Dubai is one of the world’s most luxurious places to see. While some people come here to relax, others prefer its wilder side, and with all the glamorous shopping malls and top-of-the-line technology it has to offer, it hardly leaves anything to be desired. From smart-city solutions and all the way to robotics and self-driving vehicles, here are 7 of its most stunning technological breakthroughs that await the wanderer:
1. Robotic police forces
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be stopped by one of these robotic cops and be brought to justice? Well, it may not be exactly like this quite yet, but stil.. it’s quite an amazing example of what’s possible to achieve with the help of technology. These robo-cops are nothing to sneeze at; built-in cameras with face-recognition technology, a touch screen that makes crime reporting a breeze, you name it. By 2030, it’s estimated that an entire quarter of Dubai’s police force will be comprised of robots such as these.
2. Drones that deliver your drinks
You might be thinking that having a drone deliver the drinks you ordered instead of a bartender – all while you’re chilling on the beach – is something akin to science fiction, but it’s already a reality. Still, there’s no need to take our word for it; just visit the Kite Beach area of Dubai and see Coffee Copter with your own eyes.
3. A magnificent solar plant
When they conclude the renovation works, the magnificent Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will cover an impressive area of 83 square miles, qualifying it as the single most extensive solar park in the world.
4. A hotel from the future
Fancy a luxurious 5-star hotel with a high-tech restaurant? Then pay a visit to Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences. Apart from the classics like the giant aquarium and a huge pool, there’s a special surprise in store for you; namely, the gigantic computer-generated rain-forests all the public areas have on display. To make your visit even more sci-fi, you’re greeted by a robotic receptionist straight upon entry. Just how cool is that?
5. Self-driving taxis
Did you think self-driving vehicles were awesome? Then just wait until you see what Dubai’s self-driving taxis can do. In fact, Dubai’s Autonomous Air Taxi is the first of its kind to greet the world. Eco-friendly and efficient, this vehicle will give you a lift to any destination you want. If you’re still feeling too lazy to leave your luxury suite, there’s always an alternative. Online supermarket in Dubai, as the grocery-delivery service is called, should be enough to cover all your grocery needs without ever having to leave the coziness of your apartment.
6. Self-driving police cars
Speaking of autonomous vehicles, Dubai has self-driving police cars as well. Even though they can hardly cap the high speed of roughly 9 mph, they are fully equipped with top-of-the-line portable surveillance systems capable of tracking down suspects.
7. Space simulation
Dubai is just full of surprises, and the last one we’re going to be mentioning today is a space simulation city that gives you a heads-on demonstration of how life on Mars would look like from up close. Now that’s a hard one to top!
No closing word is needed for Dubai’s diverse range of high-tech offerings, as their fame speaks for itself. The only question that remains is this – have you scheduled your trip to be long enough to experience them all in person?
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