On Wednesday, Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior inaugurated Dubai’s first floating Smart Police Station (SPS) during Gitex Technology week in the presence of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, commander in chief of Dubai police and other senior officers.
The new automated station is completely free from any human intervention that will be opened in the middle of the sea on the World Islands. Maj. Gen. Al Merri said: “This extraordinary, unique and pioneering project has grabbed the attention of police and security institutions around the world, as they seek to replicate the experience in their countries.”
The inauguration comes more than two years after Dubai’s first smart station was opened at City Walk. The station intends to help sea users and residence in the islands to enjoy key services.
The floating seahorse Smart Police Station (SPS), will be located at Kleindienst Group’s Heart of Europe project. It is likely to open in Q1 2020, will offer unmanned innovative, high-performance e-police services to the residents of the development as well as the Dubai community at large.
Josef Kleindienst, Chairman of Kleindienst Group said that “Our partnership with Dubai Police is built on innovation, engineering ingenuity and imagination. We were the first in the world to develop a luxury floating above and underwater living experience through the Floating Seahorse Villa and I’m pleased our design capabilities have been recognized by Dubai Police with the first floating Smart Police Station. As a developer, we are committed to supporting Dubai’s vision on sustainability, innovation, and safety.”
Additionally, the SPS will also play an important role in promoting sustainability and marine life protection in the Heart of Europe development and in the rest of the UAE. It will focus on providing safety and security services.
the positive impact Kleindienst is having on the marine ecosystem.
“The Heart of Europe project is gaining momentum and the SPS is a good example of the infrastructure and amenities which will in place and available to the waterfront community. Our vision for protecting underwater life is also being realized through the vital role the stations will play in promoting sustainability,” added Kleindienst.