Nedaa officially awarded Dubai Parks and Resorts’ integrated wireless communications project

Mr. Mansoor Juma Bu Osaiba

Corporation to provide and deploy internal communications devices across the destination and install networks to connect the resort to Government security authorities

Mr. Mansoor Juma Bu Osaiba
Mr. Mansoor Juma Bu Osaiba

Dubai: Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, a government corporation specializing in the deployment of wireless communications technologies for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has been officially named as the provider of integrated wireless communications for Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park entertainment destination.

Under the terms of the contract, Nedaa will procure all the necessary devices and equipment to install an advanced and flexible wireless communications system for the destination. This includes 1,000 Airbus wireless devices, a fully integrated Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) professional mobile radio network, and an internal communications network which will support connectivity within and outside the destination’s buildings.

Nedaa has revealed that the project will be carried out in collaboration with its technology partner, Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, which will assign a team of engineers and technicians to provide full support and training on the new networks.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is expected to attract 6.7 million visits during its first full year of operation. The high projected footfall will require reliable coordination and collaboration among team members and between staff and the public throughout the property to ensure incident-free operations.

Prior to the destination’s opening, Nedaa will carry out a full maneuver-based testing procedure in order to assess the reliability of the pre-defined emergency communications plan. It will also evaluate the smooth flow of information and data in daily operations in order to ensure the public’s safety and offer visitors a safe and comfortable environment.

Commenting on the project, Mansoor Bu Osaiba, Deputy Chief Executive Officer from Nedaa said: “We always seek out cutting-edge wireless communications solutions for our clients in various sectors. Our new collaboration with Dubai Parks and Resorts is the latest accomplishment under this strategy, as we will provide the destination with the most advanced and reliable wireless technologies to provide seamless communications within the complex while facilitating links to competent authorities such as Dubai Police and the Directorate General of Civil Defense- Dubai in order to maintain the highest safety and security standards within the resort.”

“Furthermore, the wireless communications station and equipment we will acquire for the project will guarantee smooth and reliable communications among resort staff during day-to-day operations, in line with our goal of delivering innovative solutions to optimize communications between the park’s mobile teams and stations,’’ Bu Osaiba added.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai. It is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land and includes three theme parks and one water park.

For her part, Aida Hamza, Vice President-  Business Support from Dubai Parks and Resorts said: “A high-scale entertainment destination such as Dubai Parks and Resorts requires an advanced wireless communications network capable of fulfilling its communications needs both internally and externally. We selected Nedaa for their proven record in offering integrated solutions, and their ability to fulfill our requirements and meet our standards which are essential to providing unrivaled guest experiences.”  

Hamza added; “We expect our entertainment destination to attract massive crowds during its first year of operation, which necessitates the highest levels of internal communications among our team members.’’

About Nedaa:

Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, is a trusted and reliable choice in the field of wireless communication supply in the UAE. Owned and controlled by the Dubai Government, Nedaa was established in June, 2008 and has made its mark in the telecommunications industry as the first corporation in the Middle East to implement the use of a Terrestrial Trunked Radio Network (TETRA).

At present, Nedaa has advanced communications services for voice call and data transmission and operates with the best managerial and operational practices in order to achieve the highest standards in global communications. With a strong concentration on public safety, Nedaa’s offered services are tied up with Dubai Government’s Strategic Plan–particularly in the efforts to set up plenary plans and potential scenarios for crises and catastrophes.

In pushing towards more growth, the corporation is guided by its vision of becoming the highly preferred choice in providing specialized communication solutions for various industry verticals. Nedaa operates across a wide range of sectors including Retail, Hospitality, Tourism, Public Safety, Public Transportation, Ports and Logistics, Oil & Gas and Power and Utilities.

About Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in October 2016 comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind family theme park that will showcase rides and attractions based on the authentic Bollywood experience, It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

The large-scale AED 13.2 billion development is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports.  6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.