Dubai is planning to fit more than 103 Smart Palms this year on Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1 Beach, Jumeirah 2 Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 1 Beach, Umm Suqeim 2 Beach, JBR and Dubai Marina Beach.
The electronic trees, which are 6 meters in length and include 12.8 square meter of solar cells, will provide information about the weather, the sea conditions, transportation and other amenities in Dubai through touchscreens and speakers, while a built-in camera allows for an eye on the beach.
The Dubai Municipality last Thursday launched the Smart Palm on Umm Suqeim Beach, an electronic palm tree offering Wi-Fi and other smart services to beachgoers, all without a charge.
The device offers Wi-Fi connection, charging stations, and touch screens displaying information about the beach in particular, and Dubai in general, while shaded seating allows users to comfortably enjoy the services on the beach.
Every Palm has eight mobile phone chargers for different modern types and is fitted with comfortable private seating and tables that make it easier for everyone to deal with the modern technology quietly.
“The Wi-Fi connection provides high-speed internet access within a range of 200 meters. Fifty people can be connected at the same time,” explained Alia Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department of Dubai Municipality.