Technology & Green construction

    Drawing water from desert air no longer a mirage

    Producing water from air is becoming an efficient and sustainable reality due to scientific advancements in the UAE. Khalifa University is among the leading institutions and companies transforming this concept into practical reality. It has developed solar-powered water generators that offer a sustainable solution to the Middle East’s lack of rain. To mark World Water Day, a day to underline the importance of fresh […]

    UAE to acquire advanced cloud-seeding aircraft

    The UAE‘s weather bureau is to add more advanced cloud-seeding aircraft to its fleet. Announcing the deal on Wednesday, the National Centre of Meteorology said it had signed a agreement with Calidus Aerospace in Abu Dhabi to acquire its advanced plane. The NCM said the Wx-80 turboprop aircraft can carry larger quantities of cloud-seeding materials and is equipped with sophisticated […]

    Dubai opens world’s largest solar-powered data centre
    17 Feb 2023

    Dubai is now home to the world’s largest solar-powered data centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. The complex is developed by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Recognised as the biggest solar-powered […]

    350 EV ‘green chargers’ across Dubai, more than three-fold increase since 2015

    Dubai: A Dubai green charging drive has made a huge impact in increasing the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in the emirate. By the end of 2022, the number of “green chargers” reached 350. Altogether, there 620 charging points across Dubai. The number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) reached 15,100. Meanwhile, the number of […]

    First glimpse as Dubai’s hydroelectric plant in Hatta takes shape
    26 Jan 2023

    The flow of water will soon help power businesses and homes in the UAE with clean energy. A huge hydroelectric power plant is under construction in the rugged Hajar Mountains, outside Dubai, that will utilise the turquoise waters of Hatta Dam. The station is planned for completion towards the end of 2024 and will have a […]

    UAE doubles number of cloud-seeding flights in six years in bid to boost rainfall
    25 Jan 2023

    The UAE is stepping up its mission to make it rain after nearly doubling its annual number of cloud-seeding flights in the past six years. While large parts of the country are braced for heavy downpours on Wednesday and Thursday, efforts to induce more rainfall in a largely arid climate remain crucial. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change […]

    Hepa air filters were popular in Davos but what are they and do they work?

    When the great and the good gathered recently in Davos for the World Economic Forum, it was not just the state of the world that came under the spotlight. There was also chatter about the fact that Hepa (high-energy particulate air) filters seemed to be present in most rooms. Some online observers commented that the often wealthy delegates […]

    Abu Dhabi launches Middle East’s most advanced marine research vessel

    Abu Dhabi has launched the Middle East’s most advanced marine research vessel that will help in efforts to safeguard marine life in the emirate. The vessel Jaywun ― a term that symbolises one of the finest and most valuable types of pearl ― will enable the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) to monitor and assess the marine environment and biodiversity. […]

    DEWA begins Dh46m Hatta sustainable waterfalls project to attract tourists

    Dubai: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched the construction work for the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project. DEWA has recently awarded the project at a cost of about Dh46 million. The project is part of DEWA’s social and investment responsibility to make Hatta a distinctive tourist […]

    Abu Dhabi’s Dh10 billion Jubail Island project to be home to thousands of residents

    More than half of the Jubail Island development, nestled among Abu Dhabi’s protected mangrove reserve, will be left untouched by the ongoing real estate project, the developer has said. The Dh10-billion development by Jubail Island Investment Company is the latest addition to Abu Dhabi’s real estate landscape located between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Jubail Island will have […]