Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has revealed plans for its participation in this year’s edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex 2016), which will be held in October.
Dewa is set to showcase its latest technical achievements, and the quantum leap in its smart and innovative services and initiatives to make a happy Dubai, at the event to be held from October 16 to 20 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dewa's stand (S2-D1) will be part of the Dubai Smart Government’s pavilion, a city-wide initiative to transform Dubai into the world's smartest and happiest city.
“Through our participation in Gitex 2016, we are keen to ensure the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world. We intend to provide an innovative and high-quality experience for visitors to introduce them to Dewa’s new smart services, initiatives and projects in a new interactive way. Our participation in Gitex reflects our commitment to communicate directly with our customers to get them acquainted with our latest achievements,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
“We strive to foster the leading position of Dubai nationally and internationally. We adopt an integrated future strategy and innovative plans and frameworks achieving ongoing development in all our administrative, operational and service operations. This enables us to retain our pioneering position in different fields, as part of Dewa’s efforts to keep pace with all Dubai government’s initiatives, making Dubai unique in the digital world among all other smart cities, by deploying effective systems and advanced methodologies, while adopting the best solutions bolstering our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility,” Al Tayer added.
Coinciding with the upcoming event, Dewa has launched its smart services campaign, to increase its customers’ use of its smart initiatives, and encourage them to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. The campaign gives customers a chance to win valuable prizes, through raffle draws that will be presented to 10 winners with a total value of Dh150,000. There will also be daily raffle draws for 40 winners; 30 for customers using services through Dewa’s smart app and website, and 10 prizes for lucky visitors.
Customers who pay their full electricity and water bills for three consecutive months starting from July 2016 will be eligible for the raffle draw. The draw will take place in October 2016 as part of Dewa’s activities at Gitex. Bills should be paid through smart payment channels like Dewa’s smart app, website, and smart payment channels of Dubai Smart Government; such as payment through mobile phones (mPay), DubaiNow app, in addition to several banking smart payment channels like ATMs, banks’ applications and websites, in addition to Etisalat payment machines.