable development and the welfare of citizens and residents.

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Date

June 5 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Dubai NOW', Smart Dubai Government, Award

Dubai Now' is the app of the year

Dubai Now', Smart Dubai Government's innovative app that features more than 50 smart services provided by 22 government entities, has won the 'Best Government Mobile App of the Year' category at the 'GOV Awards 2016' held recently in Dubai. The award-winning app offers customers a set of service packages built to meet their needs and assembled within sub-bundles that are classified into 11 categories to access services anytime and anywhere with ease and speed in one place.

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Date

May 30 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News Journal

Tag

Smartpreneur, Dubai Chamber, Arabnet

Top entries in Dubai Smartpreneur Competition to be announced

Working in tandem with the Smart Dubai Office, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently reviewed hundreds of applications for its Smartpreneur Competition and is expected to announce the winning entries Tuesday at ArabNet Digital Summit 2016.

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Date

May 30 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Blockchain, Conference, Smart Currency, Technology

Blockchain technology gains traction in Dubai

Blockchain technology is fast emerging as a key area of innovation and generating huge interest, not just globally but also in Dubai. The Blockchain is a technology that allows people who don’t know each other to trust a shared record of events. This shared record, or ledger, is distributed to all participants in a network who use their computers to validate transactions and thus remove the need for a third party to intermediate.

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Date

May 28 2016

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Happiness Agenda, Happiness Index, Dubai

Dubai government services score 89% on happiness index

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the results of the Smart Happiness index, with government services in Dubai attaining a score of 89 per cent on the index.

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Date

May 27 2016

Publication Title

Arabnet

Tag

Dubai Police

Smart Dubai: A Special Interview Series - Dubai Police

This is part three of a special interview series with some of the Smart Dubai's strategic partners to get a better understanding of the initiatives being introduced. Today we speak to Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, General Director of Smart Services at Dubai Police.

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Date

May 25 2016

Publication Title

Arabnet

Tag

Dubai Health Authority, DHA, Salama

Smart Dubai: A Special Interview Series - Dubai Health Authority

This is part three of a special interview series with some of the Smart Dubai's strategic partners to get a better understanding of the initiatives being introduced. Today we speak to the IT Director of Dubai Health Authority, Amani Mahmoud Al-Jassmi.

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Date

May 24 2016

Publication Title

Arabnet

Tag

Dubai Design District, d3, COO

Smart Dubai: A Special Interview Series - Dubai Design District

This is part two of a special interview series with some of the Smart Dubai's strategic partners to get a better understanding of the initiatives being introduced.Today we speak to the COO of Dubai Design District, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi.

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Date

May 24 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Volkswagen, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Road Safety

Volkswagen teams with Dubai Silicon, Smart Dubai to drive road safety awareness

Volkswagen Middle East partnered with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Smart Dubai this month to launch an innovative road safety campaign, "The Human Crossing", to make pedestrian crossings safer for UAE residents. According to Abu Dhabi Police1, 20 per cent of all traffic accidents in the UAE involve a pedestrian. To highlight this issue, Volkswagen implemented a structure, arched over a pedestrian crossing outside of Gems Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis, which highlights the name of individual students crossing beneath it - giving a face to each pedestrian and reminding motorists that the individual crossing could be their family, friend or neighbour.

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Date

May 24 2016

Publication Title

MENA Herald

Tag

DEWA, Smart Dubai, Smart Grid Station

MD & CEO of DEWA and President & CEO of KEPCO conduct ground-breaking ceremony of Smart Grid Station

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of the Smart Grid Station (SGS) at DEWA’s green vehicle workshop in Ruwayyah, in partnership with Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO). This new achievement reflects DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. The ceremony was attended by HE Dr Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, and Dr Hwan-Eik Cho, President and CEO of KEPCO, Woohyun Hwang, Senior Vice President of the Innovative Energy Business division, and other members of senior management at KEPCO.

