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Vinci wins big smart lighting project in Australia

June 23, 2018

Vinci Energies a subsidiary of global concessions and contracting major Vinci has been awarded a seven-year streetlight network management contract worth 37 million ( 43 million) for the Canberra Regi... View more

Du, Etisalat to provide smart ICT to Dubai Properties

June 21, 2018

UAE-based telecom operators du and Etisalat have teamed up with Dubai Properties a leading master-developer to provide smart ICT infrastructure for its upcoming realty projects. The move is part of mo... View more

UAE smart services save over $2bn in three years

June 11, 2018

UAE s Smart Government applications generated savings of Dh8 billion ( 2.17 billion) in three years a media report said citing a study conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). T... View more

Ekar to offer smart car rental services in Abu Dhabi

June 10, 2018

Abu Dhabi s Department of Transport (DoT) has issued a new permit to Ekar the company that offers smart car rental services. Users can identify the nearest car to his/her location to rent it and use i... View more

Dubai develops world’s first B2B smart commerce platform

June 10, 2018

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has developed Dubai Blink the world s first B2B smart commerce platform which will utilize artificial intelligence (AI) blockchain technology and virtual busin... View more

Mashreq launches smart payment terminals in UAE

June 4, 2018

Dubai-based Mashreq Bank in collaboration with Waypoint Systems has launched Poynt Smart Terminals in the UAE which introduces smart payment terminals to merchants in the region. Waypoint Systems a co... View more

Smart gates to replace passport counters

June 1, 2018

Smart gates will replace passport officials platforms at Dubai airports by 2030 a senior official has revealed. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri director general General Directorate of Residency ... View more

Tamdeed unveils smart building solutions at Dubai event

May 28, 2018

Tamdeed Projects a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding put spotlight on the innovation in telecom networking and also showcased its smart building solutions at the BICSI Middle East and Africa Con... View more

Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions showcases key initiatives at Malta show

May 20, 2018

Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) threw the spotlight on two of its pioneering initiatives - Tamm and AD Connect - during its participation at Malta s Public Service Week which... View more

Emerson to buy smart tech firm Aventics for $620m

May 20, 2018

US-based Emerson a global technology company recently announced it has agreed on terms to acquire Aventics a global leader in smart pneumatics technologies from Triton for a cash purchase price of 527... View more

Siemon unveils hitech solutions for smart buildings

May 15, 2018

Global network infrastructure specialist Siemon rolled out its wide range of advanced network solutions for smart buildings including the WheelHouse Advanced Data Centre and Z-Plug field terminated pl... View more

Dubai Airports joins Iata's Smart Security initiative

May 14, 2018

Dubai Airports together with Dubai Police General Department of Dubai Security has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Air Travel Association (Iata) and Airports Council Intern... View more

Dubai’s RTA launches 24/7 smart service centre

May 10, 2018

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a Smart Customers Service Centre that operates 24/7; the first of its type across Dubai Government. The opening of the Centre which is located with... View more

Smart gates to replace passport control booths at Dubai airports

May 8, 2018

By 2030 the smart gates at Dubai airports will replace passport officials platforms a senior official revealed. Speaking at the Airport Security Middle East conference on the second day of The Airport... View more

Smartphone shopping: The rise of smart assistants

May 7, 2018

Majority of smartphone shoppers expect most people to have a personal shopping advisor within three years pointing to an emerging demand for digital shopping assistants to help with purchase decisions... View more

Smart Dubai names blockchain contest winners

May 4, 2018

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has announced the winners of this year s global Blockchain Challenge. Ireland s AID Tech came in first while the UAE s Smart Crowd and the USA s Codex rounded up the top 3... View more

Smart Dubai launches global network

April 30, 2018

Smart Dubai has unveiled the first-of-its-kind Smart Dubai Global Network during its annual event Future Now being held at the Dubai Design District (d3). The Smart Dubai Global Network is the largest... View more

Smart Wood shines at Gulf Construction Expo

April 26, 2018

Smart Wood part of Taxiat Trading Company of Saudi Arabia made its debut in style at the Gulf Construction Expo in Manama with a grand showcase of its innovative composite wood products at the three-d... View more

Mid-market a smart choice, says Hawthorn

April 11, 2018

Dubai has always been known as a luxury destination and the majority of room inventory in the emirate is still five-star. As the destination opens up and continues to rise up popularity ratings there ... View more

Abu Dhabi launches smart card service on buses

April 10, 2018

Abu Dhabi s Department of Transport s (DoT) has announced the launch of a smart card service on regional buses to facilitate the payment of trip fares in a way that saves users time effort and money. ... View more

Dubai airports to install Smart Gates soon

April 10, 2018

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) is soon to launch the Smart Gate a quick and easy alternative to the standard manual passport control counters and e-gat... View more

Smart cities to create business worth $2trn by 2025

April 9, 2018

Smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities with a market value of over 2 trillion by 2025 according to experts at growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan. By 2050 over 80 p... View more

Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions Authority completes TAMM Phase I

April 7, 2018

Abu Dhabi s Smart Solutions and Services Authority said it has completed the work on Phase One of the integrated government project Tamm. The Authority said that it has turned nine documents and servi... View more

ICA achieves 100pc compliance in smart services

April 4, 2018

UAE-based ICA has achieved 100 per cent compliance with the criteria of transforming its services to smart and electronic services compared to 88.5 per cent in 2016. The achievement is based on the re... View more

Schneider Electric showcases Smart City technologies

March 19, 2018

Schneider Electric a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation in partnership with Knowledge Oasis Muscat and the French Embassy in Oman has launched a showcase of Smart Cit... View more

Schneider Electric launches Smart city contest

March 13, 2018

Schneider Electric a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation has launched its Go Green in the City 2018 its global contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for ... View more

KHC signs smart city agreement for Jeddah project

March 8, 2018

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) has signed the smart city consulting agreement to design ICT infrastructure and smart services for Jeddah Tower & Jeddah Economic City Project on behalf of the JEC partne... View more

DP World showcases smart tech at innovation event

March 6, 2018

Global trade enabler DP World recently displayed drone technology the Internet of Things (IOT) and intelligent tech solutions employed at DP World s global operations at its Innovation Sandbox at Kite... View more

Dubai sets up smart signals at 15 new locations

March 4, 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has widened the scope of the smart pedestrian signals project in Dubai to cover 15 new locations after a successful trail debut on Al Saadah Street in D... View more

Adnoc unveils 2030 smart growth strategy

February 28, 2018

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is making smarter use of capital to fund an ambitious growth plans and accelerate delivery on the goals of its 2030 strategy said its top official. We are making... View more

DMCA to unveil smart apps at Dubai boat show

February 26, 2018

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will be showcasing its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at the upcomin... View more

How safe are you around your smart TV?

February 22, 2018

The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us regular TV stations are now over. These days such old-school TVs are increasingly being replaced with their smart successors which we can use f... View more

Rockwell Automation launches new smart motor controller

February 20, 2018

Rockwell Automation a leading company dedicated to industrial automation and information has launched the new Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass. As an extension of the s... View more

Huawei to launch P Smart phone in Saudi Arabia

February 5, 2018

Huawei Business Consumer Group has announced the launch date of its new Huawei P Smart smartphone which will be available to users in Saudi Arabia from February 8. The Huawei P Smart will provide user... View more

Smart hotels to dominate future hospitality landscape

January 30, 2018

A new approach to loyalty programmes smart technology will define the hospitality industry landscape to 2022 according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018 which takes place at Dubai W... View more

Dewa installs over 3,300 smart meters in Hatta

January 28, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has installed 3 392 smart meters (1 849 for electricity and 1 543 for water) for buildings in Hatta that are based on the latest international standards in... View more

Dewa inks smart water distribution project deal

January 23, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract to supply and commission a smart water distribution project in the emirate as part of its efforts to boost operational efficiencies.... View more

Empower puts spotlight on 'smart' district cooling

January 16, 2018

UAE-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has launched the new State of Green Economy Report which sheds light on innovation that powers district cooling and district energy in ... View more

Smart cities need smarter network

January 16, 2018

Smart cities are no longer just a fantasy of science fiction or an interesting research project. All pervasive deployment of devices sensors and broadband promises to fundamentally transform the lives... View more

10 smart ways to protect your eyes

January 2, 2018

For people with a particular need to take care of their eyes for example people with diabetes - regular and frequent eye screening is essential said experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai highlighti... View more

Sylvania unveils smart lighting sytems at UAE summit

December 25, 2017

Sylvania Middle East one of the leaders in intelligent lighting systems unveiled its range of cutting edge smart lighting solutions at the LightingTech Abu Dhabi 2017 Summit held recently. The Lightin... View more

Barr Al Jissah breaks ground on Oman 'smart homes'

December 21, 2017

Barr Al Jissah the developer of a key luxury destination in Oman has broken ground on its Al Mina Waterfront Residences and Yacht Club a key smart homes project in an area located outside capital Musc... View more

Smart Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim sign partnership

December 11, 2017

Smart Dubai and Majid Al Futtaim a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer have signed an agreement to collaborate in areas that will help to enhance the Emirate s data and analytics capabilities. T... View more

Dubai Land Department switches to smart archiving

December 5, 2017

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced it has closed its Records Department to make the transition to a fully smart archiving system. To achieve the transformation DLD has collaborated with a compa... View more

Dubai Customs’ smart initiative backs AI drive

December 3, 2017

Dubai Customs (DC) Smart Refund initiative supports artificial intelligence efforts as a huge project within the Five-Decade Government Plan UAE Centennial 2071 said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih director of ... View more

Italy's DAB unveils smart water management solutions

November 29, 2017

DAB Water Technology an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry is showcasing its wide range of energy-efficient water management solutions at the ongoing Big 5 construction expo i... View more

