The industrial revolution led to a massive rural to urban migration. Cities started becoming complex with dense structures to accommodate the surging population. In the recent past, urbanization has accelerated exponentially putting pressure on infrastructure, social and economic structures, and the environment.
UAE is no exception when it comes to the challenges presented by the increasing population in urban centers. The increased population posed many challenges such as inadequate housing, healthcare services, education, jobs, and infrastructure.
These challenges have enabled Dubai to transform itself into one of the most technologically advanced cities in the region. In fact, it is competing with cities in developed nations such as the US and China. The combination of visionary leadership and unified strategies has placed Dubai at the forefront of smart cities in the world.
Here are some of the plans Dubai has announced to become the most technologically advanced city of the future.
The city is set to launch one of the most advanced security systems in the world. The project will involve the installation of surveillance cameras across the city which will utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to identify potential criminals.
This project is set to be launched by 2021 which is a target year for various upcoming projects. It is meant to improve the security of the city to attract tourists and investors.
According to the Assistant Commandant for criminal investigations of Dubai police Major General Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, the aim of the project is to create an integrated security system using the latest technology. The police will be able to respond to incidents even before they are reported.
The government through the Health Authority has initiated the Human Genome project. Using the latest technology such as AI, this project is aimed at identifying likely disease and health issues affecting the population. This will help to predict diseases and provide personalized treatment to every citizen.
Currently, Dubai has the longest fully automated metro network in the world. There are other ambitious plans that will completely revolutionize the transportation system of the city. One of the most prominent projects is the Hyperloop train that will connect Dubai with Abu Dhabi. It will only take 12 minutes to move from one city to the other.
Most Dubai real estate agencies are taking part in this transformation by using the latest technologies. Off plan Projects in Dubai such as the Emaar Beachfront apartments are being developed to meet future needs. The real estate industry has been contributing significantly to help Dubai become the city of the future.