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Date

May 23 2016

Publication Title

Arabnet

Tag

Arabnet, Smart Dubai, Partnership, Interview, Digital Summit

Smart Dubai: A Special Interview Series - Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

The Smart Dubai initiative was introduced in 2014 to establish Dubai as the smartest city in the world by 2017, and has chosen happiness as the measure of success of its smart city endeavors. Dubai was already ranked seventh on the Happiness Index in 2014, and the impact the city can create with the goal of driving happiness is immense. Aligned with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision, technology plays a vital role as an enabler to achieve this goal.

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Date

May 23 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Arabnet, Smart Dubai, Partnership, Summit, Smart Economy, Digital Transformation

Arabnet, Smart Dubai to highlight smart economy, digital business transformation

For the second year in a row, the Smart Dubai Office is partnering with the ArabNet Digital Summit to highlight digital transformation in the public and private sector and the potential for the Smart Economy.

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Date

May 18 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Blockchain, Conference, Smart Currency, Technology

Blockchain Technology Conference scheduled on May 30

Keynote Events has announced its first Blockchain Technology Conference in Dubai, on May 30, 2016. Over the last 5 years an experiment called bitcoin has created and proven a new kind of financial technology: The Blockchain. The Blockchain is a new, smarter way to automate cross-industry interactions, and represents huge increases in efficiency and massive cost savings. Supported by the Smart Dubai initiative and with Dubai's Foundation for the Museum of The Future as a strategic partner, the conference will host more than two hundred C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies, along with investors and government officials from across the region.

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Date

May 18 2016

Publication Title

Smart Dubai Office Press Release

Tag

Smart Dubai Office, Blockchain, Conference

Smart Dubai is the official City Partner for the first Blockchain conference in the Middle East

Smart Dubai, the Government Office driving Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, is the official City Partner for the first Middle East Blockchain conference being held at the Burj Al Arab on May 30th, 2016.

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Date

4th May 2016

Publication Title

Smart Dubai Office Press Release

Tag

Smart Dubai, ITU, Malaysia, Smart City Index

Smart Dubai collaborates with ITU at Malaysia meet to finalize first Smart City Index after joint piloting phase

Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai's citywide transformation into a smart city, in conjunction with its strategic partners in Dubai, successfully completed its pilot phase for the initial Smart City Index with the ITU, a specialized United Nations agency; and held official discussions to further revise the first global standard set of smart city KPIs, to measure smart city transformation across 3 main topic areas; namely economy, environment, society and culture.

Date

May 2 2016

Publication Title

Telecom Review

Tag

Interview, Smart Dubai, Accomplishments

From concept to reality: Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr open up to Telecom Review about Smart Dubai and its accomplishments

The idea of transforming Dubai into the 'smartest' and 'happiest' city in the world is an intriguing idea, but is it realistic? What makes Dubai a smart city? How can it be measured? What has the Smart Dubai initiative actually accomplished? In an exclusive interview, the pragmatic H.E Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai Office, opens up about Smart Dubai; her passion for eGovernment and the public sector, the collaborations essential to the Smart Dubai model, and how the citizens of Dubai can truly benefit from the work that Dr. Aisha and her incredible team have accomplished.

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Date

March 23 2016

Publication Title

Smart Dubai Office Press Release

Tag

Smart Dubai Office, Smart Dubai Platform

Smart Dubai Announces the Smart Dubai Platform with Strategic Partner, du

Smart Dubai has announced the Smart Dubai Platform, a digital backbone powering the city in the near future, in partnership with Strategic Partner, du. The Smart Dubai Platform will be the central operating system for the city, providing access to city services and data for all individuals, private sector as well as public sector entities.

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Date

March 16 2016

Publication Title

Smart Dubai Office Press Release

Tag

Smart Dubai, Dubai Data

Dubai Ruler issues decree to set up Dubai Data Establishment Law is aimed at the dissemination and exchange of data in Dubai

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, issued Law No (2) of 2016 setting up Dubai Data Establishment (DDE).

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Date

February 23 2016

Publication Title

Go Dubai

Tag

Smart Environment, Efficient

DEWA receives 35 representatives from Scandinavian nations at Sustainable Building

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received a delegation headed by Mette Laursen, Founder of LinKS. The 35-member delegation represents various Scandinavian countries, and is participating in the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, which is being held for the first time in the region.