Dubai Police transfers services to smart tech

November 26, 2017

Dubai Police has shifted 100 per cent of its services and transactions to smart technologies announced Smart Dubai adding that there has been noticeable progress across all government bodies in embrac... View more

Smart Dubai Office trials ‘robot receptionist’

November 26, 2017

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has partnered with regional technology business solutions (TBS) provider Nearbuy to host a trial of the first robot receptionist in the Middle East. Farah which stands 1.5... View more

Cisco launches $1 billion programme for smart cities

November 26, 2017

Cisco a global technology leader has announced a 1 billion programme aimed to make it easier faster and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt smart technologies that will trans... View more

Smart building solutions 'vital for FM sector growth'

November 25, 2017

Adoption of new technologies and smart building solutions besides convergence of energy management services will help drive the growth of the facility management business in the UAE over the next thre... View more

Abu Dhabi water summit to showcase smart tech

November 22, 2017

The upcoming International Water Summit (IWS) 2018 in Abu Dhabi which aims to promote water sustainability in the region will have a special focus on breakthrough smart technologies that address press... View more

Engie eyes big role in Dewa's smart energy projects

November 20, 2017

Leading officials of the multinational utility company Engie held discussions with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on ways to develop smart and sustainable solutions which support a low c... View more

Smart Dubai expands ‘paperless finance’ drive

November 20, 2017

Smart Dubai has expanded its Paperless Finance project to cover various Dubai Government entities where it will fully digitise these entities financial operations eliminating paper transactions. The p... View more

Port of Duqm looks to transform into a ‘smart port’

November 19, 2017

Oman s Port of Duqm plans to appoint a consultancy firm to assist in the proposed transformation of the gateway into a smart port characterised by automated terminals truck appointment systems integra... View more

Mubadala, IBM to collaborate on smart systems

November 15, 2017

Mubadala Investment Company Abu Dhabi s strategic investment company has announced a collaboration with IBM at the Dubai Airshow to develop smart systems that support manufacturing facilities predicti... View more

ABB to help develop new smart solar systems for Dubai

November 6, 2017

ABB technology has revealed it is supporting the development of new smart solar power systems for the city of Dubai UAE. Dubai Electric & Water Authority (Dewa) is using the ABB Ability Electrical Dis... View more

Dewa appoints Honeywell to deliver smart energy to Dubai

October 23, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has appointed Honeywell to help deliver a first-of-its-kind smart energy project in the Middle East which will see Honeywell provide a further 150 000 smar... View more

Saudi Modon, Huawei to develop smart industrial cities

October 10, 2017

The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has signed an agreement with Saudi Huawei to transform its industrial cities into smart industrial cities to keep abreast of developments and renaissanc... View more

Esma launches smart system to monitor tyres

October 9, 2017

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) has launched a modern generation of tyre monitoring system in the UAE which includes the use of a smart chip planted inside tyres and co... View more

Dubai’s RTA to launch smart services at Gitex

October 8, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) would be launching a new package of smart services to clients in Gitex Technology Week2017 opening today (October 8) a report said. The services on show wil... View more

Dafza to unveil first smart customs free zone at Gitex

October 7, 2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) is set to showcase major updates on its initiatives - aimed at bringing foreign investor experiences in the free zone to increase levels of efficiency spee... View more

PCFC to highlight smart initiatives at Gitex

October 4, 2017

UAE s Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) aims at enhancing the status of Dubai as a leading forward thinking smart city at the upcoming Gitex Technology Week 2017 in Dubai UAE. The event t... View more

Schneider launches IoT platform for smart buildings

October 3, 2017

Schneider Electric a global leader in energy management and automation has launched an open collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers enhanced value across the ... View more

Smart Dubai launches new service app

October 2, 2017

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) in collaboration with the Department of Finance and Enoc Group has signed an agreement to launch a new service via its flagship Dubai Now smartphone appl... View more

Tejari to highlight procurement tech for smart city growth

September 26, 2017

BravoSolution Tejari a strategic procurement company will highlight how procurement technologies have the power to support the growth of the region s smart cities at the upcoming seventh GCC Municipal... View more

Smart home households set to reach 463m by 2021

September 25, 2017

Worldwide smart home households are predicted to grow more than fivefold from 90 million in 2016 to 463 million by 2021 said the organisers of Gitex Shopper 2017 the Middle East s largest annual consu... View more

90pc of energy companies seeking smart tech JV

September 25, 2017

Ninety per cent of energy companies from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions are actively seeking a smart energy technology joint venture or acquisition said a report by global 100 law firm Pinsent Maso... View more

Dubai opens world's first smart police services centre

September 17, 2017

UAE Vice President Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Saturday inaugurated the smart police services centre the first-of-its-kind in the world at C... View more

Smart Dubai top sponsor of blockchain forum

September 13, 2017

Smart Dubai has signed on as a Key 1 sponsor for the UNLOCK Forum on Blockchain and the Future of the Sharing Economy organised by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group a leader in conference organisation in Me... View more

