Dubai has big plans
The United Arab Emirates City is known for its luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene, but the real ambition is to turn it into the world’s first smart city.
Dubai’s government introduced a plan to make the city “smart” using innovative technology, digital tools and smart policies in 2019. The Dubai Plan 2021, worth approximately $7 billion, provides upgraded economic and social services for the citizens, transforms government services into smart data-based solutions and envisions the development of the city’s infrastructure.
Dubai’s smart city strategy includes over 100 initiatives, including a plan to transform 1000 government services into smart services. The strategy aims to foster collaboration between public and private entities to achieve six main smart targets: smart life, smart transportation, smart society, smart economy, smart governance and smart environment.
To transform Dubai into a leading global smart city, the government also plans to offer ubiquitous internet connectivity through high-speed fibre optic and high bandwidth Wi-Fi networks. Five thousand newly deployed Wi-Fi hotspots will be providing a free internet connection to the 50 billion devices expected to be connected all over the city.
In addition to being home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and biggest shopping malls, Dubai has also carved out a well-deserved reputation for being willing to go big with the latest emerging technology. From robotic police forces to autonomous taxis, the city is a feast for the eyes of those wanting to see the world evolve at a digitally enhanced pace.
See for yourself
Talk is relatively cheap if you cannot back words and opinions with real-life experience. The CMS NAS Solutions team are offering lucky customers the opportunity to come and see the ‘City of Gold’ for themselves with a once in a lifetime trip to Dubai.
The Golden Ticket, in support from our NAS Solution partners in Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital, QNAP and Synology, is your chance to experience 5* accommodation with excursions including Sand Riders, Camel Treks and Catamaran Cruises, while experiencing the technology wonders of the future smart city.
Talk to your Account Manager today to find out more.