Dawoud Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality on Monday launched a smart training center, which offers hands-on training using the Virtual Reality Environment. The Smart Training Hub, supervised by the Municipality’s Geographic Information Systems Center, is considered the first-of-its kind in the Middle East for the city planning and engineering industry.
With the Smart Training Hub, the Municipality aims to enable the trainees to learn the techniques and mechanisms used in urban planning and the methods of building supervision and control. The techniques of the center will also enable the trainees to implement the urban planning rules and the setting of building regulations as well as performing the land surveying tasks while they are inside the training room.
Al Hajiri toured the Smart Training Hub, where he was briefed by Eng. Mariam Al Muhairi, Director of GIS Center, about the equipment and training programs in the center, which is unique in using the latest technology in the field of training.
The smart Training Hub is equipped with high-end devices and tools that are used in the VR technology, while the software was fully built by GIS Center team.
Al Muhairi explained that the Training curriculum covers limited fields for the time being such as urban planning, land surveying and building supervision, while in the future it is expected to include other training topics to cover other DM specialty areas. She added that the centre would be available to the departments and institutions to benefit from it as per their specializations and fields of work.
Al Hajiri expressed his pleasure on the use of modern and smart technologies in training, and qualifying the trainees and raising their levels in urban planning. He stressed the Municipality’s keenness to provide the best services to customers and employees and achieve their aspirations on the level of services provided to them, with an emphasis on the sustainability, happiness, health and safety aspects of the Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city for all.