Batelco sponsors Bahrain smart cities forum

September 12, 2017

Batelco a leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain has announced its Platinum Sponsorship for the Bahrain Sustainable Smart Cities Forum 2017 which will take place on September 17 and 18 at the R... View more

Diyar Al Muharraq backs Bahrain Smart Cities forum

September 10, 2017

Diyar Al Muharraq one of the leading urban developers in Bahrain has announced its participation in and platinum sponsorship of the Bahrain Sustainable Smart Cities Forum 2017 to be held in September.... View more

InfiNet to showcase smart city solutions at Gitex

September 5, 2017

InfiNet Wireless a global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity will showcase high-bandwidth wireless solutions for smart cities at the upcoming Gitex Technology Week 2017 a major IT event i... View more

Adoption of Dewa smart services hits 80pc

August 30, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that the adoption rate of its smart services has already reached 80 per cent ahead of the deadline. The deadline set by HH Sheikh Mohammed bi... View more

Adoption of Dewa’s smart services reaches 80pc

August 30, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that the adoption rate of its smart services has reached 80 per cent. This new milestone is ahead of the deadline set by Sheikh Mohammed bin ... View more

UWI project wins global smart city awards

August 22, 2017

Dubai-based United World Infrastructure s flagship project Medini an integrated urban township in Malaysia has won two acclaimed awards for its commitment to sustainability and smart infrastructure. M... View more

Waseela reports record in-building Smart solution projects

August 21, 2017

Waseela a leading regional ICT system integrator is currently engaged in a record number of active projects for in-building wireless coverage and capacity enhancement solutions following a spike in de... View more

Dubai’s RTA links 20-year-old trucks with smart centre

August 19, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started linking trucks that had been in service for 20 years or more with the Smart Monitoring Centre of RTA s Licensing Agency. The system involves fit... View more

Samsung Smart TV offers Shazam music service

August 18, 2017

Samsung Electronics has announced the release of a new update for its 2017 Smart TV platform to support Shazam one of the world s most popular music apps. Shazam provides users with a customizable ser... View more

Adnoc mulls $5bn bank loan for smart growth

August 5, 2017

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is currently considering a range of financing options including a 5 billion bank loan to promote prospects of smart growth and ensure sustainable expansion o... View more

DHA launches second smart pharmacy

August 3, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated on Wednesday a smart pharmacy with a robot for dispensing and prescribing medication in Dubai Hospital. This is the second of its kind in the DHA as the au... View more

Smart Dubai launches new drive for Year of Giving

August 3, 2017

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has launched a new high-tech initiative to mark the Year of Giving 2017 issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE to promote charity. SDO customers... View more

DMCA holds workshop on use of Smart Survey Simulator

July 31, 2017

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a workshop on the use of the Smart Survey Simulator an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections in cooperation with Norway-based ... View more

Sodic, Vodafone partner to offer smart services

July 31, 2017

Sixth of October Development & Investment Company (Sodic) and Vodafone Egypt have announced a new partnership that will offer smart solutions services across all Sodic projects. The two companies sign... View more

Dewa innovation team launches five smart initiatives

July 27, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority s (Dewa) innovation team has unveiled five new initiatives that aims to contribute to the continuous development of the authority and its services. The initiative... View more

York installs smart tech at Naghi showrooms

July 26, 2017

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors a leading automotive company in Saudi Arabia recently agreed with Al Salem Johnson Controls (York) to install smart technology for energy conservation in its showroom air c... View more

RTA starts installation of smart taximeters

July 25, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the installation of a smart meter system in all its taxis in Dubai at a cost of Dh68.8 million ( 18.7 million). The new systems boasts several key f... View more

DHA Medical Fitness Centres to adopt smart system

July 24, 2017

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be adopting an electronic system at its Medical Fitness Centres to allow customers to finish all their medical test procedures from one centre or through one of the 4... View more

Work to start on Fujairah's smart logistics city

July 18, 2017

The UAE emirate of Fujairah has reached an agreement with Niras an international multidisciplinary engineering consultancy to start the construction of the first phase of its ambitious Smart Logistics... View more

DHA adopts smart system for pharma cold chain

July 6, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority s (DHA) said its pharmaceutical services department has adopted a new smart system that monitors the cold chain of pharmaceuticals to preserve the quality and safety of medi... View more

Etisalat, Du to offer smart packs for senior citizens

July 5, 2017

UAE s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in cooperation with telecom providers Etisalat and du has announced today the provision of data and calls packages to UAE senior citizens. This init... View more

Dewa wins 3 .GOV awards for smart initiatives

June 30, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has won three awards in the third .GOV Awards organised by ITP in Dubai which recognise the use of IT by government organisations. The awards add to Dewa s... View more

Gemalto, Dessmann in smart lock platform deal

June 22, 2017

Netherlands-based Gemalto a leading digital security company said it is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Germany s leading global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes Dessmann s n... View more

