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World's first: Dubai to open floating smart police station

Floating police station will be opened in the sea, in Dubai's World Islands next year

World's first: Dubai to open floating smart police station
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior inaugurates the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at Gitex 2019.

Dubai is to boast the world’s first floating smart police station (SPS).

The station will be opened in the sea off the emirate’s World Islands next year.

Brigadier Khalif Al Razooqi, director of the Artificial Intelligence Department of Dubai Police, said: "The modern floating station will operate 24 hours, seven days a week and offer 27 key services, including reporting of crimes, traffic incidents and community services. It will also provide 33 fully automated sub-services in six different languages. Our aim to provide police services for everybody and part of police strategy to provide smart services in Dubai.”

It will be the fourth SPS in Dubai after City Walk, following other drive through and walk-in versions located around the emirate.

The floating station has been developed in cooperation with Kleindienst Group, who are behind the Heart of Europe project on Dubai World Islands.

Josef Kleindienst, founder and chairman of the Kleindienst Group, said: “We were the first company in the world to develop a classic and unique idea of living on floating villas above and under the water. We are pleased with our cooperation with the police to build the first floating SPS.”d

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