Central traffic control system in Abu Dhabi

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Central traffic control system in Abu Dhabi

4919-traffic-light-321312[1] The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi, has commenced work on the Dh33 million adaptive central traffic control system project in Abu Dhabi, which is expected to be accomplished by early 2015, in line with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) aimed to build an integrated and sustainable transport infrastructure.

The Central traffic control system in project encompasses implementing and deploying the new traffic control central system (SCOOT), one of the world’s leading proven systems utilised in more than 120 cities worldwide. The system offers high flexibility and interactivity to respond to all changing traffic scenarios via data generated by vehicle counting and classification sensors whilst being able to automatically coordinate traffic movement with nearby intersections to ensure integrated management of traffic on Abu Dhabi road networks.

The existing central traffic control and field control systems will be replaced by this new central control system which is smoother, more flexible and adaptive to respond to traffic flow on Abu Dhabi’s 125 intersections via approximately 20 sensors at each intersection to monitor and report traffic volumes.

The new system has built-in capabilities to give priority to public transport vehicles such as buses, ambulances and emergency cars whilst leveraging instant response levels to traffic incidents by better management of accidents and vehicle breakdowns on the roads. The system will ensure complete and integrated linkage of Abu Dhabi’s traffic control with other systems in Al Reem, Maryah and Yas Islands.

The new control system helps provide data and information on traffic movement needed for study and analysis by monitoring and reporting on Level of Service (LoS) at the controlled corridors in order to propose adjustments of the traffic signal timings on the road network. Such information will also be used to alert motorists on traffic congestion locations. In order to ensure that the system will be fully operational, the DoT will train and qualify a team of UAE engineers and technicians on management and operation of the system through various training sessions and workshops covering both theoretical and practical aspects.

Salah Al Marzouqi, Director of Integrated Intelligent Transportation Systems Division at the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, said, “This project is considered one of the key projects of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy launched by the DoT in 2010. It will ensure better management of the road traffic network and less congestions whilst boosting the levels of vehicle safety and movement within Abu Dhabi by deploying intelligent and integrated traffic control systems that supports the STMP and Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision to be one of the world’s top governments and destinations.”

This implementation of the traffic control system project coincides with the Dh16 million renovation of Traffic Management Centre which is nearing completion. The work is aimed at developing and updating the centre to accommodate the existing and new traffic control systems whilst absorbing growing working cadres mandated to 24X7 managing, operating and maintaining of these systems.

It is in line with the Surface Transport Master Plan

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Abu Dhabi Plays Host to an Internationally Acclaimed Visual Delight

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Abu Dhabi Plays Host to an Internationally Acclaimed Visual Delights Visitors and residents of Abu Dhabi are in for a real treat at this year’s Qasr al Hosn festival, which is due to take place between February 20 and March 1. Cavalia is a spectacular production from one of the co-founders of Cirque de Soleil, Normand Latourelle and is set to be a real spectacle. The show itself is designed to celebrate the relationship between horses and humans.It has even been specially adapted for the Qasr al Hosn Festival and will be Arabian-themed to reflect Emirati culture. It is set to become the first show of its kind to be performed in the Middle East and will feature acrobats, musicians and 41 horses from all over the world.Cavalia has so far been enjoyed by over 4 million people across North America, Europe and Australia.

Qasral Hosn Festival

One of the most special aspects of the Qasr al Hosn Festival is its venue. Abu Dhabi’s oldest stone building plays host to the 10 day festival, which is now set to be an annual event. The festival celebrates the fort’s 250+ years of history, as well as centuries of Emirati heritage and culture. Some 30,000 people celebrated the first festival held in 2013 and even more are expected at this year’s event. Founding Partner Shahram Shirkhani, of International Law Firm of Shirkhani&Alavi, attended last year’s Qasr al Hosn Festival and said “Qasr al Hosn Festival is a magical annual event, which will undoubtedly support the restoration of what is arguably Abu Dhabi’s most important historical building”.

This year’s festival is set to be the first at which visitors are allowed to explore the ancient fort while it undergoes renovation. The fort’s partially opened interior will allow guests to be taken on guided tours, so that they can see the progress of the renovation project. The Qasr al Hosn Festival will also feature interactive displays and art workshops designed to showcase the heritage of the region, as well as exhibitions and performances designed to highlight Emirati skills and traditions.

 

Cavalia

Cirque de Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world and so you can be sure that a show put together by one of its co-founders is going to be an absolute visual delight.Cavaliawill be presented in a spectacular Big Top, designed to accommodate 2,000 spectators and featuring four 99 feet high towers.

The show itself will be jam-packed with special effects, multimedia, performing arts and of course plenty of horses. Cavalia has been called an ‘equestrian ballet’ and serves as a tribute to the special relationship that humans and horses have shared throughout history. The 50 metre stage allows the horses to perform in all their natural glory and display their true strength, nobility and splendour.

Cavalia opens on February 22 and runs until March 1. Tickets start at AED 250 (US$ 68) and anyone wishing to be a part of what is set to be a spectacular show should contact Ticketmaster for further information and bookings.

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Cavalia

Cavalia

Cirque de Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world and so you can be sure that a show put together by one of its co-founders is going to be an absolute visual delight.Cavaliawill be presented in a spectacular Big Top, designed to accommodate 2,000 spectators and featuring four 99 feet high towers.

The show itself will be jam-packed with special effects, multimedia, performing arts and of course plenty of horses. Cavalia has been called an ‘equestrian ballet’ and serves as a tribute to the special relationship that humans and horses have shared throughout history. The 50 metre stage allows the horses to perform in all their natural glory and display their true strength, nobility and splendour.

Cavalia opens on February 22 and runs until March 1. Tickets start at AED 250 (US$ 68) and anyone wishing to be a part of what is set to be a spectacular show should contact Ticketmaster for further information and bookings.

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