Siemon highlights advances in smart buildings

June 20, 2017

Siemon a leading network infrastructure specialist joined forces with several key partners to discuss the latest developments in intelligent buildings and converged infrastructures at the recent Smart... View more

Dubai launches new smart city accelerator

May 31, 2017

Dubai government has announced the launch of a smart city accelerator aimed at facilitating solutions to create a smart city. A first-of its-kind in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region the ... View more

Ericsson to build smart IoT microgrid in US

May 23, 2017

US-based Landmark Dividend a leading real estate and infrastructure firm has picked Ericsson to provide its Zero Site communications platform and communications infrastructure at sites across North Am... View more

Dubai’s RTA, Philips partner for smart lighting

May 11, 2017

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Philips Lighting Export BV a leader in energy-saving lighting to collaborate in the fields of lighting... View more

Dubai Customs develops smart valuation system

May 10, 2017

Dubai Customs has updated its valuation system to the new Smart Customs Valuation Project which will deliver the most accurate valuation for imported goods using smart applications and artificial inte... View more

Smart Link, Avaya in contact centre expansion

May 9, 2017

Smart Link Contact Centers a leading contact centre solution provider in Saudi Arabia said it has joined hands with leading communications solutions provider Avaya to complete a major expansion projec... View more

Enoc in smart gas station technology tieup

May 8, 2017

Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) has partnered with Blue Rhine Technologies a digital signage specialist on the first of a series of smart gas stations planned across the Emirates that will greatl... View more

StanChart, Transguard launch smart cash transfer system

May 2, 2017

Standard Chartered Bank has signed a partnership agreement with UAE-based business support provider Transguard Group which will enable the bank to offer its corporate clients a smarter and more conven... View more

The future of smart classrooms

May 1, 2017

The speed at which mobile devices mobile apps and IoT are entering the GCC market is rapid and with that it is no surprise we are seeing the school classroom (education) as an early adopter of this te... View more

Machine learning can’t trump smart attackers

April 30, 2017

A machine learning algorithm however smart has a narrow focus and learns from a specific data set. By contrast attackers possess so-called general intelligence and are able to think outside of the box... View more

Saudi Arabia, Mobily unit plan new smart city in Yanbu

April 29, 2017

Saudi Arabia s Royal Commission of Yanbu in collaboration with Bayanat Company a subsidiary of telecom major Mobily has announced the launch of the kingdom s first smart city in Yanbu. It was inaugura... View more

Dubai set for Smart Skyscrapers Summit

April 24, 2017

Leading regional and international construction experts will discuss the latest trends and technological developments in innovative skyscraper construction at a key induustry event in Dubai UAE next m... View more

Dubai’s smart vehicle wins 91pc user approval

April 23, 2017

Dubai Road & Transport Authority s (RTA) Smart Autonomous Vehicle which had been experimented over two months in the Business Bay district has claimed an overall satisfaction rating of 91 per cent. Th... View more

Royal Commission of Yanbu, Bayanat open 'smart city'

April 19, 2017

The Royal Commission of Yanbu in collaboration with Bayanat Co an Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) subsidiary has inaugurated the first smart city in Saudi Arabia at Yanbu. The smart city was opened at a cere... View more

Royal Commission of Yanbu opens 'smart city' project

April 19, 2017

The Royal Commission of Yanbu in collaboration with Bayanat Co an Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) subsidiary has inaugurated the first smart city in Saudi Arabia at Yanbu. The smart city was opened at a cere... View more

Dubai to host Smart Grid Security Summit

April 18, 2017

The OSGP Alliance the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol OSGP will organise the second Annual Smart Grid Security Summit in Dubai UAE a r... View more

Dubai to expand smart LED lighting project

April 18, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to expand the smart LED lighting technology project after success on the bridges of the Dubai Water Canal Sheikh Zayed Road as well as Al Barsha... View more

Smart Dubai board reviews latest technologies

April 17, 2017

The Board of Directors of Smart Dubai Office (SDO) discussed the latest innovative technologies that were approved by SDO and employed by SDO s teams during its recently held 9th meeting in Dubai UAE.... View more

Smart Dubai 2021, Dubai Pulse initiatives launched

April 17, 2017

The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 asserted the Crown Prince of Dubai as he launched the Smart Dubai 2021 initiative which represents the next step in the Emirate s sma... View more

Du in smart customer service collaboration

April 15, 2017

UAE-based telecom services operator du in association with the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) is paving the way for smart customer service in collaboration with several global start-ups. In today s r... View more

Oman launches first 'green' smart building project

April 10, 2017

Oman-based Teejan Group of Companies has announced the launch of its first solar-powered building project for smart offices The Taj which will come up on a 3 942-sq-m area in Ghala region of the sulta... View more

Grohe launches smart water security systems

April 5, 2017

Germany-based Grohe a global provider of sanitary fittings has launched two new intelligent water security solutions for the smart home which can be monitored and controlled using the brand-new Grohe ... View more

