Floating police station
Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior inaugurated the new automated station at the Gitex Technology week on Wednesday Image Credit: Dubai Police

Dubai: Dubai’s first floating Smart Police Station (SPS), completely free from any human intervention will be opened in the middle of the sea on the World Islands.

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Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior inaugurated the new automated station in Dubai during Gitex Technology week on Wednesday in presence of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, commander in chief of Dubai police and other senior officers.

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 new opening comes more than two years after Dubai’s first smart station was opened at City Walk.

The station will help sea user and residence in the islands to enjoy key services, including reporting of crimes, traffic incidents and community services.

The floating seahorse Smart Police Station (SPS), which will be located at Kleindienst Group’s Heart of Europe project, and is expected 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: “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 recognised 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."

In addition to providing safety and security services the SPS will also play a crucial role in promoting sustainability and marine life protection in the Heart of Europe development and in the rest of the UAE.

A series of visits to the SPS are planned for UAE residents, schools and tourists to see firsthand 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 realised through the vital role the stations will play in promoting sustainability,” added Kleindienst.