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New Dubai project gets smart police station

Dubai Police and Majid Al Futtaim have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a smart police station at Tilal Al Ghaf, the company’s flagship new Dubai project.

According to Arabian Business, the deal was signed by Major General Muhammad Saeed Al Marri, assistant commandant for Community Happiness and Equipment at Dubai Police, and Hawazen Esber, CEO of Communities at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.

Al Marri said the smart station will provide members of the public with 24-hour access to police services in a neighbourhood setting, where the construction of a conventional police station would not be possible.

Dubai Police opened the first smart police station in 2017, in line with its plan to provide completely virtual access for the public to police services by 2030.

“Smart Police Stations are part of our vision to support happiness in Dubai, improving access to police services for members of the public.

“The smart police stations will offer innovative, high-quality services, including 27 criminal, traffic and community services as well as 33 allied services that will operate without any human intervention,” he added.

Esber said: “The smart police station is in line with the community’s innovative 360-degree plan to promote happiness and public safety by using smart technology. Offering services locally, close to people’s homes, also reduces the need to travel, which will support sustainability within the community.”

Tilal Al Ghaf is Majid Al Futtaim’s new flagship mixed-use community in Dubai that will be home to more than 20,000 residents once complete.

The community spans over three million square metres at the intersection of Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street. The phased project will include more than 6,500 freehold homes, ranging from apartments, townhouses and bungalows, through to substantial luxury villas.