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Date

February 22 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Governance

Etisalat push for Internet of Things technology to help achieve Smart Dubai goal

Etisalat’s commitment to the Internet of Things (IoT) could result in the development of technology that will bring costs down and conserve battery life, helping to make Smart Dubai and other smart city projects a reality.

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Date

February 22 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Environment, Effecient

Dewa certifies solar PV engineers

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has organised the fifth training course for contractors and consultants who specialise in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

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Date

February 15 2016

Publication Title

ITP.net

Tag

Smart Governance

UAE TRA issues IoT Call to Action

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and other public and private entities have issued a call to action for the development and deployment of Internet of Things and Smart City technologies.

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Date

February 14 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment, Efficient

DEWA Enhances Energy and Water Infrastructure in preparation for Expo 2020

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as does the UAE in its preparations to host the best World Expo that the world has ever been seen in Dubai.

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Date

February 13 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

Global Governments Pull Together to Bring Labor Markets into the New Digital Economy Century

Governments around the world are urged to harness digitization and re-imagine labor markets to drive down unemployment, upskill the workforce, and grow their economies, according to a new report by The Economist Corporate Network, the business advisory arm of The Economist Intelligence Unit, launched recently at the World Government Summit.

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Date

February 13 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre successfully completes 1 Megawatt solar photovoltaic project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) in conjunction with Emirates Airline , has successfully installed solar photovoltaic panels at the Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre in Dubai.

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Date

February 11 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

Dubai will be world's smartest city next year: Here's how it can stay on top

The visionary strategy to transform Dubai into a ‘Smart City’ was launched less than 2 years ago, on March 5, 2014. That the ambitious city has taken rapid and giant strides towards achieving that goal says volumes about not just its vision and ambition, but also its executive machinery that enables it to transform such dreams into realities.

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Date

February 9 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

WorldGovSummit: Dubai's private sector clean energy pull - DEWA signs MoU with Microsoft at World Government Summit

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), noted that Dubai provides the perfect environment for the private sector to actively contribute to renewable energy projects and achieve success.

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Date

February 7 2016

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

Well-connected Dubai gets smart about internet links

Ahmad bin Byat, the chairman of du, describes how the Internet of Things is coupling up Dubai to a brighter future, and progress is set to rocket. Imagine a world with no queues at the airport, the supermarket or the bank. Imagine driving on roads with little or no traffic. Imagine avoiding an accident because your car communicates with other cars on the road. Welcome to the future today.

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Date

February 4 2016

Publication Title

The Gulf Time

Tag

Smart Governance, DEWA

DEWA receives Harvard’s Kennedy School delegation

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, received a delegation of 32 graduates from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government at their Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. The visit is part of DEWA’s efforts to showcase current and future sustainable development projects and initiatives to international educational institutes.

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Date

January 31 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Environment

Dubai Design District goes smarter with 21 new initiatives

Through collaborations with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the Roads and Transport Authority and Empower, d3 has designed a number of bespoke initiatives that are now being implemented across the site.

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Date

January 27 2016

Publication Title

Eye of Dubai

Tag

Smart Environment, Impactful

GCC Governments Urged to Hire Chief Smart City Officers to Guide Urban Development

GCC governments must hire Chief Smart City Officers to ensure the long-term delivery of Smart Cities, one of the world’s leading digital experts challenged today. As Internet of Things technology decreases in cost and increases in capability, GCC cities such as Dubai and Masdar City in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s four Economic Cities, and Lusail City in Qatar are using technology to enhance the citizen experience with urban infrastructure, transportation, and safety and security.

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Date

January 25 2016

Publication Title

Telecom Review

Tag

Smart Governance

STREAMED LIVE ACROSS THE WORLD: TELECOM REVIEW SUMMIT 2015

This year it was all about "smart" networking and attracted over 200 C-level executives, including CEOs, SVPs, directors and business giants from operators, vendors, technology providers and consultancies who came together to discuss the most crucial issues facing them today.

