UAE rightly prioritises solar power solutions

The announcement last week of the world’s largest solar power plant to be built in Abu Dhabi underscores once again the UAE’s unshakeable commitment to ushering in the era of renewables at the earliest. This urgency and purposefulness must be welcomed ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Carbon taps innogy for rooftop solar system design

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence is bringing on German energy company, innogy, as the emirate ramps up rooftop solar installations. The company, owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the Emirates National Oil Company, Dubal ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Tourist Attractions Will Be Patrolled by Robot Police

Dubai, never a place to shy away from an outlandish idea, is to introduce a police robot to tourist attractions and malls. The real life robocop won’t be chasing down criminals and making arrests just yet, however. The first job for the one-android ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Emaar buys Namshi stake after Amazon buys Souq.com

Coming two months after Amazon agreed to buy Souq.com, the transaction is expected to provide much-needed support for Emaar Properties founder and chairman Dubai billionaire Mohamed Alabbar's new technology vehicle Noon.com, a venture with Saudi Arabia's ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Showdown: Emirates Business Class Vs. Etihad Business Class

The seat and wifi are better, and I appreciate that they offer dine on ... fantastic entertainment system, and superior lounge in Dubai. I can’t stress the awesomeness of Emirates’ onboard bar enough, so for a daytime flight that may very well make ... ( read original story ...)

Night swimming beach opens to public in Dubai

Dubai: Dubai Municipality declared open Dubai’s first “night ... ‘smart’ changing rooms and ‘smart’ palms that provide free WiFi service. Nelepa said that night swimming would be allowed on a 125-metre stretch on the beach and 30 metres into ... ( read original story ...)

The road to a solar future

Easing the approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels is the first step towards Dubai achieving its goal of solar panels on every rooftop by 2030. As The National reported yesterday, approved contractors received an email ... ( read original story ...)

Inside the UAE’s tech start-up environment

“UAE free zones make it easy to start companies compared to ... and Internet of Things Expo (IoTx) 2017 run until tomorrow. “Technology is playing a greater role in our lives and the Middle East is home to some of the brightest minds in the sector ... ( read original story ...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Area 2071 technology hub

DUBAI // A headquarters for futuristic technology companies and start-ups, Area 2071, was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in Dubai on Sunday. The space in Emirates Towers is intended to unify efforts in the government and public sectors to create ... ( read original story ...)