The foundation picks startups from around the world to work with government entities in the city. Innovators drive change in renewable energy, architecture, and other areas in an effort to turn Dubai into one of the leading smart cities in the world.
Founders Joy Ajlouny and Idriss Rifai discuss the origins of their app-driven courier service. The company has over 1,500 employees and recently secured $41 million in funding. Experts discuss the pros and cons of starting a business in Dubai.
Dubai’s Green Planet is a tropical biodome that contains more than 3,000 plants and animals imported from South America, Asia, and elsewhere. The building design is ecofriendly; smart technology keeps temperatures comfortable for animals and visitors.
Dubai aspires to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint by 20% by the year 2030. Diamond Developers CEO Faris Saeed discusses the large complex of homes designed to use zero net energy.
Dubai hopes to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020. Among the city’s biggest new attractions is Dubai Parks and Resorts. Many visitors stay at the Burj Al Arab.
Introduction: Vision in the Desert: Part 2
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Examine how Dubai taps the transformative power of innovation and how technology enables Dubai to realize its ever-ambitious plans for expansion despite being located in one of most hostile environments on Earth.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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