Smart Palms have begun installing their free, wireless internet services for beachgoers. These solar powered stations give access to up to 50 users at a time, as well as displaying tourist information, weather and and allow the charging of smartphones and tables.
Smart Palm stations have been showing up all over Dubai recently, in public parks, and now beaches, with Smart Palms planned for around the Burh Al Arab Hotel and public beaches in Al Mamzar, Jumeriah and Umm Suqeim.
Each Smart Palm can support 50 users at a time and the stations can also display updates on events and activities on the beach and serve as a public announcement system that also shows beach rules, guidelines, tips and sea conditions.” said Alya Harmoudi, Director of Environmental Development at the Dubai Municipality.
Each Smart Palm is powered using solar panels and provides lighting at night, giving it a sleek, cool look. The Smart Palm project took a total of 10 months to create and was launched with help from the Dubai Municipality, D Idea Media, Du, Sun Tab Solar Energy and Promo Tech Gulf Industry.
“Through Smart Palm, the public will be able to benefit from free direct access to the internet while providing valuable public information covering a range of topics including weather forecasts and orientation guides. Most importantly, these structures are entirely self-sufficient thanks to their mono crystal solar panels, which provide up to 21 per cent efficiency.” said Lootah, during last month’s unveiling of the Smart Palm.