The French Consul in Dubai, Miss Raja Rabia and Sheikh Saeed Jamal Khalifa Al Maktoum visited #SDME2018 at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park for a tour of the facility to meet the teams and see their solar-powered houses.
On June 17, 2015, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME 2018-2020), a competition that will integrate unique local and regional characteristics.
The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. SDME consists of 10 contests that will follow the lines of those in previous editions of the competition, although having the necessary customization to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust & high humidity that we experience in the Middle East. The projects are developed by multidisciplinary teams, giving the students the opportunity to learn about technical issues, teamwork, communication skills, and sustainable lifestyle and socio-economic issues in order to ensure the viability of their project.
This project might be adapted to the luxury boat environment !
The success of the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show comes as no surprise, considering the substantial interest since it was first announced. ADIBS18 provides visitors the chance to witness the launch of an exciting portfolio of regional and international industry launches.
The inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), hosted and organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Adnec), will kick off tomorrow and run up to October 20.
The event is expected to attract as many as 20,000 local, regional and international visitors and provide a window into the fascinating leisure marine heritage of Abu Dhabi.
Visitors can look forward to a “uniquely Abu Dhabi experience”, where state-of-the-art luxury superyachts will be displayed side by side with traditional fishing boats, abras, and a wide range of leisure marine and fishing equipment.
Source : www.gulfnews.com / Photos : Xavier Bouin
The 26th edition of the show includes some of the most extreme water sports and exciting toys on offer from leading international and locally-based companies.
Dubai is undoubtedly making a mark on the maritime leisure industry in the region and worldwide.
The 26th Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) which started on February 28 to go on until March 3 is proof of the growth that the industry and the country has made. This is hardly surprising given the passion and innovation the country has put into the luxury and marine leisure industry for over two and half decades.
According to a report published by the World of Yachts in February, UAE is ranked 9th in the world’s superyachts in production in 2018, with 14 new builds with a combined length of 611 metres being manufactured in the country. With the global ocean industry expected to hit 3 trillion dollars by 2030, marine and coastal tourism is expected to contribute a quarter of this.
Despite bad weather, we still have interested visitors to the show and our booth
Source : http://gulfnews.com (March 1, 2018)