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Date

January 19 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment

MENA sees $35b renewable energy investment by '20

Governments, banks and landlords in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are urged to join forces to promote solar rooftop adoption, saving on energy costs and creating "green" jobs, industry experts announced today in the build-up to the World Future Energy Summit 2016.

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Date

January 14 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment, Impactful

World Future Energy Summit Launches Future Cities Forum for Global Insights on Middle East's Urbanization

Delivering global insights and best practices for Middle East cities to sustainably manage their long-term urbanization, the World Future Energy Summit announced today the launch of the new Future Cities Forum.

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Date

January 9 2016

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Hall, DED, Registration & Licensing, Efficient, Smart Economy

Dubai's 'Smart Hall'

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai will open a ‘Smart Hall’ where license owners and investors can have round-the-clock access to its business registration and licensing services.

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Date

January 9 2016

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment

DEWA and RWE sign MoU on innovation in renewable energy R&D

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Germany's RWE Energy Group, to enhance cooperation in innovation, research and development in energy and smart grids, scientific research, and sustainable development.

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Date

January 7 2016

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Majlis, Public Engagement, Smart Economy

RTA Dubai gets 2,250 'smart' ideas from Smart Majlis

Since the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis initiative, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has received 2,250 innovative ideas/improvement comments.

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Date

December 29 2015

Publication Title

Trade Arabia

Tag

Smart Governance

Dubai Smart Govt inks deal for mobile payments

Dubai Smart Government Establishment (DSG) recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with Quisk Middle East, a leader in digital cash, for payment services via mobile phones numbers for retail customers in Dubai, UAE.

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Date

December 23 2015

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Dubai Police, Smart Governance, Safe

Dubai to build six smart police stations

SThe Dubai Police announced it will build six modern police stations across the emirate of Dubai at a total cost of Dh291.5 million.

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Date

December 21 2015

Publication Title

Forbes.com

Tag

Smart Dubai, Smart Districts, IoT

Why Dubai Might Be The World's Smartest City By 2017

Dubai will holds the potential to be the world’s smartest city by 2017. However, it’s certainly not clear that they won’t be, and regardless, they will certainly be One of the Worlds Smartest Cities by 2017.

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Date

December 20 2015

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart Governance

DSG adds strategic partner for smart payment through mobile number

Smart Government Establishment (DSG) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Quisk Middle East FZ-LLC for digital payment solution services, part of its efforts to promote Dubai’s goal to be the world’s smartest city.

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Date

December 19 2015

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Smart Environment, Efficient

Surplus Shams Dubai power exported to Dewa's grid

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or Dewa, continues its efforts to raise awareness among customers about its Shams Dubai smart initiative to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity form solar power. The electricity is used on-site and the surplus is exported to the Dewa's grid; an offset between exported and imported electricity units is conducted and the customer account is settled based on this offset.

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Date

December 16 2015

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart City, Smart Economy, Seamless, Happy Living

Dubai’s smart city ambition is a complex project

Dubai has declared its intentions as a city to not only grow exponentially in size but to become smarter in the way that it handles this growth.

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Date

December 14 2015

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Smart People, Impact, Smart Learning Center

Dubai’s smart city ambition is a complex project

The Smart Learning Centre will be to “develop and build the capacity” of countries in the Middle East by using the UAE’s expertise in the use of technology in the classroom.

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Date

December 8 2015

Publication Title

A4 Zawya

Tag

Smart Governance

Tejar Dubai signs MoU with Dubai Smart City to promote innovation, entrepreneurship

Agreement aims at supporting the implementation of Dubai Smart City initiatives within the private sector, especially start-ups.

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Date

December 7 2015

Publication Title

Emirates 24/7

Tag

Smart Governance

Smart Dubai launches official website

Smart Dubai has launched its official website Smartdubai.ae, the information gateway to Dubai’s Smart City initiative.

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Date

December 7 2015

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment, Efficient

Independent thinking at the root of innovation’, Apple co-founder

Young people need to be able to think independently if they have to be innovators, said Steve Wozniak, inventor and co-founder of Apple Inc at the the Knowledge Summit held in Dubai this week.