South Korean firms to build smart city in Kuwait

April 5, 2017

A consortium of South Korean construction companies will build an eco-friendly 4 billion residential city in Kuwait South Korea s infrastructure ministry has said. The consortium led by Posco A&C and ... View more

Smart home security in Dubai expo spotlight

April 3, 2017

Smart home security hogged the limelight on the second day (April 3) of the debut Future Cities Show in Dubai UAE with experts calling upon manufacturers and governments to set clear guidelines for de... View more

Dewa inks smart grid deal with Silver Spring

March 30, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) entered into an agreement with Silver Spring Networks International to establish a communication platform based on IPv-6 multi-applications radio frequency... View more

Smart Dubai outlines artificial intelligence roadmap

March 28, 2017

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) the government office charged with overseeing Dubai s transformation into a smart city hosted a one-day workshop for executives and technical teams from various government age... View more

Ooredoo backs Oman Smart City Summit

March 20, 2017

Ooredoo Oman has extend its support as Diamond Sponsor of the Smart City Summit Oman an event dedicated to exploring and examining the benefits and possibilities of cities built on technology in the s... View more

Huawei plans smart city innovation hub in Saudi

March 18, 2017

Investment Saudi Arabia and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu have signed a milestone agreement with leading information and communications technology (ICT) company Huawei to establish a training ... View more

Seoli Innovations rolls out 'smart glass' in Middle East

March 15, 2017

UAE-based Seoli Innovations has announced the Middle East launch of new smart glass which can be adapted to today s rising design challenges and is ideal for hospitals and residential buildings. Inaug... View more

Comex, Smart City Summit to focus on digital life

March 13, 2017

The upcoming Comex 2017 the 27th edition of Oman s prominent event for IT and telecom and the first Oman Smart City Summit will focus on fostering a digital community and creation of a smart nation. T... View more

Smart Cities: funding, cohesive vision may challenge projects

March 9, 2017

Securing adequate funding and lack of a cohesive vision or strategy to direct projects are the major challenges facing Smart City projects across the world says a study. The Smart City movement is gai... View more

Meeza inks Qatar smart city Phase II contract

March 8, 2017

Qatar-based Msheireb Properties has signed up Meeza a leading end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider to implement the second phase of the smart city ICT package at its Msheireb Downtown... View more

RTA signs up Ericsson for smart transportation

March 1, 2017

Dubai s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Ericsson for deployment of its innovative Regulatory Monitoring System which will help transform and regulate the future of publ... View more

Dubai readies smart transport infrastructure roadmap

March 1, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has outlined its new roadmap to build smart transport infrastructure over the next four years which will see the implementation of 34 projects ranging from ... View more

RAK launches UAE’s first smart reading app

February 27, 2017

The Human Resources Department in Ras al-Khaimah has launched the first comprehensive smart reading application in the UAE called Our Resources Read . The application provides various reading services... View more

Smart sustainability top priority for Dubai Investments

February 25, 2017

Dubai Investments a leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market has joined forces with its subsidiaries to support environment community as part of its continuous effor... View more

Dewa’s Smart Centre gets good response

February 23, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority s (Dewa) said its Smart Centre has achieved remarkable results with growth in smart adoption surging from 64 per cent in 2015 to 70 per cent last year. The Smart ... View more

Qatar to boost spending on smart infrastructure

February 21, 2017

Qatar is currently spending 500 million a week on capital projects in preparation for its ambitious Fifa World Cup 2022 extravaganza and over the next five years it is set to boost its expenditure on ... View more

Orange, Meeza to offer smart services at Msheireb

February 21, 2017

Orange Business Services has signed a multimillion dollar consulting deal with Meeza a Qatari managed services provider to deliver smart services and applications at Msheireb Downtown Doha a flagship ... View more

DFM inaugurates smart trading floor

February 8, 2017

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has inaugurated its state of the art Smart Trading Floor after the completion of a wide-ranging revamp that includes numerous facilities and services. This step is in ... View more

Sharjah, L&T discuss new smart energy projects

February 7, 2017

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) held talks with leading Indian construction group Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on its future developments and discussed ways to boost partnership for the upcomi... View more

Smart Dubai, IBM launch cognitive services drive

February 6, 2017

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. The collaboratio... View more

Dubai inks 5-year smart lamp deal with Philips

January 31, 2017

Dubai Municipality has signed a contract with Philips Lighting on Monday for the design manufacture and supply of Dubai Lamp an energy-efficient lamp that will be available in the Emirate by the end o... View more

Dubai extends smart car runs by one month

January 30, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with Dubai Properties announced the extension of the trial run of the autonomous vehicle deployed in the Business Bay by another month endi... View more

Smart Stores Expo 'a big success'

January 26, 2017

A massive turnout which included leading local and international retail solution providers recently attended the Smart Stores Expo which concluded yesterday (January 25) in Abu Dhabi UAE. The three-da... View more

