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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Abu Dhabi Masdar City

A new skyscraper-free city in the United Arab Emirates is taking clean technology to heart.A space age, sci-fi Arabian city from the future.'s like another planet.That is genius! That's what you call using technology and Sustainability the right way! Go Abu Dhabi! Other countries could take note on how to combine sustaniable development with modern technology and society. Respect! Only problem I have have is that the landscape plants are ornamental and fruit or vegetable producing making them dual purpose to look good and feed the people of the future city.The question is whether this can be built affordably for large numbers of people; building a nice "sustainable" city at incredible cost for wealthy elite is one thing. Doing it for everyone is a much greater building all of this, they probably used up all the energy and pollution theyr trying to save for the next 10 yrs.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Solar Island CSEM UAE

Solar Island CSEM UAE

The Solar Island prototype is a Swiss-designed artificial island which has been built in the gulf state of Ras Al Khaimah, in the UAE with the aim of providing a source of clean energy.
The project, a collaboration between Neuch√Ętel's Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) and the local government. The solution proposed by the centre was to build artificial islands that can sit offshore, where surface is not a problem. To cut costs, the usual solar panels are not be used, but rather a concentrator that heats water running through pipes. The steam is then used to generate electricity. Because of its floating structure, the island could be easily turned to always face the sun, generating maximum power. The prototype has been built with a diameter of 100 metres, one-tenth of the size of an actual solar island. Initial tests have taken place on land, with the island floating on a water channel.

CSEM-UAE History
In the late 2004 The CSEM-UAE was launched as a result of the visionary plans of the government of Ras Al Khaimah in UAE. At that time, H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi The Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah was concerned with accelerating the transformation of the emirate into one of the most exciting business and lifestyle destinations in the region and CSEM Switzerland was concerned with the expansion of its activity to a fast industrial developing regions.

Early 2005, CSEM Switzerland started settling in Ras Al Khaimah, with its Swiss engineers teamed up, local and regional team of specialists joined and CSEM-uae offices and state of art laboratories started. Projects of generic interest to local economy was defined and agreed with Dr. Khather Massaad, Advisor to The Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of RAK and Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), which funded them.

2006, CSEM-UAE was fully operational and RAKIA started getting significant success in attracting worldwide investments in developing local industries. Fruitful interaction between the CSEM-uae and this local industry started.

2007, the Government of Ras Al Khaimah allocated to CSEM-UAE 87,000 m² of land in the industrial zone to build a world unique Solar R&D facilities which can be open to co-operation with world leading academic, technology and industrial development centers. Solar-Island prototype was proposed. It was designed to evaluate technologies to build cost effective solar power plants.

2008, the construction of a 5,000 m² platform of a Solar-Island demonstrator was achieved; in parallel a Photovoltaic performance test and the Solar thermal centers was built. The Solar Radiation and the weather stations were installed.

2009, the proposal of a new organization focusing on short term projects adding value to local economy was developed. The aim, to reduce the need of electricity produced from fossil energy. The hovering test of the Solar-Island platform was successfully performed.

2010, CSEM-UAE started building Solar Cool Research Center and Solar facilities to develop Solar Insulation Material, Solar Assisted Air Conditioning and Waste Heat or Solar Assisted Water Desalination. The evaluation of projects with carbon credit started. The Solar-Island precision tracking test was successfully performed.

2011, CSEM-UAE successfully tested in Februaryv 2011, the Solar Cooling center with 1 ton of refrigeration and decided its extension to 10 ton of refrigeration.

CSEM-UAE operates from its offices in Al Jazeera Al Hamra and has Solar R&D facilities (Solar-Island platform, Solar Cool center, Photovoltaic performance test center and Thermal R&D center) nearby. Mother company is in Switzerland and Sister Company in Brazil.

CSEM-UAE aims to be one of the best innovation centers worldwide, providing novel applications and solutions to local economy and worldwide customers by developing and using unique Solar and Clean Technology platforms, thus adding value to the results of research and maturing products to regional markets.

