DM to showcase latest smart solutions at Gitex 2014

DM to showcase latest smart solutions at Gitex 2014

08 october 2014

In bid to support the Dubai Smart Government initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE vice president, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Municipality geared up to participate in the Gitex Technology Week 2014 aimed at showcasing its latest smart solutions developed by different departments for various public service purposes.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality expressed his pride on the smart achievements of the civic body and praised the efforts of concerned departments and employees that helped to create an excellent city that provides essence of success and comfort of sustainable living.

Eng. Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaffin, Director of IT department at Dubai Municipality said the department is completely geared up to showcase its entire smart services including existing, updated and new services at Dubai Smart Gov stand during 12- 16 October 2014.

He briefly explained about the e- services and smart solutions as follows :

Parks And Beaches Mob App

This is the most recent smart application designed for the users of beaches and public parks in the emirate of Dubai. It contains general information about the places and services available and existing facilities. The user can access and search parks, beaches and places nearby such as hotels, restaurants, public attractions, amenities etc. User can also search places by activity and make a plan to visit parks and beaches three days in advance based on the weather conditions predicted by the app. The application is compatible with all smart phones.


An interactive app developed by Dubai Municipality, is handy to browse and meets different public needs through a bunch of smart services, including individual services such as request for insect spray for houses, notifications related to the city infrastructure such as irrigation, sanitation and other notifications, enquiry about the status of transactions and applications, enquiry about engineering offices and contracting companies and the status and uses of lands.

‘In addition, iDubai, which is available in all mobile app store, includes some special features like service guide, important future development projects of Dubai for residents and tourists and a group of historical and modern images, which tells the story of changes that experienced by the city,’ Zaffin said.


Makani is a strategic project developed by DM for the Emirate of Dubai according to Law No (6) approved by the Ruler of Dubai to help all government departments, companies and individuals easily identify any location and buildings in Dubai and access it using accurate electronic maps.

This is an application for smart geo address in the emirate of Dubai; the first city in the world to use digits to locate places with high accuracy through an interactive app to identify each main entrance of any building with the accuracy level of 1m2.

Najm Sohail App

Dubai weather forecast mobile application consists of sixteen metrological and oceanographical stations observing all parameters (wind speed, direction, gust, humidity, dew point, fog-air temperature, water temperature, soil temperature, pressure, tide, current speed and direction, water quality, precipitation and camera picture) covering Dubai and its major streets.

The sensor observes all the parameters systematically and continually for 24 hours to send and save the database to be dispersed in the area. The procedure starts by using the metrological parameters, topographic relief and use the source of sand storm from the satellite image in the database in the main server. Then the analysts process and the computation operations run to give the visibility drop down forecast according to fog or sand storm for the next 48 hours.

Utilities management system

The system is designed for the management of engineering projects for infrastructure services for the management of sewage and irrigation. It includes a web browser and browser data, which works to read and extract data of networks, sanitation, irrigation and drainage or rainwater from the oracle database, a system for the issuance of NOC, smart engineering drawing tools and maps printing program to A0 size.

3D Dubai Soil Map

An application for the production and extraction of 3D soil maps using the soil testing data. All the three dimensional maps of soil are kept in the a centralized and consolidated database.

DM smart portal

A new DM portal project with responsive design was initiated to increase the overall user experience and usability and will give a wide rage of accessibility as it will support all the devices.

Public WiFi

DM provides free public WiFi service for its visitors and customers in all places belonging to Dubai Municipality like DM centers, parks and beaches.

Enterprise Search

This system allows DM management to instantly find the most up-to-date relevant answers to specific queries from various sources related to content management, buildings, lands, e-correspondence , inspection , archives and staff.

He also urged smart establishments and individuals to visit DM stand during the Gitex technology week and explore its smart solutions and benefit from a number of surprises and gifts in addition to useful lectures on different relevant topics.

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