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Dubai, Doha and Tel Aviv are among the cities embracing sensors, mobile apps and smart meters, the World Economic Forum reports.
Solar-powered man-made trees in Dubai can charge electronic devices and connect people to the Internet without drawing from the power grid, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Abu Dhabi’s newest police car is designed for high-speed chases, the Daily Mail reports.
The one-story structure will be the first office building made this way, Reuters reports.
The “Robo Cops” will help the city handle a surge in visitors for Expo 2020 by patrolling malls and other public venues, the Khaleej Times reports.
The requirement to use environmentally-friendly varieties of cement made of recycled material began this month, Al Bawaba reports.
A key concern is the impact on limited water resources in the desert environment, Green Prophet reports.
Dubai hopes to remove 7,000 vehicles from its roads on February 4, the city’s annual Car Free Day, Green Prophet reports.
The Desert Rose smart city in Dubai would use sewage water for irrigation and emphasize recycling, Emirates 24/7 reports.
A city built from scratch in the United Arab Emirates will finally add homes in its quest to resemble a “real” place, Green Prophet reports.
RFID tags in the bins collect data on how much refuse and recyclables were loaded, Gulf News reports.