Telco du has partnered with Orange Business Services to deliver smart services at Silicon Park – Dubai’s first integrated smart city.
The eagerly-anticipated smart living project within Dubai Silicon Oasis is set to provide 60 smart services with an investment of AED100 million, and has been heralded as a “significant milestone in realising the vision of Smart Dubai.”
The main data centre infrastructure is already up in operation, and over a third of all services are now in various stages of implementation, according to a statement. It includes a community portal, an energy management solution, information and messaging hub and an enterprise architecture office.
Upon its completion in March 2019, Silicon Park will feature smart solutions such as charging-docks for smart devices on the street to smart pop-up furniture and digital play tables, as well as optimally-designed bus shelters, piazzas shading, and electric vehicles charging stations; all designed to boost productivity and efficiency.
It will be comprised of 71,000 sq m office space, 25,000 sq m of commercial space, 46,000 sq m of residential area and the 115-key business hotel Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis. It will also feature restaurants, cafés, prayer rooms, a shopping centre and an underground parking space that can accommodate more than 2,500 cars.
Farid Faraidooni, deputy CEO, ICT Solutions, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said: “Smart City services constitute our biggest opportunity to enhance the UAE’s position as a global hub for tourism, commerce and as a happy place to live. We are already engaged with Abu Dhabi, Ajman and other emirates in building smart ecosystems in the UAE.”
Muammar Al Katheeri, executive vice president of Engineering and Smart City at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, added: “Silicon Park has been conceptualised to leverage smart technology that is central to its DNA.
"Silicon Park is set to provide 60 smart services with an investment of AED100 million, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.”