Dubai Customs Launches Innovation Projects, Including ‘Innovation Oasis’

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Published February 21st, 2018 - 10:54 GMT
Dubai Customs will launch a photo gallery that will be hosted by different customs centers in the airports, free zones and land entry points.
Dubai Customs will launch a photo gallery that will be hosted by different customs centers in the airports, free zones and land entry points.

Dubai Customs is launching (today Thursday 22 February) a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These include the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the title “Future Buds”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories.

The Innovation Oasis project is a platform that enables employees to communicate and exchange ideas within an interactive work environment. This enriches the employees’ experiences and raises their awareness around the latest government innovative practices. The project has two concepts: The outdoor section where employees can enjoy the green spaces and fresh air, and an indoor section equipped with distinctive furniture items and devices to help them come up with new ideas and projects. The Oasis has a number of advanced technologies and different ways to educate employees on virtual reality in cooperation with HP company. This includes the 3D printer Ultimaker, 3D scanner PRO S3, the Z VR Backpack, Sprout PRO, and the innovative desktop PC, HP Elite Slice.

Spectre 13, the new generation of laptops, will be launched at the Innovation Oasis for the first time in the Middle East by HP.

To make it easier for employees interact and exchange ideas a free wi-fi service was made available, a solar powered smart seat to charge smart phones in the outdoor sessions was setup, and an access system where you have to use your smile to be identified by a smart door, amongst others. 

Seven digital applications on children stories will also be launched as part of the Year of Zayed, plus an intellectual property digital application that includes an awareness video on intellectual property rights. Applications are easy to install through apple play and google play. Users can listen to bilingual stories, and this includes people of determination who can enjoy the stories following the sign language.

The childcare center will be re-opened in a new look and design under the title “Future Buds”. It has four sections to host children of all ages, starting from 2 months of age.

Dubai Customs will also launch a photo gallery that will be hosted by different customs centers in the airports, free zones and land entry points. The gallery will showcase the in-house innovations such as a 4 dimensional inspection device, an inspection buggy dedicated to help people of determination, an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.  

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Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.

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