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Date

December 6 2015

Publication Title

Zawya

Tag

Smart Environment, Efficient

Al Tayer highlights Dubai's achievements implementing best international practices at the opening of World Climate Summit

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ), participated in a discussion panel at the opening of the World Climate Summit at Hotel Potocki in Paris.

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Date

December 4, 2015

Publication Title

WAM

Tag

Smart Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announces the Smart Dubai Office to oversee Dubai’s smart city transformation

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: "Today we have completed the organisational structure and legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city and creating a new and unique model in developing and managing cities.”

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Date

November 30 2015

Publication Title

3D print.com

Tag

Smart Environment, Safe, 3D Printing

3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

Dubai has announced that it intends to become the world’s most energy-efficient city by 2050.

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Date

November 24 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Smart Governance, Efficient

Dubai to launch smart app for 2,000 government services

Residents of Dubai will soon have their very own intelligent personal assistant with the launch of Dubai Now, an app that will incorporate information ranging from traffic and weather to where you can make auto-payments

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Date

November 16 2015

Publication Title

Al Bawaba

Tag

Smart Governance, DEWA, Efficient

DEWA launches revamped website

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched DEWA’s revamped website, offering visitors an improved experience that provides efficiency and happiness for all its customers and stakeholders.

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Date

October 14 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Print Online, Partners, DSG

Dubai Smart Government creates Customer Experience Policy

In line with its strategy to engage with customers and co-design smart services and apps, Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has completed the ‘Customer Experience Policy’ (CXP), it was announced on Wednesday.

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Date

October 14 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Print, Online, Impact

Smarten up for a smart Dubai

Social media is a very active platform for our communities as they interact more and more with government.

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Date

October 11 2015

Publication Title

CNME

Tag

Online, Partners, DSG

Dubai Smart Government to showcase smart transformation achievements at GITEX

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) is all set to participate in the 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week.

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Date

October 6 2015

Publication Title

The Gulf Today

Tag

Print Online, Partners, Dubai Police

Dubai Police to unveil 15 new smart services at Gitex

The Dubai Police have promised to unveil 15 new smart services in the upcoming Gitex from Oct.18 to 22 at the World Trade Centre in Dubai.

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Date

September 27 2015

Publication Title

albawaba business

Tag

Online, Smart Economy

Dubai Trade announces the 8th ESEA with new smart and innovation awards

Dubai Trade, the online gateway for trade and logistics services in Dubai, has announced the 8th cycle of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) with a new theme and categories to support the Smart City initiative and 2015 Year of Innovation as announced earlier by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

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Date

September 17 2015

Publication Title

Khaleej Times

Tag

Print, Strategy, Internet of Things

UAE all set for
'Internet of Things' network

New sensor-friendly system successfully tested to turn smart city dream into reality

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Date

September 16 2015

Publication Title

Dubai Chronicle

Tag

Online, Impact

Smart Cities: Where to Go?

Smart cities market to reach US1.3 trillion by 2020.

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Date

September 12 2015

Publication Title

GulfToday.ae

Tag

Print, Partners, DEWA

Dubai smart training initiative seeks excellence in governance

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has approved an organisation-wide work plan to implement the Dubai Smart Training Initiative, launched by the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP) of the Secretariat General of the Dubai Executive Council.

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Date

September 10 2015

Publication Title

Dubai Pr Network

Tag

Online, Smart Economy, DSCF, Partners

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Highlights Future of Mobile Payments at 7th Smart Cities Forum

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, a research and educational institution specialized in public policy in the Arab world, explored the future of mobile payment operations through smartphone applications, and their impact on Dubai’s transition into a global smart city at the seventh Dubai Smart Cities Forum.

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Date

September 5 2015

Publication Title

zaywa.com

Tag

Online, Partners, RTA

RTA rolls out 23 initiatives for smart electronic transition of services, financial transactions

RTA launched 23 initiatives for the online smart processing of financial transactions using state-of-the-art paperless technologies in processing services rendered to internal & external customers in keeping with the Smart City initiative

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Date

July 26 2015

Publication Title

EmiratesWeek

Tag

Print, Partners, DEWA

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Wins Best Practice Award from Cisco

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been given a best practice award by Cisco for the upgrade of its technology infrastructure to support future expansion plans in line with Dubai Smart City goals.

