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Work on Mohamed Bin Zayed City Z35 roads over


An aerial view of the Z35 Roads and Infrastructure project.

Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has announced the completion of the ‘Z35 Roads and Infrastructure Project at Mohamed bin Zayed City.

The project works, valued at Dhs280.7 million, included the construction of internal roads and infrastructure for residential plots, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, and abiding by the highest international standards and specifications.

The Z35 project is located at Mohamed bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi, 20km south of Abu Dhabi International Airport, at Al Mafraq intersection on the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Highway. Project works also included storm water drainage, potable water, sewage drainage, telecommunications lines and networks, street lighting and an electricity network with 21 power substations.

The project serves 531 residential plots, four mosques, three schools and 25 social and sports facilities, providing integrated infrastructure services to all residents of the region, besides various services, including walkways covering the entire area.

The delivery of the project reflects the comprehensive development plan set for Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs.


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has added five new services for the toll gate system (Salik) to Dubai Drive app. The step aims to enhance the features of the app and support the Dubai Government Paperless Strategy as well as RTA’s third strategic goal (People Happiness). The previous features of the app were restricted mainly to the top-up of Salik accounts and indicate the locations of Salik toll gates.

 “Dubai Drive app had been designed to reflect ideas and suggestions of the public as we are keen to ensure that our services measure up to customer needs and expectations. The five new Salik-related services added to the app are: opening a personal account, adding or updating a number to Salik account, linking Salik account with RTA account, checking and paying fines, and registering customer objections to offences reported. Launching more smart services will boost Dubai Government Paperless Strategy 2021,” said Maher Shirah, Director of Smart Services, at RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector.

“Enriching the services of Dubai Drive makes it more appealing to customers by offering them smooth and user-friendly solutions. It is now possible through the app to avail an array of services such as vehicle licensing, payment of traffic fines, drivers licensing, smart parking revealing vacant parking slots, and obtaining approvals from RTA to certain transactions.

“RTA is always keen on adding more services to smart apps in line with the government’s drive to make Dubai the smartest city in the world, and nurture the best living environment,” concluded Shirah.

Smartpreneur winners

 The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shortlisted the top 10 candidates for the 4th Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, who will compete in the final round later this month.

The top three winners of the competition will be named during the closing ceremony of the Enterprise Agility Forum 2019 on 30th April. The winners will receive cash prizes and access to training and support designed to help them quickly develop their businesses.

More than 250 smart business ideas were submitted in the fourth edition of the competition, which is being organised in collaboration with Smart Dubai.

Submissions were made under the categories of blockchain, artificial intelligence and digital transformation. All candidates were required to submit ideas that fit in with these technologies and concepts. The submissions were narrowed down to a group of 50 before an expert panel of judges from Dubai’s entrepreneurial community recently selected the top 10 finalists.

The annual Dubai Smartpreneur Competition gives startups and entrepreneurs in the UAE an opportunity to become part of the Dubai Government’s strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for innovation-focused businesses.