First edition of Smart Stores Expo 2017 opens

January 24, 2017

Smart Stores Expo 2017 opened its doors on January 23 to several leading retail professionals across the region to showcase the future of retail empowered by technological innovations and advancements... View more

Dubai plans to set up 'smart' pedestrian signals

January 23, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently conducted a trial run of its smart signal aimed at ensuring safe crossing for the pedestrians and also reducing the time for vehicles standing at t... View more

Securing smart cities is 'crucial', says expert

January 18, 2017

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 c... View more

Building a future that is smart, clean and sustainable

January 16, 2017

A land of endless possibilities is how the UAE likes being described and why not as in a very short span the country has achieved global recognition for excellence in hospitality logistics airport man... View more

Dubai launches smart car rental with 200 vehicles

January 16, 2017

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated the Smart Rental Service the first of its kind in the Middle East enabling customers to rent cars for short periods not exceeding six hours ... View more

Smart card ‘keys’ crucial to maintaining security

January 15, 2017

As we move into 2017 it is widely known that most legacy access control cards and smart cards in the industry are easily copied and cloned. But it is important to remember that even if you are using a... View more

Dubai Taxi set to launch smart car recovery project

January 15, 2017

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed a contract with the Arabian Automobile Association (AAA) a leading provider of roadside services to operate a smart car recovery system to be launched this Marc... View more

UAE launches new smart learning programme

January 14, 2017

Emirates Talent Association has officially launched the Local Programmer initiative in cooperation with UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and software giant Microsoft. The initiat... View more

Du provides Dubai Taxi with wi-fi, smart screen

December 28, 2016

UAE-based telecom group du has teamed up with Dubai Taxi Corporation and Roads and Transport Authority to provide country-wide wi-fi access and smart screens in 500 cars of the Dubai Airport Fleet. Ou... View more

Smart Dubai Office initiatives top 120

December 25, 2016

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has introduced 121 smart initiatives and 1 129 smart services that are making Dubai a new global benchmark for smart city experiences said a top official. Dr Aisha Bin Bishr d... View more

UAE stakes global leadership in smart city services

December 21, 2016

The UAE is staking its global leadership in securing smart city services and protecting critical national infrastructure said an expert. In the interconnected Internet of Things era the UAE is one of ... View more

UAQ to launch Phase II of smart city expansion

December 18, 2016

The northern emirate of Umm Al Quwain is all set to launch the second phase of its expansion project within its free trade zone facility. In keeping stride with the UAE s vision for sustainable econom... View more

Huawei, Dubai group ink smart city tech deal

December 8, 2016

Huawei a leading global ICT solutions provider has joined hands with Dubai-based neXgen Group a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider to meet the ever-increasing demand for smart c... View more

Smart grids 'could spur green energy growth'

December 8, 2016

Smart grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the Mena region a Booz Allen Hamilton report said. The utilities sector has histori... View more

Oman gears up for debut smart city conference

December 7, 2016

Top experts and leaders will highlight and discuss the economic value and benefits of implementing smart cities projects in Oman and the region at the inaugural Oman Smart City Summit 2017 to be held ... View more

DSOA, Smart Dubai sign strategic partnership

December 6, 2016

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) signed an agreement with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) that aims to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest... View more

Dubai Customs launches Smart Workplace

November 29, 2016

Dubai Customs has officially launched the Smart Workplace Platform that aims to turn traditional services into a unique user experience to reduce time and cost as well as boost custom transactions. Su... View more

Abu Dhabi JV plans to build smart city in Cairo

November 27, 2016

Capital Group Properties (CGP) an innovative community developer based in Egypt UAE is set to build a new smart village at its flagship Al Burouj development in east Cairo. Dubbed as Smart Village Eas... View more

Dubai begins Smart Yard trials for driver tests

November 23, 2016

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the trial run of the Smart Yard initiative; one of the key testing phases of testing driver license applicants. The Yard is fitted with sophist... View more

Dubai builds smart AC shelters for bus riders

November 19, 2016

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has constructed 100 air-conditioned smart shelters for public bus riders based the Public Private Partnership (PPP). These shelters span more than 15 distri... View more

Morocco’s smart investment potential seen at $68bn

November 14, 2016

Morocco has 68 billion in smart investment potential from now until 2030 due to its reputation as a strong supporter of clean energy initiatives a report said. Morocco Jordan and Egypt represent the t... View more

Sezad, Duqm Smart Business to develop office facility

November 13, 2016

Oman s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) and Duqm Smart Business Company recently signed a usufruct agreement to develop a smart office facility constructed from shipping containers refu... View more

Dubai begins trial operations of smart vehicles

November 13, 2016

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with Dubai Properties has recently started the trial operation of autonomous vehicles each capable of lifting 10 persons within the Busines... View more

Honeywell to unveil smart solutions at Saudi event

November 5, 2016

Global technology leader Honeywell will be presenting its connected downstreaam offering at the 12th edition of the exhibition of the Sabic Technical Conference (STC) which opens tomorrow (November 6)... View more