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Date

July 22 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Print Online, Foundation

Dubai aims to be a first-of-its-kind smart city

Not long ago, modern innovations and conveniences such as e-wallets, 3D-printed homes and smart services would have seemed like science fiction.

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Date

July 13 2015

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Print Online, Foundation, Smart City

Dubai moves closer to being ‘smart city’

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.

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Date

July 12 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Print Online, Partners, DIC

DIC named strategic partner for Smart Dubai

Dubai Internet City ( DIC ) has been named a strategic partner for Smart Dubai, with a mandate to spearhead the development and support of start-ups, entrepreneurs, mobile applications and web developers.

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Date

June 26 2015

Publication Title

Enterprise Channels MEA

Tag

Online, Impact

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Wins Best Practice Award from Cisco

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been given a best practice award by Cisco for the upgrade of its technology infrastructure to support future expansion plans in line with Dubai Smart City goals.

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Date

June 24 2015

Publication Title

Smart Cities Council

Tag

Online, Strategy

How Dubai got smarter

In its quest to be the first Arab smart city, Dubai is reinventing itself.

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Date

June 10 2015

Publication Title

ZAWYA

Tag

Online, Partners, DEWA

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviews DEWA's smart services and initiatives at Smart Government Exhibition and Conference

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the stand of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) on the first day of the Smart Government Exhibition and Conference, which is held from 8 to 10 June at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Date

June 9 2015

Publication Title

Tag

Online, IOT

GE brings first regional showcase of its Industrial Internet technologies at 'Internet of Things Expo' in Dubai

UAE. In the first of its kind showcase of its Industrial Internet technologies in the region, GE (NYSE: GE) is presenting its advanced suite of solutions that drive operational efficiency and help achieve significant productivity leaps at the Internet of Things (IoT) Expo being held on June 8 & 9, 2015, at the Dubai World Trade Center.

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Date

June 8 2015

Publication Title

NOOZZ.com

Tag

Online, IOT

Global tech leaders to unleash futuristic display of digital transformation drivers at MidEast's first IoTX

Global technology leaders will unleash a futuristic display of disruptive products and services poised to drive the digital transformation of cities, societies, peoples, processes, data and things when the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) debuts at Dubai World Trade Centre ( DWTC ).

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Date

June 7 2015

Publication Title

Enterprise Channels MEA

Tag

Online, Impact

DWTC Opens Doors to the First IoTX

Global technology leaders and innovators assemble to foster digital transformation across the region’s public and private sectors.

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Date

June 4 2015

Publication Title

Wamda

Tag

Online, Strategy

ArabNet summit focuses on smart government initiative

Smart government - Dubai's initiative to use information and communication technology to provide government services to residents and businesses - was a key feature of ArabNet's third digital summit conference.

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Date

May 28 2015

Publication Title

Yahoo News

Tag

Print, Foundation

Smart City for better quality of life in Dubai

Dubai’s use of technology to move towards a high-tech, ultra-efficient Smart City will lead to increased happiness and a better quality of life.

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Date

April 12 2015

Publication Title

WAM Emirates News Agency

Tag

Dubai Smart City

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

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.

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Date

March 6 2015

Publication Title

AME Info

Tag

Online, Smart Environment

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to promote green Electric Vehicle fleet

The energy demand management strategy includes eight major programmes.

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Date

March 5 2015

Publication Title

Gulf News

Tag

Print Online, Foundation, Smart City

Smart Dubai strategic plan launched

"Today we launched our strategy for transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world in the upcoming three years. It [the strategy] includes 100 initiatives, and transforming 1,000 government services to smart services," His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted following the launch of the Smart Dubai strategy.

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Date

Jan 26 2015

Publication Title

The National

Tag

Print, Impact

Smart Dubai connectivity plans valued at Dh18bn by 2020

The deployment of technologies utilising the so-called Internet of Everything will be worth Dh17.9 billion to Dubai’s economy by 2020, according to a new report from Cisco in conjunction with the government entity Smart Dubai.

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