Ras Al Khaimah
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DUBAI - Surviving In The Urban Jungle

DUBAI - Surviving In The Urban Jungle .Humans are so clever they've built their own habitat, designed to keep wild nature out. Yet as we discover the urban environment is totally dependant on the natural world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dubai Shopping Festival TV commercial 2010

Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 TV Commercial

Agency: Leo Burnett, Dubai
Production House: The Talkies (
Director: Ben Hume-Paton
DOP: Martin Ahlgren
Producer: Taymour el Aasar
Production Manager: Zara Quiroga

Dubai Shopping Festival - Abaya Fashion Show

Watch Abaya Fashion Show in Dubai Shopping Festival in this edition of Citylights.

Ferrari Parade - Dubai

Ferrari Parade - Dubai
Number of Ferraris: 60

Ferrari F355
Ferrari F360 Modena
Ferrari F430
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari California

Ice Skating Dubai Golden Cup 2011 - Milena Mkrtchyan Armenia

Ice Skating Dubai Golden Cup 2011 - Milena Mkrtchyan Armenia

Performance by Marc Heller and Monica De Rosa McKay at Dubai One

Performance by Marc Heller and Monica De Rosa McKay at Dubai One

Dubai air show takes off

Dubai air show highlights growing demand for planes in the Mideast.

Dubai Air Show

Dubai Air Show : beautiful aircraft of the world except Russians

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dubai hopes to compete with Heathrow

The Dubai International Airport has great ambitions and hopes to compete in terms of number of passengers and flights, with London's Heathrow airport. It hopes to win first place by 2016.

The CEO of Dubai International Airport said the passenger traffic inside the airport is expected to increase by 7.2% annually for the next decade, therefore it will be able to attract about 98, 5 million passengers by 2020. The great growth of the airport is due mostly thanks to the state airlines, including Emirates and Flydubai. Furthermore, in order to meet the growing demand for air travel to these destinations a second airport  will open, which is available for cargo flights, but open to passengers by 2012. The new airport will be able to accept about 160 million passengers each year.

Monday, January 24, 2011

World highest restaurant opens in Dubai

The world's highest restaurant has opened its doors in Dubai, located at over 400 metres above ground in the world's tallest skyscraper

Friday, January 14, 2011

Emirates Business Class Lounge Dubai

Fine dining and wining in Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai - hope it does not make you too hungry:)
First Class on Emirates A340-500 This is not a private jet. This is the first class "SUITE" on Emirates airlines' Airbus A340-500. While you listen to air supply band in "Am all out of love", enjoy the combination of still and motion footages captured by the Author and gathered from Emirates photo library. Welcome On board.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Exotic Cars of Dubai

A collection of most of the cars that I've seen, aswell as filmed during my two week holiday in Dubai. I decided to make another collection because my first one is quite a good success, more than nine thousand views. I will upload the second part, which is also the last part to this video in a few weeks. I know there are a few cars from Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and KSA but they were spotted in Dubai. Was a great holiday and I had alot of good luck, atleast with cars.

Cars in this Collection:
Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Edition
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (Matte Black)
Mercedes Benz CLS55 AMG ASMA (Matte Blue)
Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Edition
Audi R8 "Limited Edition"
Audi S8 (Matte Pink)
Audi R8 (Aftermarket ABT Kit)
Nissan GTR R35
Audi R8
Maserati Granturismo
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster (Matte Lime Green)
Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
Maserati Granturismo
Audi R8
Hummer H2 (Matte Black)
Hummer H2 (Aftermarket)
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (Aftermarket Rear Spoiler)
Bentley Brooklands
Ferrari California
Spyker C8 Aileron
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Ferrari F430 Spider
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
BMW X6 Tycoon Hamann (Matte White)
Porsche Cayenne GTR-700 Edo Competition
Audi R8
Ferrari California & Audi R8
Ferrari F430
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB8 (2)
Mercedes Benz CLS ASMA Shark II

Cars Seen But Not Filmed/Photographed:
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
Bugatti Veyron (2)
Maserati MC12 Corsa
Ferrari 360 Modena F1
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin DB9
Ferrari California (Multiple)