Batelco launches 'Smart Saver' bundled packages

October 31, 2016

Batelco Bahrain s leading digital solutions provider is adding yet another first with the introduction of Smart Saver bundles. With a choice of three bundles - Basic Advanced or Premium customers can ... View more

Bahrain plans smart cards for public bus rides

October 27, 2016

A new drive is underway to promote the use of a smart card on Bahrain s public buses reported the Gulf Daily News our sister publication. To read further please visit GDNonline . ... View more

‘Smart’ efficiency key to a resilient offshore sector

June 6, 2016

In the region offshore projects are still on track as countries work towards meeting capacity targets. This includes a 25 billion investment in offshore oil projects planned by the Abu Dhabi National ... View more

Rotork introduces Smart-LOC

January 15, 2015

ROTORK Midland has introduced Smart-LOC a new high integrity modular concept for pneumatic actuator control assemblies. Constructed in 316L stainless steel the Smart-LOC system is particularly suitabl... View more

Smart technology squeezes maximum profit from plant

April 23, 2014

MODERN process plants are becoming more complex. With commercial pressures to optimise product quality and maximise profits refineries and chemical companies face on-going operational problems. Protec... View more

Smart Cougar leaps to pipeline

April 3, 2014

A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) able to work at both platform and pipeline and handle many different projects attracted CCC (Underwater Engineering) to the Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi fitted with the iCO... View more

Smart grids to achieve Abu Dhabi’s energy objectives

December 26, 2012

MASDAR says that smart metering grids will allow Abu Dhabi to achieve its Vision 2030 goals by helping to manage demand while research has shown that demand for smart metering products is likely to gr... View more

Smart grid can save up to $1bn for Gulf states in a year

June 11, 2012

The Mena region is in the early stages of its smart grid development but stands to realize strong benefits including minimum savings of 300 million to 1 billion per year for Gulf countries a report sa... View more

Smart grids to shape future

January 19, 2012

With cities emitting close to 80 per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions the way people plan build and interact with the urban environment is irrevocably trending towards sustainable solutions... View more

Austria makes ‘smart’ moves on its fastest growing market

November 22, 2011

AUSTRIA as a tourism nation has seen tourism develop in leaps and bounds in the past few years. The country hosted 33.4 million international guests who accomplished 124.9 million overnights in 2010. ... View more

Smart inspection protects pipeline, environment

May 9, 2011

TD Williamson UK (TDW) a global provider of pipeline services and equipment has successfully completed an inline inspection of a key gas pipeline for E.ON in Wales. The operation was carried out on th... View more

Refining ID and access control with smart card innovation

March 14, 2011

OIL and gas companies continue to innovate in smart card technology. Facing risks to the security of their assets and operations these organizations are pioneering new approaches to identity and acces... View more

Prime innovator in developing smart meters for oil, gas

February 27, 2011

SINCE being acquired by FMC Technologies in November 2009 Multi Phase Meters (MPM) company has grown exponentially in terms of its order book as well as its size. The company was founded in 2003 in No... View more

Energy City inks $110m deal  for smart city system

January 31, 2011

HISHAM Al Emadi the chief executive officer at Energy City Qatar (ECQ) the Middle East s first integrated business hub dedicated to the hydrocarbon industry has revealed that the company has inked a 1... View more

Commonality becomes smart project delivery strategy

January 31, 2011

CAPITAL projects quite literally shape our world with more than 10 trillion spent each year to develop the infrastructure that supports modern life. Oil and gas projects represent a significant portio... View more

BP plants choose Smart Wireless

October 26, 2008

EMERSON Process Management and BP continue to collaborate on the application of wireless technology to speed use of this innovative technology for business improvement. BP has expanded its Cherry Poin... View more

Smart-Trak breaks the ice at Antarctic

February 10, 2008

A leading US scientist has chosen the Sierra Instruments Smart-Trak 100 mass flow controller as part of his polar test equipment. Researcher David Mucciarone selected the Smart-Trak 100 digital mass f... View more

Smart moves by Chinese buyers

February 5, 2006

China Asia s largest fuel oil importer will buy more of its supplies directly from producing countries rather than through traders in Singapore to ease the impact of high oil prices industry sources s... View more

Air Arabia’s Smart Traveller kicks off tour

September 26, 2005

Air Arabia introduced its new ambassador Smart Traveller who made a grand entrance last month by parasailing over the Sharjah Lagoon. The Air Arabia Smart Traveller represents the fun aspect of region... View more

Smart Rooms boost hotel

May 2, 2002

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel will be showcasing its newly renovated Smart Rooms and its new Image Spa and Leisure Club at this month s ATM. The facilities are part of the ongoing renovation programme at the... View more

'Smart' value for busy executives

June 27, 2001

The Ajman Kempinski Hotel & Resort in UAE is offering a smart deal for today s busy business executive. The Smart Suite deal offers an all-inclusive value pack to make the stay of a business traveller... View more

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