"Smart Homes" is an essential step to have a
“Smart City”, said Col. Salim Al Mugarrab

During a press conference at Gitex Technology Week, in the presence of Mr. Khalil Ibrahim Al Istaad of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Housing Organization, in kicking off the Smart Homes scheme as part of the wide strategy to make Dubai a smarter city, Col. Salim Al Mugarrab, Assistant Director General of Dubai Civil Defence for Safety & Protection Affairs and Head of Smart Services Committee said, “We believe having Smart Homes is an important pre-step to have Smart Cities.” He likewise expressed the keenness of Civil Defence as a main partner to complete smart safety infrastructure in UAE, particularly in Dubai, by introducing and implementing a package of smart services which provides aspects of smart life to population, projects and business environment.
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